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Restructuring the Social Sciences? A Reflection from the Editor of Perspectives on Politics

Jeffrey C. Isaac, Indiana University, Bloomington Gary King’s “Restructuring Social Science: Reflections from Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science” (PS: Political Science and Politics 47(1)165–73) is an honest reflection on King’s experience as founder of a successful […]

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Doing a Literature Review

Jeffrey W. Knopf, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Students entering a graduate program often encounter a new type of assignment that differs from the papers they had to write in high school or […]


PS Symposia Reflect on Arab Spring

In January 2011, a revolutionary chain of uprisings shook the Middle East and reverberated across the rest of the world. Five years later, the results of the Arab Spring have been uneven. This span of […]

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“The National Survey of Student Leaders and the Consortium for Inter-Campus SoTL Research”

J. Cherie Strachan, Elizabeth A. Bennion Higher-education institutions are in the process of reprioritizing two historic goals: (1) improving student-learning experiences to bolster graduation rates, and (2) improving civic education to cultivate active citizenship. The intertwined […]


APSA Unveils New Publishing Feature!

APSA is thrilled to offer a new feature to members: virtual issues of great articles from APSA journals! The association is partnering with Cambridge University Press to offer these new digital “packages” to members and […]

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“On the Ethics of Crowdsourced Research”

Vanessa Williamson This article examines the ethics of crowdsourcing in social science research, such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. As these types of research tools become more common in scholarly work, we must acknowledge that many […]

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“Hanging around Us in Plain Sight: The Great American Political Campaign Poster, 1844-2012”

Hal Elliott Wert The new lithographic printing techniques from Germany produced the first hand-colored campaign prints for the 1844 election. The demand for political prints grew and the 1880s color printing innovations produced a revolution […]