Urban politics

I recently attended a conference on South Asia at the London School of Economics where two chief economists from the … More


Jennifer Jacquet’s in her book shame (2016) argues that public shaming often facilitated through social media today serves as a powerful … More

Authoritarianism and populism

When Francis Fukuyama proclaimed that it was the ‘End of History’ following the collapse of communism, I’m sure he didn’t … More


Elections, even if they’re haphazard, get people used to the idea of having them; it teaches people to be more … More

Neopatrimonialism and ethnic politics

Neopatrimonialism and patrimonialism are different. They’re different in that patrimonialism refers to the “dyadic” (Edrmann and Engal) relationship between a client … More