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Political Science

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The New Books in Political Science podcast provides lively discussions of politics based on the work of political scientists (and scholars concerned with politics in other disciplines). The podcast thinks holistically about politics – from global to local.

Our hosts! Lilly Goren is professor of Political Science at Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Susan Liebell is professor of Political Science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Lamis Abdelaaty is associate professor of Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs.

Lydia Walker, "States-in-Waiting: A Counter Narrative of Global Decolonization" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

June 14, 2024

States-in-Waiting

Lydia Walker
Hosted by Vladislav Lilic

Dr. Lydia Walker's deeply researched and carefully narrated debut monograph, States-in-Waiting: A Counter Narrative of Global Decolonization (Cambridg…

Branding Foreign Aid: Soft Power and Popular Attitudes in International Development

June 13, 2024

Branding Foreign Aid: Soft Power and Popular Attitudes in International Development

Matthew Winters
Hosted by Petra Alderman

Why do international donors brand foreign aid? And what impact does it have on popular attitudes towards them? Join Matthew Winters and Petra Alderman…

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. …

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…

What and Why are Political Beliefs? A Conversation with Oliver Traldi

June 12, 2024

What and Why are Political Beliefs?

Oliver Traldi
Hosted by Annika Nordquist

What are political beliefs and how do we form them? Oliver Traldi, a current John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the James Madison Pr…

Stephanie Ternullo, "How the Heartland Went Red: Why Local Forces Matter in an Age of Nationalized Politics" (Princeton UP, 2024)

June 10, 2024

How the Heartland Went Red

Stephanie Ternullo
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Over the past several decades, predominantly White, postindustrial cities in America’s agriculture and manufacturing centre have flipped from blue to …

Robert G. Boatright, "Reform and Retrenchment: A Century of Efforts to Fix Primary Elections" (Oxford UP, 2024)

June 10, 2024

Reform and Retrenchment

Robert G. Boatright
Hosted by Susan Liebell

Until 1900, most political parties in the United States chose their leaders – either in back rooms with a few party elites making decisions or in conv…

Timothy P. Storhoff, "Harmony and Normalization: US-Cuban Musical Diplomacy" (UP of Mississippi, 2020)

June 9, 2024

Harmony and Normalization

Timothy P. Storhoff
Hosted by Emily Ruth Allen

Harmony and Normalization: US-Cuban Musical Diplomacy (University Press of Mississippi, 2020) explores the channels of musical exchange between Cuba a…

Ibrahim Fraihat, "Iran and Saudi Arabia: Taming a Chaotic Conflict" (Edinburgh UP, 2020)

June 9, 2024

Iran and Saudi Arabia

Ibrahim Fraihat
Hosted by James M. Dorsey

Ibrahim Fraihat’s latest book, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Taming a Chaotic Conflict (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) is much more than an exploration of…

Gizem Zencirci, "The Muslim Social: Neoliberalism, Charity, and Poverty in Turkey" (Syracuse UP, 2024)

June 7, 2024

The Muslim Social

Gizem Zencirci
Hosted by Tugrul Mende

Since coming to power in 2002, Turkey’s governing party, the AKP, has made poverty relief a central part of their political program. In addition to ne…

Naosuke Mukoyama, "Fueling Sovereignty: Colonial Oil and the Creation of Unlikely States" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

June 5, 2024

Fueling Sovereignty

Naosuke Mukoyama
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

European colonialism was often driven by the pursuit of natural resources, and the resulting colonisation and decolonization processes have had a prof…

Nicholas Tampio, ed., "Democracy and Education" (Columbia UP, 2024)

June 5, 2024

Democracy and Education

John Dewey
Hosted by Max Jacobs

John Dewey's Democracy and Education (1916) transformed how people around the world view the purposes of schooling. This new edition makes Dewey's ide…

We Should Not Take the UN For Granted: A Discussion with Abiodun Williams

June 4, 2024

We Should Not Take the UN For Granted

Abiodun Williams

In times where conflicts around the globe are an everyday topic, the place of the United Nations in resolving these conflicts is constantly being ques…

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,…

South Africa Goes to the Polls: A Discussion with Carolyn Holmes

May 31, 2024

South Africa Goes to the Polls

Carolyn Holmes
Hosted by Ufahamu Africa

On May 29, South Africans voted in the seventh election since the end of political apartheid in the early 1990s. This is the first election in which t…

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…

Nisrin Elamin on the Conflict in Sudan

May 30, 2024

The Conflict in Sudan

Nisrin Elamin
Hosted by Ufahamu Africa

Nisrin Elamin is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto whose work investigates the connections between land, race, belon…

Democratic Crisis in Senegal

May 29, 2024

Democratic Crisis in Senegal

Bamba Ndiaye and Michelle D. Gavin
Hosted by Ufahamu Africa

Senegalese President Macky Sall has postponed the country’s presidential elections originally scheduled for February 25. It's part of a series of conc…

Eileen M. Hunt, "The First Last Man: Mary Shelley and the Postapocalyptic Imagination" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2024)

May 28, 2024

The First Last Man

Eileen M. Hunt
Hosted by Lilly Goren

The First Last Man: Mary Shelley and the Postapocalyptic Imagination (U Pennsylvania Press, 2024) is the concluding text in political theorist Eileen …

Carola Binder, "Shock Values: Prices and Inflation in American Democracy" (U Chicago Press, 2024)

May 27, 2024

Shock Values

Carola Binder
Hosted by Brian Hamilton

A sweeping history of the United States’ economy and politics, in Shock Values: Prices and Inflation in American Democracy (U Chicago Press, 2024), Ca…