Political biography: its contribution to political science

Arklay, Tracey (2006). Political biography: its contribution to political science. In Tracey Arklay, John Nethercote and John Wanna (Ed.), Australian Political Lives: Chronicling Political Careers and Administrative Histories (pp. 13-24) Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU E Press.

Author Arklay, Tracey
Title of chapter Political biography: its contribution to political science
Title of book Australian Political Lives: Chronicling Political Careers and Administrative Histories
Place of Publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher ANU E Press
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series ANSOG monographs
ISBN 1920942734
1920942742
Editor Tracey Arklay
John Nethercote
John Wanna
Chapter number 2
Start page 13
End page 24
Total pages 12
Total chapters 17
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This essay examines the genre of political biography. First, it defines what biography is or attempts to be. Second, it explores the different forms biography can take and the methodological approaches used in biography. It then reviews the contribution biographical study makes to political science and reviews the criticisms that have been made of the method. It concludes with an explanation of some of the problems encountered by writers attempting to re-create a life.
Keyword Political biography
Political science
Political diaries
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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