Politics

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Comparing COVID Deaths and Political Persuasion in the US

The Pew Research Center writes that “as the relationship between population density and coronavirus death rates has changed over the course of the pandemic, so too has the relationship between counties’ voting patterns and their death rates from COVID-19.”

6 months ago
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Vice Presidents: American Politics’ Vestigial Organ

While the choice of who will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidates currently consumes the American chattering class, once the choice is made the chosen are more likely than not to slide into obscurity.

6 years ago
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Suffragette – More than a Feminist Movie

With most works of art looking at the past, the real focus is the present. The new movie ‘Suffragette,’ writes Robert Dingwall, invites us to think about the consequences of political systems that are supposedly democratic but systematically exclude many voices.

7 years ago
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Discourse and the Politics of Fear

From the margins of the political landscape to its center, Ruth Wodak examines the trajectories of populist right-wing parties in Europe in order to understand and explain how they are transforming from fringe voices to persuasive political actors who set the agenda and frame media debates.

7 years ago
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Can Federal Funding for the Social Sciences Survive in 2015?

The change in political balance in the U.S. Congress almost certainly will impact the fortunes of government-funded social and behavioral science next year. It’s time, argues Howard Silver, for universities and private industry to join the effort to preserve and protect these disciplines.

8 years ago
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