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    Ten years from the crash: time to row back on financial regulation and compliance?

Ten years from the crash: time to row back on financial regulation and compliance?

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Misconduct flourishes in good times, and that’s when it’s most dangerous to drop your guard, write Geoff Meeks and Chander Velu.

The collapse of Lehman Brothers on 15 September 2008 was the most significant single event of the ‘Great Financial Crisis’ (GFC). In his new book, Crashed, Adam Tooze writes that, “After September 15, 2008, avoiding another Lehman became an […]

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    Term limits encourage more women to run for office in US State Legislatures

Term limits encourage more women to run for office in US State Legislatures

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If women run for office, they are just as likely to win an election as men. And yet, only 25 percent of state legislators are women. Samantha Pettey looks at what makes it more likely that women will run for office. She finds that while more women are running for office at the state level, those states with term […]

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    Relax, the US Constitution is weathering Donald Trump’s political circus just fine.

Relax, the US Constitution is weathering Donald Trump’s political circus just fine.

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For many, the election and presidency of Donald Trump has marked what they claim is the beginning of the end for American democracy, with much of the blame for the country’s woes also being laid at the feet of the US Constitution. But what if the US constitution is actually working just as it should?  Robert Singh defends the […]

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    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is no stranger to contentious hearings

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is no stranger to contentious hearings

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This week, the US Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings to confirm D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. While there has been much media speculation as to how these hearings might play out, Logan Dancey, Kjersten Nelson and Eve M. Ringsmuth have analyzed Kavanaugh’s previous confirmation hearings to provide their […]

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    Book Review: White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal

Book Review: White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal

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In White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society, Kalwant Bhopal draws on statistics and interview-based case studies to explore how Black and Minority Ethnic people in the UK and People of Colour in the US experience othering and encounter white privilege in their everyday lives, focusing particularly on education-to-work trajectories. This is a powerful critique of antidiscrimination policy that will […]

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    Book Review: Living with Hacktivism – From Conflict to Symbiosis by Vasileios Karagiannopoulos

Book Review: Living with Hacktivism – From Conflict to Symbiosis by Vasileios Karagiannopoulos

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Convictions of politically-motivated hackers – so-called ‘hacktivists’ – have hit the headlines in recent years. Living with Hacktivism: From Conflict to Symbiosis offers one of the first legal and regulatory analyses of this evolving phenomena. Author Vasileios Karagiannopoulos attentively guides the reader through the shortcomings of the contemporary legislative cybercrime and cyberterrorism landscape, focusing specifically on the USA and […]

The economic consequences of family-oriented policies

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What we know about their labour market effects, with an analysis of data on 30 OECD countries over 45 years, write Claudia Olivetti and Barbara Petrongolo.

All high-income countries, as well as several developing countries, have policies in place to make it easier for people to balance their working lives with their family commitments. These include parental leave, childcare support […]

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    The continued importance of the ‘Bros Caucus’ underscores the need for more Women’s Caucuses

The continued importance of the ‘Bros Caucus’ underscores the need for more Women’s Caucuses

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California US House Representative, Republican Duncan Hunter has been in the news this week, following extensive allegations of misuse of campaign funds. Anna Mitchell Mahoney writes that cases like Hunter’s illustrate that a great deal of political relationship-building is based on gatherings where women are often unwelcome. She argues that by creating a specific space for women, women’s caucuses […]

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    John McCain’s passing reminds us that death has always been an important part of life in the US Senate

John McCain’s passing reminds us that death has always been an important part of life in the US Senate

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This past weekend saw the death of John McCain, who had held his Arizona US Senate seat for more than three decades. Hanna K. Brant, L. Marvin Overby, and Theodore J. Masthay write that since 1919, more than 135 Senators have died whilst in office. They write that, though the frequency of these deaths has fallen dramatically since the […]

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    Guaranteeing representation at first Court appearances may be better for defendants, and cheaper for local governments  

Guaranteeing representation at first Court appearances may be better for defendants, and cheaper for local governments  

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“If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.”  It’s a familiar phrase, but what does “appointed” really mean?  In many jurisdictions in the United States, even after a judge appoints counsel for you, you may spend days or weeks in jail before you actually meet your lawyer. In new research, Alissa Pollitz Worden, Kirstin Morgan, […]

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