A Political Theory Review interview with Ines Valdez, Associate Professor and Director of the Latina/o Studies Program at The Ohio State University, about her recent book “Transnational Cosmopolitanism: Kant, Du Bois, and Justice as a Political Craft” (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
Democracy In Decline? is a collection of works from the 25th Anniversary edition of the Journal of Democracy, discussing the possible global decline of democracy. Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner bring together a wide range of theoretical arguments, prompting readers to question each author’s perspective on the topic. The succinct, broad-strokes chapters situate this book […]
While Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America (1835) has undeniably contributed to a robust understanding of American culture, his description of American political principles misinterprets the origins of the separation of church and state. Tocqueville focuses on Puritan influence on American political thought, concluding that Puritans’ love of liberty inspired American religious liberty and American […]
Landscape is destiny. The Genesee River, for example, flows north from Pennsylvania through the Allegheny Plateau, falling about 14 feet for every one of its 160 miles. The cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust—scars of millions of years and recent glaciation—buckle and warp the land we see today, leaving spectacular waterfalls that dot the river’s […]
Legal scholars spend a lot of time debating the proper way to interpret the Constitution. Political scientists study voting blocks on the Court or trends in judicial appointments. But to think about the future of constitutional government, we should give more attention to the ultimate authority behind the Constitution – “We the People,” as the […]