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by Natasha Lindstaedt  |  18th November 2020

Natasha Lindstaedt, author of 'Democratic Decay and Authoritarian Resurgence', explains why Trump’s refusal to concede is just the latest in his series of tactical moves to shift political culture towards authoritarianism. …Read more

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by Farhang Morady  |  3rd November 2020

Farhang Morady, author of ‘Contemporary Iran: Politics, Economy, Religion’, outlines the cumulative economic effects of sanctions, COVID-19 and government mismanagement on an already shattered economy, but draws hope from the imminent US elections and from regime change in Iran.…Read more

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by Jacob C. Miller  |  30th October 2020

Is it the virus or politics that are out of control in the US? Launching his book ‘Spectacle and Trumpism’, Jacob C. Miller argues that it was consumerism that paved the way for the post-truth politics of Trumpism.…Read more

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by Mary O'Hara  |  12th October 2020

'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative' by Mary O'Hara is now available as an audiobook. In this afterword to the book, Mary shows how COVID-19 has laid bare huge inequality and disparities in wealth.…Read more

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by Matthew Flinders  |  2nd October 2020

Matthew Flinders considers how populist politicians exploit our collective doubt and anguish in this age of anger and looks at how feelings trump facts.…Read more

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by Janice Morphet  |  30th September 2020

Janice Morphet, author of 'Beyond Brexit?' and 'The Impact of COVID-19 on Devolution', considers the prospects for our lives after Brexit as we learn to live with its consequences alongside COVID-19.…Read more

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by the Editors of the European Journal of Politics and Gender  |  23rd September 2020

The editors of the European Journal of Politics and Gender discuss their curated student reading list featuring free articles from the journal across four key themes.…Read more

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by Janice Morphet  |  8th September 2020

Janice Morphet, author of upcoming book 'The Impact of COVID-19 on Devolution', discusses whether the pandemic has caused greater government recentralisation and where this recentralisation is headed.…Read more

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by Keith Dowding  |  2nd September 2020

Keith Dowding talks through the arguments in his book, It's the Government, Stupid, including looking at individualism, choice, and how governments have passed blame and responsibility onto citizens during COVID-19.…Read more

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by Keith Dowding  |  1st August 2020

Keith Dowding, author of 'It’s the Government, Stupid', discusses the UK government's ‘war against obesity’ and how the cause of the obesity crisis is lack of government action on the root causes, not individual people's decisions.…Read more