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    Extra Innings: Summer Lecture from Professor Kathy Cramer “The Politics of Resentment in the 2016 US Presidential Election”

Extra Innings: Summer Lecture from Professor Kathy Cramer “The Politics of Resentment in the 2016 US Presidential Election”

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Katherine J. Cramer discussed how rural American resentment toward cities and the urban elite can provide fertile ground for right-leaning candidates to win elections, and the implications of this on contemporary politics in the US and beyond.

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    Extra Innings: Summer Lecture from Professor Tali Mendleberg “The Affluence Effect: College Socialization and Inequality in America”

Extra Innings: Summer Lecture from Professor Tali Mendleberg “The Affluence Effect: College Socialization and Inequality in America”

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Tali Mendelberg, professor at Princeton University and author of several award-winning books, explored how ‘the affluent campus effect’ illustrates how college socialization partly explains why affluent Americans support economically conservative policies.

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: Anxiety, Fear, and National Identity, a public lecture from Professor Neil Foley

The Ballpark Extra Innings: Anxiety, Fear, and National Identity, a public lecture from Professor Neil Foley

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Neil Foley is a professor at Southern Methodist University and author of ‘Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity’ and ‘Mexicans and the Making of America’, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2015.

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: The Yanks Are Coming! A lecture from Professor Mick Cox

The Ballpark Extra Innings: The Yanks Are Coming! A lecture from Professor Mick Cox

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This podcast, we dive into the history of Americans at LSE. As we’ll hear from Professor Mick Cox, the LSE has helped shape the United States, and Americans have helped define the LSE since its foundation in 1895.

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: Conspiracy theories and Donald Trump

The Ballpark Extra Innings: Conspiracy theories and Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has brought conspiracy theories into the mainstream political debate. We spoke with political scientist Joe Uscinski, author of American Conspiracy Theories, about what impact this has had on American politics and elections.

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How playing on conspiracy theories can be key to electoral success – Joe Uscinski – June 7, 2016
How exposure to conspiracy theories can reduce trust in […]

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: Has Obama been a transformative president?

The Ballpark Extra Innings: Has Obama been a transformative president?

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In this installment of Extra Innings, we bring you behind the scenes of the US Centre and present a full lecture from University of Texas Austin Professor Jeffrey Tulis. Jeffrey examined Obama’s presidency and asked whether or not Barack Obama has been a transformative president. This event was held in collaboration with the Dahrendorf Forum.

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Burnham, W.D., 1970. Critical elections and […]

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: Everything you wanted to know about Brexit but were too afraid to ask

The Ballpark Extra Innings: Everything you wanted to know about Brexit but were too afraid to ask

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It’s clear that the UK has voted to leave the EU, but there are still many questions surrounding Brexit. We want to provide some answers for our listeners on the other side of the pond to all of the questions Americans have about Brexit but were afraid to ask. We’ve gathered some of the LSE’s top experts on the […]

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: Gun Violence and Politics in the US

The Ballpark Extra Innings: Gun Violence and Politics in the US

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Following the recent horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida, we gathered three Americans to discuss their research and direct experience with the politics of gun violence. We contextualise the recent news with a statistical and research frame and then took a specific look at the gun safety policy and political fights that took place in Colorado in 2013.

Chris Gilson of […]

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    The Ballpark Extra Innings: Monetary policy and more with Jeff Frieden

The Ballpark Extra Innings: Monetary policy and more with Jeff Frieden

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We featured Jeff Frieden in our podcast on the Almighty Dollar, but our interview with him covered so much more. So we decided to share the full interview on the past, present, and future of monetary policy.

 

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The Ballpark Extra Innings: Why the Ballpark?

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You might be wondering, “Why is this podcast called ‘The Ballpark’?” In this Ballpark Extra Innings segment co-hosts Denise Baron and Chris Gilson spoke to another baseball fan and political economist, Derek Valles, to chat about the overlaps and intersections of baseball and politics.

 

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