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Are conferences for kids? Reconciling childcare, careers, and conferences 

December 20, 2023

Embracing anxiety can help us do better research

October 24, 2023

Career stage and the gender gap in political science journals

September 25, 2023

Announcing The Loop’s inaugural Best Blog prize

August 15, 2023

⛓️ Resolving the tension between academic freedom and EDI

July 4, 2023
May 24, 2023

โ›“๏ธ Academic freedom and the anti-Israeli BDS movement

Raphael Cohen-Almagor Raphael Cohen-Almagor looks at the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to boycott Israeli academics and ban Israel tout court. He argues that there is no justification forโ€ฏany academic organisation to do this. Any such decision would be unjust, unfair, and counter-productive Read more
April 28, 2023

โ›“๏ธ Islamo-leftism in French universities: a dangerous chimera

Nonna Mayer Academic freedom is not only at risk in authoritarian regimes. The recent governmental crusade against 'islamo-leftism' in French universities shows it can happen in democracies, too. Nonna Mayer goes back to the origins of the campaign. Here, she analyses the political instrumentalisation of a term intended to intimidate social scientists Read more
March 13, 2023

๐Ÿ’Š Can political science save democracy?

Titus Alexander Most political science is like anatomy, analysing the body politic without healing it. Titus Alexander argues that we can learn from health sciences and create a manifesto, like that of The Lancet, to prioritise improving lives and launch a global mission to strengthen democracy Read more
March 10, 2023

Pandemic Europe three years on: insights from political science

Veronica Anghel It is three years since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic, on 11 March 2020. Veronica Anghel conducts a retrospective analysis of the impact of the health crisis, from all social scientific perspectives. Did political science rise to the challenge? Read more
January 19, 2023

Jean Blondel 1929-2022 โ€“ a great man

Ian Budge Jean Blondel, comparative political scientist, founder of the University of Essex Department of Government and ECPR, died peacefully on Christmas Day 2022. Tracing his career, Ian Budge says he was a Napoleonic figure who reshaped European political science structurally and intellectually; and had a striking influence on the discipline throughout the world Read more

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