ERIC Number: EJ905911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: The Role of Collegiality and Normative Science in Our Profession
Plazek, David J.
PS: Political Science and Politics, v43 n2 p333-336 Apr 2010
Lyndon State College's (LSC) participation in the America's Future Initiative on the U.S. national debt, in association with Public Agenda, began with a grant application for funding to participate. After being awarded funding, as the sole political scientist, I was selected with approval by the administration to attend the September 11 to 13, 2008, opening conference in Washington, DC. Flying into Washington, DC, on September 11 surely was a sign of commitment. At the conference, participants were schooled on the initiative by George Mehaffy of the American Democracy Project, Andrew Yarrow of Public Agenda, the Concord Coalition's Diane Rogers, and Stuart Butler from the Heritage Foundation. As a political scientist, I was well-aware of much of what was presented, but to hear differing perspectives and review the data and presentation materials was an excellent experience.
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Collegiality, Financial Policy, Public Policy, Political Science, Federal Government, Debt (Financial), Conferences (Gatherings)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont