Volume 11 (2013)
Volume 10 (2012)
Volume 9 (2011)
Most Downloaded Articles
- If I Could Hold a Seminar for Political Journalists… by Fiorina, Morris P.
- If Everyone Votes Their Party, Why Do Presidential Election Outcomes Vary So Much? by Shaw, Daron
- Independent Leaners as Policy Partisans: An Examination of Party Identification and Policy Views by Magleby, David B. and Nelson, Candice
- Delegation, Control, and the Study of Public Bureaucracy by Moe, Terry M.
- The Disappearing--but Still Important--Swing Voter by Mayer, William G.
Political Science as a Vocation: An Appreciation of the Life and the Work of James Q. Wilson
Citation Information: The Forum. Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: 10.1515/1540-8884.1502, May 2012
- Published Online:
James Q. Wilson produced a remarkably varied, influential, and profound body of scholarly work on American politics. The first part of this tribute provides an overview of his contribution to our understanding of city politics, crime and policing, voluntary organizations, bureaucracy, and the development of those character traits upon which democratic government depends. The second part of the essay describes key features of Wilson’s approach to studying politics, features notably and lamentably absent from most political science today.