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The Obama plan for Cuba

During the visit of President Barack Obama to Cuba, the plans of the Obama administration for Cuba became clear. The United States is seeking to expand the Cuban class of small entrepreneurs, with the intention that the merchant class will constitute itself as force for political change in Cuba. With increasing ties to US capital, the emerging merchant class would advocate less restrictions on foreign capital, which the Cuban socialist state has developed in order to ensure that the country does n

IPSA-NUS Methods School, Singapore, July 4–15, 2016

The National University of Singapore hosts the fifth annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods, July 4–15, 2016. Highly experienced international faculty teach all courses and provide participants with rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods. This year's Methods School includes fifteen quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods courses, including the following:

ICPSR Summer Program scholarships for grad students and pre-tenure scholars in Political Science

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) offers funds to support training in statistics, quantitative methods, research design, and data analysis for graduate students and pre-tenure scholars in Political Science. 

Is American government too open?

It’s been 50 years since the U.S. Congress adopted the Freedom of Information Act, which provides access to documents held by federal agencies. Since 1966, Congress has adopted many other laws designed to promote openness, but has the United States gone too far, undermining the capacity of public officials to solve our major problems?

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