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How to lean in, and not fall over: the secret to the good (professional) life

How to lean in, and not fall over: the secret to the good (professional) life

A year after it sparked a global debate about women’s ability to corner the corner office, Sheryl Sandberg’s battle hymn for professional women, Lean...

Researcher Vacancy

Researcher Vacancy

Counterpoint is looking for an outstanding Researcher for a multidisciplinary project focusing on policy-making, political narratives and the middle classes. The project links to...

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Research Internship

Counterpoint is seeking a research intern

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Events Internship

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The 50ft Women mentoring network

The 50ft Women mentoring network

Our mentors provide the time, expertise, and encour­agement needed to share exper­iences, gain knowledge and acquire skills bene­ficial to the mentees pro­fes­sional devel­opment. They...

Shared dualisms: On populism and conspiracy theory

Steven van Hauwaert discusses how populism and conspiracy reinforce one another in the case of the France's FN.

The French Presidential Election: Politics, Populism, and Le Pen

Post Event Analysis - French Presidential Election: Politics, Populism, and Le Pen.

Never Mind the Swans

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'Never mind the swans, listen closely to the canaries'. Counterpoint responds to Taleb and Blyth's article 'Black Swan of Cairo' in Foreign Affairs.

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The Italian Job:  learning to cope with populists?

We are at turning point in the way in which the mainstream deals with populists.   For those of us who have been studying...

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Bonne Année – Local realities of migration: emotions, institutions, conflict and cooperation

Counterpoint explored local and personal experiences of migration in communities across four European countries (France, Germany, Sweden and Italy), and here we set out...

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Tentacles of Circumstance: The Political Consequences of Inequality

To explore the complex effects of inequality on European societies, this collection brings together essays by scholars of economic history, sociology, psychology and philosophy....