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    Why declaring a national emergency may not help Trump to get his wall

Why declaring a national emergency may not help Trump to get his wall

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In the face of the longest government shutdown on record, President Trump has suggested that he might declare a state of national emergency in order to construct a border wall on the US-Mexico border. Joshua Kennedy writes that while there seems to be little that could prevent President Trump from declaring a national emergency, even if Congress did not […]

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    The Los Angeles teachers’ strike is the latest dispute in a national movement

The Los Angeles teachers’ strike is the latest dispute in a national movement

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As of today, tens of thousands of teachers in one of America’s largest cities have walked off the job in the latest dispute between a teachers’ union and a school district. Bradley D. Marianno writes that the Los Angeles teachers’ strike is both a continuation of the national ‘Red4Ed’ movement – which has seen teachers’ strikes across the US […]

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    There is a massive class and race-based chasm in digital activism.

There is a massive class and race-based chasm in digital activism.

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A great deal of research and commentary about online spaces focuses on who consumes online content and how. But what about those who are producing content online? In new research, Jen Schradie looks at activism in North Carolina around labor laws, and finds that middle and upper class groups are much more likely to be digital activists, while working […]

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    Book Review: Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism by Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall

Book Review: Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism by Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall

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In Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism, Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall explore the ‘boomerang effect’ whereby what the United States sends out in the form of a militaristic foreign policy eventually comes to affect domestic institutions and policies. This is a masterful analysis, finds Courteney J. O’Connor, that will be of particular use to students and practitioners […]

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    Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

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In Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Anand Giridharadas explores and unpacks various myths regarding the role of elites in engendering social change, showing how the efforts of America’s elite to ‘do good’ typically help to maintain their advantaged positions. This is an eloquently delivered yet scathing critique of the emphasis placed upon elites over social institutions […]

A new measure to assess companies’ external engagement

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Big data and advanced analytics allow us to justify investment in social media, just like with other investments, write Witold Henisz, Dhruv Malhotra and Robin Nuttall.

Could a single tweet destroy your company? Just a few years ago, a question like that might have seemed absurd. But now that possibility is something that executives and investors around the world are […]

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    Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women, men, and children

Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women, men, and children

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Two years ago this month, President Trump reinstated and expanded the global gag rule – the perennial Republican policy which cuts US funding for any organisation worldwide which offers abortion services or counselling. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Ernestina Coast and Nicky Armstrong argue that not only will the measure – which covers a pot of nearly $10 billion […]

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    As Trump’s manufactured border wall shutdown crisis continues, he is looking less and less presidential to most Americans – and within his own party.

As Trump’s manufactured border wall shutdown crisis continues, he is looking less and less presidential to most Americans – and within his own party.

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By the end of this week, the current government shutdown will be the longest in US history. Erik P. Bucy writes that the shutdown – which has been manufactured by President Trump’s paranoid vision of an America under siege from undocumented ‘outsiders’ – is at an inflection point as thousands of federal workers go without pay and government services grind to a halt. Trump’s stubborn […]

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    With Trump dug in, a change of heart from Republican members of Congress may be the key to ending the shutdown.

With Trump dug in, a change of heart from Republican members of Congress may be the key to ending the shutdown.

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Now nearly three weeks old, and with all sides refusing to move from their positions, the US government shutdown shows little sign of coming to an end. Michele Swers writes that while in previous shutdowns both Republicans and Democrats in Congress have made concessions when public opinion has turned against them, President Trump’s refusal to back down on the […]

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    Trump’s immigration speech shows he knows he is losing the shutdown

Trump’s immigration speech shows he knows he is losing the shutdown

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Last night President Trump gave the first national televised address of his presidency, calling on Congress to end the ongoing government shutdown by funding his plans for $5.7 billion wall at the US-Mexico border. Director of the LSE’s US Centre, Peter Trubowitz, writes that the president’s decision to make the speech now is an acknowledgement from Trump that time is […]

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