New Books in Political Science

Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books

Science
Social Sciences
1
Jonathan Padwe, "Disturbed Forests, Fragmented ...
An interview with Jonathan Padwe
51 min
2
Matthew McManus, "A Critical Legal Examination ...
Interview with Matthew McManus
76 min
3
M. R. Michelson and B. F. Harrison, "Transformi...
An interview with Melissa R. Michelson and Brian F. Harrison
44 min
4
Gábor Scheiring, "The Retreat of Liberal Democr...
An interview with Gábor Scheiring
51 min
5
Christoph Menke, "Critique of Rights" (Polity, ...
An interview with Christoph Menke
85 min
6
M. Nestle and K. Trueman, "Let's Ask Marion: Wh...
An interview with Marion Nestle and Kerry Trueman
50 min
7
K. Mistry and H. Gurman, "Whistleblowing Nation...
An interview with Kaeten Mistry and Hannah Gurman
63 min
8
B. R. Roberts and K. Foulcher, "Indonesian Note...
An interview with Brian Russell Roberts and Keith Foulcher
94 min
9
Jeanne Safer, "I Love You, but I Hate Your Poli...
An interview with Jeanne Safer
37 min
10
H. M. E. Tagma and P. E. Lenze, "Understanding ...
An interview with H. M. E. Tagma and P. E. Lenze
58 min
11
Lisa Wedeen, "Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideo...
An interview with Lisa Wedeen
53 min
12
Jeremy Pressman, "The Sword is Not Enough: Arab...
An interview with Jeremy Pressman
55 min
13
Andrew R. Hom, "International Relations and the...
An interview with Andrew R. Hom
46 min
14
Zeynep Kaya, "Mapping Kurdistan: Territory, Sel...
An interview with Zeynep Kaya
47 min
15
Vernon Bogdanor, "Britain and Europe in a Troub...
An interview with Vernon Bogdanov
38 min
16
Ilya Shapiro, "Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nomin...
An interview with Ilya Shapiro
93 min
17
Rajan Menon, "The Conceit of Humanitarian Inter...
An interview with Rajan Menon
68 min
18
Arie Perliger, "American Zealots: Inside Right-...
An interview with Arie Perliger
58 min
19
B. J. Tria Kerkvliet, "Speaking Out in Vietnam:...
An interview with Benedict Kerkvliet
45 min
20
Erin Mayo-Adam, "Queer Alliances: How Power Sha...
An interview with Erin Mayo-Adam
47 min
21
K. A. Young and M. Schwartz, "Levers of Power: ...
An interview with Kevin Young and Michael Schwartz
128 min
22
Samuel Zipp, "The Idealist: Wendell Willkie's W...
An interview with Samuel Zipp
51 min
23
Benjamin R. Teitelbaum, "War for Eternity: Insi...
An interview with Benjamin R. Teitelbaum
89 min
24
Adam Fabry, "The Political Economy of Hungary: ...
An interview with Adam Fabry
55 min
25
Simon J. Gilhooley, "The Antebellum Origins of ...
An interview with Simon J. Gilhooley
62 min
26
Erez Manela, "The Wilsonian Moment: Self-determ...
An interview with Erez Manela
49 min
27
Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, "After Trump: Rec...
An interview with Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith
57 min
28
Joseph David, "Kinship, Law and Politics: An An...
Interview with Joseph David
52 min
29
Johanna Drucker, "Visualization and Interpretat...
An interview with Johanna Drucker
48 min
30
Ben Bland, "Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo ...
Joko Widodo, or “Jokowi”, as he is popularly known, famously rose from a riverside shack to become president of Indonesia in 2014...
55 min
31
Enze Han, "Asymmetrical Neighbors: Borderland S...
An interview with Enze Han
77 min
32
New Books in Political Science 2020 Round Up
Lilly Goren and Susan Liebell take stock of 2020 on New Books in Political Science
26 min
33
Yuen Yuen Ang, "China's Gilded Age: The Paradox...
An interview with Yuen Yuen Ang
41 min
34
Steven W. Webster, "American Rage: How Anger Sh...
An interview with Steven W. Webster
32 min
35
Sharon Marcus, "The Drama of Celebrity" (Prince...
An interview with Sharon Marcus
48 min
36
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
37
Martha S. Jones, "Vanguard: How Black Women Bro...
An interview with Martha S. Jones
60 min
38
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
39
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
40
Kiran Klaus Patel, "Project Europe: A History" ...
Patel rethinks the development of the European Communities and the European Union from first principles...
38 min
41
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
42
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
43
Nazita Lajevardi, "Outsiders at Home: The Polit...
An interview with Nazita Lajevardi
50 min
44
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
45
Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow, "Suffrage at...
An interview with Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow
53 min
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
Eyck Freymann, "One Belt One Road: Chinese Powe...
Freymann explores the nature, function, and purposes of OBOR...
61 min
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
Cynthia Miller-Idriss, "Hate in the Homeland: T...
A startling look at the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people.
71 min
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
Myanmar’s Disciplined Democracy and the 2020 El...
24 min
88
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
89
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
90
M. Sobolewska and R. Ford, "Brexitland: Identit...
What are the identity conflicts that define contemporary society?
44 min
91
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
92
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
93
Anthony L. Gardner, "Stars with Stripes: The Es...
The EU-US partnership has its frustrations and failings, writes Tony Gardner...
39 min
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
Michael Walzer, "A Foreign Policy for the Left"...
What is "Left" foreign policy? Michael Walzer explains...
69 min
100
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