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Democratic Backsliding in the USA

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On December 23, 2016
In the United States, Political Science is conventionally divided into four major subfields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. These divisions lack strong intellectual justification. They are largely a matter of convention, historical accident, and training. Indeed, members of the latter three subfields sometimes like to snark that American Politics is just a glorified single-country study. Imagine […]

Lessons from Turkey

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On December 1, 2016

Over at my other digs, Kindred Winecoff is running a series called “World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism” (which, unfortunately, he’s decided requires an acronym). They

I recently suggested LGM readers support a Department of Justice Rule-making process on prison reform. I probably should have added that it’s not enough – not nearly enough – to simply log into the Change.org site and click “send” on the form letter they offer. In fact, if you did that already, you pretty much […]

Not Good

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On January 12, 2009

Concur with Spencer re: the banning of the participation Arab political parties in the next Israeli election. Such a ban effectively disenfranchises Israel’s Arab minority, making the claim that

Lawyers Gettin’ Feisty

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On November 7, 2007
Well, we American lawyers have been put to shame by our peers in Pakistan. After President Pervez Musharraf (one of Bush’s A#1 allies, don’t forget) suspended the Constitution, dissolved the high courts, and got rid of private television media, the lawyers got mad. Despite being beaten by plainclothes and uniformed police officers and arrested in […]
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