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Where’s the Peace Movement? (Protest is a blunt instrument)

It’s rare that social scientists studying protest get much attention from the mainstream press, opinion or otherwise.  Although the scholars may get a whiff of excitement from the attention, they’re usually frustrated by the distortions and oversimplifications that seem inevitable–almost. … Continue reading

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Williams Institute 10th Anniversary

I’m honored to participate in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Williams Institute, at UCLA’s law school. The Williams Institute is an academic think tank focused on law and public policy regarding sexual orientation.  And academics celebrate achievements, like good … Continue reading

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Democratizing Inequalities

At some point, the call for “power to the people” transmographied into calls for “empowerment.”  Demands for influence were answered by offers of inclusion or dialogue or deliberation. So, what does all this talking lead to? The question is whether … Continue reading

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