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European Politics

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Interview with scholars of modern European politics about their new books.

Matthijs Lok, "Europe Against Revolution: Conservatism, Enlightenment, and the Making of the Past" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

June 24, 2024

Europe Against Revolution

Matthijs Lok

Contemporary Europe seems to be divided between progressive cosmopolitans sympathetic to the European Union and the ideals of the Enlightenment, and c…

Oscar Sanchez-Sibony, "The Soviet Union and the Construction of the Global Market: Energy and the Ascent of Finance in Cold War Europe, 1964–1971" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

June 22, 2024

The Soviet Union and the Construction of the Global Market

Oscar Sanchez-Sibony

In The Soviet Union and the Construction of the Global Market. Energy and the Ascent of Finance in Cold War Europe, 1964–1971 (Cambridge University Pr…

Mark Gilbert, "Italy Reborn: From Fascism to Democracy" (Norton, 2024)

June 13, 2024

Italy Reborn

Mark Gilbert
Hosted by Tim Jones

Italy's resurrection from 20 years of fascism, three years of war, and two years of civil war is one of the 20th century's great, under-told stories. …

Julia Wojnowska-Radzińska, "Implications of Pre-Emptive Data Surveillance for Fundamental Rights in the European Union" (Brill Nijhoff, 2023)

June 12, 2024

Implications of Pre-Emptive Data Surveillance for Fundamental Rights in the European Union

Julia Wojnowska-Radzińska
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

In Implications of Pre-Emptive Data Surveillance for Fundamental Rights in the European Union (Brill Nijhoff, 2023) Julia Wojnowska-Radzińska offers a…

The Complexities of the EU Parliament Elections

June 12, 2024

The Complexities of the EU Parliament Elections

Francesco Ronchi and Udo Zolleis

In this episode of International Horizons, RBI Director John Torpey spoke with Francesco Ronchi and Udo Zolleis, two European Parliament officials and…

All About Money? Elections, Campaign Spending and the Effects on Democracy

May 31, 2024

All About Money? Elections, Campaign Spending and the Effects on Democracy

William Horncastle
Hosted by Petra Alderman

Election campaigns are becoming ever more expensive, with many parties and candidates spending large sums of money on advertising, campaign materials,…

Benjamin A. Schupmann, "Democracy Despite Itself: Liberal Constitutionalism and Militant Democracy" (Oxford UP, 2024)

May 30, 2024

Democracy Despite Itself

Benjamin A. Schupmann
Hosted by Tim Jones

Seeking a second term as US president in November, Donald Trump joins a roster of politicians whose declared aim is to use legal means to bend democra…

The Social Acceptance of Inequality

May 28, 2024

The Social Acceptance of Inequality

Francesco Duina and Luca Storti

On this episode of International Horizons, Francesco Duina, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology at Bates College and Luca Storti, Associate Profess…

Asian Soft Power in Estonia: A Discussion with Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska

May 24, 2024

Asian Soft Power in Estonia

Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska

How do Asian nations exercise soft power in the Baltics? Soft power is a political strategy to influence other international relations actors by using…

Dmitry Grozoubinski, "Why Politicians Lie About Trade...How, and What You Need to Know" (Canbury Press, 2024)

May 23, 2024

Why Politicians Lie About Trade

Dmitry Grozoubinski
Hosted by Tim Jones

In November, it will be 25 years since the Battle of Seattle – the summit and street fight that marked the end of a half-century of ever-broadening gl…

Agnieszka Pasieka and Paweł Rodak, "Rethinking Modern Polish Identities: Transnational Encounters" (U Rochester Press, 2023)

May 10, 2024

Rethinking Modern Polish Identities

Agnieszka Pasieka and Paweł Rodak
Hosted by Piotr Kosicki

Anti-Semitic or philo-Semitic? Backward or modern? Locally rooted or diasporic? “Polishness” is too often flattened to an oversimplified list of eithe…

Lawrence Freedman, "Modern Warfare: Lessons from Ukraine" (Penguin, 2023)

May 8, 2024

Modern Warfare

Lawrence Freedman
Hosted by Charles Coutinho

The foremost authority on modern war in the English-speaking world examines Europe's most important conflict since World War II. More than any other …

Illia Ponomarenko, "I Will Show You How It Was: The Story of Wartime Kyiv" (Bloomsbury, 2024)

May 3, 2024

I Will Show You How It Was

Illia Ponomarenko
Hosted by Tim Jones

The spring 2022 battle for Kyiv was "one of the most tragic – and the most bizarre – events in modern history," writes Illia Ponomarenko. "Outnumbered…

Jen Stout, "Night Train to Odesa: Covering the Human Cost of Russia's War" (Polygon, 2024)

May 2, 2024

Night Train to Odesa

Jen Stout
Hosted by Tim Jones

As a teenager in Shetland, Jen Stout fell in love with Russia and, later, Ukraine – their languages, cultures, and histories. Although life kept gett…

Éric Fassin, "State Anti-Intellectualism and the Politics of Gender and Race: Illiberal France and Beyond" (CEU Press, 2024)

April 30, 2024

State Anti-Intellectualism and the Politics of Gender and Race

Éric Fassin
Hosted by CEU Press

In this episode of the CEU Press Podcast, host Andrea Talabér (CEU Press/CEU Review of Books) sat down with Éric Fassin (Université Paris 8) to discus…

Social media’s business model is changing democracy, and not for the better

April 24, 2024

Social media’s business model is changing democracy, and not for the better

Charlotte Galpin and Verena K. Brändle
Hosted by Licia Cianetti

Democracies in Europe and the world over are grappling with the challenges posed by social media. In this episode, Charlotte Galpin and Verena Brändle…

Anu Bradford, "Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology" (Oxford UP, 2023)

April 24, 2024

Digital Empires

Anu Bradford
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

The global battle among the three dominant digital powers―the United States, China, and the European Union―is intensifying. All three regimes are raci…

Words of Attack: Rhetoric Against Liberal Democratic Values with James McAdams

April 17, 2024

Words of Attack

James McAdams

With a presidential campaign in the US just around the corner and populist and authoritarian thinkers gaining broader platforms, University of Notre D…

Maria Snegovaya, "When Left Moves Right: The Decline of the Left and the Rise of the Populist Right in Postcommunist Europe" (Oxford UP, 2024)

April 13, 2024

When Left Moves Right

Maria Snegovaya
Hosted by Jeff Adler

In her new book, When Left Moves Right: The Decline of the Left and the Rise of the Populist Right in Postcommunist Europe (Oxford University Press, 2…

Traian Sandu, "Ceausescu: The Ambiguous Dictator" (Perrin, 2023)

April 10, 2024

Ceausescu

Traian Sandu
Hosted by Roland Clark

Today I talked to Traian Sandu about his book Ceausescu: Le dictateur ambigu (Perrin, 2023). Born in January 1918, Nicolae Ceauşescu began his appre…