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Data Collection, Opportunity Costs, and Problem Solving: Lessons from Field Research on Teachers’ Unions in Latin America

Christopher Chambers-Ju As I prepared to leave Mexico, my efforts to access an important dataset for my dissertation became increasingly desperate. A newspaper article mentioned that the Mexican teachers’ union endorsed nearly 2,000 political candidates […]

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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. […]