V.O. Key, Jr: The Quintessential Political Scientist

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Peter Lang Pub., 2001 - History - 368 pages
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This book consists of an extensive examination of the work and life of one of the most important American political scientists of the twentieth century, V. O. Key, Jr. (1908-1963). The research is based on Key's voluminous personal papers, interviews with his family, colleagues, and graduate students, plus thorough study of all of his published and unpublished writings, much of which is not readily accessible today.
Part I offers a narrative account of Key's life from his upbringing and early education in Texas, through his graduate political science training at the University of Chicago and his steady rise as a scholar from the latter 1930s through the end of the 1940s, to his highly productive final fourteen years (1949-1963) at the very pinnacle of the discipline. Part II is made up of five chapters that explore the many aspects of Key's professional career during his peak years, chapters that fully reveal his wise, sensible approach to the study of politics.

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Rising Steadily in the Profession 19381946
The Writing of Southern Politics 19461949
At the Pinnacle of His Discipline 19491963

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The Author: Andrew M. Lucker is Director of the Northeast Ohio Political Science Network. A native of Painesville, Ohio, he earned a B.G.S. in American studies from Ohio University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from Case Western Reserve University.

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