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The Other's America: Notes on Rogers Smith's Civic Ideals

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 April 1999

Brown University


Imagine a political scientist who fell asleep twenty-five years ago. Now, she wakes up to a vibrant, new intellectual scene. The bookshelves in her office groan with work on historical institutions – the state is back in with a vengeance. Meanwhile, pluralist self-interest models have evolved into rational choice; the homely geometry metaphors (remember the “parallelogram of forces”?) have grown up into serious calculus.

Research Article
1999 Cambridge University Press

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