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The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey

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Volume 10, Issue 1


Political Science as a Vocation: An Appreciation of the Life and the Work of James Q. Wilson

R. Shep Melnick
Published Online: 2012-05-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1540-8884.1502

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.

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Published Online: 2012-05-15

Citation Information: The Forum, Volume 10, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1540-8884.1502.

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