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By Robert Dingwall | Published: July 22, 2016
As Ian McBride has commented in The Guardian, one of the strange features of Britain’s EU referendum is the resignation with which the losers have accepted the outcome. 16 million voters – 48 per cent of those participating – voted to Remain. Their voices have been completely silenced by the national media and political elite. […]
By Howard J. Silver | Published: July 12, 2016
While the choice of who will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's vice presidential candidates currently consumes the American chattering class, once the choice is made the chosen are more likely than not to slide into obscurity.
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 SAGE | Published: October 8, 2015
From the margins of the political landscape to its center, Ruth Wodak examines the trajectories of populist right-wing parties in Europe in order to understand and explain how they are transforming from fringe voices to persuasive political actors who set the agenda and frame media debates.
By Howard J. Silver | Published: December 2, 2014
The change in political balance in the U.S. Congress almost certainly will impact the fortunes of government-funded social and behavioral science next year. It's time, argues Howard Silver, for universities and private industry to join the effort to preserve and protect these disciplines.
By Howard J. Silver | Published: June 20, 2014
The more things change, the more they stay the same -- especially when it comes to political reluctance for the U.S government to pay for social science research. Our new blogger, Howard J. Silver, is an old hand at lobbying the feds for research funds, and details how political headwinds blew in a suite of lobbying groups.
By Duncan Green | Published: March 13, 2014
A survey of White House advisers from three administrations reveals that what they want from researchers is less options than opinions, and less journal citations than citations by journalists.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: February 10, 2014
Feel-good interventions that don't provide a practical good, or at least one not supported by evidence, generate questions that hinge specifically on future responses to climate change and more broadly on government decision-making in general.
By The Monkey Cage | Published: August 26, 2013
As academics, we are not usually trained – or even encouraged – to seek an audience for our research beyond the world of peer review. This leaves us ill-equipped for the policy world, a competitive place in which scholars enjoy few advantages. To bring our ideas and findings into the policy arena, we must adopt a style of engagement that enable us to compete effectively with these other groups for the attention of decision-makers.
By British Academy | Published: May 2, 2013
The British Academy recently published a guide for students encouraging those studying the humanities and social sciences to become statistically savvy.
By Lorna McConville | Published: March 4, 2013
The Republican war on Social Science, Natural Science and Social Science combine, and more on your weekly overview of Social Science News.
By Christopher Taylor | Published: February 18, 2013
Why we need to pay closer attention to the President of Emory's shocking comparison of University budget cuts with the three-fifths compromise, and what it says about America now, not then.