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    What the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for American political life

What the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for American political life

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As we approach the one-year anniversary of many of the first COVID-19 lockdowns, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz focuses on three important impacts of the pandemic on the US: the partisan divide; the 2020 presidential contest; and America’s role in the world. 
How has COVID-19 affected partisanship and polarization in America? 
COVID-19 has changed many things in America, but […]

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    Americans are divided on Medicaid work requirements, but it depends on recipients’ circumstances

Americans are divided on Medicaid work requirements, but it depends on recipients’ circumstances

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This week the Biden administration requested a halt to a Trump-era Supreme Court challenge to state Medicaid work requirements. But how do Americans feel about work requirements for Medicaid recipients? In new research, Simon F. Haeder, Steven Sylvester and Timothy H. Callaghan find that while Americans are split in their support or opposition to Medicaid work requirements, public opinion […]

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    Book Review: The Uncertainty Mindset: Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food by Vaughn Tan

Book Review: The Uncertainty Mindset: Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food by Vaughn Tan

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In The Uncertainty Mindset: Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food, Vaughn Tan examines ‘the uncertainty mindset’ as a model for understanding how teams use uncertainty to organise for innovation, focusing on the world of high-end cuisine and the organisational design of elite culinary research and development teams. Reflecting on the book during the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna Nguyen welcomes this insightful restaurant […]

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    Book Review: The University and Social Justice: Struggles Across the Globe edited by Aziz Choudry and Salim Vally

Book Review: The University and Social Justice: Struggles Across the Globe edited by Aziz Choudry and Salim Vally

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In The University and Social Justice: Struggles Across the Globe, editors Aziz Choudry and Salim Vally offer a new collection exploring university-based activism and social justice movements around the world. With rich accounts that cover diverse repertoires of action and collective struggles, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the state of Higher Education across the globe, finds Shreya Urvashi.

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How the West can respond to China’s technology surge

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The West still outperforms China in most areas of advanced technology but has much to learn about how it lost the lead in some areas. China’s technology surge to dominance in a few sectors is the consequence of a set of concrete factors that either exist already in Europe, can be created, or used to exist and can be […]

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    Introducing The Politics of Race in American Film: a new podcast from the LSE US Centre featuring Dr Clive James Nwonka

Introducing The Politics of Race in American Film: a new podcast from the LSE US Centre featuring Dr Clive James Nwonka

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The LSE US Centre is excited to introduce our new podcast series, The Politics of Race in American Film, now available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify and the LSE Player. Hosted by Dr. Clive James Nwonka, over five episodes this podcast will explore what makes film such a powerful lens for understanding race, politics & society.

In Episode 1, “The […]

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    Biden’s relief package should focus on low-income households say expert US economists.

Biden’s relief package should focus on low-income households say expert US economists.

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The first weeks of President Joe Biden’s new administration have seen a focus on getting a large COVID-19 relief and stimulus bill through Congress. Romesh Vaitilingam reports on a new survey of 42 economic experts on the relief proposals, with there being broad agreement that they should focus on relief rather than economic stimulus and that they should target […]

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    Party activists may determine the future of the Republican Party

Party activists may determine the future of the Republican Party

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With the impeachment and exit of Donald Trump from the presidential stage, the Republican Party now faces a dilemma of how to define itself so that it can win back Congress and the White House. In new research Rosalyn Cooperman, Gregory Shufeldt, and Kimberly Conger find that GOP activists fit into two broad groups: Establishment Republicans who are more […]

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    Book Review: Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure and Expertise edited by Brinda Sarathy, Vivien Hamilton and Janet Farrell Brodie

Book Review: Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure and Expertise edited by Brinda Sarathy, Vivien Hamilton and Janet Farrell Brodie

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In Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure and Expertise, editors Brinda Sarathy, Vivien Hamilton and Janet Farrell Brodie bring together contributors in a timely call to place ‘toxicity’ back at the centre of public health discussions, exploring different toxic landscapes in North America and Japan to denaturalise the presence of inorganic contaminants in an environment. Revealing toxicity as the outcome […]

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    Book Review: Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy by Stephen Wertheim

Book Review: Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy by Stephen Wertheim

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In Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy, Stephen Wertheim challenges the myth that the United States reluctantly acquired armed superpower status, instead focusing on World War II as a crucial period in which the US transformed its role in the international order and achieved global primacy. While unconvinced by the book’s argument that the pursuit of US primacy […]

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