1st Edition

Combining Political History and Political Science Towards a New Understanding of the Political

Edited By Carlos Domper Lasús, Giorgia Priorelli Copyright 2023
    242 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    242 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book shows how a multidisciplinary approach combining conceptual and methodological tools from political history and political science can help to develop a deeper understanding of contemporary political phenomena including democracy, populism, war, and forced migrations, among others.

    Throughout the eleven chapters, the volume brings together senior academics and early-career scholars to explore this innovative approach through a broad range of case studies which are not specific to any particular nation but are characteristic of contemporaneity worldwide. Both the international character and the interdisciplinary appeal of this book are reinforced by the fact that the editors and contributors come from different countries and diverse academic traditions.

    This book is aimed at scholars, researchers and postgraduate students interested in interdisciplinary approaches and working on politics and global phenomena in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

    Introduction: Political History and Political Science —The Great Potential of an Under-Explored Collaboration

    Carlos Domper Lasús and Giorgia Priorelli

    1. Political Science and Political History: Creating a New Integral Approach

    Sho Muto

    2. Corporatism and Dictatorship: Between Politics and History

    António Costa Pinto

    3. Approaching Elections Under Autocracies from a Multidisciplinary Political Perspective: The Case of Iberian Dictatorships (1945-1975)

    Carlos Domper Lasús

    4. War: The Necessary Reassembly of a Fragmented Research Object

    Luca Baldissara

    5. History and Political Science in Forced Migration Studies: Interlacing Seemingly Incompatible Approaches of Analysis

    Giorgia Priorelli

    6. Transition to Democracy

    Miguel Ángel Ruiz Carnicer

    7. Political Science as a Modernist Project

    Giovanni Orsina

    8. Thinking with History in Policy

    Lorenzo Castellani

    9. A Never-Ending Crisis?: The History of the Mass Party in the Social Sciences and History

    Anne Heyer

    10. Studying Populism at the Intersection of Political Science and Political History: The Case of the Boerenpartij in the Netherlands, 1950s–1970s

    Simon Tunderman, Léonie de Jonge, and Stefan Couperus

    11. Teaching Communism and Post-Communism in the 21st Century

    Andres Garcia Aravena and Vladimir Tismaneanu


    Carlos Domper Lasús is a Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the History Department of the Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). His work aims at integrating Iberian dictatorships into post-1945 Western Europe history.

    Giorgia Priorelli is a María Zambrano Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of History at the Universitat de Girona (Spain). Her research interests include nationalism, Italian and Spanish fascisms, refugees and forced displacement in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.