15. EDITORIAL : What is Political Behavior?
Abstract15. EDITORIAL : What is Political Behavior? SAGE Publications, Inc.1958DOI: 10.1177/000276425800100615 Some men who are referred to as Jews rarely call themselves such, because, at the same time that they are proud of the fact, they see nothing but misunderstanding in the semantics of the name. Some men, in the present instance the editor, have the same attitude toward the term "political behavior." " Though we have been called a "political be- haviorist" frequently, we rarely call ourselves one. Furthermore, we would not be true to our theory of language --nor would we have much effect-- if we said that "political.behavior" is this or that. Therefore, we merely prefer that political behavior be regarded as nothing save political science as some of us would like it to be. Any other view is more a hindrance than a help to political science. Political behavior is not uantification of political proposi- Lons: the extreme "right" derives malicious pleasure from assert- ig so in order to demolish the- retical advances, while the ex- reme "left" suggests this in ord- r to be intellectual bohemians. Nor, for that matter, is any pecific effort at new method in olitical study to be termed