Month: November 2018

Budget Investment Money Finance Business Savings

Finance is a Subject Social Science Must Study

If we are to hope to find a solution to the instability of the financial system, write the team behind a new edited volume, it is important to present finance as a social and political space.

11 months ago
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Old sociology books

Metricization, the SSCI Syndrome and Devaluing Books in Academic Sociology

Is scholarship that doesn’t appear in the Social Science Citation Index — a commercial index of ‘internationally leading’ journals in the social sciences, compiled by Clarivate Analytics — worthless? Before you say ‘Of course not,’ know that some universities essentially are saying yes.

11 months ago
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Sheetal Ranjan

Translating Research to Policy: Improving Justice for Women and Girls

A number of scholars drawn from American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime presented their evidence-based suggestions for the improvement of existing policies and legislation, as well as new legislative and funding initiatives, at the division’s first-ever congressional briefing in Washington, D.C.

11 months ago
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Reflections on the Centenary of the Armistice

At the 100th anniversary of the end of World War, Robert Dingwall asks how has English sociology asked questions about the experiences and the legacy of the war — or if it even has broached those issues.

11 months ago
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Emile Durkheim

Did Emile Durkheim Foresee Today’s Chaos?

Emile Durkheim, one of the pioneers of the discipline of sociology, died 101 years ago this month. Although few outside of social science departments know his name, his intellectual legacy may provide us with some assistance in diagnosing the perennial problems associated with modernity.

11 months ago
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Equipped report

New Report Packages Themes from Evidence Week

“The question we must therefore ask is: are we all really working to the best available picture of what is going on in the world?” So asks a new report that summarizes the themes discussed in June’s first-ever Evidence Week.

11 months ago
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Eddie Bernice Johnson

Washington and Social Science: The Midterms and Science Committees

The change in majority control for the U.S. House of Representatives will change the discussions that have occurred around U.S. social science funding as a party that has been openly skeptical of the value of social and behavioral research will no longer pull the strings on funding science.

11 months ago
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Social Science Data Solving Social Housing Problems

The ESRC describes Knowledge Transfer Partnerships as a relationship between a company/organization and staff in a knowledge base institution in which the the institution’s knowledge base is applied to a challenge presented by the organization. Here, Farida Mustafazade describes her experience in such a partnership.

12 months ago
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Extreme Polarization Is Bad But Need Not Be Inevitable

Are Americans now stuck in animosity and anger that will undermine democracy, or can the nation pull out of it? Here, Jennifer McCoy shares some of the findings of a collaborative research project she led that examined political polarization in 11 countries, including the United States. Their research shows that the most democratic of actions – participating in elections – is exactly the thing to do to help reduce polarization.

12 months ago
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