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Why CEOs misbehave

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A review of recent research on the antecedents of CEO wrongdoing and suggested actions for organisations – by Karen Schnatterly and Ashley Gangloff.

Sometimes CEOs misbehave. This misbehaviour has terrible consequences for the CEO, the organisation and society, yet still – they do it. Recent estimates suggest that fraud, a specific type of wrongdoing, results in a loss of 5 […]

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    We should look to the Golden State for electoral innovations to increase political representation

We should look to the Golden State for electoral innovations to increase political representation

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Since 2010, the California State Assembly has seen white representation fall and an increase in the number of African American, Asian American and Latino legislators. Sara Sadhwani writes that much of this change may be down to the Golden State’s adoption of the top-two primary system in 2012, which allows candidates to compete in an open primary with the […]

Breaking the populism ‘doom loop’

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Is liberal democracy under threat from the rise of populist politics? John Fitzgibbon argues that with citizens voting in increasing numbers for populist parties, a concerted effort to make the value of liberal democracy clear to citizens and to involve them more closely in the policy-making process is sorely needed.

According to many commentators, we are now in a crisis of […]

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    Constituents have minimal influence on their legislators’ policy priorities

Constituents have minimal influence on their legislators’ policy priorities

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The most basic function of elected politicians is to represent the priorities of their constituents. But to what extent do legislators’ policy priorities actually reflect what people want? In new research, Philip D. Waggoner uses states’ industrial patterns in combination with survey research to model constituents’ preferences and then places these against legislators’ bill sponsorship. He finds that legislators […]

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    Donald Trump is fulfilling campaign promises – to Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump is fulfilling campaign promises – to Vladimir Putin

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President Trump caused consternation at this week’s NATO summit with his pointed comments about Germany’s energy dealings with Russia. Hadas Aron and Emily Holland write that this rhetoric plays closely into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s goal of ending American hegemony. Whether Trump is working on Putin’s behalf is immaterial, they argue; his foreign policy actions are undermining the liberal […]

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    The Ballpark podcast Episode 3.2 Arizona: Immigration politics in the Grand Canyon State

The Ballpark podcast Episode 3.2 Arizona: Immigration politics in the Grand Canyon State

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As a part of our State of the States season, we’re diving deep into the political landscape of Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, and taking a close look at how immigration is playing out in the US Senate race of this border state.

This episode features Susannah Crockford of Ghent University and Antonia Farzan (@antoniafarzan), Staff Writer at the Phoenix New […]

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    Five minutes with Peter Trubowitz: “Presidents usually stay out of British politics, but this is no ordinary president”

Five minutes with Peter Trubowitz: “Presidents usually stay out of British politics, but this is no ordinary president”

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This week President Trump will visit the UK for the first time following his attendance at a NATO summit in Brussels. In this short interview, US Center Director, Professor Peter Trubowitz, talks on how Trump may try to get concessions on trade from NATO members and how he might further complicate the UK’s current Brexit crisis. 
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Why the GOP’s anti-immigration politics are here to stay

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Recent years have seen immigration become a new ‘third rail’ in American politics, with positions on undocumented and legal immigration varying on party and regional lines. In new research, Tyler Reny examines US Senate candidates’ appeals on immigration during election campaigns. He finds that Republicans tend to use anti-immigrant appeals and that Democrats are generally more pro-immigrant, and […]

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    In the fight over Republicans’ attitudes towards refugees, President Trump and Fox News are beating religion

In the fight over Republicans’ attitudes towards refugees, President Trump and Fox News are beating religion

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Since the days of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to restrict the number of refugees who come into the United States. Trump’s subsequent efforts to restrict refugees have been opposed vocally by many civil society organizations, including Evangelical groups. But, when religious leaders and the President disagree, who do Republican voters listen […]

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    A picture of the retail grocery industry during the Great Depression

A picture of the retail grocery industry during the Great Depression

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Using rich data, researchers uncover the higher productivity and survival rates of chains and large stores – by Emek Basker, Chris Vickers, and Nicolas L. Ziebarth.

During the 1930s, the grocery industry was in the midst of several transformations. Presaging the development of the supermarket in the 1950s, “combination” grocery stores for the first time sold both meat and dry […]

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