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

Daniel W. Hill, "The Concept of Personal Integrity Rights in Empirical Research", August 2013

Political Methodology

Gary King and Maya Sen, "How Social Science Research Can Improve Teaching", January 2013
12/31/2013 - Schedler Andreas
The Politics of Uncertainty: Sustaining and Subverting Electoral Authoritarianism (Oxford University ... more
Nanos gigantium humeris insidentes
Aristotle (384–322 BC)Peter Mair (1951-2011)Giovanni Sartori (b. 1924)