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By Daniel Nehring | Published: May 2, 2016
Daniel Nehring sees a fundamental contradiction between the critically engaged scholarship on social inequalities and power structures that British sociologists still produce and the thoroughly financialized, individualistic, and highly competitive organisational logics of the universities in which they work.
By Rajani Naidoo | Published: April 26, 2016
There is a modern-day notion that competition will solve all problems, says Rajani Naidoo, and higher education can get trapped in a kind of magical thinking that makes a fetish out of competition.
By Social Science Space | Published: April 21, 2016
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today approved a $7.51 billion budget for the National Science Foundation in the coming fiscal year, although the committee's House counterpart has yet to act on the issue.
By Sense About Science | Published: April 20, 2016
Nominations are now open for the 2016 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science. Now in its fifth year, the prize recognizes the work of an individual anywhere in the world who promotes sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. A joint initiative of the science […]
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: April 20, 2016
Nico Calavita is, by his own admission, a sort of accidental activist scholar. Now, after a career in which he’s become a recognized expert on the tools and provision of affordable housing, Calavita has been honored with the Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award, sponsored by the Urban Affairs Association and SAGE Publishing.
By Social Science Space | Published: April 19, 2016
In a hearing before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on science spending Tuesday, the National Science Foundation’s budget was listed as $7.51 billion -- $46 million above the same figure for the current fiscal year, but lower than what President Obama had asked for.
By Social Science Space | Published: April 14, 2016
In this interview, David Satterthwaite, editor of the journal 'Environment & Urbanization,' discusses the state of the 'new' urban agenda and what we can expect from the upcoming global conference on sustainable urban development.
By Francis Green | Published: April 13, 2016
A new survey in England examines the career outcomes of recent university leavers. For maximum pay, it helps to be a student of economics -- and to be male.
By Index on Censorship | Published: April 12, 2016
UPDATED WITH WINNERS: Various artists and intellectuals have written for Index on Censorship over the years. As the London-based organization hands out its annual Freedom of Expression Awards, here are some quotes from them that we hope inspire you to speak out for those who can't.
By SAGE | Published: April 12, 2016
As governments seek practical metrics for determining if their research funding is money wisely spent, the quest for 'impact' takes on great importance. Drawing from the Australian experience, Stephen Taylor addresses several key measurement principles.