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How Political Science Can Better Communicate Its Value: 12 Recommendations from the APSA Task Force

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 August 2015

Arthur Lupia
University of Michigan
John H. Aldrich
Duke University


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Special Issue: Let’s Be Heard! How to Better Communicate Political Science’s Public Value
Copyright © American Political Science Association 2015 

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1. Note that as this special issue was being prepared, the APSA has already hired several people to assume many of the responsibilities listed here.

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6. Marcia McNutt and Alan I. Leshner. 2014. “Science Advances.” Science, February 19. Available at

9. Available at Also see Arthur Lupia and Colin Elman. 2014. “Openness in Political Science: Data Access and Research Transparency.” PS: Political Science and Politics 47:19–42.

10. Arthur Lupia. 2013. “Communicating Science in Politicized Environments.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 110:14048–54. Available at

11. James N. Druckman and Toby Bolsen. 2011. “Framing, Motivated Reasoning, and Opinions about Emerging Technologies.” Journal of Communication 61:658–88.

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