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    Long Read Book Review: Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde Andrews

Long Read Book Review: Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde Andrews

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In Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century, Kehinde Andrews offers a new critical history of Black radical politics, exploring its foundations and key tenets and critiquing its applications in order to outline a vision of Black radicalism for the present. In this long read review, Amal Abu-Bakare examines the book’s contribution, reflecting particularly on the limitations of its understanding of […]

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    Book Review: Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Book Review: Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild

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In Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, Arlie Russell Hochschild explores the ‘deep story’ behind the rise of the Tea Party and Donald Trump in the USA, drawing on close contact with her research subjects over a five-year period of living in Louisiana. While the book may struggle to ultimately explain the origins of this […]

Choosing policies for higher fuel efficiency

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Policies combining fees and rebates perform consistently better than others even in different market environments, write Isis Durrmeyer and Mario Samano.

Throughout the world there have been efforts to reduce gasoline consumption and carbon emissions by changing the cost per mile traveled. One of the reasons to justify such efforts is the concern that emissions from conventional vehicles, which is […]

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    Why declaring a national emergency may not help Trump to get his wall

Why declaring a national emergency may not help Trump to get his wall

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In the face of the longest government shutdown on record, President Trump has suggested that he might declare a state of national emergency in order to construct a border wall on the US-Mexico border. Joshua Kennedy writes that while there seems to be little that could prevent President Trump from declaring a national emergency, even if Congress did not […]

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    The Los Angeles teachers’ strike is the latest dispute in a national movement

The Los Angeles teachers’ strike is the latest dispute in a national movement

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As of today, tens of thousands of teachers in one of America’s largest cities have walked off the job in the latest dispute between a teachers’ union and a school district. Bradley D. Marianno writes that the Los Angeles teachers’ strike is both a continuation of the national ‘Red4Ed’ movement – which has seen teachers’ strikes across the US […]

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    There is a massive class and race-based chasm in digital activism.

There is a massive class and race-based chasm in digital activism.

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A great deal of research and commentary about online spaces focuses on who consumes online content and how. But what about those who are producing content online? In new research, Jen Schradie looks at activism in North Carolina around labor laws, and finds that middle and upper class groups are much more likely to be digital activists, while working […]

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    Book Review: Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism by Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall

Book Review: Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism by Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall

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In Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism, Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall explore the ‘boomerang effect’ whereby what the United States sends out in the form of a militaristic foreign policy eventually comes to affect domestic institutions and policies. This is a masterful analysis, finds Courteney J. O’Connor, that will be of particular use to students and practitioners […]

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    Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

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In Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Anand Giridharadas explores and unpacks various myths regarding the role of elites in engendering social change, showing how the efforts of America’s elite to ‘do good’ typically help to maintain their advantaged positions. This is an eloquently delivered yet scathing critique of the emphasis placed upon elites over social institutions […]

A new measure to assess companies’ external engagement

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Big data and advanced analytics allow us to justify investment in social media, just like with other investments, write Witold Henisz, Dhruv Malhotra and Robin Nuttall.

Could a single tweet destroy your company? Just a few years ago, a question like that might have seemed absurd. But now that possibility is something that executives and investors around the world are […]

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    Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women, men, and children

Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women, men, and children

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Two years ago this month, President Trump reinstated and expanded the global gag rule – the perennial Republican policy which cuts US funding for any organisation worldwide which offers abortion services or counselling. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Ernestina Coast and Nicky Armstrong argue that not only will the measure – which covers a pot of nearly $10 billion […]

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