Month: November 2016

Beth Simone Noveck

Enough of Experts? Data, Democracy and the Future of Expertise

Expertise in governing has been under attack, argues Beth Simone Noveck, but not just in recent demagogic attacks on “the elites.” For years, she explains in the annual SAGE/Campaign for Social Science lecture delivered November 22 in London, the expertise of the populace has been structurally excluded from the levers of power.

3 years ago
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Scholarly Research Looks at Brexit: Free Papers

SAGE Publishing is providing free access to a range of academic research which engages directly with the Brexit referendum and its potential impacts or gives a background on the UK-EU relationship.

3 years ago
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Government Research Funding Falls for Fourth Year in US

For the fourth straight year, federal funding for research and development at institutions of higher education decreased in absolute terms, according to a new brief on the 2015 fiscal year the National Science Foundation released last week. Despite that overall fall, research and development funding for psychology and for fields identified as social science increased from 2014 to 2015.

3 years ago
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When Government is Not Enough for Research Funding

Two research executives from the University of Minnesota see there isn’t enough government funding to pay for all the innovative research that needs to be taking place. Might business take up the slack?

3 years ago
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Fixing Peer Review, a Biologist’s View

Peer review clearly isn’t perfect, but rather than simply bypassing it and releasing even more information into an overloaded system, we should focus on making it better, says this life sciences editor. The first step is to reset and clearly state our standards for quality in both publishing and peer reviewing.

3 years ago
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Open Writing is the Necessary Precursor to Open Science

The new Open Writing project aims to open academic writing practice to reflections and experiments with the actual process of writing, with a view to creating new, open research products that have an impact on peers, public and policymakers.

3 years ago
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The People and the State

The win for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election raises many questions about democracy and the ways in which […]

3 years ago
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