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One Soul at a Time: Political Science and Political Reform

  • Samuel P. Huntington (a1)

Political scientists want to do good. They want to expand knowledge about political life, but also they wish to use knowledge for political reform. Usually this means desiring to promote “democratization.” Historically democracy and political science have tended to develop together. In modest ways political science can contribute to the emergence of democracy. Political reform succeeds best if it occurs incrementally, in the spirit of “one soul at a time.”

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American Political Science Review
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  • EISSN: 1537-5943
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