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30 December 2014

As quoted in the Washington Post (30 Dec 2014), -- Based on his PhD dissertation, A Populist Zeitgeist? The Impact of Populism on Parties, Media and the Public in Western Europe (University of Amsterdam, 2013), as well as an article with colleagues Sarah de Lange and Wouter van der Brug, he concludes that mainstream parties in Western Europe have not imitated (right-wing) populist parties in terms of their populism. --


Finishing a Humanities Dissertation in Six Years (or Less)

18 November 2014

It doesn’t have to take a decade. By Mark Braude (
Tip No. 1: Hit the ground running.
Tip No. 2: Make coursework work for you.
Tip No. 3: Explore the archives (any archive) as soon as possible.
Tip No. 4: Don’t think of teaching as something keeping you from your "real" work.
Tip No. 5: Get thee to a conference.
Tip No. 6: Be open to change.
Tip No. 7: Draw on your adviser.
Tip No. 8. Leave your adviser alone.
Tip No. 9: Set a firm end date for yourself. Then set one for your committee.
Tip No. 10: When you’re stuck, take a walk or write your acknowledgments.

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