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Cohabitation: “Until Life Do Us Part”

Cohabitation: “Until Life Do Us Part”

Data do not support the claim that “marriage is just a piece of paper.” The paperless alternative – cohabitation - is measurably less stable, both for the adults who choose it and for their children, who don’t have the luxury of choice.

Mar, 23 '17
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Wolfgang Donsbach

Can Real News Be Rescued?

Can Real News Be Rescued?

With insidious fake news popping up all over, the late Wolfgang Donsbach’s reflections on the interaction of society and media bear reflection. Below is an excerpt from his chapter in What Society Needs from Media in the Age of Digital Media.

Mar, 10 '17
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Apt to Be Overlooked

Apt to Be Overlooked

If domestic tasks and direct care were assigned a monetary value, they would constitute between 10% and 39% of Gross Domestic Product, but it is generally unrecognized and undervalued by policymakers and legislators.

Feb, 28 '17
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TV Families: Stereotypical or Real?

TV Families:  Stereotypical or Real?

Television series are all the rage – mass phenomena that fuel discussions and study. Their influence on society is on the rise and their portrayal of reality can even influence that very reality.

Jan, 30 '17
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C.W. Anderson, Michael Schudson

How to Sift Reliable News from the Cacophony

How to Sift Reliable News from the Cacophony

The past, present and future of journalism and its new challenges, objectivity, digital technology, transparency, social media, who’s who... The new book by C.W. Anderson, Michael Schudson and Leonard Downie, "The News Media," addresses all this.

Jan, 16 '17
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2016 in a Nutshell

2016 in a Nutshell

With 4 meetings held in 3 locations, 3 books and 2 reports published, several books and projects by collaborators and 4 graduate students embarked on their Master's studies with Social Trends Institute grants, it has indeed been a fruitful year.

Dec, 30 '16
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Family

Does divorce contribute to social inequalities?

Does divorce contribute to social inequalities?

Understanding families in order to understand society. This is the motivation behind Marta Castillo González’ Master’s Degree work. She intends to analyze whether divorce provokes social inequalities. Is this real?

Dec, 27 '16
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Governance

If Only Trump Were as Predictable as Reagan

If Only Trump Were as Predictable as Reagan

In a more militarized, unpredictable and unstable world, power becomes regionalized, but I was afraid of that with Reagan, too, and in the end we survived. Under Trump, the US has already lost its status as a reliable ally.

Dec, 16 '16
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Family

"Strong, United Families Will Soon Relegate Youth Gangs to History"

-Strong, United Families Will Soon Relegate Youth Gangs to History-

Families should be the essential guarantors of children’s rights, supported but not supplanted by the State. Maria Jose Benítez studies how violence in El Salvador has changed family structure and how public policy can better support family units.

Nov, 30 '16
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Neslihan Cevik

Can Faith and Modernity coexist under Muslimism?

Can Faith and Modernity coexist under Muslimism?

There is a new brand of Muslim religious orthodoxy on the rise in places like Turkey, which seeks to engage modernity through the sincere religious belief of individuals. Neslihan Cevik uses the term "Muslimism" to set it apart from other trends.

Nov, 21 '16
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