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Translating Aristotle

For more than two thousand years, Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric has shaped thought on the theory and practice of the art of persuasive speech. Aristotle defends rhetoric as an art and a crucial tool for deliberative politics while also recognizing … Continue reading

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Covert operations

Though a part of international politics for centuries, covert actions to induce changes to ruling governments — including assassinating a leader, orchestrating a coup d’état, or interfering in an election — are difficult to study due to their secretive nature. … Continue reading

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Changes to Title IX

Due to the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Education extended its original Jan. 28 deadline for educators to submit comments on its proposed new rules on sexual harassment and assault. O’Neill Professor of American Politics R. Shep Melnick, author of … Continue reading

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The Politics of Petulance

In his latest book, Boston College Professor Emeritus of Political Science Alan Wolfe states that the nation is in an age of political immaturity. He calls on public intellectuals to step up today to challenge the president and demagoguery, similar to … Continue reading

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David Hopkins

Boston College Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins and co-author Matt Grossmann have been honored with the Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the American Political Science Association for Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats. The award recognizes a book … Continue reading

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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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