International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part C (2016)
Behavioral political science: Where is it today
Spectacular rise of science and technology in 20th century allured man to think that human behavior can be controlled and explained in terms of cause and effect. This was a consequence of faith in universal applicability of mathematical and natural science models to the study of various spheres of human society. ‘Behavioral revolution’ in political science borrowing form it developed a paradigm that believed in studying pattern of political behavior by laying emphasis on technique and quantification. Philosophy also marched in similar direction and also social sciences with it. Winch, Gadamer and Kuhn succeeded in locating limits of such blind faith in rational-scientific explanation of social events or behavior. Finally, post-modernism emerged as a polysemous philosophy that attempted to fuse past and future in an eternal present, aided by technology and mass media. We have now a posthumous modernity legitimating narratives for science-a ‘Science’ of Dionysian impulse.
How to cite this article:
AR Mishra. Behavioral political science: Where is it today. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(5):186-191.