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Discussions with Scholars of Politics about their New Books

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Ilan Zvi Baron, "Obligation in Exile: The Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique"

11/19/2015
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Ilan Zvi BaronView on AmazonIn Obligation in Exile: The Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), Ilan Baron, Lecturer in International Political Theory in the School of Government and International Affairs and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics at Durham University, explores the transnational political obligation […]

Duration: 00:31:05


John Durham Peters, "The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media"

11/17/2015
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John Durham PetersView on Amazon[Cross-posted from the NBN Seminar]John Durham Peters'wonderful new book isa brilliant and beautifully-written considerationof natural environments as subjects for media studies. Accessible and informative for a broad readership.The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media (University of Chicago Press, 2015) is structured as a series of meditationson and explorations of […]

Duration: 01:03:18


Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, "Using Technology, Building Democracy: Digital Campaigning and the Construction of Citizenship"

9/28/2015
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Jessica Baldwin-PhilippiView on AmazonJessica Baldwin-Philippi is the author of Using Technology, Building Democracy: Digital Campaigning and the Construction of Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2015). She is an assistant professor of new media at Fordham University.Baldwin-Philippi's book fits into a larger Oxford series on Digital Politics which has been featured on the podcast in the past. […]

Duration: 00:22:50


Cass Sunstein, "Choosing Not to Choose: Understanding the Value of Choice"

9/1/2015
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The political tradition of liberalism tends to associate political liberty with the individual's freedom of choice. The thought is that political freedom is intrinsically tied to the individual's ability to select one's own path in life – to choose one's occupation, one's values, one's hobbies, one's possessions, and so on – without the intrusion or […]

Duration: 00:59:13


Leah Wright Rigueur, "The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Pol

8/16/2015
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Leah Wright Rigueur is an assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her book The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (Princeton University Press, 2015) examines how the Grand Old Party of Lincoln lost its position as the home of the African American vote. […]

Duration: 01:07:18


Julian E. Zelizer, "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, an

7/6/2015
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Julian E. Zelizer is the author of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society (Penguin Press, 2015). Zelizer is the Malcom Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at New America. In the Fierce Urgency of Now, […]

Duration: 00:18:06


Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox, "Running from Office: Why Young Ame

6/28/2015
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Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox are the authors of Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned off to Politics (Oxford UP,2015). Lawless is a Professor of Government and the Director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University. Fox is a Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. The two […]

Duration: 00:15:49


Philip A. Wallach, "To The Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to

6/22/2015
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Philip A. Wallach is the author of To The Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). Wallach is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. There has been a lot written about the financial crisis of the late 2000s, but little with the attention to […]

Duration: 00:25:48


Andrew Hartman, "The War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture

6/20/2015
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Andrew Hartman is associate professor of history at Illinois State University. His book A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars (University of Chicago Press, 2015) provides a whirlwind tour through the most salient debates of what became known as the culture wars of the late twentieth century. As a […]

Duration: 01:11:23


Rory Carroll, "Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela"

6/9/2015
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Historically, Venezuela is known as one of the most stable Latin American nations of the twentiethcentury. The subsequent discovery of oil transformed Venezuela into a petrostate. Yet wealth inequality dramatically increased. Against this economic and social disparity, Hugo Chavez rose to power, becoming one of a number of dynamic Latin American politicians. But what legacy […]

Duration: 00:47:50


Charis Thompson, "Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Resea

6/8/2015
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Charis Thompson's Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Research (MIT Press, 2013) is an important book. Good Science explores the "ethical choreography" of the consolidation of human embryonic stem cell research in the first decade of the twenty-first century, drawing important implications for the possible futures of stem cell research by looking carefully […]

Duration: 01:12:34


Michael Gould-Wartofsky, "The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movem

6/1/2015
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Michael Gould-Wartofskyis the author ofThe Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement (Oxford University Press, 2015). He is a PhD candidate in Sociology at New York University. There has been a lot written about the Occupy Wall Street movement, but little with the sophistication and personal touch of Gould-Wartofsky's new book. What emerged in […]

Duration: 00:18:17


Miriam Pawel, "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez"

5/29/2015
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Cesar Chavez founded a labor union. Launched a movement. And inspired a generation. Two Decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino figure in U.S. history." So reads the inside flap ofMiriam Pawel's new biography The Crusades of Cesar Chavez (Bloomsbury Press, 2014). However, while many are acquainted with the iconography of Chavez […]

Duration: 01:11:56


Beatrix Hoffman, "Health Care for Some: Rights and Rationing in the United

5/28/2015
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Disputes over the definitions or legality of 'rights' and 'rationing' in their various guises have animated much of the debate around the United States Affordable Care Act. Many legislators and vocal members of their constituency have strong convictions about the state of our current national health care system and where it is going. Far fewer, […]

Duration: 00:52:22


Julian E. Zelizer, "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, an

5/22/2015
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In recent decades, as Democrats and Republicans have grown more and more polarized ideologically, and gridlock has becoming increasingly standard in Congress, there has been a noticeable pining for the good old days when bipartisanship was common, and strongmen like Lyndon B. Johnson occupied the White House, ready to twist a few arms or trade […]

Duration: 00:53:36


Lawrence Jacobs, "Who Governs?: Who Governs? Presidents, Public Opinion, an

5/18/2015
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Lawrence Jacobs is the author (with James Druckman) of Who Governs? Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Jacobs is the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. Just how responsive is […]

Duration: 00:22:51


Richard Kreitner, ed., "The Almanac: 150 Years of The Nation (3)"

5/18/2015
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The Nationmagazine, a beacon of the cultural and political left, is celebrating 150 years of publishing. As part of its celebration, it's publishing a daily blog calledThe Almanacthat looks at events on each day of the year and how The Nation covered them. In this New Books Network journalism podcast, you'll hearRichard Kreitner, the magazine's […]

Duration: 01:35:30


Lee Drutman, "The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became

5/12/2015
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Lee Drutman is the author of The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate (Oxford UP 2015). Drutman is a senior fellow at New America. How do corporations seek influence in Washington? And should we be worried? Drutman's book moves beyond simple notions of how money and politics […]

Duration: 00:18:42


Richard Kreitner, ed., "The Almanac: 150 Years of The Nation (2)"

5/10/2015
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The Nation magazine is one of America's most distinguished journalistic enterprises featuring the writing and work of such notable people as Calvin Trillin, Noam Chomsky, Jessica Mitford, James Baldwin and Naomi Klein. The Nation was founded 150 years ago this July. It's America's oldest weekly magazine. To mark its 150th anniversary, it's publishing a daily […]

Duration: 00:20:05


Peter Hanson, "Too Weak to Govern: Majority Party Power and Appropriations

5/5/2015
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Just a few weeks ago, we heard Matthew Green discuss the minority in the House. Green explained that the minority party may not be as powerless as we typically think. InToo Weak to Govern: Majority Party Power and Appropriations in the U.S. Senate (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Peter Hanson offers another side of a similar […]

Duration: 00:20:01

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