Political science

University of Florida program encourages respectful policy debate

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Five interactive screens at the University of Florida aim to encourage students to debate contentious issues politely. The early returns are good.

Study finds that political scientists ignore religion

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Analysis finds that political scientists do very little work on issues related to faith -- even as those issues play growing role in politics and government.

Wheelock College unveils diverse political science curriculum

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As political scientists debate whether their field knows how to diversify and to study those lacking power, Wheelock tries a different approach to the discipline.

Iowa caucuses provide teaching and researching opportunities

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The state's political caucuses are presidential candidates' first opportunity to show their stuff. Iowa's professors, students and researchers also get a chance to dissect the caucuses for the rest of the nation.

Political science urged to diversify itself and its faculty

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Discipline urged to pay more attention to issues of race and inequality, and to diversify.

Defending an Ousted Chair

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Removal of political science chair at Georgia Southern leaves faculty leaders and others frustrated and angry.

Florida GOP vs. Social Science

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Governor Rick Scott says public colleges don't need to produce more anthropology graduates. Powerful senator wants cuts in psychology and political science.

'Positive Discrimination' at Sciences Po

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Poor and ethnic-minority students selected through what is called "positive discrimination" are thriving at an elite French university, according to a report by one of its academics.

L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris – better known as Sciences Po – was criticized when it announced it would drop entrance examinations for 10 percent of its intake in 2001 to recruit more poor students. Schools in deprived areas put forward their most promising pupils for admission via interview, with those chosen eligible for financial aid to cover fees.

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