Category: Political Science and Theory

An Excerpt from “The Politics of Gender Reform in West Africa” by Ludovic Lado

Historically, attempts at implementing gender reform in West Africa have been met with suspicion. Beyond the perception that such reforms subvert traditional structures of authority and community, many worry that these efforts are inextricably connected to Western imperialism and colonialism. Ludovic Lado’s The Politics of Gender Reform in West Africa: Family, Religion, and the State examines the […]

An Interview with Susan McWilliams Barndt, Author of the Introduction to the Anniversary Edition of “The Idea of Fraternity in America”

Susan McWilliams Barndt is professor of politics at Pomona College. She has written and edited a number of books, including The American Road Trip and American Political Thought. She wrote the introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Idea of Fraternity in America by Wilson Carey McWilliams (June 2023). She recently answered some of our […]

An Interview with James J. Sheehan, Author of “Making a Modern Political Order”

James J. Sheehan is the Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Stanford University. He was president of the American Historical Association in 2005 and is the author and editor of numerous books, including Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? The University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to publish his newest book, Making a Modern Political […]

Notre Dame Press Celebrates Its Kellogg Institute Series & Kellogg Institute’s 40th Anniversary

This year, Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies celebrates its 40th anniversary. Founded in 1982 thanks to a generous donation from Helen Kellogg, the Institute brings together an interdisciplinary community of scholars to promote research and education in the areas of democracy and human development. In the pursuit of its mission, the Kellogg Institute […]

Notre Dame Press Presents Its Fall 2023 Catalog of Publications

The University of Notre Dame Press is excited to present our Fall 2023 catalog. This season’s titles engage a variety of topics, including theology, philosophy, medieval studies, American foreign policy, and creative writing. Some highlights and campus partnerships include: We hope you enjoy browsing through the catalog. You can pre-order these titles and read more […]

New Book Examines the Origins of Today’s Divided Political Order

Today, democracy is under fire. From questioning results of elections to outright violence, people and communities are divided and disillusioned. A new book, Making a Modern Political Order: The Problem of the Nation State (May 2023) proposes the idea that a nation, a truly unified political community, arises from a people’s shared expectations and hopes. […]

A Celebration of Women in History

In honor of Women’s History Month, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to spotlight some of our most important works written by or about influential women. Below you will find a wide collection of artists, academics, activists, and literary leaders, all showcasing the trailblazing spirit of the divine feminine.  Nannie Helen Burroughs: A […]

New Paperback Release: “Progressivism” by Bradley C. S. Watson

Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea is at its core, an intellectual history, tracing the work of progressive historians as they in turn wrote the history of progressivism. Bradley C. S. Watson presents an intellectual history of American progressivism as a philosophical-political phenomenon, focusing on how and with what consequences the academic discipline […]

New Paperback Release: “The Architecture of Law” by Brian M. McCall

The Architecture of Law: Rebuilding Law in the Classical Tradition argues that classical natural law jurisprudence provides a superior answer to the questions “What is law?” and “How should law be made?” rather than those provided by legal positivism and “new” natural law theories. The Architecture of Law explores the metaphor of law as an […]

A Celebration of Black History

In honor of Black History Month, the University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to share a collection of some of its most indispensable books in African American studies and African American Intellectual History to amplify Black voices. William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia is the first major biography of the […]