S. Laurel Weldon speaks with New Books in Political Science podcast

by Phillip Witteveen April 5, 2013

Press author S. Laurel Weldon recently appeared on the New Books network’s New Books in Political Science to discuss her Victoria Schuck Award-winning book, When Protest Meets Policy. Weldon’s main line of inquiry has been into a broader look at representation and where this interest of political science banks sharply into sociology, where it has become left somewhat unattended. Social movements as a mechanism of the democratic process, Weldon argues, are an incredibly important aspect of modern democracy. “In Political Science, we have focused a lot more on the ideas movements have, and organizations  as the manifestations of ideas,” Weldon said. […]

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Election sale! Save 30% on political science titles

by Shaun Manning October 17, 2012

From now until November 6, save 30% on several political science titles related to major issues in this year’s presidential and congressional elections! Add any of the books below to your shopping cart and enter promotion code VOTE at checkout to save. The discount applies to any edition of the book–cloth, paper, or ebook! (Prices listed refer to paperback edition when one exists.) The American Voter Revisited $37.50 $26.25 Americans, Congress, and Democratic Responsiveness $23.95 $16.77 No Middle Ground $28.95 $20.27 Brandishing the First Amendment $70.00 $49.00 The Congressional Black Caucus, Minority Voting Rights, and the U.S. Supreme Court $75.00 $52.50 Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, […]

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‘When Protest Makes Policy’ by S. Laurel Weldon wins the Victoria Schuck Award

by Phillip Witteveen September 19, 2012

Political theorist S. Laurel Weldon’s When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups is the winner of the 2012 Victoria Schuck Award for best contribution to women and politics. A major annual award from the American Political Science Association, the prize was instituted to honor Schuck’s mentorship and service  to women as a political scientist and professor. When Protest Makes Policy is a case study into social conflict in democracy, and its role as a form of representation for disadvantaged groups. The book’s themes became especially relevant shortly after publication with the advent of the Arab Spring and Occupy […]

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Guest blog: Sara Fitzgerald on Elly Peterson becoming the first woman to address a Republican National Convention on prime-time TV in 1964

by Emily August 29, 2012

Sara Fitzgerald is the author of Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates, an award-winning biography of a woman who broke gender barriers in the Republican party—and later threw her support to a Democrat. Forty-eight years ago this summer, Elly Peterson became the first woman to address a Republican National Convention on prime-time television. It was a far different political climate for women back then. While a record number of women—230 of the 1,300 delegates—were seated and women achieved parity on convention committees for the first time since the party set that goal in 1940, women still were rarely called on to […]

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Guest blog: Daniel Stein on Louis Armstrong earning a place on Time Magazine’s list of the 20 most influential Americans

by Emily July 30, 2012

Daniel Stein, author of Music Is My Life: Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz, guest blogs about Time Magazine’s selection of Louis Armstrong as one of the twenty most influential Americans of all time and about an upcoming talk on Armstrong’s 1965 tour to East Germany. A few days ago (July 24), Time Magazine announced its selection of the twenty most influential Americans of all time. Among Time’s “trailblazers, visionaries and cultural ambassadors who defined a nation” are U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, inventors and scientists like Alexander G. Bell, Thomas Edison, the […]

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