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Unions and Global Democracy

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On July 22, 2022
Two interconnected things are happening globally. First, democracy is under attack from right-wing forces. Second, unions are under attack from the same right-wing forces plus a lot of neoliberal centrist types who don’t value them. Unions are absolutely vital for a functioning democracy. As the only organizations that have represented workers’ desires with a capitalist […]
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Hong Kong

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On July 6, 2020
We haven’t blogged much about Hong Kong recently. The news, as readers probably now, has been pretty grim. On June 30, Beijing enacted a National Security Law that, in effect, ended any guarantee of Hong Kong’s separate political system. And today, the other shoe dropped. Hong Kong police will be authorised to conduct searches at […]

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

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