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Trump and the New Anti-Globalism

The recent U.S. election has beeen puzzling for many people. The prediction modelers clearly got it wrong, but many of the national polls had the election within the margin of error. The exit polls are showing something that has been slowly happening for years – white, uneducated, unskilled, men have turned against the Democratic party […]

The UK’s Rocky Relationship with the EU – Brexit Talk

In late October I presented a discussion of the Brexit vote for the Missouri Southern State University themed semester on the U.K.  I present an original analysis of the Wave 7 British Election Study, attempting to disentangle who voted to leave the EU and why. It is clear from the data that, like the recent […]

Politicizing War Preliminary Results

The Experimental Prediction In past posts I outlined two different equilibria from my Wartime Elections game which sets the stage in the first chapter of my dissertation. See here for the Opposing Victory  equilibrium and here for the Prolonging Defeat equilibrium. In the game the public is given two signals in the context of an election where the nation is engaged in a salient […]

The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear

The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear I watched this documentary last night. Like most documentaries most of the information is true but framed in a way which persuades viewers to come to a certain conclusion. The documentary’s thesis (if you want to call it that) argues that for the last 60 or […]

Morality and Political Science

Often I get into a debate with people (mostly students) about the role of morality in politics. The argument usually begins after I after I have articulated some theory of politics which invokes incentive based explanations for some phenomena where the outcome is normatively distasteful. The view that political actors should act in some way preferable to one’s subjective morals […]

New Graduate Student Conference on the EU and World Politics!

I am the co-adviser to the University at Buffalo’s SUNY Model European Union organization, which is a transatlantic collegiate simulation of the European Union in the US. At this year’s simulation, held at the University of Exeter in the UK, several colleagues from Buffalo State College and I decided to organize an inter-campus graduate student conference on […]

LaTeX Math WordPress Plugin: Jetpack vs. Simple Mathjax

Jetpack LaTex vs. Simple-Mathjax I just recently discovered the Simple Mathjax plugin. I was suggesting to someone that they could use HTML code to embed math into their blogger blogs using the HTML editor and Peter Krautzberger (one of the developers of the Simple Mathjax plugin for WordPress) suggested this plugin for WordPress (Mathjax also […]

LaTeX with WordPress… Test

Hello Again, I just installed “Jet Pack” for WordPress, which lets you use LaTeX code within your posts. I really wanted to get a look at how it works. Simple multiple regression equation: . This feature is really, really nice for writing long strings of math. Bloggers in economics and political science (and I am […]