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  • 3 Mar 2023
    Rachel A. Schwartz

    What Civil War Leaves Behind: The Institutional Legacies of Conflict in Central America

    Civil war is among the most destructive forces in the modern world. Its toll is felt in the innumerable human lives lost, the infrastructure and economic assets decimated, the social services like healthcare and education set back decades, and the communities fragmented and traumatized in its wake. Yet, amid the overwhelming devastation, we can also […]

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  • 18 Oct 2022
    Ana Catalano Weeks

    How Gender Quotas Broaden the Political Agenda

    Quota laws increase numbers of women across parties, and they lead to policies that better reflect women’s preferences for balancing work and family. In 2013, a Christian democratic politician from Belgium and I sat down in her office in the Senate, the upper house of the federal parliament in Brussels. The senator recalled a long […]

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  • 1 Aug 2022
    Mexican police on a rainy day, ready to contain street vendors from one of the most conflictive areas of Mexico City, the Tacubaya neighborhood.
    Hernán Flom

    The Politics of Policing in Latin America

    Forty years after the end of authoritarianism, many Latin American democracies exhibit high levels of state violence, primarily attributable to the agency most directly responsible for preserving the state’s monopoly of legitimate coercion: the police. Just last week, military police officers killed at least 18 people in a raid on a favela (shantytown) in Rio […]

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  • 27 Jun 2022
    Kathy Dodworth

    Legitimacy: crisis or continuity?

    We are, according to US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in a ‘crisis of legitimacy’. The US Supreme Court’s overturning of long-settled law Roe vs Wade regarding women’s right to abortion does not reflect US public opinion at large. Trust in the court itself is at an all-time-low, she laid out in a Twitter series on 25 […]

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  • 29 Mar 2022
    Torben Iversen, Philipp Rehm

    An introduction to “Big Data and the Welfare State”

    A central function of the state is to provide insurance against the vagaries of life and markets, such as accidents, ill health, old age, or unemployment. Collectively, these mandatory risk pooling arrangements are known as social insurance, or the welfare state. According to influential accounts in the literature, the welfare state exists because (social) insurance […]

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  • 30 Apr 2020
    Aziz Z. Huq, Tom Ginsburg

    How Do Constitutions Get Implemented?

    On July 9, 2011, it was announced with great fanfare that South Sudan had become the world’s newest nation state. As new countries are wont to do, that very day President Salva Kiir promulgated a new Constitution, the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan. With substantial input from international actors and academics, the […]

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  • 9 Aug 2019
    Robert H. Blackman

    How Brexit is like the French Revolution

    No past event gives us a perfect guide to understand current affairs. Nevertheless, we could do worse than use our shared past to help us think through the remarkable political changes Britain has experienced since the 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union. One event in particular shares much of the political drama Britain has […]

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  • 25 Jul 2019
    George Lawson

    Revolutions in the contemporary world

    There are two main ways of approaching the study of revolution in the contemporary world – and they are both wrong.  On the one hand, revolutions are everywhere: on the streets of Kobane, Caracas, and Khartoum; in the rhetoric of groups like Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter; and in the potential of new technologies […]

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