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Support NSF funding for Political Science Research

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The National Science Foundation's program must continue to support high quality research in political science.

The mission of the NSF is ?to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.? These are concerns shared by the citizens of the United States and its elected leaders, and they are directly addressed by NSF-funded political science research. How can government become more efficient? What causes terrorism? How does technology influence democratization in the developing world? When do sanctions work? This research provides profoundly valuable insights about our current world.

In the end, rigorous, evidence-based research on political science is important because politics can dramatically change the lives of citizens - because politics and goverment change lives.

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Apr 11th, 2013
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Apr 8th, 2013
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Cutting money from education makes no sense. The U.S. can't compete without an educated citizenary.
Apr 8th, 2013
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Allowing Republican members of Congress to silence researchers because they produce research that is critical of their political agenda undercuts not only the independence and autonomy of scientific work but also undermines the strength of our democracy.
Apr 8th, 2013
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Apr 7th, 2013
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The study of political engagement and the improvement of civic education is essential to a representative democracy. Political Scientists are interested in how people think about, behave and participate in, political activity. An engaged citizenry is ESSENTIAL to our political system.
Apr 7th, 2013
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