Les Intraduisibles: German-English


Politologie (literally, politology) names our discipline, the study of politics, in a more precise way than the misnomer political science. We are not politicizing science, after all, but trying to find out something about politics in a systematic and detached way, subject to the rules of argument and intersubjective justification. It might be appropriate to create this neologism for our own discipline: politology, the logic of politics. It would be an exact analogue to the names other disciplines bear, such as psychology, archeology, or sociology.

Schedler Andreas 3/7/2002