Category Archives: Politics

Our Quick Analysis of the U.S. Presidential Election

Why did everyone miss it? Polls and pundits missed it due to “Bradley Effect” — “The Bradley effect (less commonly known as the Wilder effect) is a theory concerning observed discrepancies between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in some … Continue reading

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Who said nobody thought Trump would win?

Given the political earthquake the U.S. has just experienced and the long-term consequences that are sure to follow, we thought it is time to start writing again.  We (I) have been sick, which has temporarily diminished our capacity to write … Continue reading

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UK general election — beyond the numbers – FT

How will the Tories govern? What direction now for Labour? How will history judge Nick Clegg? UK news editor Michael Stott looks at the consequences of the election results with political columnist Janan Ganesh and professor of politics Tim Bale. … Continue reading

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What’s the big deal with the election? – WashPost

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Francis Fukuyama on “Political Order and Political Decay” – Economist

The political scientist explains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1rG5Dxx (click here if video is not observable)

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Bikers unexpected role in Brazilian election – FT

São Paulo’s army of motorbike couriers have been dragged into a bitter war over the city’s public transport, one of the biggest issues affecting October’s presidential and local elections. The FT’s Samantha Pearson reports on their unlikely entry into the … Continue reading

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Argentina’s populism – FT

As President Cristina Fernández’s rule appears to be coming to an end, investors are hopeful this will spur economic reform. FT comment editor Fred Studemann asks LSE’s Alejandra Irigoín and FT deputy emerging markets editor Jonathan Wheatley if change is … Continue reading

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The 3 key German election issues – Reuters

Big election in Germany this weekend.  Here’s Reuters who does a good job summarizing   how things may workout for Frau Merkel. Sept. 20 – German voters go to the polls on Sunday. Breakingviews tells us what the three main issues … Continue reading

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Merkel’s Bavarian boost ahead of German election

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Angela Merkel: The mother and the monster – Economist

Demonised across Europe for her determined enforcement of austerity, Germany’s chancellor remains overwhelmingly popular at home and looks likely to win the upcoming election. – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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