Charles Edward Merriam

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Charles Edward Merriam (* 15. November 1874 in Hopkinton, Iowa; † 8. Januar 1953 in Rockville, Maryland) war ein Professor für Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Chicago und Mitbegründer des – streng individualistisch vorgehenden – behavioristischen Forschungsansatzes, auch Behavioralismus genannt. Er wird auch zur sogenannten Chicago School gerechnet.

Merriam war später auch Berater der amerikanischen Präsidenten Herbert Hoover und Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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  • History of the Theory of Sovereignty since Rousseau, (Columbia University Press, 1900).
  • A History of American Political Theories, (Macmillan, 1903).
  • American Political Ideas: Studies in the Development of American Political Thought, 1865-1917, (Macmillan, 1920).
  • The American Party System: An Introduction to the Study of Political Parties in the United States, (Macmillan, 1922).
  • New Aspects of Politics, (University of Chicago Press, 1925).
  • Four American Party Leaders: Henry Ward Beecher Foundation Lectures, (Macmillan, 1926).
  • Chicago: A More Intimate View of Urban Politics, (Macmillan, 1929).
  • The Making of Citizens: A Comparative Study of Methods of Civic Training, (University of Chicago Press, 1931).
  • The Written Constitution and the Unwritten Attitude, (Richard R. Smith, 1931).
  • Civic Education in the United States, (C. Scribner's sons, 1934).
  • Political Power: Its Composition & Incidence, (Whittlesey House, 1934).
  • The Role of Politics in Social Change, (New York University Press, 1936).
  • Prologue to Politics, (University of Chicago Press, 1939).
  • The New Democracy and the New Despotism, (Whittlesey House, 1939).
  • On the Agenda of Democracy, (Harvard University Press, 1941).
  • Public & Private Government, (Yale University Press, 1944).
  • Systematic Politics, (University of Chicago Press, 1945).
  • Non-Voting: Causes and Methods of Control, with H. F. Gosnell, (University of Chicago Press, 1924).
  • Primary Elections, with Louise Overacker, (University of Chicago Press, 1928).
  • The American Government: Democracy in Action, with Robert E. Merriam, (Ginn and Company, 1954).
  • A History of Political Theories, Recent Times: Essays on Contemporary Developments in Political Theory, co-edited with Harry Elmer Barnes, (Macmillan, 1924).