Research in Political Science

Research in Political Science

Research in Political Science

Research in Political Science

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Comparative government was one of the four original regions of research which were selected for exploration by the Committee on Research in 1942. A panel on comparative government was chosen under the chairmanship of Professor Karl Loewenstein. After considerable correspondence with some twenty-five members of the profession interested in comparative government, a panel meeting was held in Washington on April 17, 1943. The results of this meeting and subsequent discussions were embodied in the Report on the Research Panel on Comparative Government, The American Political Science Review , Vol. 38, June, 1944, pp. 540-49.

After a lull during the wartime period, the panel on comparative government was reconstituted under the chairmanship of President Harold W. Stoke and a panel meeting was held in Philadelphia in March, 1946, in conjunction with the first post-war meeting of the American Political Science Association. A second panel meeting was held under the chairmanship of Professor Taylor Cole in December, 1946, at the annual meeting of the Association in Cleveland. At this time the Research Committee voted to dissolve the panels, but an interim committee on comparative government was selected to act under the chairmanship of President Harold W. Stoke.

During the period between the two meetings a questionnaire was submitted by Professor Andrew Gyorgy, who had served as secretary of the panel in 1946, to members of the profession at the request of the Division of International Organization Affairs of the Department of State. The information elicited therefrom was presented in the form of a report by Professor Gyorgy to the State Department. As an outgrowth of a formal . . .

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