Social Science Matters

In late April 2014 the National Science Board (NSB), which is the governing board of the National Science Foundation, submitted a highly unusual statement to Congress in response to pending FIRST Act legislation. The NSB argued that the FIRST Act’s “specification of budget allocations to each NSF Directorate would significantly impede NSF’s flexibility to deploy…

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ASR study on “Citizenship and Punishment” on NPR

NPR’s report on Purdue University sociologist Michael T. Light’s October American Sociological Review study, “Citizenship and Punishment: The Salience of National Membership in U.S. Criminal Courts,” aired this morning around 5:30 a.m. ET. The study, whose co-authors include the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Michael Massoglia and Ohio State University’s Ryan D. King, found that non-Americans in…

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