Sartori concept misformation in comparative politics

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sartori concept misformation in comparative politics

Giovanni Sartori (Author of Homo videns)

Giovanni Sartori is an Italian political scientist specialized in the study of democracy and comparative politics.

Born in Florence in 1924. Sartori began his academic career as a lecturer in the History of Modern Philosophy. He founded the first Political Science academic post in Italy, and was Dean of the newly formed University of Florences Department of Political Science. Sartori served as Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University from 1979 to 1994 and was later appointed Professor Emeritus.

He is a recipient of a Prince of Asturias Award (Social Sciences area, 2005). In 2009, he was the recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), which honours a prominent scholar engaged in the cross-disciplinary research.

Sartori is a regular contributor, as an op-ed writer, of the leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. His article Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics is prominent in the field, leading Gary Goertz to write, There are few articles in political science that deserve the predicate classic, but Sartoris ... merits the label.
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"What is politics?" (Lecture from Introduction to Comparative Politics)

Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics (III)

I take my point of departure from Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Austrian-British philosopher, who dealt primarily with the philosophy of language, logic and mathematics, and arguably the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. In his Magnum Opus, the Tractatus , Wittgenstein concluded that the essence of language is its logical form. The logical structure of language sets the limit to what can be meaningfully said. There can be no objective reality in social science. This is supposedly the core proposition to generate growth in a period of compressed domestic demand austerity. But what does it mean? Methodology is the logical structure and public procedure of scientific inquiry.

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Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst. Frederic Schaffer is a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches comparative politics. His methodological area of expertise is the investigation of concepts. Substantively, he studies the meaning of democracy, the practice of voting, and the administration of elections. What sets much of his work apart from other empirical research on democracy is his methodological focus on language. Beyond his home university, Schaffer teaches ethnographic interviewing at the yearly Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research hosted by Syracuse University as well as conceptual reconstruction and elucidation at the Workshops on Social Science Research hosted by Concordia University. He is the past chair and a current board member of the Committee on Concepts and Methods of the International Political Science Association.

Born in Florence in , Sartori began his academic career as a lecturer in the History of Modern Philosophy. His article "Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics" published in The American Political Science Review is prominent in the field, leading Gary Goertz to write, "There are few articles in political science that deserve the predicate "classic," but Sartori's Sartori was also a regular contributor, as an op-ed writer, of the leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. In he founded and edited the periodical Italian Political Science Review. Sartori died at the age of 92 in Florence from throat cancer on 4 April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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