A common reason people will give for not voting is that they don't feel that their vote matters. And, as individuals, it really doesn't matter that much. It only matters when groups of people collectively decide whether or not to vote that really changes an election outcome. So your vote matters to the extent that … Continue reading Voting Efficacy and a Personal Connection to God
Not quite done with the semester yet, but feeling close enough to begin reflecting on what went right, what went wrong, and what if anything can be done about it for next year. My mind is at a place where I'm thinking about how there are a few big choices to make in approaching class. … Continue reading Some Reflections on a 1st Full Year of Teaching (College-level Politics)
For my doctoral dissertation, I am attempting to mix political theory with empirical hypothesis testing. I do this by first outlining 3 different theories, or 3 different accounts of how the desire for immortality is related to healthy political attitudes. Of course, I have to explain in my project what exactly I mean by "the … Continue reading Political Theory vs. Political Science?