Political science

Survey examines higher education backgrounds of leaders worldwide

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New global survey of those in positions of influence finds that 44 percent have a degree in social sciences. Another 11 percent studied humanities.

Popular political science blog joins 'The Washington Post'

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Seeing an opportunity to promote political science research to a wider audience, "The Monkey Cage" blog joins The Washington Post.

Senate vote prompts discussion among political scientists about their political strategy

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Senate vote to bar support from the NSF has many scholars wondering whether their discipline needs a new strategy. Also being debated: Was an exception to the ban a win for research or a loss on principle?

Senate votes to defund political science research, save tuition assistance in budget bill

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Senate votes to ban federal funding for most political science research and to restore tuition assistance to active-duty service members.

House passes bill to bar spending on political science research

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House-passed bill, driven by concerns about “meritless” research, would bar National Science Foundation from spending funds on political science research.

 

 

Study identifies challenges on political science faculty job market

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More ABDs are starting full job searches, and fewer of those in the expanded pool are landing faculty positions, study finds.

Political scientists seek delay of transparency standards for publications

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Political scientists debate standards adopted by leading publications.

Political science association criticized for agreeing to keep babies out of exhibit hall

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Annual meeting attendees with babies are turned away from exhibit hall of political science association, which blames insurance policy.

Study finds male professors are more likely than female professors to assign male authors

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Study of courses for Ph.D. students in international relations finds that female professors are more likely to include female authors.

Stanford political science department overhauls undergraduate major

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After seeing its majors drop, Stanford's political science department overhauls the undergraduate major, focusing less on specialization and more on issues students care about. Could other departments be next?

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