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Moderation as Courage: The Legacy of Stanley Hoffmann as Scholar and Public Intellectual

 

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Type:   Article
 
Title:   Moderation as Courage: The Legacy of Stanley Hoffmann as Scholar and Public Intellectual
 
Author(s):   Feldmann, Magnus - University of Bristol (Author)
Pelopidas, Benoît - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
 
In:   La Revue Tocqueville
 
Date issued:   2019-01
 
Publisher:   CANADA  :  University of Toronto Press
 
Volume:   39
 
Issue:   2
 
Pages:   77-91  p.
 
ISSN:   0730479X
 
DOI:   http://muse.jhu.edu/article/712165
 
Keywords:   [fr] Stanley Hoffmann, social sciences, international relations, power
 
Abstract:   [en] This essay reflects on Stanley Hoffmann’s contributions as a scholar and public intellectual. We focus on Stanley Hoffmann’s scholarly, intellectual and ethical legacy by highlighting two sets of contributions, where his work challenged much international relations scholarship in the second half of the 20th century. First, we identify the ways in which his research speaks to important policy concerns, whilst maintaining a certain detachment from the corridors of power. This is a distinctive approach to policy relevance that allowed Hoffmann to contribute to public debate and raise important challenges to prevailing policies at crucial moments. Second, we stress the importance of Hoffmann’s arguments for a humanistic approach to the social sciences and international relations, a plea that remains relevant in an age of heightened scientific ambitions.
 
URL:   http://muse.jhu.edu/article/712165
 
 

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