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18-08-2022 | Original Article

The Critical Masses: The Rise of Contemporary Populism and Its Relation to Solidarity, Systems, and Lifeworlds

This paper examines the contemporary spread of populism across the globe. We argue that populist movements worldwide are responses to the colonization of lifeworlds by increasingly opaque knowledge and regulatory systems. The complexity of the …

Daniel Jaster, Ori Swed, Bruno Frère

11-08-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Helen McCarthy, Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood in Modern Britain

Bloomsbury, 2021, 560 pp., ISBN: 978-1408870754
Penny Summerfield

08-08-2022 | Original Article

Brexit, the Rise of China, and the Future of the Liberal International Order and Great Power Competition

In the last decade, the European Union (EU), a bulwark of the liberal international order, has been subject to a high degree of turmoil resulting from various processes and crises and has witnessed the rise of national populism, of which Brexit …

Samuel de Paiva Pires

04-08-2022 | Book Review

Paul Collier, The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

Penguin Books, 2019, 256 pp., ISBN: 978-0141987255
Roger Backhouse

03-08-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Holly Lawford-Smith, Gender-Critical Feminism

Oxford University Press: 2022, 295 pp., ISBN: 978-0-19-886388-5
Kathryn L. Lynch

01-08-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Simon Kuper, Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK

Profile Books, 2022. 231 pp., ISBN: 978-1-78816-738-3
Quassim Cassam

01-08-2022 | Correction

Publisher Correction to: “The University Is Not a Public Square”: An Interview with Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth About It’s Not Free Speech: Race, Democracy, and the Future of Academic Freedom

Michael Bérubé, Jennifer Ruth

26-07-2022 | Original Article

Cutting Off the Branch on Which We Are Sitting? On Postpositivism, Value Neutrality, and the “Bias Paradox”

One of the most widely agreed-upon tenets of the current “postpositivist” consensus in sociological theory is the categorical dismissal of the pursuit of value neutrality in the social and natural sciences, a pursuit that is seen as both futile …

Axel van den Berg, Tay Jeong

17-07-2022 | Featured Interview

“The University Is Not a Public Square”: An Interview with Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth About It’s Not Free Speech: Race, Democracy, and the Future of Academic Freedom

Michael Bérubé, Jennifer Ruth

07-07-2022 | Original Article

Investigating the Sexist Implications of Bride Price (Lobola) in Zimbabwe

The present study investigates the sexist implications of endorsement of bride price payment (known locally and regionally as Lobola), with a Zimbabwean sample (n = 437; mean age = 22.19, SD = 2.34). Specifically, we predicted that endorsement of …

Tadios Chisango, Itai Mafa, Langtone Maunganidze


Nineteen Eighty-Four and ‘The Possibility of Tragedy’

In Nineteen Eighty-Four Orwell imagines a world in which tragedy and the kinds of human value on which (in Orwell’s view) it depends have ceased to be possible. The novel’s principal character, Winston Smith, sees them as belonging to an earlier …

James Brown

27-06-2022 | Publisher Correction

Publisher Correction to: Oaks and Class Struggle

Victor Zaslavsky

08-06-2022 | Comment

Pathways to Anti-Liberalism: A Report on NatCon2, Orlando, 2021

This article provides an eyewitness account of the National Conservatism conference held in Orlando in 2021. The ideas of Peter Thiel, Glenn Loury, Yoram Hazony, and Sohrab Ahmari are discussed. The strengths and contradictions of National …

Daniel Gordon

27-05-2022 | Original Article

The Value of Writing

Writing can give us all greater joy. Does that sentence make sense in the academic world? Writing rarely receives the academic attention it deserves. Its value in conveying information, ideas, and argument is obvious, but do we neglect the …

John Simmons


Progressivism, Old and New: The Spiritual Moorings of Progressive Reforms

With the tide of progressive reforms facing strong headwinds today, this essay offers a retrospective look at the progressive movement in the U.S.A. and reflects on the lessons to be learned from its triumphs and failures. The case is made that …

Dmitri N. Shalin

17-05-2022 | Featured Interview

A New History of Free Speech: An Interview with Jacob Mchangama

Jacob Mchangama is the author of Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media (Basic Books, 2022). He is also a lawyer, human rights activist, and founder of Justitia, a think tank in Copenhagen focusing on free speech and the rule of law.

Open Access 26-04-2022 | Correction

Correction: Introduction

Johnny Lyons

Open Access 07-04-2022 | Correction

Correction to: Alexander A. Schuessler, A Logic of Expressive Choice

Michael Laver

28-03-2022 | Original Article

QAnon: The Calm Before the Storm

QAnon, a group of conspiracy theorists dedicated to the overthrow of the deep state and the facilitation of the rapture, has been growing in strength and prominence since its inception in 2017. Originally started as an anonymous post on a message …

Omi Hodwitz, Steff King, Jordan Thompson

18-03-2022 | Commentary Forum

A Narrowing of the British Conservative Mind?

The Brexit referendum in June 2016 was a momentous event in British politics. It was also highly significant in the evolution of British conservatism, bringing to the fore a ‘hard right’ tendency. The hard right has framed the result as the …

Charlie Ellis