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Rômulo Lima

Bolsonaro and the rise of Far-Right Neoliberalism in Brazil

One year ago, in November 2017, Jair Bolsonaro was no big reason to be concerned with. Michel Temer, the former vice-president of Dilma Rousseff who took over the presidency after her impeachment in 2016, was still unfolding a series of […]

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Rebecca Lund

It’s about values, not women: Changing the scripts, content and process of leadership in the academy

One of the concerns people express about the neoliberal academy is that you either perform it or contest it. It’s a very limited amount of options that are on offer. I think that’s where we need to place our attention. […]

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Jurgen De Wispelaere, Antti Halmetoja and Ville-Veikko Pulkka

The Finnish Basic Income Experiment — Correcting the Narrative

The last few months have been unkind to basic income experiments. In Ontario, the newly elected Provincial Government reneged on its promises and on 31 July unceremoniously announced the experiment would be cancelled. The fallout in Ontario is considerable and […]

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Marianne Mäkelin

Charting a posthuman approach to bioethics

Recent developments in biology, for example, now enable gene modification in unprecedented precision and low cost. This has created calls for bioethicists and social scientists to join the discussion on how these new technologies should or should not be used. […]

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Ali Qadir

Facing the veil: An Orientalist reprise

Alustus! It is more than likely that Finland will sooner or later ban face coverings, hijabs, niqabs, burqahs, or some such. Denmark enforced such a ban on face coverings from August 1. On August 3, the first person was charged for […]

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Ali Qadir

Universities and the looking glass: Taking impact beyond policy-based evidence

  ”In cynical terms, the fable of speaking truth to power is just that: a fable. Evidence-based policy for the most part is a story that politicians tell that helps legitimize their decisions. It has proven to be a very […]

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Rebecca Boden

Who should pay for university education and when – the student, the taxpayer, the employer or all three?

It was justified by partial economic arguments (that the student benefits so the student should pay). The fees […]

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Ali Qadir

The Stockholm attack: It’s about culture and … well, culture

KUVA:ARON MUSZALSKI. CREATIVE COMMONS: CROPPED FROM ORIGINAL. ”If madness, modernity, and meaninglessness are the seeds of terror, then culture is the soil in which these seeds grow, take root, bloom, and spread death. The more fertile the soil, the easier […]

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Emppu Nurminen

Researching Affects in Social Sciences

Kuva. Affective inequalities. “Affect is a word one cannot avoid hearing at academic discussion. Yet what is meant when the term is being employed?” Alustus! To put it in a simple way, ‘affect’ is often understood as referring to bodily […]

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Jurgen de Wispelaere

After Switzerland – Learning Political Lessons is Key!

”Lesson to be learned from Switzerland is whether we have a really good understanding of the level of support for basic income amongst ordinary citizens as well as key policy […]

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