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I. The PSRT-L List: Scope, Content, Purpose.
PSRT-L is a moderated discussion list on the internet which
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scientists, both researchers and teachers. Submissions from
all subfields of political science as well as related
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already fill that niche. Rather it is intended to provide an
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and ongoing research for discussion, to consider the
directions in which the discipline is advancing,and to
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of analysis; test new ideas and share comments and tips on
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II. Our Sponsoring Organization
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