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    The use of gendered language in speeches made by Trump and Clinton adhered to stereotypes of the roles of male and female leaders

The use of gendered language in speeches made by Trump and Clinton adhered to stereotypes of the roles of male and female leaders

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Speeches delivered by Donald J. Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign contained many uses of gendered language. David McGuire, Abbi MacKenzie and Heather Kissack evaluate the use of first person singular pronouns, anger, swear words, cognitive language and tentative wording to develop an insight into how both candidates delivered important messages and framed their public […]

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    Trump holds more positive views toward Vladimir Putin than both his predecessor and his own foreign policy team

Trump holds more positive views toward Vladimir Putin than both his predecessor and his own foreign policy team

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Content analysis of public statements by Stephen Benedict Dyson and Matthew J. Parent shows that President Trump has described a more positive approach to Russia than that of President Obama, and President Putin has responded in kind. Data shows that foreign policy officials of the Trump administration hold significantly more hostile views toward Russia than the president, providing further […]

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    Book Review: The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider

Book Review: The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider

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In The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty, Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider focus on the volatility of domestic finances in the USA, presenting the findings of a new study based on the diaries of 235 households. In identifying the shared experience of financial uncertainty and the impact on people’s lives, this book provides […]

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    The end of colonialism in Puerto Rico? Evaluating the options in the 2017 political status referendum

The end of colonialism in Puerto Rico? Evaluating the options in the 2017 political status referendum

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The options for decolonising Puerto Rico have always been complex and contested. But the US decision to force a “status quo” option on to the latest ballot has undermined this chance to settle the issue once and for all, writes Gibrán Cruz Martínez.

 

Amid a debt crisis, mass mobilisations, and anti-austerity strikes, in June 2017 voters in Puerto Rico will be asked to […]

Why populism is a threat to electoral integrity

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Following the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President, a great deal of political commentary has focused on the rise of populism and its possible impact on Western democracies. Pippa Norris argues that populism heightens the risk of electoral malpractice in three distinct ways: by damaging public trust in democracy, by undermining international standards of electoral integrity, and by […]

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    Book Review: Masculinity, Femininity and American Political Behavior by Monika McDermott

Book Review: Masculinity, Femininity and American Political Behavior by Monika McDermott

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In Masculinity, Femininity and American Political Behavior, Monika McDermott presents research that fundamentally questions longstanding assumptions regarding the influence of biological sex when it comes to US voting behaviour. Arguing that it is gendered personality traits that have greater implications when it comes to political preference, this offers a valuable challenge to reductive understandings as to how we behave […]

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    Hawaii movement illustrates the importance of video evidence and gender violence in police reform

Hawaii movement illustrates the importance of video evidence and gender violence in police reform

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Nicholas Chagnon, Meda Chesney-Lind, and David T. Johnson argue that Hawaii, one of the most diverse states in the country, lacks the racial tensions characterizing many cities in continental United States, and thus concerns over gender violence provide an alternative discourse for catalyzing police reform. Video recordings of incidents of police violence, they argue, have worked to elicit public […]

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    Changes to the appointment process could fix the Supreme Court

Changes to the appointment process could fix the Supreme Court

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The recent partisan blocking of President Obama’s moderate Supreme Court appointment, Judge Merrick Garland, was a new peak for a politicized Supreme Court. However, though this dangerous trend has been a long-term development, Michael Livermore and Daniel Rockmore argue that the trend is not irreversible and propose serious reforms to help tackle the dysfunctional Court’s politicization and remove the […]

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    Interview with Ashley J Tellis on the impact of Trump on the US-India relationship

Interview with Ashley J Tellis on the impact of Trump on the US-India relationship

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Ashley J. Tellis featured on the foreign policy panel at India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017. Following the session, he spoke to Sonali Campion about the new US-China bipolarity in the international environment, the impact of Trump on the US-India relationship and the question of India’s membership of the Nuclear Supplier’s group.

 

AJT: I’m Ashley Tellis, I’m a Senior […]

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    Immigrants from Mexico are more likely to be exposed to industrial pollution in wealthy regions of the US

Immigrants from Mexico are more likely to be exposed to industrial pollution in wealthy regions of the US

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Environmental factors greatly contribute to inequality in the United States. Research by Maryia Bakhtsiyarava and Raphael Nawrotzki looks at the relationship between an area’s level of industrial pollution and the presence of immigrants. They find that while most international immigrants to the US tend to migrate to less polluted areas, immigrants from Mexico are disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards […]

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