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  • 22 Sep 2023
    Brian H. Bix

    Agreements in Our Family Lives

                Many of our interactions with other people are structured by formal or informal agreements:  we agree to work for a company for a set wage, we pay other people to fix our car or to dry-clean our clothes, we agree to meet a friend for lunch, and spouses and neighbors may take turns picking […]

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  • 27 Feb 2023
    Kaitlin Sidorsky, Wendy J. Schiller

    Guns and Domestic Violence: Why Federal Laws Fail to Keep Women Safe

    Tausha Haight, her five children and her mother were all shot to death in January 2023 by her husband, whom she had filed for divorce from just weeks earlier, and who had been investigated for child abuse two years before that. Less than a month later, Linda Robinson and her son Sebastian were murdered by […]

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  • 19 Jan 2023
    Jonathan Hearn

    In Defence of Competition

    This book grew out of two entwined questions.  One has followed me throughout my academic career: what are the origins and nature of modern liberal society?  The other came into view more clearly over the last decade: why is competition such a pervasive aspect of that kind of society?  The answers turn out to be […]

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  • 2 Jan 2023
    John L. Campbell

    The Big Lie and Much More

    Donald Trump’s presidency has done more damage to America’s political institutions than most people realize.  I explain how in my new book, Institutions Under Siege: Donald Trump’s Attack on the Deep State. Of course, some of that damage is obvious to anyone with a passing knowledge of current political events in the United States.  Consider […]

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  • 20 Jun 2022
    Elizabeth A. Hoffmann

    Breastfeeding Moms Need Formula, too, Because Workplace Milk-Pumping Accommodations Often Inadequate

    To date, millions of American parents have been impacted by the baby formula shortage but breastfeeding parents largely remain unpanicked. Social media has exploded with posts taking note of this and suggesting that this benefit might spur reluctant parents to embrace breastfeeding. But this advice fails to acknowledge that breastfeeding without supplementing with formula is […]

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  • 8 Jun 2022
    Marcos E. Pérez

    Neoliberal deindustrialization, working-class identity and collective action in Argentina

    How do workers react to the undermining of their means of livelihood? What are the political consequences of rising unemployment and inequality? In recent years, the expansion of right-wing movements throughout the world has intensified concerns over the effects of neoliberal globalization for democratic governance. Faced with economic uncertainty and reduced prospects for social mobility, […]

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  • 6 Apr 2022
    Henrik Enroth

    What holds society together?

    This is one of those questions that we rarely ask, unless we feel that something is already amiss. Most of the time, what holds society together is probably something we do not actively think about, like what holds our relationship or our car together. In Political Science and the Problem of Social Order I discuss […]

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  • 10 Jan 2022
    Amy S. Bruckman

    Is the internet changing how we create “knowledge”?

    How do we know what is “true”? When I was growing up in the 1970s, I believed most of the information I received. That included things my teachers told me, things I heard on the nightly news (my mother watched Walter Chronkite while she cooked dinner), and things I read in my textbooks. I accepted […]

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