Eric Waltenburg and Stephen K. Medvic
Politics, Groups, and Identities
For this podcast, I usually interview book authors. This week, I am trying something a little different. I focus on a new political science journal and one of their upcoming book review articles. On the podcast are: Eric Waltenburg, Associate Professor and Purdue University and Stephen K. Medvic, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Franklin & Marshall College. Waltenburg is the Lead Editor, Politics, Groups, and Identities, a new journal affiliated with the Western Political Science Association. Medvic has written a review of four new books about political partisanship (see below). We discuss the review and the larger vision for the journal.
- Zoltan L. Hajnal and Taeku Lee. Why Americans Don’t Join the Party: Race, Immigration, and the Failure (of Political Parties) to Engage the Electorate (Princeton University Press, 2011)
- Howard G. Lavine, Christopher D. Johnston, and Marco R. Steenbergen. The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2012)
- Matthew Levendusky. The Partisan Sort: How Liberals Became Democrats and Conservatives Became Republicans (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
- Paul M. Sniderman and Edward H. Stiglitz. The Reputational Premium: A Theory of Party Identification and Policy Reasoning (Princeton University Press, 2012)