МЕТОД: Московский ежегодник трудов из обществоведческих дисциплин
Evolution of political science as well as any social phenomenon can be represented in quite different ways. Deep understanding of such process can shed the light on the principles, which underlie existing methodological approaches. Scholars introduced various models, which describe development of political science based on internal and external factors influencing political science as a whole. All of these models were devised with the notion of national peculiarities: thus, we may find West German, Canadian, Italian models of development of political science etc. However, there is no division between factors within given models; it means we cannot differentiate effects that these factors do have on the development of political science. The article suggest that we have to draw the clear line between different types of factors that may have an influence on the existing methodological approaches. Therefore, author introduces two perspectives on how political science had its way through as aт autonomous disciplinary field.
Key words: methodological approaches in political science, revolutions in political science