Category Archives: Collective Action

Needed: GSA Rep for Poli Sci

The Political Science Graduate Association has an opening for a cabinet member and representative to the University’s Graduate Student Association. This position entails attending GSA meetings once a month, possibly getting involved in smaller GSA committees and meeting as needed … Continue reading

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FYI – Might be of Interest

Cooperative Behavior Meshes With Evolutionary Theory Some interesting new research out of MIT. See the bottom of the page for a link to the actual study in Nature.

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The Twitter Revolution

Ari posted a link to this article about protestors in Moldova organizing using Twitter and text messages.  There are so many fascinating things about this, but I’ll just note three: 1)  this sounds alot like Jalele’s text message paper, except … Continue reading

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Recruiting Undergraduate Majors

As graduate teaching assistants, we have the opportunity to throw wide the glorious doors of political science to eager, bright undergrads. Through the brilliant lectures of our esteemed faculty, the scintillating discussion of our recitation sections and the combination of … Continue reading

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Doing Our Part

Fellow Grad Students – If you have not already read Beth’s most recent email about the budget, please do so. We’ve all been reading and hearing about departments and universities across the country who are cutting grad assistantships and facing … Continue reading

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Guest Column: Fish Shares and Sharing Fish – Olivia Judson Blog – NYTimes.com

The tragedy of the (ocean) commons, and how to fix it. No mention of Ostrom, whose published work (specifically, “Covenants with and without the Sword), mirrors this somewhat. Check it out. Guest Column: Fish Shares and Sharing Fish – Olivia … Continue reading

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