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A Few Reasonable Words

A Few Reasonable Words features three professors trying desperately to soothe the frayed nerves of the American public with the comforting balm of political science. We analyze current political events through the lens of political theory and research in American politics. Every week we offer a quick reminder about the basics in a segment called Civics for Grownups. We also include recommended readings. Learn more: https://afrwpodcast.wordpress.com/
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A podcast from three professors trying desperately to soothe the frayed nerves of the American public with the comforting balm of political science.

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Jan 30, 2017

What are the president’s powers? Can the president make or defy the law? What is the unitary executive theory, and what is the evidence supporting it? http://Afrwpodcast.wordpress.com

Jan 24, 2017

Final installment of our month-long series on politics & identity. Knowing what we do about racial identity & structural racism, how should Democrats and Republicans think about the role of identity politics in the future? 

Jan 15, 2017

We continue our month-long series on race, identity, & democracy with a look at institutional (or structural or systemic) racism, what kind of evidence there is for its existence, how we ought to feel about it, and what we might be able to do about it. 

Jan 8, 2017

We continue our a month-long discussion of the connections between race, racial attitudes, and politics in the United States today. This episode explores how identity groups form and relate to each other in democratic politics. How do people in those groups develop in-group and out-group attitudes, and how do those attitudes affect attempts to build coalitions and practice pluralistic politics? 

Jan 1, 2017

We continue our a month-long discussion of the connections between race, racial attitudes, and politics in the United States today. Today we talk about how and why some individuals develop group consciousness, and why we feel so conflicted about that.

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