Podcast #15: Normativity in Realist Legitimacy – Ben Cross

“Proponents of realist theories of legitimacy genuinely think that legitimacy is a normative concept. They also hold that their judgments about legitimacy are not instances of applied morality. But if so, how do their judgments about legitimacy, acquire normative force?” asks Ben Cross. In this episode, the author discusses applied morality and political legitimacy: listen about ‘concessive realism’ and ‘naturalist realism’ in the light of political practice.

A podcast is based on a PSR article: Normativity in Realist Legitimacy by Ben Cross.

More: Cross B (202), Normativity in Realist Legitimacy, Political Studies Review 2021, Vol. 19(3) 450–463

Ben Cross is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University. His research interests include political realism, legitimacy, and critical theory.

Production: Eliza Kania (PRS/Brunel University London)

Issue 3/2021: the electoral connection, free speech and Academia and more

The whole issue 1/2021 can be found here.

CONTENTS

SPECIAL ISSUE
The Electoral Connection Revisited: Personal Vote-Seeking Efforts in the Era of Political Personalization

SYMPOSIUM
FREE SPEECH AND ACADEMIC PUBLISHING

ARTICLES

State of the Art

The Null Hypothesis

Early Results

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Issue 2/2021: democratic deliberation, COVID-19 and more

The whole issue 1/2021 can be found here.

CONTENTS

Symposium: Democratic Deliberation and Under-Represented Groups

ARTICLES

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: Pandemics, Global Politics and Societal Challenges

State of the Art

Early Results

The Null Hypothesis

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Podcast #14: Taking Modernity to Extremes: On the Roots of Anti-Politics -Matteo Truffelli, Lorenzo Zambernardi

Anti-politics (and its intellectual roots) and populism as “an absolute delegitimation of politics and existing political authority.” Matteo Truffelli and Lorenzo Zambernardi (using the voice of Micòl Beseghi) claim that “the ambiguity of anti-politics comes from its being a kind of shadow of modern politics: it emerges with and from modernity, mirroring its many forms. And this is what explains the many identities anti-politics has assumed throughout modern history.”

Listen to a podcast, based on a PSR article: Taking Modernity to Extremes: On the Roots of Anti-Politics by Matteo Truffelli and Lorenzo Zambernardi.

Matteo Truffelli is Associate Professor of History of Political Thought at the University of Parma. He is the author of La “questione partito” dal fascismo alla Repubblica. Culture politiche nella transizione (2003) and L’ombra della politica. Saggio sulla storia del pensiero antipolitico (2008). He also introduced and edited the Italian translation of Bolingbroke’s Dissertation Upon Parties (2013).

Lorenzo Zambernardi is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna. He is the author of the monograph I limiti della potenza. Etica e politica nella teoria internazionale di Hans J. Morgenthau (2010). His work has been published in the European Journal of International Relations, History of European Ideas, International Political Sociology, Review of International Studies, and the Washington Quarterly.

Production: Eliza Kania (PRS/Brunel University London)

Podcast #13: Women in the Profession: An Update on the Gendered Composition of the Discipline and Political Science Departments in the UK – Zoe Pflaeger Young

Has Political Science as a discipline, as well as Political Science departments in the UK made significant progress in terms of gender equality? “Given the higher profile of gender issues and the increase in measures and initiatives aimed at addressing gender inequalities, we might expect to see considerable progress in the presence and status of women, especially among those universities that have put active policies in place” – says Dr Zoe Pflaeger Young. “However, our survey conducted in 2018 shows that there has only been incremental rather than transformative change” – she adds.

Listen to a podcast, based on a PSR article: Women in the Profession: An Update on the Gendered Composition of the Discipline and Political Science Departments in the UK by Zoe Pflaeger Young, Fran Amery, Stephen Holden Bates, Stephen McKay, Cherry Miller, Taylor Billings, Rebecca Hayton, Marianne Holt, Jasmine Khatri, Molly Marvin, Lola Ogunsanya, Alice Ramdehal and Rosie Sullivan.

The article is a part of a special issue: Gender in the Profession-wide analysis of #gendered composition of the Political Science departments in the UK.

Zoe Pflaeger Young is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at De Montfort University. Her current research concentrates on the crisis of social reproduction and family policy in the context of austerity, with a particular interest in shared parental leave and childcare. 

Twitter Political Studies Review @PolStudiesRev

Production: Eliza Kania (PRS/Brunel University London)

Issue 1/2021 including the special issue: Gender in the Profession

The whole issue 1/2021 can be found here.

CONTENTS

special issue ARTICLES

ARTICLES

TRIBUTE

State of the Art

EARLY RESULTS

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