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July 10, 2013 12:01 PM Political Science Graduates As Political Reporters

As the criticism of our current state of journalism and the current state of journalism education mounts, we ask a simple question: Could political science graduates do a better job of providing political reporting than graduates with journalism degrees? Although...

By John Sides

May 16, 2013 10:00 AM How Politics Can Make People Cooperate

Much of politics is about collective action, whereby groups of people need to cooperate in order to produce an outcome.  One of the biggest challenges is getting people to cooperate in providing a public good, which by its nature can...

By John Sides

May 01, 2013 10:54 AM “Contemporary political science suffers from too much policy relevance, not too little.”

Contemporary political science suffers from too much policy relevance, not too little.  Politicians simply do not like the policies that scholarly research supports, prefer policies (often put forward by charlatans) that better suit their interests, and seek to suppress or...

By John Sides

April 22, 2013 9:51 AM How Americans Deal With Risk

I’ve been thinking a lot about how we tolerate risk here in the United States, after we literally shut down a major city last week to catch one man. I am in no way saying that it wasn’t an important...

By Aaron Carroll

April 12, 2013 10:00 AM Here’s One Way to Make Political Science Research More Accessible

Just finished up a very interesting discussion at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference about ways we can continue to make political science research more accessible to wider numbers of people.With that in mind, I thought I’d share this...

By Joshua Tucker