Author profile: Patricia J. Sohn

Patricia J. Sohn is associate professor of political science and Jewish studies at the University of Florida. She is a scholar of comparative politics with an expertise in micro-level and historical institutional analysis, particularly as they relate to the politics of the Middle East, comparative judicial politics, and the intersection of law, religion, and gender politics. She is author of the book, Judicial Power and National Politics: Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel (Second Edition).

Women Acquitting Themselves Well

Patricia J. Sohn • Feb 15 2019 • Articles
It seems that no one ever taught Nancy Pelosi that statesman-like or stateswoman-like self-restraint and politesse is incumbent upon one sitting in her position.

A Rationale for Pluralism: The Rural, Remote Peasant

Patricia J. Sohn • Feb 15 2019 • Articles
Policies that force people to choose between homogenization, fracture, or exclusion are rarely viable. Pluralism (institutional, cultural, social, and economic) offers extended periods of peace.

J’accuse! The Case for Traditional Capitalism

Patricia J. Sohn • Feb 9 2019 • Articles
Traditionalism helps to avoid the pitfalls of Old World orthodoxy and New World secularism, which model the world on either a rosy interpretation of paradise or accept it as living hell.

J’accuse! The Case for Pre-modernism, or, the Rural-urban Divide

Patricia J. Sohn • Jan 25 2019 • Articles
It is argued that modernization is a bankrupt theory that has caused more harm than good on the human level.

Aquaman: a New Year Parable In Race and Ethnicity

Patricia J. Sohn • Jan 12 2019 • Articles
The recent Hollywood adaptation of Aquaman provides an important metaphor for racial conflict, and a timely talking point in modern society.

Habitus: Why Positive Law Is Better than Originalism or Post-Modernism in Law

Patricia J. Sohn • Dec 15 2018 • Articles
Positive law stands as a tradition that predates post-modernism and post-structuralism; and, yet, it persists as an important corrective to them in their extremes.

Courts: The Quagmire

Patricia J. Sohn • Nov 30 2018 • Articles
The Bar Associations have substantively failed to regulate their own people, contributing to a decrease in public trust in the judicial system at large.

What Is Nationalism? A Nation? A Nationalist?

Patricia J. Sohn • Nov 16 2018 • Articles
In principle, the nation-state is an institutional means precisely to democratize the international system.

The Theatre of Politics: Politics as Oscar Broadway

Patricia J. Sohn • Nov 2 2018 • Articles
Politics is compared to theatre due to the growing trend of passion play; a trend which is argued does not contribute positively to coexistence or commonality.

International Travel Is a Risky Business: Research, Study, & Proselytizing

Patricia J. Sohn • Oct 21 2018 • Articles
When travelling abroad, there are typically no rights to protest nor to challenge or undermine laws in a foreign national context.

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