Andrew Glover

Andrew Glover

Andrew Glover is a sociologist based in Melbourne.

Vaccine Hesitancy and the Paradox of Choice

Vaccine Hesitancy and the Paradox of Choice

A recent survey revealed that 29 percent of Australians said they were not likely to get a COVID vaccine. Even as a new outbreak had emerged in Melbourne, vaccination hubs were not being utilised anywhere near their capacity. Vaccine hesitancy appears to be the latest COVID related challenge for health

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Andrew Glover
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Why Is a Top Australian University Supporting Indigenous Creationism?

Why Is a Top Australian University Supporting Indigenous Creationism?

The Australian recently reported that the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is advising its staff to avoid teaching students about the arrival of Australian Indigenous people onto the Australian continent. As part of the development of materials used to guide teaching, the university has produced a diversity toolkit in

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Andrew Glover
Anthropology
The Abortion Issue Isn’t About ‘The Patriarchy’

The Abortion Issue Isn’t About ‘The Patriarchy’

On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the most restrictive ban on abortion in the United States. The legislation bans all abortions—even in cases of rape and incest—with exceptions being offered only to pregnant women whose lives are in serious danger. Medical practitioners who perform abortions

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Andrew Glover
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Plastic Pollution is a Real Problem—and It Won't Be Solved by Straw Bans

Plastic Pollution is a Real Problem—and It Won't Be Solved by Straw Bans

The presence of plastic in our oceans has been a growing problem for decades. But only in recent years has it found its way into the public consciousness. In one well-publicized case last year, scientists in Spain discovered the washed-up body of a sperm whale that contained 29 kilos of

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Andrew Glover
Environment
If You Want to Save the Planet, Drop the Campaign Against Capitalism

If You Want to Save the Planet, Drop the Campaign Against Capitalism

But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao, You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow —The Beatles, 1968 This month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report concluding that it is all but inevitable that overall global warming will exceed the 1.5

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Andrew Glover
climate
Journalism in the Age of the Populist Right

Journalism in the Age of the Populist Right

Yesterday, Steve Bannon was dropped from a headliner at the New Yorker’s yearly ideas festival after a backlash from readers, potential audience members and other speakers who were also slated to attend. Bannon? And me? On the same program? Could never happen. — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 3,

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Andrew Glover
Beware of Root Causes

Beware of Root Causes

What does it mean to claim that something is the ‘root cause’ of a problem in society? It’s common, for instance, to hear the assertion that ‘the root cause of terrorism is Western foreign policy’. The implication being that the responsibility for terrorist attacks ultimately lies at the feet

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Andrew Glover
Art and Culture
Using Social Media Scientifically

Using Social Media Scientifically

It is often said that we need more science in our public debate. By this, it is usually meant that people should base their views on scientific facts, which have more authority than mere opinion. It is said that political leaders and public commentators should be both scientifically literate, and

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Andrew Glover
Art and Culture