New Books in Political Science

Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books

Science
Social Sciences
801
Yuen Yuen Ang, "China's Gilded Age: The Paradox...
An interview with Yuen Yuen Ang
41 min
802
Michael E. Sawyer, "Black Minded: The Political...
Sawyer examines Malcolm X's philosophical system, restoring his thinking to the pantheon of Black Radical Thought....
94 min
803
Sharon Marcus, "The Drama of Celebrity" (Prince...
An interview with Sharon Marcus
48 min
804
Steven W. Webster, "American Rage: How Anger Sh...
An interview with Steven W. Webster
32 min
805
Martha S. Jones, "Vanguard: How Black Women Bro...
An interview with Martha S. Jones
60 min
806
Daniel S. Lucks, "Reconsidering Reagan: Racism,...
Daniel Lucks looks at Reagan’s approach to racial issues over the course of his political career...
39 min
807
Ian Ayres and Fredrick E. Vars, "Weapon of Choi...
Ayres and Vars put forward creative and practical solutions, proposing legislative reform which will reduce gun deaths....
59 min
808
Alex Alvarez, "Unstable Ground: Climate Change,...
Alvarez looks at the human impact of climate change and its potential to provoke some of the most troubling crimes against humanity...
52 min
809
Kiran Klaus Patel, "Project Europe: A History" ...
Patel rethinks the development of the European Communities and the European Union from first principles...
38 min
810
Heather L. Dichter, "Soccer Diplomacy: Internat...
In our conversation, we discussed the origins of soccer diplomacy, the diplomatic role of different actors, and whether winning matters for sports diplomats....
50 min
811
Nazita Lajevardi, "Outsiders at Home: The Polit...
An interview with Nazita Lajevardi
50 min
812
Bann Seng Tan, "International Aid and Democracy...
Tan investigates the link between foreign aid and the promotion of democracy, using theory, statistical tests, and illustrative case studies...
47 min
813
Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow, "Suffrage at...
An interview with Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow
53 min
814
Timothy P. Storhoff, "Harmony and Normalization...
Storhoff explores the channels of musical exchange between Cuba and the United States during the eight-year presidency of Barack Obama...
55 min
815
Rana Mitter, "China's Good War: How World War I...
Mitter traces this transformation in the Chinese interpretations of the war from one marked by humiliation to one that celebrates victory...
59 min
816
E. Chemerinsky and H. Gillman, "The Religion Cl...
Throughout American history, views on the proper relationship between the state and religion have been deeply divided...
35 min
817
Melody E. Valdini, "The Inclusion Calculation: ...
Valdini outlines a clear calculus to evaluate the various dimensions of the costs and benefits in terms of integrating women...
47 min
818
Michael Brenes, "For Might and Right: Cold War ...
Brenes argues that after the beginning of the Cold War, defense spending became an important part of the federal social safety net...
61 min
819
Vince Cable, "China: Engage!--Avoid The New Col...
Anyone doing business with China will have been shocked by the speed with which political and economic relations with Western, and some other, countries...
59 min
820
Eyck Freymann, "One Belt One Road: Chinese Powe...
Freymann explores the nature, function, and purposes of OBOR...
61 min
821
Cynthia Miller-Idriss, "Hate in the Homeland: T...
Hate crimes. Misinformation and conspiracy theories. Foiled white-supremacist plots. The signs of growing far-right extremism are all around us,...
52 min
822
Charles A. Kupchan, "Isolationism: A History of...
In the past few years isolationism, which had long been derided in the national discourse, has been making a comeback as a political force...
45 min
823
Jeremy Black, "Geopolitics and the Quest for Do...
Black argues that just as the perception of power is central to issues of power, so place, and its constraints and relationships, is partly a matter of perception, not merely map coordinates...
63 min
824
Jill Watts, "The Black Cabinet: The Untold Stor...
When did Black Americans move from stalwart party of Lincoln Republicans to dedicated New Deal Democrats?
63 min
825
D. G. Young, "Irony and Outrage: The Polarized ...
Young looks at two distinct genres of communication—irony and outrage—and their respective appeals to liberals and conservatives...
60 min
826
Adam Kotsko, "Neoliberalism's Demons: On the Po...
Neoliberalism’s Demons posits we can best understand neoliberalism through the lens of political theology...
75 min
827
Judith Brett, "From Secret Ballot to Democracy ...
In this fascinating history of Australia’s electoral system, Judith Brett makes a timely case in favour of compulsory voting...
54 min
828
David Rundell, "Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia ...
Rundell offers a granular analysis and insider’s understanding of the inner workings of the kingdom garnered as a US foreign service officer who served a total of 15 years in the country...
71 min
829
Victoria Phillips, "Martha Graham's Cold War: T...
Phillips adeptly tells the story of Martha Graham's role as diplomat, arts innovator, and dancer...
49 min
830
S. Mettler and R. C. Lieberman, "Four Threats: ...
The United States experienced race-baiting, polarization, executive overreach, and inequality before the presidency of Donald Trump...
57 min
831
Mark Gilbert, "European Integration: A Politica...
Awareness of the EU's undeniable past and present importance can - and has - led to complacency and hubris. There is nothing inevitable about European integration...
38 min
832
David Tobin, "Securing China's Northwest Fronti...
Tobin makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the PRC state-building and narrative-creation efforts which justify projects like the region’s vast network of detention camps....
60 min
833
Paulina O. Espejo, "On Borders: Territories, Le...
When are borders justified? Who has a right to control them? Where should they be drawn?
60 min
834
Michael C. Davis, "Making Hong Kong China: The ...
It is difficult to understand the pace or extent of the changes in Hong Kong since the protests began in June 2019...
81 min
835
Aubrey Menard, "Young Mongols: Forging Democrac...
Mongolia is sometimes seen as one of the few examples of a successful youth-led revolution, where a 1990 movement forced the Soviet-appointed Politburo to resign....
40 min
836
Luke A. Nichter, "The Last Brahmin: Henry Cabot...
Few have ever enjoyed the degree of foreign-policy influence and versatility that Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., the grand-son of Woodrow Wilson’s senatorial antagonist, did...,
57 min
837
Christopher J. Lee, "Making a World After Empir...
In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world...
84 min
838
Saladin Ambar, "Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Raci...
Ambar offers the first in-depth analysis of this important speech, illuminating its context and consequences.
88 min
839
Conspiracy Theories are More Dangerous Than Eve...
Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new—conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump...
41 min
840
R. Muirhead and N. L. Rosenblum, "A Lot of Peop...
Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new—conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump...
41 min
841
David Vine, "The United States of War: A Global...
Since its founding, the United States has been at peace for only eleven years...
63 min
842
Daniel Deudney, "Dark Skies: Space Expansionism...
Deudney argues that the major result of the "Space Age" has been to increase the likelihood of global nuclear war...
71 min
843
Laura DeNardis, "The Internet in Everything: Fr...
DeNardis shows that the policy tools and normative constructs we have built around the internet are outdated...
63 min
844
Tobias Harris, "The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and ...
Readers will witness Abe’s gradual rise through the ranks of the Liberal Democratic Party and his complex relationships with leading figures in both Japanese and US political circles...
69 min
845
Robert Vitalis, "Oilcraft: The Myths of Scarcit...
Robert Vitalis returns to disenchant us once again—this time from "oilcraft," a line of magical thinking closer to witchcraft than statecraft....
62 min
846
Erica Marat, "The Politics of Police Reform: So...
Erica Marat provides an answer to a very important question: “What does it take to reform a post-Soviet police force?”
43 min
847
Koritha Mitchell, "From Slave Cabins to the Whi...
Mitchell offers a complex, interdisciplinary, and important analysis focusing on black women as the lens to explore the intersection of racism and sexism and the strategies that black women have used to persevere and succeed...
49 min
848
K. A. Lieber and D. G. Press, "The Myth of the ...
Lieber and Press tackle the central puzzle of the nuclear age: the persistence of intense geopolitical competition in the shadow of nuclear weapons...
66 min
849
Cynthia Miller-Idriss, "Hate in the Homeland: T...
A startling look at the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people.
71 min
850
Conservatism is Always Evolving: A Discussion w...
For two hundred years, conservatism has defied its reputation as a backward-looking creed by confronting and adapting to liberal modernity...
58 min
851
J. A. Delton, "The Industrialists: How the Nati...
Delton focuses on the conservative policy goals of the organization but also its surprisingly progressive tactics...
54 min
852
F. H. Buckley, "American Secession: The Looming...
If small is beautiful, and smaller nations tend to be happier, why shouldn't a state like California secede and put its savings from national defence into a scheme for national health?
28 min
853
Jana K. Lipman, "In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees,...
Lipman offers an in-depth study of the fate of the nearly 800,000 Vietnamese refugees who left their country by boat, and sought refugee in Southeast Asia and the Pacific..,
56 min
854
Myanmar’s Disciplined Democracy and the 2020 El...
24 min
855
Robert Zoellick, "America in the World: A Histo...
Both a sweeping work of history and an insightful guide to U.S. diplomacy past and present, America in the World serves as an informative companion and practical adviser to readers seeking to understand the strategic and immediate challenges of U.S. foreign policy during an era of transformation and change...
58 min
856
John Yoo, "Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fi...
Yoo argues that Trump has performed in a manner that the Constitution’s Framers would applaud.,,,
55 min
857
Victor Pickard, "Democracy Without Journalism?:...
The mainstream American news media are not really free at all, but have been pressed into service over more than a century to generate profits for a few rich owners bent on selling eyeballs and ears to advertisers...
48 min
858
Barry C. Lynn, "Liberty From All Masters: The N...
Yet Americans are only now awakening to what is perhaps the gravest domestic threat to our liberties in a century—in the form of an extreme and fast-growing concentration of economic power. Monopolists today control almost every corner of the American economy...
55 min
859
M. Sobolewska and R. Ford, "Brexitland: Identit...
What are the identity conflicts that define contemporary society?
44 min
860
Felicia Angeja Viator, "To Live and Defy in LA:...
Viator describes how rap leapt across the continent from its New York roots in the mid-1980s and took hold in Los Angeles..
74 min
861
Anthony L. Gardner, "Stars with Stripes: The Es...
The EU-US partnership has its frustrations and failings, writes Tony Gardner...
39 min
862
Scott Laderman, "The 'Silent Majority' Speech: ...
On November 3, 1969 Richard M. Nixon addressed the nation in what would come to be known as “The Silent Majority Speech”...
66 min
863
Simone C. Drake, "Are You Entertained?: Black P...
The authors offer an engaging and interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary black popular culture and how to think about this broad and diverse landscape, especially in relation to power, capitalism, gender identity, and presidential politics...
53 min
864
Heather Lende, "Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaska...
Heather Lende was one of the thousands of women inspired to take a more active role in politics during the past few years...
62 min
865
Philip Cunliffe, "The New Twenty Years' Crisis:...
At the end of the 20th century, the liberal international order appeared unassailable after its triumph over the authoritarian challenges of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Twenty years later, however, the assumptions underlying the system appear discredited as international relations devolve into confrontation and conflict...
42 min
866
Richard L. Hasen, "Election Meltdown: Dirty Tri...
As the 2020 presidential campaign begins to take shape, there is widespread distrust of the fairness and accuracy of American elections....
41 min
867
Melissa Crouch, "The Constitution of Myanmar: A...
Largely overlooked in the flurry of constitution drafting in this period, officials in Myanmar worked away on a new constitution without any experts from abroad—or, for that matter, many of those at home...
41 min
868
Michael Walzer, "A Foreign Policy for the Left"...
What is "Left" foreign policy? Michael Walzer explains...
69 min
869
James Simpson, "Permanent Revolution: The Refor...
In Simpson’s account, liberalism did not flow neatly from Protestant triumph. Liberalism and Protestantism are indeed intertwined, but in a much more violent, anguished way than we’re familiar with...
86 min
870
H. Shelest and M. Rabinovych, "Decentralization...
The volume draws particular attention to the issues that have been escalated and intensified since the inception of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict...
54 min
871
Alan Chong, "Critical Reflections on China’s Be...
The book is about much more than the material aspects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative....
53 min
872
A. Wylegala and M. Glowacka-Grajper, "The Burde...
In a century marked by totalitarian regimes, genocide, mass migrations, and shifting borders, the concept of memory in Eastern Europe is often synonymous with notions of trauma...
60 min
873
Charles L. Zelden, "Bush v. Gore: Exposing the ...
Who could forget the Supreme Court’s controversial 5-4 decision in Bush v. Gore or the 2000 presidential campaign and election that preceded it?
53 min
874
Seth Masket, "Learning from Loss: The Democrats...
What happened to the Democratic Party after 2016?
60 min
875
Wilson Chacko Jacob, "For God or Empire: Sayyid...
Sayyid Fadl, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, led a unique life—one that spanned much of the nineteenth century and connected India, Arabia, and the Ottoman Empire...
93 min
876
Mark Bevir and Jason Blakely, "Interpretive Soc...
Bevir and Blakely make a case for why interpretivism is the most philosophically cogent approach currently on offer in the social sciences, and for anti-naturalism as the best option among interpretivist alternatives..
48 min
877
C. Chan and F. de Londras, "China’s National Se...
Cora Chan and Fiona de Londras bring together a host of internationally renowned authors who question whether a national security law will challenge Hong Kong’s rule of law, and the liberal ideals safeguarded in its legal system...
69 min
878
Why are Blacks Democrats?: An Interview with Is...
Black Americans are by far the most unified racial group in American electoral politics, with 80 to 90 percent identifying as Democrats—a surprising figure given that nearly a third now also identify as ideologically conservative, up from less than 10 percent in the 1970s.
51 min
879
A. B. Cox and C. M. Rodríguez, "The President a...
Who truly controls immigration law in the United States?
44 min
880
Joseph E. David, "Kinship, Law and Politics: An...
Why are we so concerned with belonging? In what ways does our belonging constitute our identity?
47 min
881
Adam Auerbach, "Demanding Development: The Poli...
India’s urban slums exhibit dramatic variation in their access to basic public goods and services—paved roads, piped water, trash removal, sewers, and streetlights. Why are some vulnerable communities able to secure development from the state while others fail?
58 min
882
Mira L. Siegelberg, "Statelessness: A Modern Hi...
Siegelberg traces the history of the concept of statelessness in the years following the First and Second World Wars...
52 min
883
Stephen Wall, "Reluctant European: Britain and ...
What was at the core of the UK's semi-detachment to the EU?
37 min
884
Hannah L. Walker, "Mobilized by Injustice: Crim...
Walker brings together the political science and criminal justice disciplines in exploring how individuals are mobilized to engage in political participation by their connection to the criminal justice system in the United States...
44 min
885
Benjamin D. Hopkins, "Ruling the Savage Periphe...
Intrinsic to the practice of empire is the creation of boundaries...
82 min
886
Ravinder Kaur, "Brand New Nation: Capitalist Dr...
It is 21st century commonsense that India is an “emerging” economy. But how did this common sense itself emerge?
43 min
887
Sheri Berman, "Democracy and Dictatorship in Eu...
At the end of the twentieth century, many believed the story of European political development had come to an end. Modern democracy began in Europe, but for hundreds of years it competed with various forms of dictatorship...
54 min
888
Sophie Richter-Devroe, "Women’s Political Activ...
Richter-Devroe offers an analysis of the forms assumed by women’s political resistance in Occupied Palestine and interrogates how an understanding of such activism might be expanded if one attends to the ‘everyday’...
42 min
889
Sanjay Lal, "Gandhi's Thought and Liberal Democ...
Is religion indispensable to public life?
47 min
890
EQ Spotlight Special: Roundtable on the 2020 Pr...
What are we to make of the year’s first presidential debate?
48 min
891
Rogers M. Smith, "That Is Not Who We Are!: Popu...
Smith discusses connection between our understanding of peoplehood and community, and the contemporary growth of populism around the world...
55 min
892
Serena Parekh, "No Refuge: Ethics and the Globa...
Rarely does the discourse consider the role of wealthy Western countries in creating the conditions under which a refugee crisis emerges....
70 min
893
Ariella Rotramel, "Pushing Back: Women of Color...
Rotramel explores women of color’s grassroots leadership in organizations that are not singularly identified with feminism....
94 min
894
G. Smulewicz-Zucker and M. Thompson, "An Inher...
Democratic socialism is on the lips of activists and politicians from both the left and the right. Some call it extremism; some call it common sense. What are we talking about?
82 min
895
Marlene Wind, "The Tribalization of Europe: A D...
The European Union is arguably facing the greatest existential threat in its history...
54 min
896
Stephanie Newell, "Histories of Dirt: Media and...
Newell, along with a team of researchers across a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, explore this idea of “dirt” across the long 20th century...
44 min
897
Learning from Rwanda: How 100 Days of Mass Kill...
An interview with Philip Drew
20 min
898
Annelien de Dijn, "Freedom: An Unruly History" ...
We tend to think of freedom as something that is best protected by carefully circumscribing the boundaries of legitimate state activity. But who came up with this understanding of freedom, and for what purposes?
34 min
899
Anais Angelo, "Power and the Presidency in Keny...
Angelo’s book analyses the little-studied institution of the Office of the President by studying its first postcolonial office-holder in Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta.,,
58 min
900
Roman Deininger, "Markus Söder: The Shadow Chan...
Who is the 53-year-old Bavarian first minister and, if he does succeed Merkel next year, what should Germany’s geopolitical partners expect?
37 min