Freedom House 2016 Update

Freedom House publishes an annual assessment of civil liberties and political rights for 195 countries and 14 territories worldwide.  Previously, I have made available my "clean" version of this data, which is more friendly for import into statistical software like Stata. Today, I am uploading the latest release which includes coverage from 1972 to 2015. …

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The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game – Sexism and Soccer

On Saturday, Hope Solo became the first goalkeeper (male or female) to appear in 200 international matches. But the crowd’s persistent taunts of “Zika” at the U.S. player overshadowed this historic moment. Back in July, Solo tweeted a photograph of herself wearing a mosquito net and holding a massive bottle of insect repellant. The internet …

Did Theresa May Really Ascend the Glass-Cliff? Perhaps… But the Glass-Ceiling is Thinning

With the appointment of Theresa May as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the number of women currently serving in the top executive position worldwide increased to nineteen. Should Hillary Clinton attain the US presidency, women will be at the helm of three of the most powerful countries in the West. Yet many have …