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  • 29 Apr 2024
    Kim L. Fridkin, Patrick J. Kenney

    Choices in a Chaotic Campaign:  Looking Forward to the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

    We write this blog knowing the 2024 presidential election will be a rematch of the 2020 contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.  We are not fully aware, though, how changes in the political landscape from 2020 to 2024 will alter how citizens make decisions at the ballot box.  In our book, Choices in a […]

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  • 25 Apr 2024
    Miles M. Evers, Eric Grynaviski

    America’s First Pacific Empire

    Beginning in the 1850s, the United States took its first, incautious steps toward developing an overseas empire in the Pacific. In the end, the empire would help defeat Japan during World War II. The bloodiest and most infamous battles of the Pacific War were fought on possessions gained by American imperialists. The first American shots […]

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  • 26 Feb 2024
    David Lay Williams, Matthew W. Maguire

    Rousseau and Democracy

    2024 promises to be a year of decision for democracies worldwide, with important elections scheduled in Taiwan, Venezuela, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Several of these elections are taking place in countries with relatively fragile democracies, and  where the voters themselves are uncertain about the political health and stability of their […]

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  • 17 Jul 2023
    Robert Kubinec

    Arabs Want Democracy—But Not With Corruption

    Despite the costly efforts of Arab activists and citizens over the past decade of the Arab Uprisings, today no Arab state can claim to be fully democratic. Two countries, Egypt and Tunisia, traveled farthest down the path towards democracy, and Tunisia witnessed ten years of democratic elections–but today neither country protects the rights of citizens […]

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  • 23 Aug 2022
    Edward Aspinall, Meredith L. Weiss, Allen Hicken, Paul D. Hutchcroft

    A tale of two elections: how “money politics” is shaped by national context

    May 2022 in the Philippines. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. was running for president of the Philippines, in tandem with Sara Duterte, daughter of the term-limited incumbent, Rodrigo Duterte. Both domestic and international attention zeroed in on the presidential contest—debating whether the son of a disgraced former dictator could win. (He could and did, handily.) But […]

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  • 27 Jul 2022
    Eric W. Cheng

    Progressives, Moderates, and the Politics of Principle and Pragmatism

    There is much agreement among ‘progressives’ and ‘moderates’ that the modern Republican Party is an existential threat to American democracy. This agreement, I believe, is well-founded. With notable exceptions , Republican officials have either supported or turned a blind eye towards violent efforts – egged on by a Republican president – to overturn an election. […]

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  • 18 Oct 2021
    Raphael Cohen-Almagor

    Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism

    I have been thinking and writing about religion and culture since the 1990s. However, I did not think about writing a book. I was more preoccupied with questions pertaining to media ethics and medical ethics. The turning point was 2011. Then, Prime Minister David Cameron went as far as saying that multiculturalism had failed and […]

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  • 16 Sep 2020
    Marius R. Busemeyer, Julian L. Garritzmann, Erik Neimanns

    Education amidst Covid-19

    Covid-19 is challenging education provision around the globe. Here's how public opinion has affected the capacity of education systems to cope with the pandemic

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