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Complicating the Political Scientist as Blogger

Robert Farley, University of Kentucky In our efforts to make blogging an acceptable component of an academic career in political science, we ought not tame the practice of blogging beyond recognition. Multiple models exist under […]

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Navigating Fieldwork as an Outsider: Observations from Interviewing Police Officers in China

Suzanne E. Scoggins, University of California, Berkeley Understanding how foreign governments operate is a cornerstone of political science fieldwork, but gaining access to representatives of the security state is difficult, particularly for foreign researchers. Scholars seeking […]

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Task Force Report Offers Timely Insight

Political science provides key insights to inform public understanding of current events. APSA’s Task Force on Public Engagement—released summer of 2015—speaks directly to this issue. Called Let’s Be Heard!, the report discusses the vast potential […]

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Scientific Literacy in Undergraduate Political Science Education: The Current State of Affairs, an Agenda for Action, and Proposed Fundamental Benchmarks

Kim Quaile Hill, Texas A&M University; Rebekah Myers, Texas A&M University Political science is falling behind a broad movement in the United States that seeks to reform the teaching of scientific literacy in undergraduate education. […]

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The Political Scientist as a Blogger

John Sides, George Washington University In November 2007, I helped found a blog, The Monkey Cage, with two of my colleagues, David Park and Lee Sigelman. This site joined a nascent political science blogosphere that […]

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Publishing as a Graduate Student: A Quick and (Hopefully) Painless Guide to Establishing Yourself as a Scholar

Timothy S. Rich, Western Kentucky University Graduate students seldom know how to navigate the publishing process, yet a growing expectation is that new hires are capable of immediately producing publishable research as well as teaching. […]

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Political Science as a Vocation, by Robert O. Keohane

Robert O. Keohane, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University This lecture was presented at the University of Sheffield on October 22, 2008, inaugurating the Graduate School of Politics; and at Oxford […]