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A review of political science books with a focus on democracy. A wide range of ideas and concepts are explored with additional recommendations to dig deeper beyond each episode.

Democracy Paradox Justin Kempf

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A review of political science books with a focus on democracy. A wide range of ideas and concepts are explored with additional recommendations to dig deeper beyond each episode.

    Joshua J. Dyck and Edward L. Lascher, Jr.

    Joshua J. Dyck and Edward L. Lascher, Jr.

    The seventh episode of the Democracy Paradox focuses on the secondary effects of direct democracy with Joshua (Josh) J. Dyck and Edward (Ted) L. Lascher, Jr. Their recent book Initiatives without Engagement: A Realistic Appraisal of Direct Democracy’s...

    • 1 hr 31 min
    William S. Smith

    William S. Smith

    This episode features William S. Smith, author of Democracy and Imperialism: Irving Babbitt and Warlike Democracies. Irving Babbitt is an underappreciated political theorist. He wrote the classic Democracy and Leadership in 1924 before the Behavioralist...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Takis Pappas

    Takis Pappas

    Takis Pappas is the author of Populism and Liberal Democracy: A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis. We have an hour long conversation about populism, liberalism and democracy. The interview lays out some of these key concepts but also includes some...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Alexander Cooley and Daniel Nexon

    Alexander Cooley and Daniel Nexon

    Alexander Cooley and Daniel Nexon are the authors of Exit from Hegemony: The Unraveling of the American Global Order. We had a 90 minute conversation on some important topics for the study of international relations. The first part discusses some key...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Luis Cabrera

    Luis Cabrera

    Luis Cabrera is the author of The Humble Cosmopolitan: Rights, Diversity, and Trans-state Democracy. He is Associate Professor in the Griffith Asia Institute and the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University in Brisbane,...

    • 55 min
    Marlene Mauk

    Marlene Mauk

    Marlene Mauk is the author of Citizen Support for Democratic and Autocratic Regimes. Support for autocratic regimes is a neglected topic up until the last few years. We discuss why citizens support autocracies, democracies and what this means for...

    • 51 min

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