Perestroika! The Raucous Rebellion in Political Science.
Edited by Kristen Renwick Monroe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
Critics have berated the Perestroika movement since it erupted in 2000
for engaging in academic politics before improving the tools available for
apprehending the political world. But the guiding thread of any
group's thinking generally arises out of its common activities, as
Karl Mannheim pointed out. So it is no surprise that Perestroika, as a
movement of disaffected political scientists, would coalesce first as an
attempt to storm the discipline's citadels in the name of
“methodological pluralism.” Some years later, however, we are
in a better position to assess the principles implicated in the movement
and its slogan, a judgment now enabled by the publication of
Perestroika! The Raucous Rebellion in Political Science, edited
by Kristen Renwick Monroe.