Monthly Archives: November 2016

why political science dismissed Trump and political theory predicted him, revisited

Facebook150 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 150I’m not sure what’s driving the traffic, but since yesterday, more than 2,500 people have visited my March 3, 2016 post entitled “why political science dismissed Trump and political theory predicted him.” I probably should revisit the … Continue reading

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time for civil courage

Facebook453 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 453Post-War Germany teaches the ideal of Zivilcourage, civil courage. The acid test is whether you would stand up to a tyrant rather than standing by as he takes over. Even when a literal tyranny is not imminent, civil courage … Continue reading

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recent commentary by our team

Facebook5 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 5I am not sure I have anything new to offer to the cacophony of Election Day, but I’ll cite some recent summary articles by our team or by reporters who have delved deeply into our research: Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, “Climate … Continue reading

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Joseph Schumpeter and the 2016 election

Facebook26 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 26The graph below depicts the 2016 campaign as I see it. When all the polls are displayed on a graph with a y-axis from 0-100% and a fairly strong “smoothing” algorithm is applied, it becomes evident that … Continue reading

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new professorship in health and civic life

Facebook24 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 24The Tufts University Medical School’s Department of Public Health & Community Medicine and the Tisch College of Civic Life seek an Associate Professor or Professor. We invite applications for a full-time, 12-month joint faculty appointment at the level of … Continue reading

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state policies for civics: it’s all about implementation

Facebook25 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 25Just published: Peter Levine & Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, “State Policies for Civic Education,” in Esther Thorson, Mitchell S. McKinney, and Dhavan Shah, eds., Political Socialization in a Media-Saturated World (New York: Peter Lang, 2016), pp. 113-24. Abstract: Several … Continue reading

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building grassroots power in and beyond the election

Facebook55 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 55I’m speaking today at a Wellesley College event entitled “The People Take Over the Election: Building Grassroots Power in and Beyond the Election.” I think this will be my thesis: We must be organized to have power and … Continue reading

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the ethics of vote swaps

Facebook4 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 4David Iaconangelo writes, “this year is seeing a resurgence of vote-swap websites and apps that pair voters for a major-party candidate – in most cases, Democrats in blue states – with a third-party supporter living in a … Continue reading

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