Category Archives: Political Science

Evaluating sources on a topic: inequality

Some weeks ago on this blog, my colleague Agnes Dessing addressed the topic of inequality: Why inequality is bad for democracy. Agnes’ contribution gives me a nice opportunity to republish (albeit, adjusted) a post from my former blog, where I … Continue reading

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Waarom ongelijkheid slecht is voor democratie

In kringen van economen en sociale wetenschappers houdt de Franse econoom Thomas Piketty de gemoederen al geruime tijd bezig. In zijn in 2013 verschenen boek Capital aux XXI si├Ęcle (in het Engels vertaald als Capital in the twenty first century) … Continue reading

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Nieuwe editie ‘Academische Vaardigheden voor Politicologen’

Onlangs is de tweede editie verschenen van het boek Academische vaardigheden voor politicologen. Omdat andere publicaties over dit onderwerp volgens UvA politicologen net niet boden wat naar hun oordeel voor politicologie nodig was, hebben een groot aantal POL-medewerkers vorig jaar … Continue reading

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Subject search in LexisNexis

Questions about the news database LexisNexis keep coming from UvA-students and -staff: reason enough to re-post the following (I’ve been using it several times when answering questions) from my old blog. Let’s say I want to search both US and … Continue reading

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DOAB Directory of Open Access Books

With 214 titles out of the database total figure of 2.192, Amsterdam University Press is well represented at DOAB Directory of Open Access Books, whose primary aim is to increase the visibility and use of academic open access books. The … Continue reading

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