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The dualities of debt and the politics of frustration

Stephanie Mudge

Understanding the complexities of how people understand debt could provide a key insight into the ‘politics of frustration’ in the US With thanks to the following students for their contribution to the research outlined here and for editorial assistance: Cesar Andrade, Nayelo Buenrostro, Kira Burnett, Behnaz Hekmat, Jane Kinner, Stephen Kwong, Brooke McMahon, Pia Pandolfini, Sharon Pneh, Brenda Ruiz Anaya, … Continue reading

8 November 2016 by
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‘Old’ leftism, made new?

Stephanie Mudge

An important part of the ‘Millennial’ appeal of Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and Bernie Sanders in the US lies in the economic insecurity of younger generations In my last SPERI Comment, I highlighted some of the new realities of the neo-gilded age: huge economic and wealth inequality, long-term wage stagnation and the mounting problem of student loan debt.  I … Continue reading

8 December 2015 by
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Inequality and the electoral system

To understand the relationship between economic and political inequality, look at what campaign professionals do (and don’t do) As Stephanie Mudge pointed out here in February, the rise in economic inequality over the last three decades has corresponded with a decline in voter participation across the OECD nations.  In the United States (and the United Kingdom), the rate of voting … Continue reading

3 April 2014 by
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New SPERI Paper – The Social Bases of Austerity

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of the latest SPERI Paper The Social Bases of Austerity: European Tunnel Vision & the Curious Case of the Missing Left by Stephanie Mudge. Stephanie is a SPERI Research Fellow & Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California Davis. You can read the abstract and download the full paper, free, below. Abstract The … Continue reading

27 February 2014 by
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New appointments at SPERI: welcome Stephanie and Valbona!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new SPERI Research Fellow – Professor Stephanie Mudge joins us from UC Davis in California. Stephanie is a political and economic sociologist whose research centres on the historical study of culture, democratic politics, economic policy, and the constitution of political authority. Her work deals with both the national and transnational levels … Continue reading

28 January 2013 by
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