Month: March 2015

James Olds

Preserving SBE Funding — A No-Brainer?

Social and behavioral science doesn’t get near the respect on Capitol Hill that sciences looking at the physical brain receive. A recent hearing suggests that spotlight on neuroscience might yet reflect positively on its unloved cousin.

8 years ago
Senator Barbara Mikulsk

Two Mentors and a Senate Legacy

Howard Silver looks back over the career of the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Congress and how her role as appropriator influenced policy decisions on social science wants and needs.

8 years ago

Book Review: Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Seventeen essays from distinguished scholars take on the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and consider a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered in their personal and professional experience. Opening a discussion on academic freedom and the place of the academy in society is a timely effort, writes Justine Seran.

8 years ago
Charles M. Russell painting ofm a cattle roundup

Round-up of Social Science Research

The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 800 journals. The articles linked below […]

8 years ago
Wilhelm von Humboldt

A Marketplace of Ideas? Yes. A Market? No

Research and teaching have never been free from external constraints and public universities have long been expected to justify the resources society devotes to them. But universities feel threatened and increasingly incapable of fulfilling their primary functions.

8 years ago

Social Science in the News

Race to remain important variable in social science research, says Saifuddin – Bernama The Malaysian Insider Race will continue to […]

8 years ago
C Wright Mills

John Brewer on C. Wright Mills

C. Wright Mills was one of the most important sociologists of the 20th century. He believed that sociology could change people’s lives, and that sociologists, far from being neutral, should help bring about such change, and his ideas would fuel ‘60s counter-culture. In this Social Science Bites podcast, John Brewer reveals the full man behind the icon.

8 years ago