Why has NATO endured?
International Relations

Why has NATO endured?

How to make sense of the unexpected survival of NATO after the end of the Cold War ? Understood as a military alliance created to counter the Soviet threat, a realist account would have predicted its disintegration as soon as this commonly perceived threat disappeared. This essay argues that NATO survived because it was identified by its members as the key representative of a self-defined security community of Western liberal-democratic states. Continue reading

Les “fans”, aliénés, déterminés, populaires ? Une approche de la détermination sociale du “fan”
Sociology

Les “fans”, aliénés, déterminés, populaires ? Une approche de la détermination sociale du “fan”

La sociologie du goût en France a longtemps été dominée par les théories déterministes, notamment bourdieusiennes, laissant peu de place à l’autodétermination individuelle. L’étude des fans a notamment été matérialisée par des travaux empiriques établissant un lien quasi indiscutable entre caractéristiques sociales et avidité à être fan. Continue reading

The Social Gospel and Liberation Theology: Responses to the Cries of the Poor
Economic History

The Social Gospel and Liberation Theology: Responses to the Cries of the Poor

To many it may seem obvious that Christianity would focus strongly on social justice, poverty, and human rights. And to those many, Christianity’s stance on these issues may also seem self-evident. But the Church’s response to the pressing problems of the past two centuries have been varied and steeped in controversy. Continue reading