New Books in Public Policy

Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books

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episode 326: Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, "State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States and the Nation" (Oxford UP, 2019)


In State Capture, Hertel-Fernandez focuses on the development and political power of  three inter-locking interest groups...


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episode 74: David Ray Papke, "Containment and Contagion: Law and the Oppression of the Urban Poor" (Michigan State UP, 2019)


The law does things, writes David Ray Papke, and it says things...


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episode 325: Debra Thompson, "The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census" (Cambridge UP, 2016)


This book, which unpacks the census itself, leads the reader to consider how this mundane tool actually translates the abstraction of the state into a concrete entity...


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episode 73: Nathan Holmes, "Welcome to Fear City: Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination" (SUNY Press, 2018)


The so-called Urban Crisis of the 1970s continues to loom large in narratives of US urban politics and history...


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episode 58: Peter Hotez, "Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)


The alleged link between vaccines and autism has long been disproven, but it is still a belief held onto by the anti-vaccine movement...


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episode 125: Danyel Reiche, "Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games" (Routedge, 2016)


In Success and Failure, Reiche provides a playbook for National Committees that want to win more medals...


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episode 72: Leigh Goodmark, "Decriminalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence" (U California Press, 2018)


Leigh Goodmark asks us to evaluate the effects of criminalizing domestic violence...


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episode 71: Steven Attewell, "People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation in America, from FDR to Reagan" (U Penn Press, 2018)


There’s lot of talk these days, at least in some circles on the left, of a Universal Basic Income...


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episode 473: George R. Boyer, "The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain" (Princeton UP, 2019)


The creation of the postwar welfare state in Great Britain did not represent the logical progression of governmental policy over a period of generations...


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episode 133: Hidetaka Hirota, "Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy" (Oxford UP, 2018) 


Dr. Hirota’s book focuses on state legislation policies of immigration control in New York and Massachusetts...


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   33m