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Celebrating 125 Years of the Academy

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE was founded in Philadelphia on December 14, 1889. Twenty-two people, including members of the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, and Bryn Mawr College, gathered on that Saturday morning to create an organization to promote the progress of the social sciences.They also sought to create a forum in which the widespread interest in contemporary political, economic, and social issues could find expression. The intellectual curiosity and the commitment to empirical…

A Call for a Better “Measure of the Nation”

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Underlying many of our nation’s major historical moments is a commitment to equal opportunity for all individuals. Accessibility to opportunity ought not to have anything to do with race, religious affiliation, family background, or gender. Each successive generation should enjoy material benefits and comforts that exceed those of earlier generations. These philosophies are bounded in the idea of mobility, social and economic. Yet our nation’s interest in and commitment to social mobility lacks a mechanism for measuring this very phenomenon.…

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The Annals

The Politics of Science

    • 658; March 2015

Special Editors: Elizabeth Suhay and James N. Druckman 

 

In this volume of The ANNALS, "The Politics of Science: Political Values and the Production, Communication, and Reception of Scientific Knowledge," special editors Suhay and Druckman gather scholars to discuss complex questions in the fields of political science, communication, psychology, public health, law, and philosophy. The volume discusses the communication of scientific…

Monitoring Social Mobility in the Twenty-First Century

    • 657; January 2015

Special Editors: David B. Grusky, Timothy M. Smeeding, and C. Matthew Snipp

 

This volume of The ANNALS explores how to improve measurement of social mobility, tackling normative and technical questions with an interdisciplinary approach. It presents what is known and what we need to know about social mobility in the U.S. and examines the quality of existing data available.…

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