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    Will Dysfunctional Politics Finally End the American Century?

Will Dysfunctional Politics Finally End the American Century?

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The United States has dominated international politics since the end of the Second World War. And while it retains tremendous wealth and military strength, the domestic hyper-partisanship which has characterized the post-Cold War era is draining the country’s ‘usable power’ argue Peter Trubowitz and Peter Harris.

Can the United States continue to shape international politics as it has done for the […]

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    Book Review: Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction by Jim Reynolds

Book Review: Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction by Jim Reynolds

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In Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction, Jim Reynolds offers an excellent new encapsulation of Canadian Aboriginal law, discussing 163 cases stretching from 1823 up until the present day and covering topics including sovereignty, Aboriginal title and treaties. Reynolds draws on his wealth of experience to provide a compendious summary of the development of Aboriginal law in Canada, writes […]

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    Book Review: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack

Book Review: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack

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In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack seeks to better comprehend the unnoticed heterogeneous experiences of first-generation, low-income students navigating campus life at elite universities in the United States. This is a significant contribution to debates on class and mobility, writes Malik Fercovic, that compels us to think carefully about the responsibilities of […]

When employees are ideological misfits

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Both conservative and liberal misfits report being marginalised, but they react differently, writes Sekou Bermiss.

There have been many recent examples when personal politics has collided with professional workspaces. In November of 2016, Geoff Lewis, a partner at Founders Fund (a venture capital firm founded by Peter Thiel), penned a blistering critique of reality TV culture and the rise of […]

How Senator Joe Biden got it wrong on busing in the 1970s

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Former Vice President Joe Biden leads in recent Democratic primary polling, and is considered by many to be the front-runner to win the Party’s presidential nomination next year. Biden’s presidential ambitions have meant that greater scrutiny has been placed on his 36-year Congressional record.  Richard Johnson takes a close look at then-Senator Biden’s opposition to the federally mandated system […]

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    How the US system of neighborhood-based service provision can trap people in poverty

How the US system of neighborhood-based service provision can trap people in poverty

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In new research, Junia Howell looks at the role of neighborhoods in promoting social and economic success for the next generation. Comparing Germany and the United States, she finds that the US system of focusing on neighborhood-level provision – compared to Germany’s federally oriented model – means that American communities have a greater impact on their intergenerational mobility of […]

Why no-one can be the winner in Trump’s trade wars

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President Trump has recently escalated his ongoing trade war with China, increasing import tariffs from 10 to 25 percent. But can any country be the ‘winner’ in a trade war? In new research, Thiemo Fetzer and Carlo Schwarz look at the structure of the retaliation countries have opted for at the onset of the trade war. They find that […]

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    Chicago shows how global financial firms can acquire control over local infrastructure planning and financing decision-making

Chicago shows how global financial firms can acquire control over local infrastructure planning and financing decision-making

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President Trump recently discussed the potential for infrastructure reform with Democratic leaders. One way such large projects can be paid for is via public-private partnerships. In new research, Stephanie Farmer and Chris D. Poulos examine the development of such partnerships in Chicago during the tenure of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. They find that through political campaign contributions and involvement in […]

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    When it comes to being encouraged to run for office, women are less receptive to male recruiters

When it comes to being encouraged to run for office, women are less receptive to male recruiters

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In the US and around the world, women are still dramatically underrepresented within corridors of power. In new research, Scott Pruysers and Julie Blais examine how this gender gap might be closed by encouraging more women to run for office, and if it matters who does the asking. They find that in general, no matter who does the encouraging, […]

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    Book Review: The Lost Ethnographies: Methodological Insights from Projects that Never Were edited by Robin James Smith and Sara Delamont

Book Review: The Lost Ethnographies: Methodological Insights from Projects that Never Were edited by Robin James Smith and Sara Delamont

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In The Lost Ethnographies: Methodological Insights from Projects that Never Were, Robin James Smith and Sara Delamont bring together a range of contributors who place loss at the centre of the ethnographic method by reflecting on unsuccessful funding bids, fieldwork problems, writing difficulties and uncompleted projects. The cumulative effect of these chapters provides rich and layered insight into the ethnographer’s world, […]

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