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Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.

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Yet another half-baked theory of the political spectrum

Most political theorising and philosophical discourse happens in the anglosphere. And the anglosphere is mostly, by numbers, the United States. It is no surprise that attempts at explaining political blocs are in one way or another USAcentric.

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Brief note on Catalonia

This Sunday, with some uncertainties, there will be a referendum for independence in Catalonia. It could potentially be the most important political event in decades.

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Why numbering should start at one

You may have heard of the 0-index vs 1-index debates. This is about that.

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Stereotypes and discrimination against women in STEM

Yes, one more post about the Google memo. Here, I review the evidence that was put forward to support the idea that the gender gap in STEM participation (especially in engineering) is due to stereotypes and discrimination.

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Women in STEM: a cross-country view

In my previous articles about the Google memo, I mentioned repeatedly the existence of an international gap in the proportion of women in STEM education. Some people criticised this, citing examples of, for example, United Arab Emirates, India, or Saudi Arabia. I tried to answer some of those critiques in previous posts, but I gather from some reactions that it wasn’t very convincing, and I admit it was disorganised.

So here is a more structured exploration of that. The conclusion is still the same: Women are underrepresented in STEM (<40%) mostly everywhere, if we do our calculations the right way.

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