Maher, Thomas V., Seguin, Charles, Zhang, Yongjun, and Davis, Andrew P.
PLoS ONE. March 25, 2020, Vol. 15 Issue 3, e0230104
University of Chicago Press -- Political activity, United States. Congress -- Political activity, United States. Congress -- Analysis, Book publishing -- Political activity, Book publishing -- Analysis, Book publishing -- Political aspects, Legislators -- Political activity, Legislators -- Analysis, Legislators -- Political aspects, Economists -- Political activity, Economists -- Analysis, Economists -- Political aspects, Social science research -- Analysis, and Social science research -- Political aspects
Author(s): Thomas V. Maher 1,*, Charles Seguin 2, Yongjun Zhang 3, Andrew P. Davis 4 Introduction The United States Congress (henceforth simply "Congress") plays a vital role in the legislative [...] Congressional hearings are a venue in which social scientists present their views and analyses before lawmakers in the United States, however quantitative data on their representation has been lacking. We present new, publicly available, data on the rates at which anthropologists, economists, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists appeared before United States congressional hearings from 1946 through 2016. We show that social scientists were present at some 10,347 hearings and testified 15,506 times. Economists testify before the US Congress far more often than other social scientists, and constitute a larger proportion of the social scientists testifying in industry and government positions. We find that social scientists' testimony is increasingly on behalf of think tanks; political scientists, in particular, have gained much more representation through think tanks. Sociology, and psychology's representation before Congress has declined considerably beginning in the 1980s. Anthropologists were the least represented. These findings show that academics are representing a more diverse set of organizations, but economists continue to be far more represented than other disciplines before the US Congress.
United States. Congress -- Political activity, United States. Government Accountability Office -- Political activity, Computational linguistics -- Political aspects, Natural language interfaces -- Political aspects, and Language processing -- Political aspects
It's no secret that the U.S. Congress has been dysfunctional for some time. The hallmarks of dysfunction will be familiar to anyone working within a large organization: * Multiple silos [...]
The Humanist. March-April, 2020, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p20, 4 p.
Government regulation, United States. Congress -- Political activity, United States. Congress -- Laws, regulations and rules, International Humanist and Ethical Union -- Political activity, International Humanist and Ethical Union -- Political aspects, Pew Research Center -- Political activity, Pew Research Center -- Political aspects, Humanists -- Political activity, Humanists -- Laws, regulations and rules, Humanists -- Civil rights, Humanists -- Political aspects, Violence -- Laws, regulations and rules, Violence -- Political aspects, Blasphemy -- Laws, regulations and rules, Blasphemy -- Political aspects, Civil rights -- Africa, Civil rights -- Bangladesh, Civil rights -- Laws, regulations and rules, and Civil rights -- Political aspects
On January 28, 2020, the testimony Of Rafida Bonya Ahmed, a humanist activist and author, was presented before the United States House of Representatives in a joint hearing on "Ending [...]