Learning about politics in time and space
Title: Learning about politics in time and space
Author: ROSE, Richard
Citation: Colchester : ECPR Press, 2014
Richard Rose's memoir vividly describes first-hand experience of the transformation of politics in Europe and the United States since 1940. He has been teargassed in Chicago, seen walls go up in Belfast and come down in Berlin. The author's education in the streets and in the corridors of political power give a unique perspective on discrimination by race, religion and class, and the world in which political scientists live today. Rose has distilled a 500-page book into a three-minute Oval Office explanation to George W Bush of why America's intervention in Iraq was a disaster.
Table of Contents:
Reflections From Experience; A Memoir; The Perspective of the Author; Socialization of a Social Scientist; -- Chapter 1; The Roots of a Political Scientist; Growing Up in a Border City; Learning in Spite of School; Learning from the Library and from the Streets; -- Chapter 2; Discovering Learning; An Old-Fashioned University Education; Exploring Europe; My Education as a Reporter; -- Chapter 3; The Education of Amateur Political Scientists; Before the Transformation; Manchester Made Me; Committed Political Sociologists; -- Chapter 4 The Professionalization of Political ScienceThe Expansion of Universities Nationally; Training Students: The Strathclyde Approach; Institutionalizing Professional Links Across Europe; Experiencing History Forwards; -- Chapter 5; England Then and Now; Learning About Class; Class Parties?; From England to Scotland; -- Chapter 6; America Then and Now; Free at Last; Washington: A Small Town Now Global in Impact; -- Chapter 7; Northern Ireland: Nothing Civil About Civil War; A Warm Welcome From All Sides; Guns Come Out; Governing Without the Rule of Law; What an Outsider Did; -- Chapter 8 Fallout From the Berlin WallThe Reality Behind the Wall; Free to Choose; Russians and Russia; What I Did; Learning to Compare; -- Chapter 9; Concepts Are More Than Words; Naming What You Observe; In the Field; Conversing Through Questionnaires; -- Chapter 10; Communicating What You Know; Writing as a Discipline; Form Follows Function; What Would You Tell the President About Iraq in Three Minutes?; -- Chapter 11; Public Policy and Political Science; Disciplined Research and Undisciplined Problems; Creating a Problem-Focussed Centre; Distinctive Tools; Impact Long Term