May 20, 2022 – from American Politics Research
The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in the public profile of white nationalism in the United States. Invigorated by the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and coalescing with the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, this period was marked by a substantial uptick in far-right hate crimes, white nationalist rallies, marches, protests, and online activities, and increasing polarization of the voting public, marked particularly by white resentment regarding perceived status decline. While these phenomena are closely correlated, white nationalist groups (WNGs) are typically regarded as symptoms of such resentments rather than social movements that may contribute to tangible political outcomes.
May 18, 2022 – from Nietzsche-Studien
Interpreting Nietzsche’s writings on agency and responsibility through the lens of non-sovereignty generates interpretive and political-theoretical contributions. More specifically, I advance three arguments.
May 13, 2022 – from The Washington Post
Karl Rove argued that Trump’s influence was limited, noting that almost 68 percent of Ohio's Republican voters “ignored or rejected” Trump’s endorsement by voting for other candidates. But totaling the votes for MAGA-style candidates — Vance, Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons — shows that the Trump brand is tops in the Ohio GOP. Together, Vance and Mandel, the second-place finisher, combined for 56 percent of Republican voters. Add the 12 percent of voters who picked Gibbons, and two-thirds of all Republican primary voters pulled levers for MAGA.
May 11, 2022 – from CNN
It is "the classic example of essentially trying to buy a better reputation ... to distract from the fact that you're still very much tied to an authoritarian regime," said Jordan Gans-Morse, professor of corruption in the post-Soviet era at Northwestern University.
May 10, 2022 – from Berlingske
Danmark har i de seneste måneder taget betydelige skridt for at hjælpe Ukraine med at forsvare sig selv over for Rusland. Først besluttede den danske regering at sende 2.700 antitank-missiler til det ukrainske militær. For nylig meddelte regeringen så, at Danmark vil øge våbenhjælpen til Ukraine med 600 millioner kroner samt forskellige former for pansrede mandskabsvogne.
May 10, 2022 – from Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Many Americans agree that incivility in politics is a problem and has been one for a long time (Herbst Reference Herbst2010). Many speak of incivility as a singular concept; that is, a set of words and phrases that apparently “everyone” knows have no place in good democratic governance. Recent work has found systematic variation in what people perceive as uncivil. I argue that these variations stem not only from partisan reasoning but perhaps more importantly from stereotypes about race and gender, indicating that incivility itself is an identity-laden construct for most Americans.
May 10, 2022 – from WLS 890 AM
What is happening in Ukraine? Associate Professor of Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies at Northwestern University Jordan Gans-Morse recaps the latest with Steve Cochran and Judy Pielach. To hear the full interview, head to the WLS AM Highlights Page!
May 10, 2022 – from Project on Middle East Political Science
Images of plastic bags in the bellies of marine animals and ominously growing floating islands of garbage in the ocean offer a compelling narrative to ban plastic in favor of more environmentally friendly materials. However, this tells only a partial story.
May 9, 2022 – from La Silla Académica
Porque es muy probable que a la segunda vuelta de las presidenciales de este año llegue Gustavo Petro a enfrentarse con el candidato de la derecha, Federico Gutiérrez, muchos han visto en esta elección una proyección de lo que el país vivió hace cuatro años. En ese entonces, Petro fue derrotado por el hasta entonces desconocido Iván Duque, quien ganó en gran parte por ser la antítesis del candidato de izquierda. ¿Pero qué tanto pueden pensarse las presidenciales de 2022 como un 2018 recargado?
May 6, 2022 – from The Washington Post
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, it’s worth noting the challenges that motherhood brings. Many mothers are struggling to make parenting decisions amid changing coronavirus protocols, such as assessing travel risks after a Florida federal judge struck down the mask mandate for planes and other transportation. In the United States, many mothers are fearful of the continued threat to reproductive rights for themselves and their children, given the recently leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion on abortion. Back to top