Political science

'Guns, Germs, and Steel' Reconsidered

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies has had the kind of impact that most scholarly authors can only dream about for their works. First published by W.W. Norton in 1997, the book won a Pulitzer Prize the next year for its author, Jared Diamond, a professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Gender Gap in Publishing

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Men are more likely than women to be authors of journal articles and influential textbooks in political science. Why?

Classroom Successes

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Political scientists share strategies for reaching students and helping them succeed.

Faux Family Friendly?

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EEOC backs claim of woman that U. of California at Santa Barbara denied her tenure after she took leaves for child care.

Dissent and Cake -- Happy Constitution Day!

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Colleges plan a variety of ways to mark a holiday they have been ordered to celebrate.

Sibling Rivalry

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New provosts at Miami U. in Ohio and SUNY-Albany, brother and sister, offer (sometimes) competitive views on their careers.

Social Scientists Lean to the Left, Study Says

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Analysis finds wide variations among disciplines -- with anthropology and sociology more liberal than political science and economics.

Guilt by Phone Association

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Articles in neoconservative paper about a Palestinian scholar prompt Zionist group to seek boycott of Brandeis.

The Real Bias in the Classroom

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It's professors -- not students -- who need to fear being judged unfairly because of their views, new study suggests.

War of Words Over Paper on Israel

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Scholars' critical examination of U.S.-Israeli ties is called shoddy and bigoted; others say harsh reaction proves the study's point.

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