3 Responses to Potpourri

  1. jjhukill September 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    Instapaper is a great app. I’ve used it for a while now on my iPhone – and it isn’t an exaggeration to say it’s my favorite app. An incredibly simple, yet useful, program.

    Looking forward to checking out Political Insight.

  2. paul g. September 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    Did you look at the three questions that the APSA task force is addressing (http://www.apsanet.org/content_60076.cfm)?

    Here is the call: “It is the goal of this task force to take stock of the profession of political science to determine whether it is living up to its full potential as a scholarly discipline to contribute to enriching the discourse, broadening the understanding, and modeling the behavior reflective of vibrant democracy.”

    But how any but the first of these three questions related to the call?

    How can more of the questions pursued by political scientists in their research speak directly to the challenges of effective, democratic governance facing many nation states today?

    In what ways can the curriculum and pedagogical approaches used in political science be modified to maximize the intellectual and civic engagement of undergraduate and graduate students?

    Which innovative strategies of recruitment, retention, and promotion must key gatekeepers in political science pursue if the profession is to attain the more full inclusion of members from historically underrepresented groups?

  3. bw September 9, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    I am late to this one, but I agree on instapaper. There are programs that sync it android phones as well. I use everpaper.