Category Archives: Politics

Of politics and crowds: A conversation with Susan Buck-Morss

This interview with Susan Buck-Morss took place at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center on May 12 2015. Buck-Morss is Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy at the Graduate Center and has been a towering figure in continental … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Extremism 2.0 – Racism, Nationalism and Right-Wing Extremism Online

We live in times, where politics to a certain extent takes place online and on social media. Every political campaign today makes use of at least Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In the new study “Racism, Nationalism and Right-Wing Extremism Online: … Continue reading

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Politics of Debt: Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry

Under the rubric of ‘financial inclusion’, lending to the poor –in both the global North and global South –has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. A key inquiry of this book is what is ‘the … Continue reading

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Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America

Can a country be a democracy if its government only responds to the preferences of the rich? In an ideal democracy, all citizens should have equal influence on government policy–but as this book demonstrates, America’s policymakers respond almost exclusively to … Continue reading

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century – A panel with Piketty, Stiglitz and Krugman

The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) discussed his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century at the Graduate Center. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to … Continue reading

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Os descaminhos do dinheiro: a compra das eleições

A grande corrupção é aquela que é tão grande que se torna legal. Trata-se do financiamento de campanhas. A empresa que financia um candidato – um assento de deputado federal tipicamente custa 2,5 milhões de reais – tem interesses. Estes … Continue reading

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Money, Politics, Power: Corruption in Europe

Anti-corruption group Transparency International today warned in a new report that the close relationship between business and government has enabled corruption and undermined economic stability in Europe. The report highlights the gaps in governance that contributed to the financial and … Continue reading

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Italia: Es la política, estúpido

La ineficiencia del gobierno es lo que está llevando a la nación poco a poco hacia el derrumbe, dice el politólogo italiano Gianfranco Pasquino, profesor de Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de Bolonia. Tensión en el Parlamento. Mientras el primer … Continue reading

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