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Are Conflicts in the 21st Century Mainly Identity-based?
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(Latest Thinking, 2017), 17 mins
The 20th Century has been marked by a return to ethnic and religious affiliations and identifications which continue to be in the foreground of political discourse. The rise of religious groups is represented by the media as a turbulent phenomenon, which spikes new conflicts globally. These representations of coll...
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(Latest Thinking, 2017), 17 mins
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Do Constitutional Courts Use Balancing to Promote Judicial Activism?
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2017), 11 mins
In an empirical analysis of the German and the African constitutional courts and the Canadian Supreme Court, the study presented in this video examines the use of the concept of balancing. Contrary to the common understanding, NIELS PETERSEN shows that courts do not use balancing to engange in judicial activism....
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2017), 11 mins
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How Are Communicative Functions of Media Control Culturally Defined?
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2017), 12 mins
Media Control means uses of media in terms of political power, e.g., censorship. By the means of discourse analysis, the research presented in this video investigates the communication of authorities and asks how they communicate about media they want to censor. As STEPHAN PACKARD explains, his analysis reveals tw...
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2017), 12 mins
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How Can German Constitutional Law Promote the Inclusion of Migrants?
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2017), 11 mins
Through immigration, our society is becoming more diverse. However, the integration and inclusion of migrants is often difficult. ANUSCHEH FARAHAT is interested in the question of how this inclusion can be promoted through the means of law. In particular, she focuses on the structural obstacles migrants face when...
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2017), 11 mins
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How Can Parliaments Optimally Organize Voting Procedures?
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2019), 7 mins
Parliaments and parliamentary committees can resolve binary decisions by simple majority voting. In this video, BENNY MOLDOVANU considers the impact of voting procedures on more complex decisions, analyzing factors including the order and sequencing of votes. Modeling the games that specific voting procedures indu...
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2019), 7 mins
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How Does India Achieve Change in Its Policies?
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2017), 9 mins
India has been known to be a state that never changes. Since the 1980s, and especially after the 1990s, however, India’s growth trajectory has begun to evolve and change from its static status quo. RAHUL MUKHERJI has investigated the reasons for this change, as he explains in this video. For this, he looked at h...
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(Germany: Latest Thinking, 2017), 9 mins
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How Is Nostalgia Felt in Post-Socialist Hungary?
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(Hamburg, Hamburg State: Latest Thinking, 2017), 13 mins
Due to the current dire economic situation in Hungary many feel nostalgic about a time in their nation’s history when jobs were more secure. Young Hungarians, despite being highly qualified, have trouble finding work in their home country as well as in Europe. This led to high votes for the nationalist parties i...
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(Hamburg, Hamburg State: Latest Thinking, 2017), 13 mins
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Is Political Competition Good for Social Welfare?
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produced by Latest Thinking (Hamburg, Hamburg State: Latest Thinking, 2017), 13 mins
The model presented in this video combines a game theoretic approach with mechanism design to examine the influence of competition on welfare maximization by politicians. It is shown that in “pure” competition between two politicians only the allocation of favors to the electorate helps winning elections, whil...
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produced by Latest Thinking (Hamburg, Hamburg State: Latest Thinking, 2017), 13 mins
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Is Random Decision Making a Viable Solution for Replacing or Complementing Contemporary Selection and Election Processes?
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produced by Latest Thinking (Hamburg, Hamburg State: Latest Thinking, 2017), 11 mins
Throughout history sortition was often used as an election mechanism for public executive functions. Political systems such as Ancient Athens or Venice during the middle ages elected some of the executive positions by drawing lots. In the research presented in this video BRUNO S. FREY compares those methods with a...
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produced by Latest Thinking (Hamburg, Hamburg State: Latest Thinking, 2017), 11 mins
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Is Rational Choice Theory Sufficient to Explain the Coming About of Social Order?
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produced by Latest Thinking (Hamburg, Hamburg State: Latest Thinking, 2017), 13 mins
The research presented in this video tackles the old philosophical question on the reasons for social order with the means of modern economics. As HARTMUT KLIEMT elaborates, the rational choice assumption – that human behavior is guided by looking at causal consequences – cannot explain sufficiently why social...
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produced by Latest Thinking (Hamburg, Hamburg State: Latest Thinking, 2017), 13 mins
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