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Thursday, May 17, 2018

William Davies: A Bibliographic Review of Neoliberalism

William Davies: A Bibliographic Review of Neoliberalism: TCS is an academic publishing cluster now based at Goldsmiths, University of London. It comprises the academic, peer-reviewed journals Theory, Culture & Society and Body & Society, as well as the Theory, Culture & Society Book Series.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"Is Liberal Democracy in Retreat?" |Steven Pinker , Robert Muggah


https://www.project-syndicate.org/onpoint/is-liberal-democracy-in-retreat-by-steven-pinker-and-robert-muggah-2018-03?a_la=english&a_d=5abd05bc78b6c71254dc917b&a_m=&a_a=click&a_s=&a_p=homepage&a_li=is-liberal-democracy-in-retreat-by-steven-pinker-and-robert-muggah-2018-03&a_pa=curated&a_ps=secondary-articles

Though some countries (and cities) are faring worse than others, the world is becoming safer and more prosperous overall – hard as that may be to believe. This is especially true of democratic countries, which stand out for their higher rates of economic growth and higher levels of wellbeing. Democracies also tend to have fewer wars and genocides, virtually no famines, and happier, healthier, better-educated citizens.

"Distrust and Political Turnover" | NBER Working Paper No. 24187 January 2018

Nathan Nunn, Nancy Qian, and Jaya Wen
http://www.nber.org/papers/w24187.pdf

We present findings that document one way in which a society's culture can affect political outcomes....