Public disenchantment with and distrust of American government is at an all-time high. Read about why and what we can do to right the ship. The real culprit is not those in office, its the system - it is operating as it was designed.
Jeanne sat down with Dr. Kirk Meighoo, host of the "New Books in Politics and Polemics" podcast on the New Books Network, to discuss her latest book "American Democracy in Crisis:" Their far ranging discussion began with E.E. Schattschneider and the important role of parties in the U.S., upstreaming, the problem of power in American history and much more. Click on the link below to hear the podcast in full.
Recently, Jeanne sat down with Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua hosts of "Bloomberg Surveillance" to discuss the book, as well as what is happening in Washington, and in democracies worldwide. You can hear more of the interview by clicking on the link below.
A practical, hands-on introduction to the logic of social science research. This text offers step-by-step instruction on data analysis using SPSS and current data from the General Social Survey. The text starts with an introduction to computerized data analysis and the social research process, then takes readers step-by-step through univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis.
People seem to find lists and rank orders irressitable. There is also something almost unseemly or dangerous about them. This text uses both of these factors—the appeal and problems of “lists” and “rank orders”—as a pedagogical tool to help readers learn more about American government and politics.
The standard narrative in most literature on the 1947 partition is to define the affected minority as pro‐partition and the majority as anti‐. This is not only reductionist and ahistorical, but it represents a sort of ‘historical stereotyping’ of the worst kind; one which continues to have a lasting impact on politics, society, and diplomacy today..
Many nations have a short list of celebrated founders, while the contributions of many others are lost in history. An intriguing example of this narrowcasting of founders is Pakistan, where the dominant tendency has been to attribute the nation’s founding to just one man, the Quaid-i-Azam. His legacy should not, however, overshadow contributions of his contemporaries...
Studies show that metaphors are a useful way to help people understand new or difficult concepts. The research is largely silent, however, when it comes to the question of whether it is beneficial to ask students to go “beyond transference” by engaging in metaphoric critique and construction...
Rawls suggests that the preservation of self-respect is at the core of any theory of justice. It is precisely his conception of self-respect, however, that creates serious problems in his theory as a whole. It not only opens him up to charges of inconsistency, but it underscores his failure to deliver on the promise of equality...