Harold Lasswell

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Harold Dwight Lasswell (February 13, 1902 — December 18, 1978) was an American political scientist, pioneer of communication studies and theorist of propaganda.

Publication, Discussions, Notes


  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1925. “Two Forgotten Studies in Political Psychology.” American Political Science Review 19 (November): 707–17.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1927. “The Theory of Political Propaganda.” American Political Science Review 21 (August): 627–31.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1929. “The Study of the Ill as a Method of Research into Political Personalities.” American Political Science Review 23 (November): 996–1001.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1930. Psychopathology and Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1931. “The Measurement of Public Opinion.” American Political Science Review 25 (May): 311–26.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1935. World Politics and Personal Insecurity. New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1936. Politics:Who Gets What,When, How. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1941. “The Garrison State.” American Journal of Sociology 46 (January): 455–68.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1942. “The Developing Science of Democracy.” In The Future ofGovernment in the United States: Essays in Honor of Charles E. Merriam, ed. Leonard D.White. Chicago:University of Chicago Press.
  • Lasswell, HaroldD. 1948. Power and Personality.NewYork:Norton.
  • Lasswell, HaroldD. 1950. National Security and Individual Freedom. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1951a. “The Immediate Future of Research Policy and Method in Political Science.” American Political Science Review 45 (March): 133–42.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1951b. “The Policy Orientation.” In The Policy Sciences: Recent Developments in Scope and Method, eds. Daniel Lerner and Harold D. Lasswell. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1956a. “The Political Science of Science: An Inquiry into the PossibleReconciliation of Mastery and Freedom.” American Political Science Review 50 (December): 961–79.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1956b. The Decision Process: Seven Categories of Functional Analysis. College Park: Bureau of Governmental Research, University of Maryland Press.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1957. “The Normative Impact of the Behavioral Sciences.” Ethics 59 (January): 1–42.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1963. The Future of Political Science. NewYork: Prentice Hall.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1965. “The Emerging Policy Sciences of Development: The Vicos Case.” American Behavioral Scientist 8 (March): 28–33.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1971a. A Pre-View of the Policy Sciences. New York: American Elsevier Publishing.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1971b. The Policy Orientation of Political Science. Lakshmi Narain Agarwal, Agra-3, India.
  • Lasswell, Harold D. 1979. The Signature of Power: Buildings, Communication, and Policy. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books.
  • Lasswell, Harold D., and Nathan Leites, eds. 1950. Language of Power. New York: George Stewart.
  • Lasswell, Harold D., and Renzo Sereno. 1937. “Governmental and Party Leaders in Fascist Italy.” American Political Science Review 31 (October): 914–29.

Discussions of Lasswell