While we regret missing the opportunity to meet with attendees at the American Political Science Association conference this week, we recognize the wisdom in cancelling a New Orleans event in the midst of a hurricane. As ever, we’re grateful for the APSA’s hard work and planning.
Since we won’t be there to show them off in our booth, we wanted to take a moment here to highlight just a few of the recent and forthcoming books that we’d been looking forward to presenting at the meeting. (And also to extend our 20% conference discount order form to all would- and even wouldn’t-be attendees. The offer includes free shipping.)
So, imagine you’ve just walked up to our booth. Just past the smiling face of Mike Aronson, our Executive Editor for Social Sciences, you’d have seen four posters arrayed as follows:
Left to right, that’s Monica Prasad’s The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty; Thane Gustafson’s Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia; Edward N. Luttwak’s The Rise of China vs. The Logic of Strategy; and Harold James’s Making the European Monetary Union.
In addition to those, and among many others, we were looking forward to displaying Jeremy Waldron’s The Harm in Hate Speech; James Block’s The Crucible of Consent: American Child Rearing and the Forging of Liberal Society; Victor Nee and Sonja Opper’s Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China; Steven Bilakovics’s Democracy without Politics; Ananya Vajpeyi’s Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India; and Greta Krippner’s Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance.
As it happens, just a couple of weeks back we caught up with Krippner at the meeting of the American Sociological Association in Denver. We sat down with her for an interview about her award-winning empirical analysis of the long-term historical evolution underwriting the rise of financialization in the U.S., which she details in this short video:
Okay, we’ll see you all next year in Chicago. For now our thoughts are with those in Isaac’s path. Stay safe.