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    In recent decades, the clustering of rich and poor neighborhoods in America has continued, expanding inequality.

In recent decades, the clustering of rich and poor neighborhoods in America has continued, expanding inequality.

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Many recent discussions on American cities and neighborhoods have focused on how they are changing, either through gentrification or economic change. In new research, Elizabeth Delmelle finds that gentrification is only one small part of the story of America’s neighborhoods since 1980. She writes that the highest poverty, majority black neighborhoods and the wealthiest and whitest neighborhoods have been […]

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    The Bombardier-Boeing dispute goes to the heart of the debate over what constitutes state aid and price dumping

The Bombardier-Boeing dispute goes to the heart of the debate over what constitutes state aid and price dumping

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In recent weeks the US Department of Commerce has threatened to slap a 220 percent tariff on to sales of C-series jets manufactured by the Canadian company, Bombardier. Boeing has alleged that Bombardier – which also employs thousands in Northern Ireland – has received generous state aid from the Canadian government, and is selling its jets below cost. Hervé […]

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    A generous welfare state can help reduce unemployment – if there are good job opportunities for the jobless.

A generous welfare state can help reduce unemployment – if there are good job opportunities for the jobless.

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Are state unemployment benefits a safety net or a hammock for the lazy? In new research, Thomas Biegert explores the effects of benefits on job seekers in 20 European countries and the US. He finds that in some countries, generous benefits are linked with high unemployment rates, while in others, the opposite is the case. This difference, he […]

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    Income inequality has been growing for decades and Americans are taking note

Income inequality has been growing for decades and Americans are taking note

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While inequality has always been with us, in the US it has reached unprecedented levels. But, are Americans aware of this increasing inequality? In new research, William W. Franko finds that how people experience income inequality can be shaped by how their state has experienced it, and that overall the public are aware of the extent to which it […]

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    Book Review: Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets by Alessandro Vercelli

Book Review: Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets by Alessandro Vercelli

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In Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets, Alessandro Vercelli argues that the concepts of freedom which underpin neoliberal economics are at odds with those required for a sustainable future. The book offers a thorough overview of neoliberal economic history but, in paying only scant attention to the politics of sustainability, Chris Shaw finds this something of a […]

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    Book Review: Popular Democracy: The Paradox of Participation by Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza

Book Review: Popular Democracy: The Paradox of Participation by Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza

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In Popular Democracy: The Paradox of Participation, Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza examine contemporary forms of participatory governance by tracing the origins and development of participatory budgeting (PB) from its roots in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to its adoption in two cases, Cordoba, Spain and Chicago, USA. While acknowledging that PB has been seen as being too easily co-opted by neoliberalism, the […]

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    Bicentenary celebrations of Latin American independence obscure the complex realities of the birth of nations

Bicentenary celebrations of Latin American independence obscure the complex realities of the birth of nations

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The inevitable human complexities of history should not be seen as skeletons in our collective closet. They bring us closer to a real understanding of how we became the people and peoples that we are today, writes Gregorio Alonso.

All nations draw legitimacy and status from invented traditions, and Latin American republics are no exception. For over a decade, a host of conferences, […]

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    State of the States for 29 September: Murphy’s New Jersey spending plans, how Moore won in Alabama, and does California polarize America?

State of the States for 29 September: Murphy’s New Jersey spending plans, how Moore won in Alabama, and does California polarize America?

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USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson, looks at the week in US state blogging. 
Northeast 
On Tuesday this week, PoliticsPA reports that State Senator Scott Wagner – who plans to run for Pennsylvania Governor – has had a nod of approval from former Trump advisor, Steve Bannon. 

Heading south to New York, State of Politics writes that a new study from state Comptroller Tom […]

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    Allies in name only? Latino-only leadership on DACA may trigger implicit racial biases among White liberals

Allies in name only? Latino-only leadership on DACA may trigger implicit racial biases among White liberals

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At the beginning of September, President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program within six months. Activists mobilized immediately in response to protect the program which provides temporary shelter from deportation to those covered by the DREAM Act. In new survey research, Sergio Garcia-Rios, Kassra AR Oskooii and Hannah Walker find that when […]

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    In Tennessee, crime really does pay – for private prison providers.

In Tennessee, crime really does pay – for private prison providers.

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Tennessee has a relatively high incarceration rate compared to other American states, with African Americans disproportionately represented in the state’s jails. Gerald K. Fosten writes that conservative rhetoric and fear mongering about African Americans combines with the lobbying of legislators by private prison providers motivated by profit to increasingly send African Americans to prison even at a time of […]

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