Impact

Economic Inequality and Political Power (Part 1 of 3)

If policy influence becomes so unequal that the wishes of most citizens are ignored most of the time, a country’s claim to be a democracy is cast in doubt. And that is exactly what I found in my analyses of the link between public preferences and government policy in the U.S.

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“Treated like imbeciles”

While parts of Aditya Chakrabortty’s recent piece in the Guardian were sensible and informed, its central claim was unfair – that social science disciplines have been unable or unwilling to explore, explain, and confront the ‘Great Financial Crash’ of 2007-9

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Social Science is Changing how to view Policing

Social Science research is changing our understanding of the police and policing. This is raising fundamental questions about how police officers are recruited, trained and organised

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Learning to Be Illegal

“Learning to Be Illegal: Undocumented Youth and Shifting Legal Contexts in the Transition to Adulthood,” published in the August 2011 […]

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Schools for Democracy

Some labor unions actively involve their members, including those who are immigrants, in workplace and political campaigns. How does this […]

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