politics

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Over "normaal" en "awkward"

Column
Jan Blommaert
16/02/2017
5 minutes to read

De hedendaagse politiek hangt aaneen van moraliseringen van minuscule gedragsdetails die we als "normaal" of "awkward" zien.

Speechende Luis Carlos Galán

Geen angst voor Escobar

Paper
Guus Hovens
02/12/2016
26 minutes to read

Paper over de retorische vaardigheden van Luis Carlos Galán en zijn positie als publieke intellectueel in het door Pablo Escobar verscheurde Colombia van de jaren tachtig en negentig.

25 years of right wing extremism in Belgium

Article
Jan Blommaert
28/11/2016
9 minutes to read

The Brexit, followed by election of Donald Trump in the US, have raised worldwide concerns about the rise of right wing extremism. The phenomenon is, however, 25 years old in Belgium. Lessons can be drawn from that longitudinal experience.

Trump: het einde van het propagandamodel

Article
Jan Blommaert
09/12/2016
4 minutes to read

De verkiezing van Trump toont nogmaals aan hoe onze politieke analysemodellen de feiten achterna hollen.

There are no shortcuts to become a police officer

Article
Lola Valles
09/02/2017
7 minutes to read

Lola Valles argues that govermenments should not take shortcuts to recruit and educate new police officers as an answer to security threats because the strategic position of police in society.

When the law comes out of the barrel of the gun (Graham Denyer Willis)

Book review
Paul Mutsaers
26/10/2016
5 minutes to read

The book is a product of intense ethnographic labor that took place in São Paulo, that Brazilian megacity where crime and violence run rampant and where routinized killing takes place involving police and an organized crime groups

How and why Wallonia and Brussels oppose the CETA Treaty

Article
Jan Blommaert
21/10/2016
10 minutes to read

Two small regional parliaments in Belgium have caused a crisis in the EU by raising objections against the CETA treaty. Why and how did they do that?

FertilityDay

Italy's fertility day campaign

Article
Addes Tesfamariam
13/12/2016
10 minutes to read

Fertility Day, the campaign to combat Italy's low birthrate, outraged the entire country. What made this campaign so controversial?