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    Book Review: Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime by Bruno Latour

Book Review: Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime by Bruno Latour

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In Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, Bruno Latour explores the political and philosophical challenges proper to a time defined by an environmental and socio-economic crisis. Rodrigo Muñoz-González welcomes this energetic, compelling and provocative attempt to find an alternative vision to the contradictory and flawed project of modernity. 

Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime. Bruno Latour (trans. by Catherine […]

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    Book Review: Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education edited by Marc Spooner and James McNinch

Book Review: Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education edited by Marc Spooner and James McNinch

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In Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education, editors Marc Spooner and James McNinch bring together contributors including Noam Chomsky, Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Eve Tuck to offer critical perspectives on the impact of neoliberalism and new managerialism on universities. Grounded in rigorous research, this is a worthy read for scholars, policymakers and education practitioners, writes Khalaf Mohamed Abdellatif.

Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education. Marc Spooner and […]

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    Do British sources influence US opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Do British sources influence US opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

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Matthew Leep and Jeremy Pressman find that foreign criticism of Israel is modestly consequential, but is generally on par with domestic (American) criticism. They also suggest that Americans might be willing to discount foreign criticism in the face of bipartisan domestic support for Israel.

Foreign sources potentially provide important information and perspectives on international affairs for domestic audiences. While there […]

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    Paradoxically, stricter lobbying laws can actually hurt transparency. Here’s how to improve them.

Paradoxically, stricter lobbying laws can actually hurt transparency. Here’s how to improve them.

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Like it or not, lobbying has become a major part of the American political process. And while laws have been passed by both the federal and state governments to regulate lobbyists’ activities, James Strickland finds that in some cases, they may actually hurt transparency. He writes that US states with more regulations on lobbyists see lower registration rates than […]

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    The coalition which helped Trump win has not helped him to advance his policy agenda as president – and Democrats should take note.

The coalition which helped Trump win has not helped him to advance his policy agenda as president – and Democrats should take note.

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Despite his claims to the contrary, the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency has been one of legislative failure, as the recent government shutdown illustrated. Zachary Albert and David Barney argue that one reason for Trump’s difficulties in achieving his Congressional agenda has been his weak coalition of support within his own party. While Trump was able to […]

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    China’s Great Wall reminds us that walls are not good or evil. What’s important is who controls who flows through them.

China’s Great Wall reminds us that walls are not good or evil. What’s important is who controls who flows through them.

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Walls have very much been in the news of late, with President Trump pushing for a “big, beautiful wall” on the border with Mexico to prevent the entry of undocumented immigrants. But not all walls are inherently bad, writes William A. Callahan. Using China’s Great Wall as an example, he argues that we need to understand them as gateways […]

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    The ‘heroes’ and ‘victims’ of Trump’s State of the Union reveal how he wants Americans to think about gender and ethnicity.

The ‘heroes’ and ‘victims’ of Trump’s State of the Union reveal how he wants Americans to think about gender and ethnicity.

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Last week President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. As in previous addresses, Trump invited a number of Americans that he characterized as ‘heroes’ and ‘victims’. Patrick A. Stewart argues that Trump’s choice to spotlight mostly white men as ‘heroes’ and women and African Americans as ‘victims’ in his State […]

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    Why declaring a national emergency to build a border wall could set Donald Trump on the road to impeachment

Why declaring a national emergency to build a border wall could set Donald Trump on the road to impeachment

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Although some critics have floated the idea of impeaching Donald Trump, Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives has so far muted such calls. Some analysis, however, suggests that if Trump declares a national emergency to build a border wall with Mexico, it would constitute an impeachable offense. Thomas Gift examines how conversations over impeachment could change if Trump […]

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    American cities with rail transit are more likely to attract well-educated young people to live centrally

American cities with rail transit are more likely to attract well-educated young people to live centrally

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How do you get from A to B every day? For many Americans, the answer to that question is some form of public transport. In new research Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf examines how transit provision can influence the shape of America’s cities. She finds that cities with urban rail transit were more likely to have a higher proportion of college-educated […]

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    Book Review: Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation by Imani Perry

Book Review: Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation by Imani Perry

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In Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation, Imani Perry offers a powerful historical analysis of patriarchy and domination that draws on a plethora of philosophical, theoretical and artistic texts. Weaving together a unique tapestry to interrogate the structures of patriarchy and to reimagine liberation, this book should be on the shelf of any graduate student working in the fields of feminist and […]

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