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  • 16 May 2023
    Simón Escoffier

    From the Urban Margins to Large-Scale Protests

    In October 2019, unprecedented mobilizations in Chile took the world by surprise. An outburst of protests plunged the most stable democracy in Latin America into its most profound social and political crisis since the dictatorship in the 1980s. What began as student-led protests in a few metro stations against a fare increase in public transportation […]

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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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  • 15 Oct 2018
    Michael Kenney

    Beyond the Headlines on Anjem Choudary’s Release from Prison: An Insight into his Activist Network

    With his imminent release from prison for inviting support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Anjem Choudary and his network of supporters are back in the spotlight. As I write in my forthcoming book, Choudary and his fellow al-Muhajiroun (Arabic for “the Emigrants”) activists have struggled to create the Islamic caliphate in Britain for years […]

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  • 1 Mar 2018
    Nicole Doerr

    Can democracy work in multiethnic, multilingual social movements?

    Nicole Doerr, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen, discusses her new book: Political Translation.

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  • 20 Feb 2018
    David McCrone, Frank Bechhofer

    If You’re English, Vote for Brexit

    That England (and Wales) voted Leave in the Brexit referendum of 2016, and that Scotland (and Northern Ireland) voted Remain is now a fact of political life. People resident in these different parts of the UK voted differently for Brexit. But what is going on beneath the surface is more complex. Recent research (reported in […]

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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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