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    Book Review: The Pedagogy of Pathologization: Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-Prison Nexus by Subini Ancy Annamma

Book Review: The Pedagogy of Pathologization: Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-Prison Nexus by Subini Ancy Annamma

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In The Pedagogy of Pathologization: Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-Prison Nexus, Subini Ancy Annamma explores the processes and social factors that place the bodies of multiply-marginalised dis/abled girls of colour in the US criminal justice system, putting their voices at the centre of the book. This is a valuable intersectional view of the prison-school nexus that depicts how justice is […]

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    Book Review: Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics by Catherine Lu

Book Review: Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics by Catherine Lu

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In Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics, Catherine Lu examines a foundational question in international ethics: namely, how should we respond to political catastrophes, most particularly the legacies of colonial injustice? The book offers a fresh perspective on global justice, responsibility and reconciliation, writes Marija Antanaviciute, that orients attention from an emphasis on individual accountability to explore strategies for addressing […]

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    In many states, simple elections to keep or fire judges have become a partisan mess.

In many states, simple elections to keep or fire judges have become a partisan mess.

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In many US states, rather than facing partisan elections, judges are subject to a yes/no referendum from voters. David Hughes writes that these retention elections were introduced to take the politics out of judicial elections. In new research, he finds that despite this intent, judicial retention elections have become increasingly partisan over the last decade, leading to increased campaign […]

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    Why the 2017 Muslim Travel Ban could be a blessing in disguise for American Muslims

Why the 2017 Muslim Travel Ban could be a blessing in disguise for American Muslims

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Two years ago this week, President Trump introduced an entry ban for all Syrian refugees and those from seven Muslim-majority countries. The order was widely condemned by many, both in the US and internationally, but Nour Halabi suggests that it may have had a silver lining. Through her research on, and conversations with, Muslim Americans she finds that the […]

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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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    Trump’s immigration speech shows he knows he is losing the shutdown

Trump’s immigration speech shows he knows he is losing the shutdown

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Last night President Trump gave the first national televised address of his presidency, calling on Congress to end the ongoing government shutdown by funding his plans for $5.7 billion wall at the US-Mexico border. Director of the LSE’s US Centre, Peter Trubowitz, writes that the president’s decision to make the speech now is an acknowledgement from Trump that time is […]

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    Why a Trump self-pardon could leave him in the worst of all worlds

Why a Trump self-pardon could leave him in the worst of all worlds

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Continued links between Donald Trump and his former campaign manager (and now convicted felon) Paul Manafort have raised the possibility that Manafort may be holding out for a presidential pardon. But can a president pardon anyone for anything, and can they even pardon themselves? Looking to history, David Wise writes that the president’s power to pardon could be challenged […]

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    United Airlines in-flight catering workers’ union victory shows there is hope in the face of employers’ anti-union campaigns and weak legal protections

United Airlines in-flight catering workers’ union victory shows there is hope in the face of employers’ anti-union campaigns and weak legal protections

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Last month, nearly 3,000 in-flight catering workers employed by United Airlines at six major US airports won union recognition after an election which was opposed tooth and nail by their employers. Lauren Burke writes that the workers were able to overcome a combination of heavy anti-union opposition from United and labor laws which largely favor employers by recruiting large […]

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    Police use traffic stops as a form of ‘catch and release’ to disproportionately target Black Americans.

Police use traffic stops as a form of ‘catch and release’ to disproportionately target Black Americans.

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It is well known that Black Americans are targeted more often by police in traffic stops. But what happens after they are stopped? In new research, Joshua Chanin, Megan Welsh, and Dana Nurge reviewed nearly 260,000 traffic stop records from the San Diego Police Department, finding that Blacks were more likely than Whites to be subject to field interrogation […]

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    Legalised cannabis in North America is still in its honeymoon period. The long term effects may not be so positive.

Legalised cannabis in North America is still in its honeymoon period. The long term effects may not be so positive.

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Is the jury out or in on cannabis legalisation in North America? Wayne Hall writes that we only have four years of data from only two US states on the effects of the legalised drug, and that these effects are likely to change radically should the drug be legalised nationwide.

In his recent response to my article on cannabis legalization […]

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