NSF Funding Amendment

Via Henry Farrell at the Monkey Cage: Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona may today introduce an amendment to cut NSF funding for political science. Both APSA and Farrell call for folks to contact their representatives, and I will echo that call. I've benefitted enormously from NSF funding during my time in grad school and it funds a lot of great programs. As the Monkey Cage has previously noted, even Senator Tom Coburn, who previously campaigned to cut NSF funding for political science, has reaped the benefits of political science research, exploiting that research for his own professional/quasi-public purposes. And beyond that, I mean who cares about things like war, right? Or voting? I could go on…

About Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Kansas State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Binghamton University in 2013. His research focuses on the political and economic determinants of foreign economic and security policy, security issues, and state repression.

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