The Importance of Being Ernest: Do You Live Up to Your Name?

Any parent can remember the subtle mix of excitement and anxiety accompanying the choice of their baby’s first name. This first name will follow the child their whole life, and in a study recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , we show that the stereotype that a given society has (for example, French society) of a first name (for example, Véronique) influences…the (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues31 January 2017

Colorado: when cannabis has created its own market

One is reminded of just how much has changed since the decades-long ‘war on drugs’ when walking (...)

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Law, Regulation and Institution21 September 2016

The global enforcement of U.S. law and its implication for European (...)

The jurisdiction of US economic sanctions is far greater than many businesses realise. French (...)

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Enriching the regulatory framework can lead to a complexity that overshadows understanding of the (...)

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The trade deal currently being negotiated between the US and the EU is one of the most ambitious (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues29 March 2016

What causes crime?

What really causes crime? While sociologists talk about social factors (integration, conflict, (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues16 March 2016

How to explain warm-glow giving?

Stefania Minardi and Özgür Evren use decision theory to explain why some people experience a (...)

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Law, Regulation and Institution7 December 2015

Indicators, indexes and rankings: when numbers challenge legal (...)

The legal field has experienced rapid increases in the use of indicators, which give quantitative (...)

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