Gordon Tullock as a political scientist
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© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. We consider Gordon Tullock’s impact in political science, focusing on his influence as a scholar and as an academic entrepreneur. It is common to think of Tullock as a “natural economist,” but his formal training at Chicago encompassed considerable coursework related to political science. We consider three sources of information to draw conclusions about Tullock’s contributions in political science: (1) Course syllabi; (2) Citations in academic political science journals; and (3) Impact on the careers of important political scientists, and shaping the intellectual agenda. Our conclusion is that, while Tullock’s work is clearly significant for central questions in political science, and has received some attention, his primary legacy lies in the impact he had on launching and shaping the careers of prominent political scientists, and thus the development of political science scholarship.
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Publication InfoMunger, M; & Vanberg, G (2016). Gordon Tullock as a political scientist. Constitutional Political Economy, 27(2). pp. 194-213. 10.1007/s10602-016-9214-x. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/17828.
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