Identity formation of the profession in a latecomer political science community

Molnár, Gábor Tamás ORCID: and Ilonszki, Gabriella ORCID: (2021) Identity formation of the profession in a latecomer political science community. European Political Science, 20 . pp. 139-158. DOI

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Latecomer political science communities have faced multiple challenges in the past decades, including the very establishment of their professional identities. Based on the case study of Hungary, this article argues that publication performance is a substantial component of the identity of the political science profession. Hungary is a notable example among Central and East European (CEE) political science academia in the sense that both the initial take-of of the profession and then its increasing challenges are typical to the CEE region. In an inclusive approach, which encompasses all authors published in the feld between 1990 and 2018, as well as their publication record, the analysis demonstrates that political science has undergone major expansion, quality growth and internationalisation but these performance qualities are unevenly spread. These refect important aspects of the profession’s identity. This agency and performance-based approach to identity formation might well be used to build up identity features elsewhere and also in a comparative manner.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:political science, professional identity, publication performance, internationalisation, skewness
Subjects:Political science
ID Code:6881
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:30 Sep 2021 14:08
Last Modified:30 Sep 2021 14:09

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