Category: Political Science and Theory

An Interview with Erika Bachiochi, author of “The Rights of Women”

Erika Bachiochi is a legal scholar specializing in Equal Protection jurisprudence, feminist legal theory, Catholic social teaching, and sexual ethics. She speaks widely on abortion, sexual economics, the impact of the new sexual norms on women and the poor, care ethics, and authentic reproductive justice. She recently took the time to talk with us about her […]

An Excerpt from “Stories from Palestine” by Marda Dunsky

In Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience, Marda Dunsky provides perspective on the Palestinian experience and context for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict currently in the headlines. Dunsky has interviewed women and men from cities, towns, villages, and refugee camps who are farmers, scientists, writers, cultural innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs. Using their own words, she illuminates their resourcefulness in navigating agriculture, education, and cultural […]

New Book Provides Perspective on Palestinian Experience and Context for Current Headlines

In the midst of President Biden’s restoration of aid for Palestinian refugees and economic development that was cut under the Trump Administration, and the first Palestinian elections since 2006 slated for May and July, and the most recent conflicts between Palestine and Israel, Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience (March 2021) contains insight into Palestinian life under occupation. […]

Book Examines How Religion Has Been Co-Opted by Nationalist Populism

In Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy (May 2021), David M. Elcott, C. Colt Anderson, Tobias Cremer, and Volker Haarmann examine the use of religious identity to fuel the rise of illiberal, nationalist, and populist democracy. This is a timely book in light of increasing anti-democratic populist nationalist movements around the globe and former President Donald Trump’s use of religious rhetoric and […]

New Book Provides Perspective on Palestinian Experience and Context for Current Headlines

In the midst of President Biden’s restoration of aid for Palestinian refugees and economic development that was cut under the Trump Administration, and the first Palestinian elections since 2006 slated for May and July, Marda Dunsky provides insight into Palestinian life under occupation. In Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience (University of Notre Dame Press, March 2021), Dunsky presents contemporary Palestinian life […]

An Excerpt from “Stories from Palestine,” by Marda Dunsky

In Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience, Marda Dunsky presents a vivid overview of contemporary Palestinian society in the venues envisioned for a future Palestinian state. Dunsky has interviewed women and men from cities, towns, villages, and refugee camps who are farmers, scientists, writers, cultural innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs. Using their own words, she illuminates their […]

An Interview with Thomas A. Spragens, Jr., author of “Capitalism and Democracy”

Thomas A. Spragens, Jr., is professor emeritus of political science at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including the prizewinning Civic Liberalism: Reflections on Our Democratic Ideals. He recently sat down with us to discuss Capitalism and Democracy: Prosperity, Justice, and the Good Society (March 2021). In this much-needed and timely book, […]

An Excerpt from “Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy,” by David M. Elcott

In Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy, David Elcott, C. Colt Anderson, Tobias Cremer, and Volker Haarmann present a pragmatic and modernist exploration of how religion engages in the public square. Elcott and his co-authors examine the ways religious identity is weaponized to fuel populist revolts against a political, social, and economic order that […]

An Interview with Marda Dunsky, author of “Stories from Palestine”

Marda Dunsky is a journalism scholar and print journalist with expertise in the contemporary Middle East, and the University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to publish her new book, Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience (March 2021). The book has generated a great deal of interest, including advance praise from Rashid Khalidi, author of […]