This is an extract from the Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American History delivered
by Mr Godfrey Hodgson, on 26 October 1999 at the British Academy.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, July-December 1999.
A joint Royal Society/British Academy discussion meeting took place on 22–23 September 1999, organized by Professor Karen Spärck Jones FBA, Professor Gerald Gazdar FBA and Professor Roger Needham FRS, who report on the event.
In an edited extract from his chapter in ‘The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century’, Professor Brian Barry FBA considers how the study of politics in Britain became professionalized over the course of the last century. In contrast to other contributors to the volume who provide a wealth of information about the work done by British political scientists in the twentieth century, Professor Barry inspects not the product, but the producers.
The Foreign Secretary, Professor Nicholas Mann FBA reflects on his first months in office.