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Discurso, Política y Afecto. Reflexiones en torno a la Teoría de la Hegemonía de Ernesto Laclau

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 15:15

La teoría de la hegemonía desarrollada por Ernesto Laclau constituye un aporte decisivo para el desarrollo de un pensamiento político posfundacional, aporte que está siendo crecientemente tematizado y debatido en las academias de distintas latitudes.

The Strange Case of Cuba's Low Birth Rate

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 16:00

In most countries labeled as “developing country,” it is typical for birthrates to be extremely high, while health and education levels are low. But Cuba is an exception to the developing country rule: ever since the Castro Revolution in 1959, even with the label of “developing country,” Cuba has had extremely high levels of education and a world renowned health care system. Another aspect in which Cuba remains an outlier is their birthrate.

Considerations for Mexican Legislative Politics: Selection Bias in Roll-Call Votes

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 16:00

Hegemonic party rule in Mexico relegated Congress to the role of rubber-stamp for most of the twentieth century. The secondary role of the legislative branch was parallel with a general lack of resources and interest for citizens and scholars to track the behavior of legislators.

Push to Source from Just Factories for Collegiate Apparel

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 16:00

The lives of factory workers, who produce collegiate shirts and pants, are polar opposite from those of the students who wear the collegiate apparel. While this gap may not be shrinking, the ability for factory workers to earn living wages an hour north of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is, and it depends on the university students buying their products.

Peru and Chile Make Strides Towards Conservation

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 16:45

This November, Peruvian president Ollanta Humala signed a decree designating a massive area of the Amazon jungle a new national park.1 Sierra del Divisor National Park, whose an area of 5,470 square miles is greater than the United States’ Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined, connects two protected areas on either side of it to finally link together the Andes-Amazon Conservation Corridor.2,3 The green corridor now protects 67 million contiguous acres of pris


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