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Swifties unite after ‘The Great War’ to make a move into politics

New research from political scientists at the University of Notre Dame found that the botched ticket presales for Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” in late 2022 made it nearly impossible for most Swift fans to get tickets, forcing them to pay attention to event ticketing politics — namely the lack of market competition, consumer rights and wealth inequality — and galvanizing them to speak out on those issues and hold their elected officials accountable. 

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Occupy protesters are pictured in Oakland, California, in 2011. The movement, known for its slogan “We are the 99 percent,” criticized mainstream political parties for representing the interests of the rich. It was part of a global wave of anti-partisan protests that have disrupted politics in recent years. Photo by Brian Sims via Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons.


Political elites take advantage of anti-partisan protests to disrupt politics

Protest movements that reject political parties have an unintended consequence, according to new research from the Keough School of Global Affairs: They empower savvy politicians who channel them to shake up the status quo. The findings provide a framework for understanding recent global political realignments and offer lessons for activists who want to make a meaningful impact. 

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In the presence of Giants

How Notre Dame students and faculty are uncovering the legacy of South Bend's underrepresented baseball teams

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