Political science in Central and Eastern Europe : integration with limited convergence in Czechia
|Year of publication
|Article in Periodical
|Magazine / Source
|European Political Science
|MU Faculty or unit
|Central and Eastern Europe; Czechia; Political science; Research; Semi-periphery
|This article discusses the integration of scholars from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) into the broader field of European political science. Evaluating data from 2000 to 2020, we ask whether CEE scholars managed to “close the gap” stemming from the initially underdeveloped state of post-communist political science. We contend that the results are rather mixed: CEE scholars have been increasingly present, yet achieved only very limited access to the top levels and mostly remain in a position of dependency. Using the case of Czechia, we discuss the factors that have likely contributed to the perpetuation of this state of integration with limited convergence.