Giovanni Sartori (1924–2017) was a founder and icon of contemporary political science. A number of his books and articles have become part of the theoretical and conceptual basis of the field, and of social science in general.
This volume brings together selected essays that examine Sartori as a scholar, university professor and intellectual. It is unique in covering all three aspects of Sartori’s academic work: comparative politics, social science methodology and political theory.
General overviews of Sartori’s contribution to political science are complemented by chapters that focus on specific areas of his interest; and Sartori’s theoretical and methodological contributions are examined alongside his extensive public appearances, which remain little known outside Italy.