Joseph Nye


Relevant social science

Posted by on October 20, 2009  /  0 Comments

LIRNEasia has been pretty successful at doing policy-relevant research and communicating the results to the policy process. Interestingly we have gone deeper into the use of statistics over this period, without giving up on institutional analysis. In this context, it is quite interesting to see how the debate is playing out in the context of a US Senator’s move to prohibit federal funding of social science. What remains, though, is a nagging concern that the field is not producing work that matters. β€œThe danger is that political science is moving in the direction of saying more and more about less and less,” said Joseph Nye, a professor at the John F.