Month: September 2015

Data sharing cartoon

Data Sharing in Historical Perspective

Who me? Share my data with strangers? Aren’t they my competitors? Would they use my data to criticize me? Would they take the credit (through publication) for my hard work? Would they understand my data well enough to arrive at valid results and conclusions?  I recognize the importance of data sharing in some fields, but …

7 years ago

Fostering Shared Leadership in Teams

[We’re pleased to welcome Amelie Grille of Braunschweig University of Technology. Dr. Grille recently published an article with Eva-Maria Schulte […]

7 years ago
Danny Dorling

Book Review: Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists

The revised edition of Danny Dorling’s book ‘Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists,’ provides an analysis of contemporary issues and practices underpinning inequality and a concise interpretation of the main causes of the persistence of injustice in rich countries, together with possible solutions.

7 years ago
Fareed Zakaria

Book Excerpt: Fareed Zakaria Defends Liberal Education

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of SAGE at the New York Public Library last week, journalist and author Fareed Zakaria addressed the importance of the humanities and social science to society. Zakaria’s latest book, ‘In Defense of a Liberal Education,’ tackles those same themes in depth.

7 years ago
Sustainability diagram

How Sustainable is Sustainability Science?

Sustainability science must be integrated into society. We cannot begin to solve complex problems, argues Benjamin P. Warner, without working with the people most impacted by them.

7 years ago

Looking at Affirmative Action in a New Light

Stereotype threat occurs when an individual is afraid of confirming a negative stereotype about a group to which he or she belongs and, in a cruel irony, performs worse because of it. Research shows the phenomenon is real and can sabotage affirmative action.

7 years ago

What’s Distinctive About Britain’s New Corporate Universities?

British universities are changing at rapid pace, notes Daniel Nehring in the first of a new series of article on the so-called corporate university. The consequences of these changes are cause of concern for many academics, who worry about their working conditions and the future of academic freedom.

7 years ago

Obama Orders More Behavioral Science in Policy

America’s own ‘nudge unit’ celebrates its first birthday with a report outlining the low-cost ways that applied social and behavioral research is improving government services, saving money and raising revenue.

7 years ago