Teaching politics abroad: The internationalization of a profession?

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Thomas W. Smith

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January 2000

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January 2012


Excerpt: “The dismal state of the American academic job market is a favorite topic of commiseration among political scientists looking for work. In this case, misery has plenty of company. In one recent year, only 37% of political science doctoral students landed continuing appointments, not to mention the many professors who each year seek more rewarding positions (Yin 1998)…. Job prospects overseas look markedly brighter, although competition is also stiff for choice appointments…” (p.65)


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