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Tag: Political Science
By Social Science Space | Published: January 13, 2017
Anthony King, a political scientist whose career ranged from the most serious of scholarship to popular explanation on the BBC, has died at 82.
By Bryan Cranston | Published: November 10, 2016
I was wrong, admits political scientist Bryan Cranston, who points out that he wa's hardly alone among those who professions had them making predictions about the US presidential election. But why were so many wrong?
By Nicole Janz | Published: August 24, 2016
How can we create reliable and replicable political science data? A recent article in the 'American Political Science Review' focuses on text analysis and suggests ways to make these data sound and reproducible.
By Louisa Hotson | Published: August 15, 2016
What role should social scientists play in society? Louisa Hotson here explores the evolution of the social sciences through four periods in the history of political science in the United States, each with different implications for how social science makes a difference.
By Wyn Grant | Published: August 2, 2016
What are the new challenges facing political science research at the beginning of the 21st century? Political Science in Motion, edited by Ramona Coman and Jean-Frédéric Morin, explores this question through a collection of essays that traces the major trends in contemporary political science research since the end of the Cold War.
By Howard J. Silver | Published: May 11, 2016
As Amefrcans do every four years after the process ends, we will ask the question whether this is the best way to choose nominees to lead the United States?
By SAGE | Published: March 15, 2016
For a limited as the the United States’ presidential election cycle reaches some critical state-level primary votes, the journal Political Research Quarterly is offering free access to some of its most currently pertinent articles. Among the leading generalist journals of political science, Political Research Quarterly publishes original peer-reviewed research on all aspects of politics. Both […]
By Emily Beaulieu and Kathleen Searles | Published: March 8, 2016
Our goal, say the supporters of the #WomenAlsoKnowStuff database of female political scientists, is to amplify the voices of women in the discipline and in the public eye.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: October 26, 2015
With most works of art looking at the past, the real focus is the present. The new movie 'Suffragette,' writes Robert Dingwall, invites us to think about the consequences of political systems that are supposedly democratic but systematically exclude many voices.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: August 5, 2015
A remarkably prescient special issue of the journal 'International Political Science Review' examines Euroscepticism’s migration 'from the margins to the mainstream.' Social Science Space talks to one of the issue's guest editors.
By Matt Wood | Published: June 24, 2015
A new collection engages directly with how political science can achieve wider relevance as a discipline. Matt Wood finds 'The Relevance of Political Science' a must read for any scholar interested in the impact debate and he welcomes a return to the more social constructivist ideas of impact through teaching and learning.
By Social Science Space | Published: January 6, 2015
Philip Converse looked at the "informed voter" and questioned just what sort of information that voter really possessed, forever changing the assumptions behind political science research.