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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.

Nicholas Hoover Wilson and Damon Mayrl, "After Positivism: New Approaches to Comparison in Historical Sociology" (Columbia UP, 2024)

May 25, 2024

After Positivism

Nicholas Hoover Wilson and Damon Mayrl
Hosted by Geoffrey Gordon

The scientific method that aspiring social scientists are taught in graduate school seems pretty straightforward: you start with a hypothesis, figure …

Peter Ireland (Boston College Econ Prof) on Monetary Policy, Monetarism and New Keynesian Models

May 24, 2024

Monetary Policy, Monetarism and New Keynesian Models

Peter Ireland
Hosted by Jon Hartley

Peter Ireland (Boston College Economics Professor) joins the podcast to discuss his career as a monetary economist, his views on the history of moneta…

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…

Joseph E. Stiglitz, "The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society" (Norton, 2024)

May 20, 2024

The Road to Freedom

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Hosted by Meghan Cochran

In his latest book, The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society (W. W. Norton, 2024), Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz rethinks the nature of…

Sarah Cassella, "Global Risks and International Law: The Case of Climate Change and Pandemics" (Brill/Nijhoff, 2023)

May 20, 2024

Global Risks and International Law

Sarah Cassella
Hosted by Daniel Lucas

Global risks present formidable challenges to international law. Although they have long been identified in many other scientific disciplines, they ar…

Daniel Schlozman and Sam Rosenfeld, "The Hollow Parties: The Many Pasts and Disordered Present of American Party Politics" (Princeton UP, 2024)

May 20, 2024

The Hollow Parties

Daniel Schlozman and Sam Rosenfeld
Hosted by Lilly Goren

The Hollow Parties: The Many Pasts and Disordered Present of American Party Politics (Princeton UP, 2024) traces the political history of American pol…

The Climate Crisis as a Problem of Collective Action: A Discussion with Dana Fisher

May 18, 2024

The Climate Crisis as a Problem of Collective Action

Dana Fisher

In this episode of International Horizons, Professor Dana Fisher, Director of the Center for Environment, Community, & Equity (CECE) and Professor in …

Joan E. Cho, "Seeds of Mobilization: The Authoritarian Roots of South Korea's Democracy" (U Michigan Press, 2024)

May 17, 2024

Seeds of Mobilization

Joan E. Cho
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

South Korea is sometimes held as a dream case of modernization theory, a testament to how economic development leads to democracy. Seeds of Mobilisati…

The Politics of Development: A Conversation with Claire Mcloughlin and David Hudson

May 16, 2024

The Politics of Development

Claire Mcloughlin and David Hudson
Hosted by Nic Cheeseman

Development is political but what does that mean for how we solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today? A pathbreaking new book, The …

Lisa Langdon Koch, "Nuclear Decisions: Changing the Course of Nuclear Weapons Programs" (Oxford UP, 2023)

May 16, 2024

Nuclear Decisions

Lisa Langdon Koch

Throughout the nuclear age, states have taken many different paths toward or away from nuclear weapons. These paths have been difficult to predict and…

Chris Stephen, "The Future of War Crimes Justice" (Melville House, 2024)

May 15, 2024

The Future of War Crimes Justice

Chris Stephen
Hosted by Alex Batesmith

The Future of War Crimes Justice (Melville House, 2024), journalist and war correspondent Chris Stephen takes a colourful look at the erratic history …

José Ciro Martínez, "States of Subsistence: The Politics of Bread in Contemporary Jordan" (Stanford UP, 2022)

May 15, 2024

States of Subsistence

José Ciro Martínez
Hosted by Nick Cheesman

In 1974 the government of Jordan established a new ministry to oversee a nationwide scheme to buy and distribute subsidized flour and regulate bakerie…

Lisa Bhungalia, "Elastic Empire: Refashioning War Through Aid in Palestine" (Stanford UP, 2023)

May 15, 2024

Elastic Empire

Lisa Bhungalia
Hosted by Tugrul Mende

The United States integrated counterterrorism mandates into its aid flows in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the early years of the global war on …

Can the Constitution Still Unite Us?: A Conversation with Yuval Levin

May 14, 2024

Can the Constitution Still Unite Us?

Yuval Levin
Hosted by Annika Nordquist

During an era of broad political dissatisfaction, what is the history and role of the Constitution? Does the Constitution still have the power to unit…

Liliana Doganova, "Discounting the Future: The Ascendancy of a Political Technology" (Princeton UP, 2024)

May 14, 2024

Discounting the Future

Liliana Doganova
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Forest fires, droughts, and rising sea levels beg a nagging question: have we lost our capacity to act on the future? Dr. Liliana Doganova’s book Disc…

M. Steven Fish, "Comeback: Routing Trumpism, Reclaiming the Nation, and Restoring Democracy's Edge" (Rivertowns Books, 2024)

May 14, 2024

Comeback

M. Steven Fish
Hosted by Keith Krueger

Defeating the forces of authoritarianism is the political combat task of our age, and we must take it up with the certitude and boldness that our emin…

What does Biden’s temporary suspension of offensive arms transfers mean for US-Israeli relations?

May 13, 2024

What does Biden’s temporary suspension of offensive arms transfers mean for US-Israeli relations?

Charles Blaha

Charles Blaha, a former State Department expert on the vetting of U.S. weapons transfers to other countries, helps us understand this important moment…

Shelley X. Liu, "Governing After War: Rebel Victories and Post-War Statebuilding" (Oxford UP, 2024)

May 13, 2024

Governing After War

Shelley X. Liu
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Governing After War: Rebel Victories and Post-war Statebuilding (Oxford University Press, 2024) by Dr. Shelley X. Liu explores how wartime processes a…

Pamela Aronson and Matthew R. Fleming, "Gender Revolution: How Electoral Politics and #MeToo are Reshaping Everyday Life" (Routledge, 2023)

May 12, 2024

Gender Revolution

Pamela Aronson and Matthew R. Fleming
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Gender Revolution: How Electoral Politics and #MeToo are Reshaping Everyday Life (Routledge, 2023) by Dr. Pamela Aronson and Matthew R. Fleming carefu…