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By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 24, 2016
in the wake of the leavers winning the Brexit vote, the British Academy of Social Sciences predicts uncertainty for the social science community, 'with implications for research funding, international collaboration, freedom of movement, and capacity building.’
By Social Science Space | Published: June 23, 2016
A Ph.D. geography student from King’s College London whose efforts to share with the public stories of social science work and research in the field were both effective and inspiring has been named the 2016 Impact Champion by Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council.
By Nick Chater | Published: June 21, 2016
Imagine a crystal ball that could provide us with graphs of levels of house prices, migration, the value of the pound, or the number of EU laws, from now into the far future, suggests Nick Chater about the results of the Brexit vote. He suspects this crystal ball would not help many voters come to any firm conclusions.
By Social Science Space | Published: June 20, 2016
A collection of academic articles from three journals published by SAGE examine the questions whirling around the Brexit vote. As Angus Armstrong and Jonathan Portes say, 'The phony war is over!'
By Howard J. Silver | Published: June 20, 2016
As we head toward the 2016 nominating conventions, both presumptive nominees Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face questions about their ability to unify their parties around their candidacies, both at the political elite level and the grass roots level.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 16, 2016
A briefing from the Academy of Social Sciences concludes that 'given the available evidence, compared to other sciences in the UK and to social scientists in other EU member states, over the past two decades UK social scientists may have benefitted to a greater extent from the EU funding and capacity building opportunities provided by EU programmes.'
By Daniel Nehring | Published: June 16, 2016
German-born Daniel Nehring insists that the upcoming Brexit vote is founded less on reason and more on xenophobia, and argues that the toxic atmosphere surrounding the vote is already doing harm to Britain's fabled academic enterprise.
By Social Science Bites | Published: June 15, 2016
It's often remarked that technology has made the world a smaller place. While this has been especially true for those with the wherewithal to buy the latest gadget and to travel at will, but it's also true for economic migrants. Those technological ties are one of the key research interests of Mirca Madianou who discusses her work on transnational families and social media in the latest Social Science Bites podcast.
By Michael J. Beran and Charles R. Menzel | Published: June 14, 2016
Two scientists at the Georgia State University Language Research Center argue that their basic research into memory can “yield profound and transformative results” in the study of autism and developmental delay -- hardly fitting the description of “trivial, unnecessary, or duplicative” that Senator Jeff Flake labeled it in a recent report.
By Ken Fireman | Published: May 27, 2016
Behavioral economics as a practice is here to stay, suggests a new report. Whether it remains a separate discipline or is absorbed by the other social sciences remains an open question.