Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

Democracy Threatened When Census Undercounts Populations

The 2020 U.S. Census is still two years away, but experts and civil rights groups are already disputing the results. Professor Emily Merchant’s research on the international history of demography demonstrates that the question of how to equitably count the population is not new, nor is it unique to the United States.

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The People and the State

The win for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election raises many questions about democracy and the ways in which populist movements and protest against the state are emerging in the 21st century. His success reflects a trend for mass protests against existing regimes that have been endemic in both democratic and non-democratic states over the […]

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Oh dear: Defending against the enemies of science

From Shawn Otto at Scientific American: Four years ago in Scientific American, I warned readers of a growing problem in American democracy. The article, entitled “Antiscience Beliefs Jeopardize U.S. Democracy,” charted how it had not only become acceptable, but often required, for politicians to embrace antiscience positions, and how those positions flew in the face […]

Archived Webinar: Elections in America

What is the future of American political parties as we known them? Do Americans even care about the candidates’ positions? Do campaign visits and television ads really turn the dial in voting. Political scientists Larry Bartels, Lynn Vavreck and Gary Jacobsen — address these and other questions about the current presidential election in this archived webinar.

Brexit: Well-behaved liberals seldom change history

As Ian McBride has commented in The Guardian, one of the strange features of Britain’s EU referendum is the resignation with which the losers have accepted the outcome. 16 million voters – 48 per cent of those participating – voted to Remain. Their voices have been completely silenced by the national media and political elite. […]

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