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  • Music is used as a political tool in Islamic organisations

    [3 Jul 2017] Anashid is a genre of music used by Lebanese Hezbollah and Palestinian Hamas to, among other things, stir emotions, send messages and create unity. Membership of these organisations is not a role that one can step into and out of, meaning that the same type of music is also prevalent in personal contexts and thus becomes a part of the individual¿s identity. These are the findings of a thesis from the University of Gothenburg.

  • More female journalists in sub-Saharan Africa but glass ceiling remains

    [26 Jun 2017] Recent years have seen a rise in the number of female journalists in sub-Saharan Africa. However, traditional preconceptions about status and suitability for certain jobs continue to form a glass ceiling for their career opportunities. These are the findings of a thesis from the University of Gothenburg.

  • The Varieties of Democracy Project releases the most comprehensive dataset on democracy in the world

    [11 May 2017] Today is a momentous day for anyone interested in democracy. The Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project is releasing a new and even larger version of their democracy dataset, now covering 17 million data points on democracy and 177 countries in the world up to 2016.

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