12 09, 2020

What is different about political polarization in the US?

2020-09-23T19:00:59+00:00September 12, 2020|Scholarship|

With less than three months until the US presidential elections, it feels that the country has never been as polarized as it is at the moment. While polarization trends have been conclusively shown at the party system level, much less is known about the extent to which party polarization is [...]

24 08, 2020

New CUNY scholarship on freedom in America

2020-12-31T15:48:25+00:00August 24, 2020|Scholarship|

Could there be a “left moment” in American politics? In a new article, CUNY political scientist Corey Robin and co-author Alex Gourevitch argue that the left, despite some momentum, is lacking an overarching ideological claim. That claim, they propose, could be freedom. In their opinion, the left should make an [...]

17 03, 2020

Crises, the state of exception and the survival of democracy

2020-03-18T21:59:50+00:00March 17, 2020|News, Scholarship|

The Covid-19 outbreak and the ensuing global pandemic has already had far-reaching changes for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Governments have resorted to extraordinary measures. In Italy, the whole country is on lockdown. In Germany, all “non-essential” establishments have been closed by a coordinated action of state [...]

23 01, 2020

New CUNY scholarship: Ostracizing anti-immigrant parties – a vision for democracy?

2020-01-28T22:49:43+00:00January 23, 2020|Scholarship|

Can a strategy of ostracizing far-right anti-immigrant parties contribute to their containment or do these strategies have the opposite effect. A new paper by Baruch political scientist Till Weber, published jointly with Joost van Spanje in the journal Party Politics, suggests that the effects of boycotting far-right anti-immigrant parties are [...]

29 12, 2019

The Promise and Perils of Democracy: 2019 and 2020

2020-01-06T10:57:21+00:00December 29, 2019|Events, Podcasts, Scholarship|

In 2019, a turbulent last year of the decade, complete with major implications for democracy such as climate change and increasing inequality, the "The Promise and Perils of Democracy" project was in full swing. Our events highlighted issues as the role of justice in democracies and  the judiciary in the [...]

7 11, 2019

Dec. 10 “The Future of Global Capitalism” with Branko Milanovic

2019-11-12T17:47:14+00:00November 7, 2019|Events, Scholarship|

We are looking forward to our December 10 event on "The Future of Global Capitalism." Branko Milanovic, Graduate Center economist and scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, will discuss his new book, Capitalism, Alone (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2019), in conversation with Janet Gornick, James K. Galbraith, [...]

9 10, 2019

New CUNY scholarship on far-right strategies in France

2019-10-09T12:24:00+00:00October 9, 2019|Scholarship|

How does the far-right French party Front National (FN) frame terrorist attacks in their attempt to justify its anti-immigrant agenda? In a new paper, published in the journal Nations and Nationalism, CUNY political scientist Rachel D. Hutchins and Daphne Halikiopoulou from the University of Reading (UK) show that the FN [...]

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