New Books in Public Policy

Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 555 Folge(n) erschienen.


episode 46: Marisol LeBrón, "Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico" (U California Press, 2019)

LeBrón examines the rise of and resistance to punitive governance (tough on crime policing policies) in Puerto Rico from the 1990s to the present...



episode 356: Ben Merriman, "Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power" (U Chicago Press, 2019)

Merriman's book new book explores what he calls uncooperative federalism. He finds a deliberate conservative strategy to use the courts and state executive power to resist federal influence in state affairs...



episode 77: Clare Daniel, "Mediating Morality: The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-Welfare Era" (U Massachusetts Press, 2017)

"Mediating Morality" is a contemporary exploration of the construction of teen pregnancy in legal events, activism, media campaigns, television, film, and across many domains of popular-political culture since the dismantling of the welfare state, which Daniel definitively places in the year 1996...



episode 78: Joseph C. Sternberg, "The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future" (PublicAffairs, 2019)

Melennials have experienced much trauma in the last decade, especially as a result of the Great Recession of 2008.



episode 12: Alexander Garvin, "The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century" (Island Press, 2019)

Downtowns are more than economic engines: they are repositories of knowledge and culture and generators of new ideas, technology, and ventures. They are the heart of the city that drives its future...



episode 354: Matt Guardino, "Framing Inequality: News Media, Public Opinion, and the Neoliberal Turn in US Public Policy" (Oxford UP, 2019)

Matt Guardino focuses on the power of corporate news media in shaping how the public understands the key policy debates during this period...



episode 100: Annalee Good, "Teachers at the Table: Voice, Agency, and Advocacy in Educational Policymaking" (Lexington Press, 2018)

Annalee’s book is a systematic inquiry into the institutional forces that make it hard for teachers to engage in policymaking, and she contrasts these barriers with the ways they are do have a voice and agency...



episode 36: Brian A. Jackson, "Practical Terrorism Prevention" (RAND Corporation, 2019)

The authors examine past countering-violent-extremism (CVE) efforts, evaluate Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and interagency efforts to respond to ideological radicalization to violence...



A. Harkins and M. McCarroll, "Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy" (West Virginia UP, 2019)

"Appalachian Reckoning" is a retort, at turn rigorous, critical, angry, and hopeful, to the long shadow J.D. Vance’s "Hillbilly Elegy" has cast over the region and its imagining.



episode 17: David Bissell, "Transit Life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities" (MIT Press, 2018)

What kind of time do we endure on our daily commutes? What kind of space do we occupy? What new sorts of urbanites do we thereby become?


 2019-05-20  1h4m