Department of Political Science
at boston college
According to Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats, a new book co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins, each major party's supporters define the terms and stakes of political competition quite differently--and each is fundamentally correct about its own side. The authors write on their research in a series of pieces for the Washington Post "Monkey Cage" 1, 2,3. | Hopkins also comments on a new report that suggests millennials are leading the trend toward Americans' increased polarization: CNN.
Professor Kay L. Schlozman was awarded the 2016 Samuel J. Eldersveld Career Achievement Lifetime Award, which "recognizes a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field," by the section on Political Organizations and Parties of the American Political Science Association.
Professor of Political Science Marc Landy discussed the significance of reports that Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine, in an interview with NECN.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause provided insight on the fight against ISIS and Trump’s foreign policy speech in an interview with NECN.
Writing in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (English translation), in response to a column asserting that "terrorism has a lot to do with Islam," Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence contends Europe risks repeating past mistakes on Islam. His piece is featured by The Economist's religion and policy blog "Erasmus." He also discussed developments in Germany and Turkey with Vice.com, Vatican Radio (in German), and German newspaper Bild.
It would be easy to believe that Americans are falling in love with Donald Trump, according to Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson, who wrote on the election for an audience outside the U.S. in an essay for The Hindu.
Nearly two decades ago, in his well-known book One Nation, After All, Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe concluded that Americans were not as divided as many believed. Wolfe, now retired from directing the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, revisits the subject in an interview with CommonWealth Magazine.
The voices heard in American politics are creating a vicious circle in which economic inequality begets political inequality which, in turn, furthers economic inequality, writes Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Schlozman. The Hill
Books published recently by department faculty:
The Philippines: An Asiatic and Catholic Archipelago by Pierre de Charentenay, S.J. Jescom.
Kant’s Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide, edited by Susan Meld Shell and Richard Velkley. Cambridge University Press.
The Challenge of Rousseau, edited by Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly. Cambridge University Press.
The Jury in America: Triumph and Decline, by Dennis Hale. University Press of Kansas.
Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation, by Jennifer L. Erickson. Columbia University Press.
China in the Era of Xi Jinping: Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges, by Robert Ross.
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