Category Archives: Politics

On SAGE Insight: China’s diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East: The quest for a great-power role in the region

From International Relations Since the early 2010s, there have been mounting calls in China to intensify its role in the Middle East. So what role does China actually strive for in the Middle East? Following the outburst of the Arab … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Exploring fatherhood norms and identifying norm patterns: What should a Russian father be like?

Article title: What should a Russian father be like? Exploring fatherhood norms and identifying norm patterns among inhabitants of Saint Petersburg From International Political Science Review Research on fathering, male role models, masculinity and fatherhood has expanded significantly in the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Can foreign aid be used as a counterterrorism tool?

Article title: Foreign Aid as a Counterterrorism Tool: More Liberty, Less Terror? From: Journal of Conflict Resolution Preventing terrorist attacks is one of the most significant challenges that nation-states face today. The urgency and importance of this problem creates strong incentives … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: To Vote or Not to Vote – How Criminal Violence Shapes Electoral Participation

From Journal of Conflict Resolution One of the most intriguing findings in the literature on political behavior is that victims of violence are more likely to participate in politics than nonvictims. Our current understanding of the relationship between political participation … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Social capital and knowledge sharing in academic research teams

From International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS) In the past two decades, competition among universities has become globalized, and higher education systems are under intense pressure to improve their services. Universities have to respond to many types of pressure, such as … Continue reading

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4 ways to support science after the march

This past Saturday, millions of scientists, researchers, policymakers, and citizens participated in the first ever “March for Science” to highlight the value of science to society and the critical need for scientific funding. Some of our own staff participated in … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: How do emotions affect public opinion on the European Union?: Fear, anger and enthusiasm about the EU

Article title: Fear, anger and enthusiasm about the European Union: Effects of emotional reactions on public preferences towards European integration From European Union Politics How do emotions affect public opinion on the European Union? This article advances existing literature that … Continue reading

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Activist-Scholar Award Goes to Economist Samuel Myers Jr.

Originally posted on Social Science Space April 2017 Samuel Myers Jr. What we know and what we can prove are often quite separate, as any good scientist or lawyer will testify. Understanding that, Samuel L. Myers, Jr., has spent his career … Continue reading

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Archived Webinar: Marijuana on the Mind – A Primer for Policymakers

Originally published on Social Science Space March 27, 2017. “Policy has clearly outpaced science” in the United States on the issue of legalizing marijuana for either medical or recreational use, say two researchers from Harvard University and McLean Hospital, a psychiatric … Continue reading

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Free Webinar-The Power of Stories: Engaging your American Government Students

There is a growing body of research that points to the power of stories in helping students learn and remember core content. Please join SAGE / CQ Press author and award-winning professor Scott Abernathy (University of Minnesota) for a discussion … Continue reading

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How the Social & Behavioral Sciences Get Funded in the US: an Infographic

This is an edited version of a blog post from Social Science Space that was reposted here with permission. Donald Trump’s victory of the White House along with Republicans holding onto control of both houses of Congress has left many … Continue reading

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Shortlist for the Duckies 2017 revealed

We’re delighted to share the news that the shortlist for the Duckies 2017, more formally known as the Online Achievement In International Studies (OAIS) Awards, has been announced! Celebrating online achievement in International Studies, the Duckies, sponsored by SAGE Publishing since their … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Representing social science in national-security-related modeling and simulation

Guest Editors: Paul K Davis , and Angela O’Mahony From The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation For some years, US defense officials have admonished the modeling and simulation (M&S) community to go beyond modeling military “kinetics” to address complex … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: American Government: Stories of a Nation

Author: Scott F. Abernathy – University of Minnesota American Government: Stories of a Nation is featured on SAGE Insight to celebrate Academic Book Week Real People. Real Stories. Real Politics Politics involves people, from many backgrounds, struggling to make their voices heard. Real … Continue reading

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