Episodes
In this episode, we talk to Natalie Cook about her recent article on the food embargo imposed on Qatar by its regional neighbours in 2017 and the wider geopolitics of food it exemplifies. We discuss the long-standing persistence of the idea of “food as a weapon”, the entanglement of food security with discourses on territorial sovereignty, nationalism and geography, and the use of mixed methods to investigate complex empirical terrains. Hosted by Antoine Bousquet.
Published 05/17/21
We talk to James Der Derian and Alex Wendt, editors of the Special Issue on Quantizing International Relations. They explain the motivation for their recent collaboration and why they believe International Relations still needs to grapple with the implications of quantum science, both at the level of social theory and the ramifications of resulting technological breakthroughs. We also discuss the origins of their long-standing interests in quantum theory, situating the latest work within...
Published 04/01/21
Guest host Michael Richardson speaks to the editors of the Special Issue on Becoming War (Vol. 51, No. 2-3). Drawing on their introductory article and all the contributions to the special issue, Antoine Bousquet, Jairus Grove, and Nisha Shah explain why they believe a new approach to the study of war is required today. The discussion explores the main philosophical principles and methodological dispositions behind their advocacy of a “martial empiricism” and its focus on the domains of war...
Published 02/18/21
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, Inc., discusses the January 2021 issue, "Violence, Capital Accumulation, and Resistance in Contemporary Latin America" with Guest Editors Andrew R. Smolski and Matthew Lorenzen.
Published 02/04/21
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, Inc., discusses the article "The Rise and Fall of Marcha Verde in the Dominican Republic" with author Emelio Betances.
Published 09/24/20
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, Inc., discusses the July 2020 issue, "Social Movements in Latin America: The Progressive Governments and Beyond Part 1" with Guest Editor Ronaldo Munck.
Published 07/16/20
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, Inc., discusses the May 2015, September 2016, and November 2016 issues, "The Resurgence of Collective Memory, Truth, and Justice Mobilizations" Part I, Part II: Artistic and Cultural Resistance, and Part III: Culture, Politics, and Social Mobilizations with Guest Editor Roberta Villalón.
Published 06/30/20
We talk to Andreas Hirblinger and Dana Landau about their recent article on the prominent notion of ‘inclusion’ in peacemaking. Through a combination of theoretical conceptualisation, analysis of policy documents and practitioner interviews, they identify three distinct strategies for inclusion with their attendant framings for the included of ‘open’, ‘closed’, and ‘relational.’ They argue in particular for the latter as the best able recognise the power relations from which difference...
Published 05/21/20
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, Inc., discusses the May 2020 issue, "Reclaiming Paradise: New Dimensions of Power in Puerto Rico" with Guest Editor Jean Díaz and contributing authors Liliana Cotto Morales and Javier Colón Morera.
Published 04/14/20
We talk to Andreas Hirblinger and Dana Landau about their recent article on the prominent notion of ‘inclusion’ in peacemaking. Through a combination of theoretical conceptualisation, analysis of policy documents and practitioner interviews, they identify three distinct strategies for inclusion with their attendant framings for the included of ‘open’, ‘closed’, and ‘relational.’ They argue in particular for the latter as the best able recognise the power relations from which difference...
Published 03/30/20
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, Inc., discusses the January and March 2020 issues, "The Nature of PT Governments: A Variety of Neoliberalism?" Part I and Part II with Guest Editor Alfredo Saad-Filho.
Published 03/17/20
Nicki Kindersley and Oystein Rolandsen talk to us about their latest article on violence against civilians in the wars of South Sudan. Through a broad range of empirical evidence, they trace the practices and norms of war in the region from the onset of the British colonial period in the late nineteenth century to present day. In doing so, they reveal that local populations have long been apprehended as strategic assets to be both targeted and controlled, problematising the categories of...
Published 11/27/19
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, Inc., discusses the November 2019 issue, "Neoliberalism and the Challenges Facing Popular Sectors" with Editor Steve Ellner.
Published 11/04/19
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, Inc., discusses the September 2019 issue, "Politics, Society, and Culture in Postconflict Peru" with Guest Editor (and LAP Film and Media Co-Editor) Kristi M. Wilson.
Published 10/03/19
We talk with Oliver Belcher about his article “Sensing, Territory, Population” in which he analyses the introduction and operation of a computerised pacification reporting system during the Vietnam War, shedding new light on the military-colonial history of computers. We explore at length the history, ramifications, and contemporary legacy of the Hamlet Evaluation System and discuss the author’s experience of working with a unique archive. Hosted by Antoine Bousquet. SDI Podcast Number 25:...
Published 09/23/19
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, discusses the themes, context and meaning of the July 2019 issue, "Brazil’s Crisis of Memory: Embracing Myths and Forgetting History" with LAP Coordinating Editor and resident Brazilian, Paulo Simões.
Published 08/08/19
In this episode of the Political Research Quarterly podcast series, Tiffany Barnes interviews Kendall Funk (Arizona State University, Glendale) and Andy Philips (University of Colorado Boulder), about their PRQ article, "Representative Budgeting: Women Mayors and the Composition of Spending in Local Governments". Kendall and Andy discuss the methodology and findings of their research, as well as future possibilities for their approach.
Published 07/17/19
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, discusses the origin, themes of the May 2019 issue, "Israel, Palestine, and Latin America: Conflictual Relationships," with guest co-editor Pablo Pozzi.
Published 04/30/19
We talk with Thomas Gregory about his article “Dangerous Feelings: Checkpoints and the Perception of Hostile Intent” in which he examines the spate of Iraqi civilians killed at Coalition checkpoints between 2006 and 2007 and draws our attention to the role of affect and pre-existing assumptions about the danger posed by certain bodies in the decision to use lethal force.  Hosted by Antoine Bousquet.
Published 04/29/19
In this panel discussion, J. Edwin Benton and Susan Gooden discuss social equity with city and county administrators Bert Lumbreras (Assistant City Manager in Austin, TX), Karen Rahn (director of the Human Services Department in Boulder, CO), Carl Harness (Chief Human Services Administrator in Hillsborough County, FL), and Daryl Delabbio (County Administrator and Comptroller in Kent County, MI).
Published 04/10/19
In case you missed it: in this panel discussion at ASPA 2017, moderated by John Kincaid and introduced by SLGR Editor Michael J. Scicchitano, J. Edwin Benton, Timothy J. Conlan, Justin Marlowe, and Michael Pagano discuss their work prior to the special issue of SLGR, The "Shifting" Sands of American IGR in an Era of Flux and Uncertainty: What's Happening and What to Expect.
Published 04/10/19
In this episode of the Journal of Conflict Resolution podcast series, JCR Editor Paul Huth and Daniel Druckman discuss the article "Justice Matters: Peace Negotiations, Stable Agreements, and Durable Peace," coauthored by Daniel Druckman and Lynn Wagner. They dive into the methodology and findings of the article, as well as next steps and new research on the topic.
Published 03/13/19