The Committee on Concepts and Methods (C&M) is a Research Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). Founded by Giovanni Sartori and friends, it was the first research committee recognized by IPSA in 1970. C&M remains one of the most active IPSA Research Committees, and is currently sponsored by CIDE in Mexico City and the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. C&M promotes conceptual and methodological discussion in political science. It provides a forum of debate for adherents of methodological schools who otherwise tend to conduct their deliberations at separate tables.

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Political Concepts

Seva Gunitsky, "From the Spring of Nations to the Arab Spring: Building Better Typologies of Democratic Diffusion", July 2014

Political Methodology

Gary King and Maya Sen, "How Social Science Research Can Improve Teaching", January 2013
8/19/2014 - López Rubí Calderón José Ramón
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Nanos gigantium humeris insidentes
Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994)Giovanni Sartori (b. 1924)Maximilian Carl Emil "Max" Weber (1864-1920)