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Who is ‘Davos Man’ today?

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For decades, the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, has attracted a lot of criticism and the idea of a “Davos Man”, rich, alienated, detached from his national roots, and full of empty talk, became a popular trope. However, Shawn Pope and Patricia Bromley analysed all of the organisation’s press releases for the past eight years and found that […]

Happy New Year 2022 from LSE USAPP!

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We’d like to thank all of our readers for reading LSE USAPP in 2021, our eighth full year of publishing commentary on US politics and policy.

Nearly 4,800 of you now follow us on Twitter (but there’s always room for more!) and we have more than 1,500. Facebook ‘likes’. Many of you have signed up to receive one of our weekly email updates – […]

January 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2022!

Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2022!

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We’d like to wish our readers all the best for the holidays, at the end of what’s been another challenging year for many. Thanks so much to all our readers and to those who contributed articles this year.

We’re looking forward to continuing to bring you more analysis and commentary on American politics, economics, culture, and society in 2022.

If you’d […]

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Happy New Year 2021 from LSE USAPP!

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This year has been a challenging one in many ways for the US and for the world. We’d like to thank all of our readers for reading LSE USAPP in 2020, our seventh full year of publishing commentary on US politics and policy. You can see how we covered 2020 with our our ten most popular posts from 2020.

Over 4,700 of […]

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2020 in review: round up of our ten most popular posts

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This year, we published nearly 400 articles covering the entire range of United States politics, policy, and society. Here’s a count-down of our ten most popular articles from this year:

10. If Trump lost the popular vote, it would be hard for him to ‘rig’ the Electoral College to stay in office.

There has been some speculation on what Donald Trump might do […]

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    Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2021!

Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2021!

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We’d like to wish our readers all the best for the holidays, at the end of what we know has been a difficult and challenging year for many.

We’re looking forward to continuing to bring you more analysis and commentary on American politics, economics, culture, and society in 2021.

If you’d like to be part of the conversation at USAPP then you can:

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    Book Review: Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form by Sianne Ngai

Book Review: Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form by Sianne Ngai

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In Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form, Sianne Ngai explores a pervasive and relatable aspect of everyday life under late capitalism: the ubiquity of the gimmick as a form that both seduces and repels. Tracing the gimmick through close readings of theory and case studies drawn from literature, art and film, this book is an incredible resource for […]

2020 in US politics and policy – what’s in store 

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With 2019 now behind us, it’s now time to look ahead to the coming year in US politics and policy. USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson gives a glimpse of what we’re likely to see this year.

Welcome to 2020! It’s an election year, so the already frenetic political atmosphere in the US will soon be kicking into an even higher gear. Here, I’ll be looking at […]

January 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Happy New Year 2020 from LSE USAPP!

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We’d like to thank all of our readers for reading LSE USAPP in 2019, our sixth full year of publishing commentary on US politics and policy. We’ve had more than 380,000 visitor sessions this year! Read our ten most popular posts from 2019 here.

Over 4,500 of you now follow us on Twitter (but there’s always room for more!) and we have more […]

January 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

2019 in review: round up of our ten most popular posts

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This year, we published more than 380 articles covering the entire range of United States politics, policy, and society. Here’s a count-down of our ten most popular articles from this year:

10. Why declaring a national emergency to build a border wall could set Donald Trump on the road to impeachment
Although some critics have floated the idea of impeaching Donald Trump, […]

December 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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