Political Science

Fellows and staff in library warehouse

Award Recipient Promotes Archives-Centered Educational Opportunities

The ALA’s Marta Lange Award this year goes to Jill Severn based on her work creating the Special Collections Faculty Fellowship Program at the University of Georgia’s Russell Library, which the committee sees as “a wonderful model for how archival collections can be introduced into political science education.”

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Jim Scott

Jim Scott on Resistance

When Jim Scott mentions ‘resistance,’ this recovering political scientist isn’t usually talking about grand symbolic statements or large-scale synchronized actions by thousands or more battling an oppressive state. He’s often referring to daily actions by average people, often not acting in concert and perhaps not even seeing themselves as ‘resisting’ at all.

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Capitol building

Video: Reconsidering Congress: Where Do We Go from Here?

In this 30-minute video, C. Lawrence Evans, the Newton Family Professor of Government at Virginia’s William & Mary University, discusses the current complexion of the United States Congress during a particularly tumultuous time.

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Return Political Science to the Noble Science of Politics

As the ‘impact agenda’ weighs ever more on political scientists (and the academy as a whole), ). this should be seen less a threat to autonomy than an opportunity to rise to political science’s inherent public responsibilities.

9 months ago
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Robert Putnam

Festival of Social Science Features Launch of New Robert Putnam Book

Political scientist Robert Putnam, whose book Bowling Alone achieved a popular and policy prominence that most social scientists can only dream of, will discuss his latest book, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again, co-written by Shaylyn Romney Garrett, in a virtual launch on November 5.

11 months ago
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