Political science

Survey of more than 500 China scholars provides data on how frequently they experience Chinese state repression

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First-of-its-kind survey of China scholars seeks to quantify just how frequently they encounter repressive actions by the Chinese state intended to stop or circumscribe their research. A majority say self-censorship is a problem.

When petitions and internal lobbying failed, two senior faculty members at UVA resigned in protest of senior fellowship for key Trump ally

When petitions and internal lobbying failed, two senior faculty members at the U of Virginia resigned in protest of a plum senior fellowship for a key Trump ally.

UVA professors object to a senior fellowship for high-ranking Trump surrogate

UVA professors object to a senior fellowship for a high-ranking Trump surrogate who has defended the president's comments on the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

Journal article that was withdrawn last year amid intense debate is republished by the National Association of Scholars

Journal article that was withdrawn last year amid intense debate is republished by the National Association of Scholars.

Study: Editors of major political science journals demonstrate no systematic bias against female authors

Study says editors of major political science journals demonstrate no systematic bias against female authors. Yet women authors remain underrepresented in the field. Why?

Editor of prestigious political science journal uses website to deny harassment allegations

The editor of a prestigious political science journal uses its website to deny harassment allegations against him, prompting the Midwest Political Science Association to take action critics say it should have taken months ago.

Study finds evidence of institutional favoritism in academic publishing

Study finds evidence of institutional bias in publishing, in that journals favor the work of authors who either work or studied at the universities that house the publications.

A professor shares her experience of harassment and sees support as well as backlash

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A professor shares her experience of harassment and sees support as well as backlash, enabled in part by a controversial anonymous online forum for political scientists.

Political science group finds significant minority of members have experienced harassment at annual meeting

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“Sizable minority” of women have experienced inappropriate treatment at annual political science event, association survey finds.

Political scientists see the discipline's historical division across four subareas as hindering their ability to understand Trump's America

Political scientists see the discipline’s historical division across four subareas as hindering their collective ability to understand Trump’s America -- and its future.

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