The U.S. today may increasingly resemble the single-party, single-coalition or dominant party regimes of yesteryear.
Author profile: Patricia Sohn
“Science” is a many splendored and varied thing. It even includes qualitative research.
Several lessons can be learned from fieldwork. Experience in Kenya speaks to the variety found in the everyday functioning of societies, institutions and cultures.
Whilst scapegoating of countries like Israel is common, there is a frightening and serious rise of fascism in Europe. Satire can offer a fresh outlook on bias.
The extraordinary degree of diversity in the US population can be managed with narratives and terms of discourse that lead to discontent and upheaval, or to pluralism.
Institutions keeps the country intact and in balance over the long term. Arguments over the details of policy matter less, for we regularly change our minds on policy.
A recent trend in film-making is bringing to Western audiences a more grounded Middle East.
Local judges need to be more empowered, not less, so that they can engage their training in impartial decision making based on law and principle.
Examining how Muslim women in the Middle East inscribe themselves in their own religion can help clarify differences and similarities between ‘us’ and ‘them’.
Calls for qualitative scholars to share their fieldwork notes is not only illegal, but also threatens the integrity and quality of the qualitative research process.
I will not fight for my rights, my freedoms or for my place in the political process. All of these are granted either by birth as a human being, or by citizenship.
Mark Twain came to mind many times throughout the recent election. I could imagine him rocking in his chair, smoking his cigar, shaking his head, and chuckling.