5 Famous Political Scientists To Learn About

Gabriel Abraham Almond(1911-2002)

He completed his post-graduation in the year 1938 from the University of Chicago. From 1939 to 1947 he was a professor at Brooklyn College. After having a great experience by teaching at Princeton University and Yale University, he got a prestigious opportunity as a professor of political science in the year 1963 at Stanford University. He served as a professor there until the year 1968. From the year 1965 to 1960 he was the president of the American political science Association and in the year 1981, he received James Madison award. He was an author of many excellent books and one of them was the “Civic culture” in the year 1963. A few of the books written by Almond as an author or co-author are as following:

  • “The Struggle for Democracy in Germany”(edited & written by Almond in 1949)
  • “The American People & Foreign Policy”
  • “The Politics of Developing Areas”
  • “The Appeals of communism”
  • “Political Development”
  • “Plutocracy & Politics in New York City”
  • “Progress & its discontents”

Emily Greene Balch(1867-1961)

After and during World War 1, she was a leader for women’s moment for peace. She was also an economist, a pacifist, and a sociologist. She was awarded the Nobel prize for Peace jointly with John Raleigh Mott in the year 1946. She was a kind-hearted woman and she had a thorough study regarding the Slavik immigrants who were a part of the United States. In the year 1889, she got graduated from the college of Bryn Mawr in the first class. Further studies were pursued at the University of Chicago and she has received professional training in the field of social work from a few followers off Jacob Riis. She has started her career at Wellesley College in the year 1896 and she became a professor of political economy and social science in the year 1913. She was an active promoter of child welfare reforms. All her focus and attention were only on one thing “world peace” and this was the reason why she opposed the entry into World War 1 and so she was dismissed from Wellesley as a  professor. She had been elected as an honorary International president in the year 1936. She was also an author of a few books which are as follows:

  • “Outline of economics”-it was written in the year 1899
  • “A study of conditions of city life”-that was written in the year 1903
  • “One Europe”- which was written in the year 1947
  • “Approaches to the great settlement”-which was written in 1918
  • “Refugees as assets”-which was written in the year 1939
  • “Beyond nationalism”-which was written in the year 1952

Murray Edelman(1919-2001)

Graduated from Bucknell University and received a bachelor’s degree in social science. From the University of Chicago in the year 1942, he has earned a master’s degree in history. From the year 1948 to 1966 worked as a faculty for the University of Illinois. From the year 1966 to 1990 he served as a faculty for the University of Wisconsin. In his books, he has mentioned the difference between the Expectations of the politics and the reality of politics. Here are a few lists of the books which he has written:

Alexander Wendt

He was born in the year 1958 in Germany and later he has become an American political scientist and an educator. He has studied international relations in politics and he is one of the most influential theorists. In the year 1989, he has graduated from the University of Minnesota. He was a Professor at the University from the year 1989 to 1997 and from the year 1997 to 1999 he was a Professor at Dartmouth College. From the year 1999 to 2005 he served the University of Chicago and then finally he joined Ohio State University in the year 2004.

The very famous Publication of Wendt’s essay made him the leading thinker of constructivism in international relations, which says “Anarchy is what States Make of it: the social construction of power politics”.

Harvey Wheeler(1918-2004)

He is best known for his non-fiction political science books. He had written “Fail-Safe” in the year 1962. The book was about an accidental nuclear attack and how the release of this made the public feel unsafe.