More on the Edward C. Banfield-James Q. Wilson Relationship

Peter B. Clark. Source: jqwilson.org

Harvard University and Boston College held a conference in honor of the late James Q. Wilson in April 2013. The participants and their papers can be seen at http://jqwilson.org/multimedia/thinking-about-politics/

One of the attendees was Peter B. Clark, who authored this article with Wilson: “Incentive Systems: A Theory of Organizations” (Administrative Science Quarterly, 1961). Clark knew both Banfield and Wilson, and was friends with both. In his conference remarks, Clark declared,

“I would like to touch upon one aspect of Jim’s intellectual development; specifically the importance of Edward C. Banfield, and mention a few other persons.I have said on another occasion that my contribution to academic political science was stimulating Jim to work with Ed Banfield.”

Clark’s conference remarks  elaborate further on the Banfield-Wilson connection. Click here to view them.

(For this website’s earlier post on the Banfield-Wilson relationship, click here.)

Full citation: Peter B. Clark, “Regarding James Q. Wilson,” remarks for Thinking About Politics: A Conference Dedicated to Explaining and Perpetuating the Political Insights of James Q. Wilson, Harvard University and Boston College, April 4-5, 2013.

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