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A special series featuring interviews with authors and editors of books on the epistemologies and methodologies of interpretive political and social science, alternately with authors of exemplary interpretivist monographs; streaming through the New Books in Political Science channel.

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Kevin Funk, "Rooted Globalism: Arab–Latin American Business Elites and the Politics of Global Imaginaries" (Indiana UP, 2022)

September 20, 2023

Rooted Globalism

Kevin Funk
Hosted by Nick Cheesman
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Triumphant capitalism has in our time engendered a new global class that lives and works in a borderless world, beyond the reach of national politics …

Shaul Shenhav, "Analyzing Social Narratives" (Routledge, 2015)

July 31, 2023

Analyzing Social Narratives

Shaul Shenhav
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

Analyzing Social Narratives (Routledge, 2015) is one of the concise and informative volumes in the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods, whose tit…

Farah Godrej, "Freedom Inside?: Yoga and Meditation in the Carceral State" (Oxford UP, 2022)

May 18, 2023

Freedom Inside?

Farah Godrej
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

Are meditation and yoga offered to prisoners merely to have them acquiesce to being incarcerated and degraded? Or can they help prisoners interrogate …

Ke Li, "Marriage Unbound: State Law, Power, and Inequality in Contemporary China" (Stanford UP, 2022)

March 13, 2023

Marriage Unbound

Ke Li
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

In recent years the authors of a slew of books and articles have debated whether China is moving toward or away from the rule of law. Against this end…

Mona El-Ghobashy, "Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation" (Stanford UP, 2021)

October 18, 2022

Bread and Freedom

Mona El-Ghobashy
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

A decade has passed since the Arab Spring of 2011, during which an uprising in Egypt ended three decades of rule by Hosni Mubarak without realizing a …

Anastasia Shesterinina, "Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia" (Cornell UP, 2021)

August 9, 2022

Mobilizing in Uncertainty

Anastasia Shesterinina
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

Anastasia Shesterinina begins Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia (Cornell University Press, 2021) with an account of…

Erica S. Simmons and Nicholas Rush Smith, "Rethinking Comparison: Innovative Methods for Qualitative Political Inquiry" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

April 22, 2022

Rethinking Comparison

Erica S. Simmons and Nicholas Rush Smith
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

With Rethinking Comparison: Innovative Methods for Qualitative Political Inquiry (Cambridge University Press, 2021) Erica S. Simmons and Nicholas Rush…

Diana S. Kim, "Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition Across Southeast Asia" (Princeton UP, 2020)

December 30, 2021

Empires of Vice

Diana S. Kim
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

In Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia (Princeton University Press, 2020) Diana Kim situates the regulation of vice a…

Cecelia Lynch, "Interpreting International Politics" (Routledge, 2014)

October 14, 2021

Interpreting International Politics

Cecelia Lynch
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

Interpreting International Politics (Routledge, 2014) is a short and lively account of how international relations was founded and developed as an int…

Natasha Behl, "Gendered Citizenship: Understanding Gendered Violence in Democratic India" (Oxford UP, 2019)

July 23, 2021

Gendered Citizenship

Natasha Behl
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

Why do we find pervasive gender-based discrimination, exclusion and violence in India when the Indian constitution builds an inclusive democracy commi…

Lee Ann Fujii, "Interviewing in Social Science Research: A Relational Approach" (Routledge, 2018)

April 7, 2021

Interviewing in Social Science Research

Lee Ann Fujii
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

In this very special episode of New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science we feature Lee Ann Fujii’s Interviewing in Social Science Resea…

Lisa Wedeen, "Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria" (U Chicago Press, 2019)

January 11, 2021

Authoritarian Apprehensions

Lisa Wedeen
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

How has the Syrian regime been able to bear the brunt of the challenges raised against it? And, what can we learn about the seductions of authoritaria…

Mark Bevir and Jason Blakely, "Interpretive Social Science: An Anti-Naturalist Approach" (Oxford UP, 2018)

October 15, 2020

Interpretive Social Science

Mark Bevir and Jason Blakely
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

In Interpretive Social Science: An Anti-Naturalist Approach (Oxford University Press, 2018), Mark Bevir and Jason Blakely make a case for why interpre…

James C. Scott, "Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States" (Yale UP, 2017)

June 3, 2020

Against the Grain

James C. Scott
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

We are schooled to believe that states formed more or less synchronously with settlement and agriculture. In Against the Grain: A Deep History of the …

Frederic C. Schaffer, "Elucidating Social Science Concepts: An Interpretivist Guide" (Routledge, 2015)

March 30, 2020

Elucidating Social Science Concepts

Frederic C. Schaffer
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

For the third installment in our special series on interpretive political and social scientific research, Frederic C. Schaffer joins us to discuss his…

Sarah Marie Wiebe, "Everyday Exposure: Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley" (UBC Press, 2016)

November 29, 2019

Everyday Exposure

Sarah Marie Wiebe
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

In a foreword to Everyday Exposure: Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley (University of British Columbia Pres…

Peregrine Schwartz-Shea and Dvora Yanow, "Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes" (Routledge, 2012)

August 19, 2019

Interpretive Research Design

Peregrine Schwartz-Shea and Dvora Yanow
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

This episode is the first in a new series, New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science, which will feature works on interpretive research d…