Peeter Selg “Relational” has become a buzz word. Over the past couple of decades, the talk of “relational” approaches has been growing so rapidly that it is almost impossible to keep track of the very latest developments. Most of the social sciences have had their call for “relational turn” ranging from sociology and psychology to […]
E. Fletcher McClellan This article examines outcomes assessment in higher education as a case study of policy implementation, analyzing why the assessment movement has encountered difficulty in achieving campus involvement and acceptance over the past three decades. One reason is that outcomes assessment is viewed by higher education professionals as externally-imposed, thus intruding on their […]
Susan G. Mason Science is believed to be an important part of public policy decision making because of its inherent characteristics of measurability, rigor, objectivity, replication, and peer review. This article explores the linkage of science to public policy decision making by examining what state and local public officials know about science and how much […]
Roxanne L. Euben is the Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Politics and Near Eastern Studies and a B.A. in Political Philosophy from Wesleyan University. Her publications include Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin […]
Frank R. Baumgartner holds the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship in Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1986 after previously getting his BA and MA at that same institution. He taught for one year at the University of Iowa, then for 11 years at Texas A&M […]
Nancy S. Love, guest editor Contributors to “The Art of Elections” symposium explore how the arts and popular culture shape campaigns and elections, and how aesthetic appeals to voters have changed over time. Topics include the roles of campaign advertising, theatrical techniques, comedy shows, campaign theme songs, political campaign posters, and storytelling on social media. […]
Benjamin R. Knoll Undergraduate research is a “high-impact practice” that has been consistently shown to effectively promote desirable student-learning outcomes including critical thinking, logic, written and oral communication, problem solving, and interpretation of evidence, especially among minority and disadvantaged students. Mentoring quality research experiences in regular upper-level political science courses, however, is a difficult and […]
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