Politics

Contemporary Politics Focus of March Webinar Series
News
February 21, 2024

Contemporary Politics Focus of March Webinar Series

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The Social Sciences Are Under Attack in Higher Education
News
January 2, 2024

The Social Sciences Are Under Attack in Higher Education

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A Conversation with Nasser Fakouhi on the Social Sciences in Iran
Industry
December 29, 2022

A Conversation with Nasser Fakouhi on the Social Sciences in Iran

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Americans’ Knowledge Deficit, and Confidence Surplus, about Politics
Insights
November 7, 2022

Americans’ Knowledge Deficit, and Confidence Surplus, about Politics

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Comparing COVID Deaths and Political Persuasion in the US

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.”

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“Are We There Yet?”: The Path Forward for Women in Politics

“Are We There Yet?”: The Path Forward for Women in Politics

Just over a month ago in November, Michelle Wu was sworn in as the first woman and person of color elected as Boston’s mayor. […]

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Brexit: Well-Behaved Liberals Seldom Change History

Brexit: Well-Behaved Liberals Seldom Change History

As Ian McBride has commented in The Guardian, one of the strange features of Britain’s EU referendum is the resignation with which […]

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Vice Presidents: American Politics’ Vestigial Organ

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.

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Suffragette – More than a Feminist Movie

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.

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Discourse and the Politics of Fear

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.

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Book Review: Jacob N. Shapiro: The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Book Review: Jacob N. Shapiro: The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Jacob N. Shapiro : The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013. 335 pp. $29.95/£19.95, hardcover. Anita […]

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Book Review: Betsy Leondar-Wright: Missing Class: How Seeing Class Cultures Can Strengthen Social Movement Groups

Book Review: Betsy Leondar-Wright: Missing Class: How Seeing Class Cultures Can Strengthen Social Movement Groups

Cold weather getting you down? Why not curl up by the fire with a good book? Betsy Leondar-Wright : Missing Class: How […]

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