Political Science

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PoliSci Publishing Has a Need for Speed

Editors of the recently launched journal Research and Politics argue publishing in political science requires a reboot. Time lags in conventional publishing and the limited accessibility of articles can undermine researchers’ attempts to maximize the impact of their work.

6 years ago
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King and Crewe’s Book of ‘Blunders’ a Paddy Prize Winner

‘The Blunders of Our Governments,’ co-authored by the president of the Academy of Social Sciences, Ivor Crewe, and fellow political scientist Anthony King, has been named the Practical Politics Book of the Year in Britain’s annual Paddy Power Political Book Awards.

6 years ago
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How Scholars Can Be Strategic Communicators

As academics, we are not usually trained – or even encouraged – to seek an audience for our research beyond the world of peer review. This leaves us ill-equipped for the policy world, a competitive place in which scholars enjoy few advantages. To bring our ideas and findings into the policy arena, we must adopt a style of engagement that enable us to compete effectively with these other groups for the attention of decision-makers.

7 years ago
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Outlawed Research

Congress just cut funding for political science because they don’t understand the good it does. Here are four excellent examples.

7 years ago
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Weekly Overview of Social Science News

Social Science in the National interest, U.S. Congress cuts Social Science out of NSF Funding, and more in this Weekly Overview of Social Science News

7 years ago
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The Politics of Attacking Political Science

As a political scientist, I find it curious that my discipline has been singled out as being particularly wasteful of federal research dollars. How did we join welfare queens and spotted owls as convenient punching bags, things that must not be aided by taxpayer money during lean times?

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