britain   7395

« earlier    

CESifo Group Munich - Shocking Racial Attitudes: Black G.I.s in Europe
Can attitudes towards minorities, an important cultural trait, be changed? We show that the presence of African American soldiers in the UK during World War II reduced anti-minority prejudice, a result of the positive interactions which took place between soldiers and the local population. The change has been persistent: in locations in which more African American soldiers were posted there are fewer members of the UK’s leading far-right party, less implicit bias against blacks and fewer individuals professing racial prejudice, all measured around 2010. We show that persistence has been higher in rural areas and areas with less subsequent in-migration.
causal_inference  cultural_history  discrimination  extremism  geography  britain  political_sociology  public_opinion  via:nyhan 
5 days ago by rvenkat
UKMT November 2017: Priti Little Liars - The Something Awful Forums
The popular case should have been some mix of:

1) Europe spent the first half of the last century drowning itself in blood and the EU was set up to stop that, a project at which it has succeeded spectacularly.

2)Britain has never been entirely comfortable with the political-integration stuff but that's fine, we've already got a bunch of opt-outs on it that amount to a special kind of privileged membership that no-one else, even the Germans, have.

3) Britain is not an imperial power any more, it's a mid-sized nation, and small countries get bullied around by bigger ones. So much better to be part of a big bloc that can stand up for its members.

4) Life is pretty shit for many people but this isn't a consequence of membership of the EU, it's a consequence of domestic policies and a political system that's massively over-centralised in London and the Home Counties. If we want to be more like fellow-EU-member Germany, where the prosperity is shared out much more evenly, then we need to start doing something about it.

5) Most of our trade is with Europe and our economy is closely entwined with it, so in or out we're going to have to pay attention to what the EU wants and what laws it passes. Much better to be in, where we actually have quite a lot of clout and people listen to us, than out where we'll be totally ignored and told to suck it up or fuck off.
brexit  politics  news  geopolitics  europe  britain  uk  somethingawful 
6 days ago by thomholliday90
Politics with Hidden Bases: Unearthing the Deep Roots of Party Systems
The research presented here uses a novel method to show that contemporary party systems may originate much further back than is usually assumed or might be expected—in reality many centuries. Using data on Ireland, a country with a political system that poses significant challenges to the universality of many political science theories, by identifying the ancestry of current party elites we find ethnic bases for the Irish party system arising from population movements that took place from the 12th century. Extensive Irish genealogical knowledge allows us to use surnames as a proxy for ethnic origin. Recent genetic analyses of Irish surnames corroborate Irish genealogical information. The results are particularly compelling given that Ireland is an extremely homogeneous society and therefore provides a tough case for our approach.
pdf  study  broad-econ  polisci  sociology  politics  government  correlation  path-dependence  cliometrics  anglo  britain  history  mostly-modern  time-series  pro-rata  distribution  demographics  coalitions  pop-structure 
8 days ago by nhaliday
Scotland’s many subcultures - Demos Quarterly
surname method

Turning to our analysis of the YouGov results, it was much to our surprise that the strongest majority support for independence was not among ‘pure’ historic Scots, but among people of Irish Catholic descent: with the latter being only 6 per cent net against independence, and historic Scots 16 per cent against. On the surface one might suppose this group would take its political lead from the Labour Party, for which it votes more consistently than any other group in Scotland.
org:ngo  org:mag  news  britain  anglo  language  trivia  cocktail  exploratory  geography  within-group  poll  values  culture  sociology  elections  polisci  politics  broad-econ  cliometrics  data  demographics  pop-structure 
9 days ago by nhaliday
Table 2: Big Five Personality Traits: Predictions.
Figure 3: Relationship between personality traits and stable party identification
pdf  study  polisci  sociology  politics  ideology  personality  psych-architecture  correlation  britain  coalitions  phalanges  data 
9 days ago by nhaliday
No One Knows What Britain Is Anymore -
Many Britons see their country as a brave galleon, banners waving, cannons firing, trumpets blaring. That is how the country’s voluble foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, likes to describe it.
britain  EU  brexit 
13 days ago by Jswindle
RT : Citizens here from give much more to than they take. Read and share ’s new report Link…
EU  EEA  Britain  from twitter
20 days ago by paulbrichardson

« earlier    

related tags

2016.election  2017-10-10  2017-10-12  2017-10-14  2017-10-16  2017-10-18  2017  @linklog  academia  acm  activism  activist  africa  age-generation  age-of-discovery  aging  agriculture  al-jazeera  albion  analogy  analysis  ancestry  anglo  anglosphere  anthropology  anti-imperialism  anti-semitism  antidemos  antiquity  aphorism  archaeology  aristocracy  aristos  arrows  article  asia  atoms  attaq  author  authoritarianism  backup  bame  bbc  behavioral-gen  big-peeps  big-picture  bio  biodet  bioinformatics  biotech  books  bootstraps  bovington  brands  breakfast  brexit  brexitshambles  british  britishempire  broad-econ  cambridge.analytica  camp  canada  capital  capitalism  cardio  causal_inference  causation  celebrity  chaos  characterization  china  christianity  civil-liberty  cjones-like  class  classic  cliometrics  coalitions  cocktail  cog-psych  cognitive-science  cold-war  colonialism  coming-apart  commentary  communism  comparison  compensation  composition-decomposition  compressed-sensing  computing  concentration  concept  conceptual-vocab  conquest-empire  conservative  correlation  corruption  cost-benefit  counter-revolution  countryside  course  cs  cultural-dynamics  cultural_history  culture  cybersecurity  data-science  data  database  dataset  dataviz  death  debate  debchachra  definition  democracy  demographics  density  developing-world  developmental  dignity  direct-indirect  dirty-hands  discipline  discovery  discrimination  discussion  disease  distribution  divergence  dna  driving  drugs  dutch  dysgenics  early-modern  econ-metrics  econ-productivity  economic.class  economic  economics  economist  economy  econotariat  eden  education  eea  effect-size  efficiency  egalitarianism-hierarchy  elections  elite  embodied-pack  embodied  emotion  empire  endo-exo  endogenous-exogenous  england  english  enlightenment-renaissance-restoration-reformation  environment  environmental-effects  environmentalism  epilepsy  equifax  eric-kaufmann  espionage  essay  establishment  estimate  eu  europe  european_politics  events  expansionism  experiment  explanation  exploitation  exploratory  extremism  facebook  faq  fiction  film  finance  fitness  fitsci  flexibility  fluid  flux-stasis  food  foreign-lang  frontier  gafa  gallic  galton  games  gchq  gender-diff  gender  genealogy  genetic-correlation  genetics  genomics  geography  geopolitics  germanic  germany  giants  gibbon  globalization  globalsouth  gmb  gnon  good  government  govtmanipulation  graniaud  graphical-models  graphs  gravity  gregory-clark  group-level  growth-econ  guardian  guns  gwas  gwern  gxe  hard-tech  health  heavy-industry  hi-order-bits  high-dimension  higher-ed  hilarymantel  historians  historicalmemory  history  hmm  hotel  housing  hsu  human-capital  humor  identity-politics  identity  ideology  idiocracy  ifttt  imperialism  india  industrial-revolution  inequality  info-dynamics  infrastructure  innovation  input-output  institutions  intelligence  interdisciplinary  intervention  interview  intricacy  iq  ireland  iron-age  is-ought  island  israel  isteveish  itv  japan  jargon  jewish  journalism  justice  labor  labour  landscape  language  law  leftwing  legitimate_concerns  lenin  lens  let-me-see  letters  leviathan  links  list  lived-experience  loathe  lobbying  london  long-short-run  longitudinal  low-hanging  machine-learning  malthus  maps  marginal-rev  marginal  markets  martial  math  meal  measurement  mechanics  medicine  medieval  mediterranean  mena  mendel-randomization  meta-analysis  meta:science  metabolic  methodology  metrics  micro  microfoundations  military  mining  missing-heritability  mmm  mobilisation  models  mokyr-allen-mccloskey  monarchy  monetary-fiscal  money  morga...  morning  mostly-modern  mourning  movies  multi  museums  music  myocardial-infarction  myth  nationalism-globalism  natural-experiment  navigation  neoliberal  neoliberalism  network-structure  neuro-nitgrit  neuro  news  newspaper  nibble  nihil  nl-and-so-can-you  nonlinearity  nordic  norms  north-weingast-like  northern-ireland  norway  nutrition  objektbuch  occident  ocean  oceans  old-anglo  orfe  org:data  org:edu  org:junk  org:mag  org:med  org:ngo  orient  owns  oxbridge  paleocon  papers  parenting  passwords  path-dependence  pdf  people  personality  phalanges  pharma  phase-transition  physician  physics  pic  piers  piracy  plots  poast  police.state  police  policy  polis  polisci  political-econ  political_sociology  politics  poll  pollution  pop-diff  pop-structure  population  power-law  power  pre-ww2  preprint  presentation  princessdiana  privacy  pro-rata  probability  psych-architecture  psychology  psychometrics  public_opinion  q-n-a  qra  racism  rant  rape  ratty  reading  realness  reddit  redistribution  reference  reflection  regional-scatter-plots  regression  regularizer  regulation  religion  rent-seeking  retrofit  revolution  rhetoric  right-wing  robot  rome  roots  rot  rural  russia  s-factor  sainthelena  sapiens  scale  scaling-up  scandal  science  scifi-fantasy  scitariat  scotland  security  selection  self-control  sequential  sexualassault  shift  show  signal-noise  simulation  sinosphere  skunkworks  sleaford.mods  slides  social-science  social-structure  social  societies  society  sociology  somethingawful  space  sparsity  spatial  spearhead  speech  speedometer  spies  ssc  stagnation  stat-power  state-of-art  stats  sthelena  stochastic-processes  stories  street-fighting  stroke  structure  study  studying  stylized-facts  summary  supply-demand  systematic-ad-hoc  talks  tank-museum  tax  taxes  tea  tech  technology  testing  the-classics  the-great-west-whale  the-trenches  the-world-is-just-atoms  theos  thug  time-series  time  to_blog  tony.blair  top-n  tories  trade  transcript  transportation  travel  trends  trivia  truth  twin-study  twitter  uk  ums  unaccompaniedminors  urban  usa  usage  values  vampire-squid  variance-components  video  violence  visualization  wales  war  wealth-of-nations  wealth  welfare-state  west-hunter  westminster  why  wiki  within-group  women  wonkish  wordpress  workplace  world-war  world  ww1  ww2  wwi  xmas  zeitgeist  🌞  🎩 

Copy this bookmark: