Category Archives: Politics

The Four Types Of Politics

Stephen Turner writes about models for balancing the power of expertise: * “High politics” is the politics of leaders. It involves agonistic decision making, and, more generally, decision making in the face of inadequacies of comprehension, typically, it is decision … Continue reading

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Representations of reliability: The rhetoric of political flip-flopping

I just encountered a communications academic who’s consistently clear and fun to read — Joshua M. Bentley. His latest paper: “This study used a qualitative analysis of political flip-flops (N = 141) to create a typology of rhetorical strategies for … Continue reading

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Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: A Review

When capable people realize you are a loser, they will just exit. They won’t say anything. They won’t try to change you. The opportunities you’ve missed out on? You won’t even know what you lost. Rob Henderson writes: I listened … Continue reading

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‘What Happens When Extremists Win Primaries?’

From LSE: Why, then, do Democratic and Republican incumbents diverge so much, ideologically? In my ongoing book project, I argue that we have missed a key factor in the ideological divergence of candidates and, as a result, in the growth … Continue reading

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Elections have big consequences that last for decades

From LSE: Every election cycle, voters are told by pundits and commentators that this particular election counts and that it is likely to shape public policy for decades to come. In new research, Anthony Fowlerand Andrew B. Hall find that … Continue reading

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