How Relevant is Political Studies in the UK?

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At the 2012 Political Studies Association conference in Belfast, Matthew Flinders argued that academics are failing to engage with the public. Here he argues that without change, the study of politics is in danger of irrelevance.
Attacks on political studies have no empirical foundation, says Peter John. Indeed, there is an equally plausible argument that engagement by political scientists is strong and increasing.

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