Political science

Should American Politics Be Abolished (as a Field)?

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Political scientists debate whether one of the discipline's traditional specializations has outlived its purpose and is hindering good research and teaching.

Politics, Equity and Meeting Boycotts

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Political science association seeks compromise on -- and continues to face criticism over -- its decision to go to New Orleans, and debates how political the group should be.

'Two Cultures' Tension in Social Science

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Key philanthropic and government programs offering grants for Ph.D. students appear to be excluding proposals for graduate students in sociology and political science, while favoring proposals from those in history, anthropology and a range of relatively small disciplines, such as art history and ethnomusicology, according to data released Friday.

The Gay Political Scientist

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Survey finds reports of both bias and acceptance -- and differing attitudes on including topics related to sexual orientation in the classroom.

On Historic Day, Political Scientists Take the Long View

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How do academics respond to a unique, precedent-shattering election? Insist it was predicted by entirely ordinary models.

First 'Minerva' Grants Awarded

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The first "Minerva" grants have been announced -- and they are going to respected scholars at leading universities for a range of topics that could inform U.S. military and diplomatic thinking. The grants also don't appear likely to end controversy over the program, although the change coming next month in the White House may lessen some concerns.

Colleges Plan for Obama Inaugural

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Colleges and universities will celebrate and observe the upcoming presidential inauguration -- on campus and in Washington.

Political Scientists and Human Rights

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This decade has seen a surge in publishing on the issue -- both in journals and in dissertation topics -- but does it remain on the discipline's margins?

Mixing Theory and Practice on Defense Policy

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A relative newcomer on the Beltway scene, Missouri State's defense and strategic studies program attracts aspiring policy wonks (and hawks).

A College Ends Poli Sci

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In a sign of the times, Wisconsin Lutheran's layoffs will mean the end to a major and any courses in a field once considered a necessity for a liberal arts institution.

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