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.

Pacifism, Just War and Civil Liberties in a Multicultural Age

Pacifism, Just War and Civil Liberties in a Multicultural Age

I will not fight for my rights, my freedoms or for my place in the political process. All of these are granted either by birth as a human being, or by citizenship.

Explaining the Donald Trump Victory

Explaining the Donald Trump Victory

Mark Twain came to mind many times throughout the recent election. I could imagine him rocking in his chair, smoking his cigar, shaking his head, and chuckling.

Political Contestation and the Problem of Bordered Thinking

Political Contestation and the Problem of Bordered Thinking

Regionalization, internationalization and context have blinded us to the impact of larger social movements in contemporary politics.

Income Inequality & Subaltern America: Thoughts for U.S. Election Day

Income Inequality & Subaltern America: Thoughts for U.S. Election Day

The next President of the U.S. is going to have to face the consequences of high levels of income inequality among the grassroots of the American people.

Times of Tumult: Discussing Islam and Feminism

Times of Tumult: Discussing Islam and Feminism

Religion, far from being what separates us, may actually be one of the things that we share in common.

Introducing ‘Subaltern States’

Introducing ‘Subaltern States’

This new blog focuses on less powerful or marginalized states, peoples, movements, or ideas within their domestic or regional contexts, or within the international system.

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