Political Risk Management: Assessing and Managing Global Insecurity, is the Fourth Volume in the De Gruyter series entitled "Developments in Managing and Exploiting Risk." Due for publication in early 2022, this text covers a range of viewpoints and issues which can be applied to various organizational agency structures. These perspectives examine how social and political risk can impact an agency, and what recommendations are made to adapt, mitigate and strengthen the organization against risk. Jeanne has joined with series editor Kurt Engemann and Cathryn Lavery to co-edit this upcoming volume.
Public disenchantment with government is at an all-time high, and for good reason. In the face of widespread challenges―everything from record levels of debt and the sky-high cost of education to gun violence, an immigration crisis, crumbling infrastructure, and much more―the federal government seems paralyzed. In this revolutionary book published by Palgrave/Macmillan, Jeanne argues that in order to understand why we are in this situation, we need to look beyond the left-right divide and go back to the Framing, to consider the choices the Founders made at the Convention and their very real implications on our lives today.
Jeanne sat down with Dr. Kirk Meighoo, host of the New Books in Politics & 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. to upstreaming, the problem of power in American history and much more. Click on the link below to hear the podcast.
"Is the Constitution in crisis... or did it create one?" "To what degree should we be willing to give up liberty in return for a more responsive, effective and accountable government?" "Is the crisis in American government today structural or do elected officials bear responsibility as well?" These are just some of the many questions "Deconstructed" host T.J. O'Hara asked Jeanne when they sat down to discuss her book. Click on the link below to listen to their conversation in its entirety.
As the subtitle to ADIC indicates, no one figure plays a more important role in Jeanne's new book than James Madison. Consequently, it was an honor to be invited to speak at Madison's Montpelier as a part of the Museum's 'Constitution 101'. Co-sponsored by the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution, James Madison's Montpelier, the event was conducted live via Zoom due to the pandemic. The event was recorded and can be accessible at the link below.
Listen to a recording of Jeanne's recent Book talk sponsored by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society in advance of Constitution Day. Due to safety protocols the talk was conducted via Zoom and is accessible at the link below.
President Biden is on a quest to show the world that democracy can still work. In this recently published editorial Jeanne builds on the major arguments in American Democracy in Crisis to explain why this is a Sisyphean task. Click on the link below to read the editorial in its entirety.
Jeanne spoke 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 irresistible. 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.