Month: June 2012

The Politics of Dissent

Recently, The Independent published a brief piece on the ‘slave-like’ working conditions of PhD students at UK universities. This sounds dramatic, but it’s hardly news – the problem has been around for years. The question arises why dissent did not emerge earlier and more forcefully.

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What Can We Do About the Economy?

In a time of ongoing crisis, with millions in the U.S. facing unemployment or underemployment, it’s time to get radical. […]

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Political Science Serving the Public Interest

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.

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What Happens When Workers Speak Out?

Research has shown that employees dissatisfied with working conditions inevitably will communicate their dissent–whether to a superior or only to […]

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Teaching Internet Ethics

Apparently Luka Rocco Magnotta made videos of himself killing cats and eating parts of his murdered victim, making the videos […]

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SAGE opposes the Flake Amendment

Recently, the US House of Representatives passed off an amendment offered by Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ) that would prohibit funding for the Political Science Program with the National Science Foundation. If enacted into law, this amendment would set an extraordinary and disturbing precedent in which Congress chooses which scientific disciplines should be funded and not funded within the NSF’s research portfolio.

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Beautiful Action in Organizations

They’re not always readily apparent, but they make an impact: those small moments in organizations when everything works perfectly and […]

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social science sites of the week

Here is the latest weekly round up. Irish referendum See our selected links via the elections blog. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation international […]

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