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Legacy of Title IX

Few laws have had such far-reaching impact as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Intended to give girls and women greater access to sports programs and other courses of study in schools and colleges, the law has since … Continue reading

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Coercion in the 21st century

The nature and conduct of international politics has changed dramatically since the Cold War. Yet much of the literature on deterrence and compellence has not kept pace. In their new book, Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics (Oxford University … Continue reading

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Best Book Award for Erickson

Dangerous Trade: Conventional Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation (Columbia University Press), written by Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies Jennifer L. Erickson, was awarded the 2017 Best Book Award by the Foreign Policy Section of American Political Science … Continue reading

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Scalia’s Constitution

R. Shep Melnick, the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Professor of American Politics, is among the legal scholars, philosophers, and political scientists who have contributed to the new book Scalia’s Constitution: Essays on Law and Education (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2017). The book, edited by … Continue reading

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Rebel Power

Why do some national movements succeed while others do not? That question is at the heart of a new book by Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause. In Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win (Cornell University Press, … Continue reading

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Captain Smith

The tale of William Smith, the brother of Abigail Adams, who led the town of Lincoln’s minutemen at the Battle of Lexington and Concord and then died in disgrace 12 years later, is told in a new book by retired … Continue reading

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Protagoras’ Challenge to Socrates

One of the central challenges to contemporary political philosophy is the apparent impossibility of arriving at any commonly agreed upon “truths.”  To understand the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary radical relativism, scholars turn to the sophists of antiquity—the most famous … Continue reading

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