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All three of these elements point to a movement that thought political science could be remade into the image of the natural sciences (Bond 2007; Kirn 1977, 85; Leonard 1995, 84; Miller 1972, 802; Ricci 1984, 253;)- Charles Merriam perhaps most effectively articulated the behavioralist desire to incorporate the methods of the natural sciences into the study of politics: "more and more it appears that the last word in human behavior is to be scientific; more and more clearly it becomes evident that the social and political implications of natural science are of fundamental importance" (1926, 9).
While the justices may cite an array of decisions political behavioralists would dismiss these legal arguments; they argue that such citations are made due to institutional norms and that they also provide cover for the true rationale behind the justices' votes: to see their own policy preferences become the law of the land.
So one might question the validity of one or both of the behavioralist assumptions employed in this paper.
This does not mean, however, that the structuralist and behavioralist explanations of the problem are false, only that their influence is limited to another aspect of the problem--the distribution of joblessness among population groups.
This realization might have moved the profession to see that neither the behavioralist nor the civic booster approach was adequate and that political scientists needed to study more closely the agencies and bureaucracies in which they worked during the thirties and forties.
The behavioralist belief that horizontal merger guidelines reify a theory of rational choice unconnected to empirics is simply incorrect.
Model 2 rejects the behavioralist methodological assumptions of Model 1--that is, that Court action can be explained by assuming that factors either internal to the Court or external to the Court inform what the Court does.
These theories, called behavioralist and managerial, contain assumptions that their proponents argue are in greater accord with the real world behavior of actual firms.
Even the behavioralist political scientists who maintain that judges are acting politically do nor necessarily claim that these actions are consciously disobedient to legal doctrine.
motor behavioralist at Eastern Michigan University.
The providers, the behavioralist, the nurse, the medical assistant, are a team.
the behavioralist account of human behavior into law and economics.