Roundup on U.S. Immigration
With immigration in the news, it is worth revisiting some of the best New Books in Political Science podcasts on the subject for 2014. At the start of the summer, Benjamin Marquez brought to the podcast Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Read More
Paul Loeb, “The Impossible Will Take a Little While” (Basic Books, 2014)
Paul Loeb is well known in sociology as the author of Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times, and for the previous edition of the book reviewed here. His books are used in college classes all… Read More
Alon Peled, “Traversing Digital Babel: Information, E-Government, and Exchange” (MIT Press, 2014)
Failure by government agencies to share information has had disastrous results globally. From the inability to prevent terrorist attacks, like the 9-11 attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, to the ill-equipped and ill-fated responses to disasters like… Read More
Darrell M. West, “Billionaires: Reflection on the Upper Crust” (Brookings Institution Press, 2014)
So how many billionaires are there in the world? And what do they have to do with politics? Darrell ┬áM. West has answered those questions in Billionaires: Reflection on the Upper Crust (Brookings 2014). West is vice president of Governance… Read More
Kara W. Swanson, “Banking on the Body: The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America” (Harvard UP, 2014)
How did we come to think of spaces for the storage and circulation of body parts as “banks,” and what are the consequences of that history for the way we think about human bodies as property today? Kara W. Swanson Read More
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