Subaltern States – With Patricia Sohn

Subaltern States explores the social, cultural, historical, and/or social theory dimensions of the domestic politics of states around the world with a particular eye to the ‘subaltern’. That is, the less powerful or marginalized states, peoples, movements, or ideas within their domestic or regional contexts, or within the international system. The blog is curated by Patricia Sohn, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Why Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel – And Palestine

Why Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel – And Palestine

Rather than seeing the recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, lobbyists for Palestinians should ask recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

The Nazi Movement Today: Our Cousins, Ourselves

The Nazi Movement Today: Our Cousins, Ourselves

It is about time that the white supremacists among us learn that they do not own the Right. Nor do they represent it.

Going Grassroots: Visiting the Foreign Locales of Arkansas and Southwest Texas

Going Grassroots: Visiting the Foreign Locales of Arkansas and Southwest Texas

Travelling through the Southwest of the USA reveals that there is much to learn about a local culture not yet homogenized by the great thrust of globalization.

What Do Karl Marx, Napoleon, and the Majlis Have in Common?

What Do Karl Marx, Napoleon, and the Majlis Have in Common?

Terms such as Political Science or Comparative Politics may carry many different significations at once. 

Afghanistan: A Subaltern State Suffering from Terrorism

Afghanistan: A Subaltern State Suffering from Terrorism

The process of eliminating the influence of Taliban and other groups in Afghanistan remains slow, as the country’s economic and political development is still chaotic.

Is Trump the New Multicultural Internationalist?

Is Trump the New Multicultural Internationalist?

It is time for the Democrats to look at themselves in the mirror. Vanity, thy name is corruption. 

What Do We Mean by ‘Local People’? The Palestinian Case.

What Do We Mean by ‘Local People’? The Palestinian Case.

In the West Bank and Gaza, municipal leaders do truly thankless and heroic tasks every day.  Let them represent their people.

Will Trump Be to Palestinian-Israeli Peace What Nixon Was to the U.S and China?

Will Trump Be to Palestinian-Israeli Peace What Nixon Was to the U.S and China?

Peace processes should be about local populations. In the Palestinian case it must be about local Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line and their quality of life.

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The Village Knows Better, and Other Forms of Mob Rule

U.S. paid family leave policies or lack thereof, and a desire to emulate the ‘New Rome’ are discussed as unprogressive and counterproductive.

Which T.V. Show or Movie Does This World Most Resemble?

Which T.V. Show or Movie Does This World Most Resemble?

Some elements of the story lines of known television shows and movies resonate well with the current global political climate.

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What I Learned Fending off Wild Camels in Pamukkale (A Travelogue)

Fieldwork teaches you to appreciate the similarities of individuals and communities across the globe.

Bombing Syria, Isis, and How We Got Here

Bombing Syria, Isis, and How We Got Here

The true ideological divide in the U.S. today is true democrats versus neo-colonialists.

The Faith and Good Works Party – In My (Utopian) Dreams

The Faith and Good Works Party – In My (Utopian) Dreams

Without a multi-party system, the range of viewpoints that citizens inhabit every day is simply unrepresented in U.S. politics at the local, state, and national levels.

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