Nov 292020
 
Teaching stats online with memes

Why yes, of course nothing says memefy just like a series of online lectures that everybody wants to fast-forward. And I have the tweets to prove it. So I'm teaching a mandatory stats/methods class (always popular). Online. Following the advice from my own kids, I have memified the outline. For your own syllabus needs, here…

Nov 272020
 

Likes https://www.politico.eu/article/dutch-far-right-mp-thierry-baudet-resigns-over-racism-row/amp/?__twitter_impression=true.

Nov 182020
 
What we are reading: Party Activism in the  Populist Radical Right

What motivated the members of UKIP? In the second week of my reading class, we had a go at this one. Whiteley, P., Larsen, E., Goodwin, M., & Clarke, H. (2019). Party activism in the populist radical right: the case of the uk independence party. Party Politics, online first. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354068819880142 Big guns, and Paul Whiteley…

Nov 112020
 
What we are reading: The continuous expansion of citizen participation: a new taxonomy

What is this about? Every long, dark, depressing winter term (mid-October to mid-February, thank you very much), I run a reading class for/with my MA students. The rules are simple: I pick a broad topic (in this year’s instance: participation), then I select 12-14 peer-reviewed articles that have been published over the last 20 months…

Sep 052020
 
A defection from the #AfD brings the number of parties in Germany's parliament to 8. It could not matter less
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When Lucke and his supporters left the AfD in 2015, they founded a new party called ALFA. Because another group with a similar name already existed, they had to change it to LKR, which stands for liberal-conservative reformers. This label neatly encapsulates Lucke’s vision for the AfD. It’s a brand that helped him to establish…

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