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By Social Science Space | Published: October 22, 2014
The National Science Foundation is calling for some shovel-ready social science research to help combat the current crises circling around the Ebola explosion. Social science has some experiences in the field already.
By Kenneth Janda | Published: October 21, 2014
So you've written a snappy and yet accurate and informative title for your journal article, and so after your victory lap you spend just a few seconds thinking about the keywords. That's probably a mistake, argues the just-retired editor of an important political science journal.
By Social Science Space | Published: October 17, 2014
The latest winner of the Nobel in economics saw the National Science Foundation support his formative work, just as it has for every winner since 1998.
By Brian Martin and Majken Jul Sørensen | Published: October 17, 2014
There are a number of species of snobbery that show up on campus and it's useful to develop skills for counting or even reversing its malign influence. Step one: learn to laugh.
By Richard Budd | Published: October 16, 2014
In a cross-posting with Viva Voce podcasts, Richard Budd at the University of Bristol describes the differences between English and German university systems and student attitudes toward them.
By Janna Thompson | Published: October 15, 2014
At what point to private (and perhaps unpalatable) opinions expressed off-campus impinge on a scholar's employment? This abstract question has been made concrete in two recent cases.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: October 15, 2014
In an award-winning paper, political scientist Alberto Simpser looks at the persistence and mobility of corruption in an increasingly mobile world.
By David Spencer | Published: October 14, 2014
This year's winner of the not-quite Nobel Prize in economics once again demonstrates the triumph of the blackboard over the real world in what gets recognized -- and that's not good, argues David Spencer.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: October 14, 2014
Lord Richard Best, the longtime chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; David Willets, a Conservative Party MP and until July the minister of state for universities and science; and Loraine R R Gelsthorpe, the current president of the British Society for Criminology, are among 34 leading social science scholars and practitioners named as 2014 fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences today in London.
By Barbara Kehm | Published: October 14, 2014
If Germany has done it, why can’t we? That’s the question being asked by many students around the world in countries that charge tuition fees to university. Barbara Kehm explains how Germany reached this point, and whether it's likely to stay there.