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About Margaret Somers

Margaret Somers is Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her previous book, Genealogies of Citizenship: Markets, Statelessness, and the Right to Have Rights, won the Giovanni Sartori Award from the American Political Science Association in 2009.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Is cruelty the key to prosperity?

According to many politicians, removing benefits is necessary to compel the unemployed to work even if their children suffer as a consequence. What’s the origin of this idea?

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