Political science is being held back as a discipline by its failure to sufficiently engage in issues of race and inequality, and by the homogeneity of its faculty members, according to a report released last week by the American Political Science Association, writes Scott Jaschik for Inside Higher Ed.
The report analysed the research and teaching roles of political scientists in the light of the changing demographics of American higher education, in which more and more students are women and-or members of minority groups. Generally the report gave political scientists good grades for engaging all kinds of undergraduates. But the report finds many more problems when examining the research agenda and the demographics of the profession.
Full report on the Inside Higher Ed site
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