Marc Hooghe

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    Public opinion is less supportive of redistribution and social security in the US than in Europe – but many US citizens want to see more done to reduce poverty and inequality

Public opinion is less supportive of redistribution and social security in the US than in Europe – but many US citizens want to see more done to reduce poverty and inequality

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Congressional Republicans failed to repeal and dismantle Obamacare this past August, which has once again put the spotlight on how difficult it is to reach an agreement about health care coverage for US citizens. This lies in stark contrast to policies in most countries in Western Europe, where universal health care coverage is taken for granted. How can we […]

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    The wall with Mexico is a utopian project for Trump’s supporters

The wall with Mexico is a utopian project for Trump’s supporters

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One of Donald Trump’s signature policies during the Republican’s presidential primary race has been the construction of a border wall with Mexico, which he claims would end the flow of undocumented immigrants into the US. Marc Hooghe and Sofie Marien write that it does not matter whether the ‘Wall with Mexico’ can actually be built; instead it is a […]

Online opportunities for activism in the US do not alleviate inequalities in political participation

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The rising prevalence of social media such as Twitter and Facebook has been hailed by many for their potential to democratize political participation. Jennifer Oser, Marc Hooghe and Sofie Marien investigate whether social media actually enables previously excluded groups to have a greater voice in politics. They find that in terms of online participation, women are as likely to be […]

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