The Madness of Southern Thought

Louis Hartz famously extorts that the strength of the American culture lies in liberalism. It’s a great progressive and conservative time lapse of ripe and rotten liberal outpourings. In my 21st century approach to political science, I agree that the liberal element of the culture is strong. However, I also find the republican element to…

Charles Taylor Book Award

REPOST Dvora Yanow October 14, 2014. Posted In: Interpretive Methodologies and Methods.  Posted In Thread: 2014 IMM CG Charles Taylor Book Award. Charles Taylor Book Award Presented for the best book in political science that employs or develops interpretive methodologies and methods. This award recognizes the contributions of Charles Taylor to the advancement of interpretive…

central cities that haunt the ending

“It is the lives of the minority poor isolated in our central cities that haunt the ending of this otherwise happy tale” (Paul Peterson, The Price of Federalism, 195): On Federalism. BOOK REVIEW: Paul Peterson’s book, The Price of Federalism, endeavored to explain the intergovernmental relations within the American political system. To do so, Peterson…

Original Locke

***As part of my dissertation, I will explain the structure of liberalism. This is a portion of my literature review in Chapter 3: The Structure of Liberalism (working title). This is from Locke’s Second Treatise.  The ends of political power are to determine that the people of a community, for the public good, are able…

2012 Unitary Executive: Presidential Power and Agency

This post is a response for Essay 3, Fall 2012, my PS 1010 students. For outsiders, this post is teaching mechanism to supplement lectures. Expected Niche Market: culture / thought and presidency researchers. Student Essay 3: Presidential Power and Agency Article for Class: by Jeremy D. Bailey. The New Unitary Executive and Democratic Theory: The Problem of…

Lockean Liberalism—Our National Creed?

Align Left: Professor                             Center: Student                                   Right: Gadfly As a Gadfly, I prefer noumenon. And ‘tis much enhanced, In this little classroom. My co-pilot is a student, A first year independent, So science will go a long way, In sharpening his perception. And though I most like a sunset; Listening to the…