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    Book Review: Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero is Not Enough by Holly Jean Buck

Book Review: Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero is Not Enough by Holly Jean Buck

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In Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero is Not Enough, Holly Jean Buck argues that the framework of net zero and its concentration on emissions diverts public and policy attention from the fundamental task of ending the use of fossil fuels to ensure effective and lasting climate change mitigation. Reviewing the book ahead of the start of COP26, Sibo Chen recommends […]

Seeking Justice: Sikhism in America

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Simran Jeet Singh discusses Sikhism in America. A religious community that has been victim to a troubling pattern of racist violence throughout American history, Singh explains how Sikh visions for justice can help the country reclaim and reinvigorate its concept of religious freedom.

On 15 June 2021, LSE Religion and Global Society (RGS), together with the US Centre and […]

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    What Happened?: The 2020 election can’t be understood without considering the role of the COVID-19 pandemic

What Happened?: The 2020 election can’t be understood without considering the role of the COVID-19 pandemic

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The 2020 US electoral cycle was truly historic. Along with two presidential candidates at odds with each other over policy, campaign decorum, and their visions for the future, it occurred in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Finn, Madison Imiola, and Rob Ledger argue that if these two events are viewed as linked, rather than separate events happening […]

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    Book Review: Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment by Aliya Hamid Rao

Book Review: Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment by Aliya Hamid Rao

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In Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment, Aliya Hamid Rao offers a new addition to sociological research on unemployment, delving into the ways that gender beliefs unequally shape men’s and women’s experiences of job search and unemployment. Sarah Damaske recommends this wonderful and engagingly written book for introducing a much-needed gender and work-family lens to the unemployment literature. 

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    Book Review: A Feminist Reading of Debt by Lucí Cavallero and Verónica Gago

Book Review: A Feminist Reading of Debt by Lucí Cavallero and Verónica Gago

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In A Feminist Reading of Debt, Lucí Cavallero and Verónica Gago offer a feminist understanding of debt that explores its impact on women and the LGBTQ+ community and examines the relationship between debt and social reproduction, set within the context of the Argentinian feminist movement and wider activist resistance in Latin America. This book is of great value to those interested […]

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    Designing a useful textbook for an open access audience – Q and A with Filipe Campante, Federico Sturzenegger and Andrés Velasco, authors of Advanced Macroeconomics: An Easy Guide

Designing a useful textbook for an open access audience – Q and A with Filipe Campante, Federico Sturzenegger and Andrés Velasco, authors of Advanced Macroeconomics: An Easy Guide

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Textbooks play an important role in defining fields of research and summarising key academic ideas for a wider audience. But how do you do this for an open access audience that is potentially unlimited? We talked to Filipe Campante, Federico Sturzenegger and Andrés Velasco¸ authors of the recently published LSE Press book Advanced Macroeconomics: An Easy Guide, about how […]

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    In Idaho, Republicans’ support for mask mandates falls if they are enforced

In Idaho, Republicans’ support for mask mandates falls if they are enforced

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Mask mandates are one policy tool state governments have used to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But does the enforcement of these mandates change the way Americans think about them? In new research, Luke Fowler and Jeff Lyons examine the effects of mask mandate enforcement measures, such as fines, on public support in Idaho. They find that Democrats are […]

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    If the Democrats fail in their plans to Build Back Better, Americans may turn back to Trump.

If the Democrats fail in their plans to Build Back Better, Americans may turn back to Trump.

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President Joe Biden came into office with a plan to “Build Back Better” following the COVID-19 pandemic and four years of the Trump presidency. A key part of this agenda is a $3.5 trillion spending plan covering affordable and public housing, infrastructure, childcare, and measures to tackle climate change. Glyn Robbins writes that success for Biden’s spending plan in […]

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    Book Review: The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia by Madawi Al-Rasheed

Book Review: The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia by Madawi Al-Rasheed

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In The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia, Madawi Al-Rasheed provides a new account of Saudi Arabia’s recent history, focusing on the duality of reform and repression that has characterised the era of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammed bin Salman. This book is an essential resource for those looking to understand the transformations and contradictions of Saudi […]

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    Book Review: Beef, Bible and Bullets: Brazil in the Age of Bolsonaro by Richard Lapper

Book Review: Beef, Bible and Bullets: Brazil in the Age of Bolsonaro by Richard Lapper

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In Beef, Bible and Bullets: Brazil in the Age of Bolsonaro, Richard Lapper examines the underlying features of Brazilian society and recent socio-economic trends that shaped the 2018 presidential elections and lifted Jair Bolsonaro to power. Mark S. Langevin reviews the book, which provides a compelling, albeit incomplete, explanation of Bolsonaro’s ascent by exploring who exactly he represents.

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