Friday, November 19, 2004


The Left and the Science Community

After the APSA Conference yesterday (see below) I feel more and more that the political leanings within social science tend to hurt the credibility of the entire field. A more blatant leftist bias than the one which is everpresent among social science scholars, is hard to find.

And I am far from alone in raising doubts about the impact the from the left. Today, Dan Klein (at this time, research fellow at the Ratio institute in Sweden) is featured in The NY Times in an article about his research on the left leanings in Academia.

Klein has written two papers about the political left now dominates the research staff in all scientific fields . [Abstract Paper 1, Abstract Paper 2] The papers can be dowloaded (in full) from The Ratio institute.

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