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  • 13 Jun 2019
    Ahmet T. Kuru

    Is Religion-State Separation Possible in Islam?

    In both academia and the media, a well-known perception is that Christianity essentially embraces religion-state separation whereas Islam essentially rejects it. Defenders of this perception provide some textual evidences. To show religion-state separation in Christianity, they quote a Biblical phrase, “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are […]

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  • 25 Mar 2019
    Fatemah Alzubairi

    The Rise of Authoritarianism under the Presidency of Trump

    Fatemah Alzubairi discusses her new book Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and Anti-Terrorism Law in the Arab World.

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  • 7 May 2014
    Tom Ginsburg

    Constitutions…in Dictatorships?

    Tom Ginsburg, the co-author of Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes , breaks down the concept of "constitutions without constitutionalism" in dictatorships like North Korea and Mubarak's Egypt, outlining the different roles these constitutions can play for authoritarian rulers.

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  • 15 Feb 2010

    Politics and Personality

    How much of our political orientation can be attributed to our personalities and our brains? Nicholas Kristof addressed this in his NYT Op-Ed Saturday, and examined the research of two of our authors. We all know that liberals and conservatives are far apart on health care. But in the way their brains work? Even in automatic reflexes, like blinking? Or the way their glands secrete moisture? That’s the suggestion of some recent research. It hints that the roots of political judgments may lie partly in fundamental personality types and even in the hard-wiring of our brains. Researchers have found, for example, that some humans are particularly alert to threats, particularly primed to feel vulnerable and perceive danger. Those people are more likely to be conservatives.

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  • 11 Feb 2010

    Whatley on the Tea Party Movement and Authoritarianism

    Via The Huffington Post, Whatley draws on the work of our own Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler to describe some dimensions of the Tea Party Movement: In Authoritarianism & Polarization in American Politics, a revealing work of political science published last year that unfortunately went somewhat unnoticed, Marc J. Hetherington and Jonathan D. Weiler describe a specific worldview -- authoritarianism -- which they argue lies at the heart of political polarization in modern American politics.

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  • 18 Nov 2009

    FireDogLake Book Salon hosts Hetherington & Weiler

    Sunday's Book Salon discussion over at FireDogLake featured our own Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler, authors of 'Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics.' Thanks to them for the great welcome and even better discussion.

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  • 13 Oct 2009

    Glenn Greenwald interviews Jonathan Weiler

    Jonathan Weiler, co-author of "Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics" appeared in a podcast interview with Salon's Glenn Greenwald.

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