Archives for June, 2014

What Leads to Radicalisation?
Public Policy
June 24, 2014

What Leads to Radicalisation?

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The Pernicious Problem of Those FIRST Steps
Academic Funding
June 23, 2014

The Pernicious Problem of Those FIRST Steps

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Do Home Foreclosures Affect Some Neighborhoods More than Others?
Business and Management INK
June 23, 2014

Do Home Foreclosures Affect Some Neighborhoods More than Others?

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Return to Planet Quantophrenia
Research
June 23, 2014

Return to Planet Quantophrenia

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Assessing the Prospects for a Public Sociology: The Case of Explaining Riots

Assessing the Prospects for a Public Sociology: The Case of Explaining Riots

Viewing the question through the prism of the riots of 2011, Martyn Hammersley asks some probing questions about ability and the expertise of public sociology is explaining the incidents.

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What is Peer Review? An Explainer

What is Peer Review? An Explainer

We’ve all heard the phrase “peer review” as giving credence to research and scholarly papers, but what does it actually mean? How […]

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Howard Silver named Senior Contributing Editor of Social Science Space

Howard Silver named Senior Contributing Editor of Social Science Space

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Howard Silver named Senior Contributing Editor of Social Science Space June 20, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) —  Howard J. Silver, Political Scientist and […]

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New Version of Coburn Amendment in Wings

New Version of Coburn Amendment in Wings

Senator Tom Coburn’s long-standing effort to restrict political science funding has returned with a new amendment filed for the latest bill that funds the National Science Foundation.

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How Much is the Organizational Power Structure to Blame for Corrupt Behavior?

How Much is the Organizational Power Structure to Blame for Corrupt Behavior?

Is it easier for someone to be corrupt at different levels within an organization? Does corruption depend on the resources available? Authors István […]

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How Ronald Reagan Helped Advance Social Science

How Ronald Reagan Helped Advance Social Science

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.

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Pricing the ‘Great Cost Shift’ in US Higher Ed

Pricing the ‘Great Cost Shift’ in US Higher Ed

Some Australians have looked to the United States as a model for revamping Oz’s higher education system. U.S.-based sociologist Steven Ward suggests they ought to take another look.

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Can Poetry Benefit Business Students?

Can Poetry Benefit Business Students?

[We’re pleased to welcome Carolyn M. Plump who collaborated with William Van Buskirk for Clare Morgan’s What Poetry Brings to Business.] While […]

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