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  • 16 Mar 2021
    Marcelo Bergman, Gustavo Fondevila

    Red hot prisons in Latin America

    In the last days of February, prisons in the region demonstrated the nature of the crisis in which they are submerged. In Ecuador, on the 23rd, a series of riots ended in at least 79 deaths. A few days before, in Paraguay, prisoners had taken control of the Tacumbu prison, the largest in the country, […]

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  • 20 Feb 2020
    Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, Paul M. Collins Jr.

    Are Trump’s Tweets Unpresidential? – Often Yes, but Sometimes No

    Paul M. Collins, Jr. & Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, authors of "The President and the Supreme Court" on Donald Trump's tweets.

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  • 29 Jun 2017
    Jean-Philippe Platteau

    Islam Instrumentalized: Religion and Politics in Historical Perspective

    In this book, economist Jean-Philippe Platteau addresses the question: does Islam, the religion of Muslims, bear some responsibility for a lack of economic development in the countries in which it dominates?

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  • 25 May 2017
    Jared Rubin

    Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not

    My recent book, Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not, addresses one of the big questions in economics and economic history: why did the modern economy emerge when and where it did? Specifically, why did the modern economy emerge in northwestern Europe at some point in the […]

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  • 21 Apr 2017
    Siniša Malešević

    The Myth of Violent Past

    Siniša Malešević, author of The Rise of Organised Brutality, explores how organised violence is on the rise and why it has increased throughout the course of human history.

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