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    Diversity and inclusion: it’s a numbers game, but not the one most people think

Diversity and inclusion: it’s a numbers game, but not the one most people think

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More than representation, it’s about involvement, so that people of different backgrounds can create business value, writes Frederick Herbert.

If you were to ask a randomly selected member of the baby boomer generation what success looks like when it comes to diversity and inclusion, there’s a good chance you’d be told it was ‘representation’ (Smith, C.; Turner, S., 2015). In […]

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    In 2020, Senate elections were nationalized elections. The Georgia runoffs could be too.

In 2020, Senate elections were nationalized elections. The Georgia runoffs could be too.

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While the Democratic Party was successful in retaking the White House in the 2020 elections, it was unable to gain a majority in the US Senate. Ryan Williamson and Jamie Carson find that Senate elections have become largely nationalized: there was little variation on average between the electoral success of Democratic Senate candidates and that of Joe Biden in […]

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    Reporting government reactions to claims of electoral fraud can help maintain public trust in the media.

Reporting government reactions to claims of electoral fraud can help maintain public trust in the media.

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The 2020 US Presidential election campaigns have raised questions about the media and its credibility among US citizens. While many view the media as an important part of democracy, there is also an awareness of its role in furthering political divisions. Brian Calfano, Richard Harknett, Gregory Winger and Jelena Vicic examine the crucial relationship between the government and the […]

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    Biden’s victory is a point of renewal. But the resiliency of Trumpism means challenges lie ahead.

Biden’s victory is a point of renewal. But the resiliency of Trumpism means challenges lie ahead.

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Ron Pruessen joins millions in celebrating Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election. He also worries about the potential of “Trumpism” to limit the lifespan of this renewed positivity in the months and years ahead – not least because this would echo past patterns in America’s political history.

Watching a recent webcast of Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night, I was […]

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    Trump’s style of populism may be the reason most of his supporters aren’t taking to the streets.

Trump’s style of populism may be the reason most of his supporters aren’t taking to the streets.

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If Republicans are so convinced that the 2020 election was rigged, why aren’t they protesting? Ben Margulies argues that the authoritarian nature of Trumpism, where his supporters are encouraged to leave politics to him, may be undermining any vigorous populist response. 

Donald Trump thinks he won the 2020 presidential election. At least, he has certainly devoted a great deal of […]

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    Long Read: Trump’s ‘Hail Mary’ pass and the questions it raises about how presidents are elected

Long Read: Trump’s ‘Hail Mary’ pass and the questions it raises about how presidents are elected

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Despite media projections that Joe Biden is the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump continues to make claims to the contrary. Jeffrey K. Tulis writes that Trump’s legal challenges to vote counts and pressure on state officials to change their Electoral College votes in closely contested states are a “Hail Mary” tactic to keep the presidency. Contrasting […]

Book Review: Feminisms: A Global History by Lucy Delap

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In Feminisms: A Global History, Lucy Delap offers a new and wide-ranging account of the global history of feminisms, drawing on an innovative range of sources to explore the rich, diverse and radical roots of feminist movements across time and space. Addressing the powerful contributions of feminisms while also examining their limitations, exclusions and complicities, this book is a triumph of […]

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    Book Review: Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Book Review: Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

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In Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems, Nobel-Prize winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo carefully lay out evidence to provide a grounded approach to tackling today’s most pressing global problems. With a focus on alleviating inequality and poverty, Banerjee and Duflo’s book clears a path for more interdisciplinary work centred on improving citizens’ […]

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    How faster productivity growth in low-skill sectors contribute to wage stagnation

How faster productivity growth in low-skill sectors contribute to wage stagnation

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Because productivity grows unevenly, workers reallocate between sectors, and low-skill wages stagnate, write Rachel Ngai and Orhun Sevinc.

The real wage of non-college workers in the U.S. has grown by about 20 per cent since the 1980s, which is less than half of the growth in aggregate labour productivity. This is rather puzzling because low-skill workers tend to work in […]

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    What Happened?: Vote by mail worked in 2020. But this was no way to run an election. 

What Happened?: Vote by mail worked in 2020. But this was no way to run an election. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic meant that voting by mail was more important than ever during the 2020 US General Election. Though it generally worked well, Priscilla Southwell argues that issues such as the rejection of so-called “naked” and “cured” ballots by Republicans show that there are still important areas for improvement.

Following the 2020 US General Election our mini-series, ‘What Happened?’, explores aspects of elections […]

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