Charles Merriam was a longtime professor of political science at the University of Chicago, a political activist, and advisor to president FDR.
|| One of the striking features of the last half century in America was the greatly increased attention to the scientific study of politics. In the last twenty-five years, particularly, this tendency was very clearly marked. The foundation of systematic study was laid by Francis Lieber, a German refugee, who came to America following the Revolution of 1848, and was for many years a source of inspiration in inquiry and a teacher of methods of investigation. Following Lieber came studies of the type of Mulford's "Nation" (1870), a striking illustration of the intoxicating effect of undiluted Hegelian philosophy upon the American mind.
|| The individualistic ideas of the “natural right” school of political theory, indorsed in the Revolution, are discredited and repudiated.
- A History of American Political Theories. New York: MacMillan, 1903.
- American Political Ideas: Studies in the Development of American Political Thought 1865-1917 New York: MacMillan, 1920.
- The American Party System: An Introduction to the Study of Political Parties in the United States. New York: MacMillan, 1922.
- Non-Voting: Causes and Methods of Control. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1924.
- New Aspects of Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1925.
- The Making of Citizens: A Comparative Study of Methods of Civic Training. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1931.
- Civic Education in the United States. New York: Scribner, 1934.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Charles Merriam Explains Progressive Political Science. Heritage Foundation.
- ↑ Charles E. Merriam - Political Science. University of Chicago.
(1920) American Political Ideas: Studies in the Development of American Political Thought 1865-1917, 373.
- ↑ The Refounding of America. National Review (November 14, 2011).
(1903) A History of American Political Theories, 307.