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By Daniel Nehring | Published: June 23, 2013
Critical scholarship and intellectual dissent are currently being closed down in favour of a model of academic life that accords scholars a limited role as purveyors of practically useful skills in ‘real-world’ labour markets.
By The Monkey Cage | Published: August 16, 2012
If policy influence becomes so unequal that the wishes of most citizens are ignored most of the time, a country’s claim to be a democracy is cast in doubt. And that is exactly what I found in my analyses of the link between public preferences and government policy in the U.S.
By The Monkey Cage | Published: June 12, 2012
On May 9, the House of Representatives adopted a provision that would preclude the National Science Foundation (NSF) from supporting research in the field of political science.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: July 4, 2011
Emily Badger writes in Miller-McCune Magazine about the link between social media and civic engagement. Since the first days of the Arab Spring, social media has been celebrated for its role in helping to foment democracy in countries that don’t yet have it. An intriguing though less dramatic question back home is this: Can it […]
By Social Science Space | Published: February 16, 2011
A statement has been issued by a number of scholarly associations in the US supporting the right of academics to carry out research and publicize the results without fear of attack. The statement was sparked by a series of attacks on Professor Frances Fox Piven, a Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the City […]
By SAGE | Published: January 28, 2011
Last month, SAGE sponsored a one-day symposium at the British Academy on the future of democracy, and media’s contribution to that future. It was jointly organized by SAGE and Goldsmiths’ Centre for the study of Global Media and Democracy. As our MD, Stephen Barr, commented, SAGE is committed to supporting the intellectual content of our publishing and […]