New Books in Public Policy

Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books

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episode 149: Janet Jakobsen, "The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics" (NYU Press, 2020)

Why are Americans, and American politicians more specifically, obsessed with sex? Why, in the words of Janet Jakobsen, are gender and sexuality such riveting public policy concerns the United States?



episode 1: Why are Blacks Democrats?: An Interview with Ismail K. White and Chryl N. Laird

Black Americans are by far the most unified racial group in American electoral politics, with 80 to 90 percent identifying as Democrats—a surprising figure given that nearly a third now also identify as ideologically conservative, up from less than 10 percent in the 1970s.



episode 73: A. B. Cox and C. M. Rodríguez, "The President and Immigration Law" (Oxford UP, 2020)

Who truly controls immigration law in the United States?



episode 106: Adam Auerbach, "Demanding Development: The Politics of Public Good Provision in India’s Urban Slums" (Cambridge UP, 2019)

India’s urban slums exhibit dramatic variation in their access to basic public goods and services—paved roads, piped water, trash removal, sewers, and streetlights. Why are some vulnerable communities able to secure development from the state while others fail?



episode 477: Hannah L. Walker, "Mobilized by Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact, Political Participation, and Race" (Oxford UP, 2020)

Walker brings together the political science and criminal justice disciplines in exploring how individuals are mobilized to engage in political participation by their connection to the criminal justice system in the United States...



episode 95: John Whysner, "The Alchemy of Disease" (Columbia UP, 2020)

Whysner offers an accessible and compelling history of toxicology and its key findings....



episode 93: Jennifer Lisa Koslow, "Exhibiting Health: Public Health Displays in the Progressive Era" (Rutgers UP, 2020)

In the early twentieth century, public health reformers approached the task of ameliorating unsanitary conditions and preventing epidemic diseases with optimism...



episode 228: Serena Parekh, "No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis" (Oxford UP, 2020)

Rarely does the discourse consider the role of wealthy Western countries in creating the conditions under which a refugee crisis emerges....



episode 98: Michele Goodwin, "Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

Goodwin offers a brilliant but shocking account of the criminalization of all aspects of reproduction, pregnancy, abortion, birth, and motherhood in the United States...



episode 90: Wendy Wood, "Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick" (FSG, 2019)

Wendy has spent much of her career studying what she considers the very building blocks of behavioral change, something we all know as habits...