This week, we consider how Trump's trade policies harm his core supporters most, why the UK is heading for 'hard' Brexit, and the sources of political scandal in Venezuela and South Africa.
The UK's burgeoning legion of private renters has started to show its discontent in the ballot box, with implications for future general elections. Brian Lund analyses political shifts in the private rental sectors and what they mean for the future of British politics.
Ten years on from the beginning of the financial crisis, voters in Britain and around the world seem to be wearying of austerity, yet western governments remain committed to deficit reduction. POLIS PhD student Benjamin Studebaker explores why the idea of a balanced budget is so powerful and argues that spending cuts have contributed to the collapse of confidence in the 'centrist' political establishment.