PEER REVIEWED BLOGGING, II
Steve Bainbridge’s quip about getting academic credit for his blog has found support from a dean who thinks blogging, under some narrow circumstances, is indeed a worthy scholarly endeavor. I agree with the dean’s analysis completely.
In political science–and I suspect many other disciplines–one of the biggest insults one can make of the work of another is that it is “journalism.” The implication being that the writing lacks sufficient rigor. But, as I infamously noted in a graduate seminar while I lowly grad student, at least people read journalism. Indeed, I suspect that more learning is imparted from the Volokh Conspiracy, Crooked Timber, Daniel W. Drezner, Brad DeLong’s Journal, and similar sites than all the other work on the CV’s of their contibutors combined.