Wednesday March 20, 2013
The Senate just adopted Coburn’s (amended) amendment:
To prohibit the use of funds to carry out the functions of the Political Science Program in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation, except for research projects that the Director of the National Science Foundation certifies as promoting national security or the economic interests of the United States.
Barbara Mikulski accepted the terms of the amendment, let it go through on the voices.
Nicely wedged, nicely played.
A great day for IR. A bad day for the study of American politics, political methodology…etc.
The “national security” or “economic interests” tests will be an interesting thing to see play out.
Or maybe we’re all sociologists now?