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Joel Grossman Named Academy Professor

Three faculty members from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences have been named professors of The Academy at Johns Hopkins, including political science Professor Joel Grossman. The Academy at Johns Hopkins is an institute for advanced study, where retired professors can pursue research opportunities, conduct and attend academic seminars, and explore other opportunities for continued scholarship.


Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America’s Positive Rights

Unlike many national constitutions, which contain explicit positive rights to such things as education, a living wage, and a healthful environment, the U.S. Bill of Rights appears to contain only a long list of prohibitions on government. American constitutional rights, we are often told, protect people only from an overbearing government, but give no explicit […]


Coming to Grips With ‘Kludgeocracy’

Steven Teles

In an interview with Ezra Klein of the Washington Post, Prof. Steven Teles argues that issues concerning the complexity of government, rather than its size, will dominate American politics going forward. The nation has become a “kludgeocracy,” he says, with too many government programs and policies—”kludges”—that are substantially more complicated than the problems they are […]


Market Irrationality

William Connolly’s new book, The Fragility of Things, is featured in Johns Hopkins Magazine.


Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire

Why did colonial subjects mobilize for national independence from the French empire? This question has rarely been posed because the answer appears obvious: in the modern era, nationalism was bound to confront colonialism. This book argues against taking nationalist mobilization for granted. Contrary to conventional accounts, it shows that nationalism was not the only or […]


We the People

We the People is the best text for showing students that politics is relevant to their lives and that political participation matters—especially in the digital age. Based on the full-length text, this low-priced, very brief text offers authoritative coverage of the core topics in American politics. New co-author Caroline Tolbert brings expertise in political behavior to […]


Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America

The American racial order—the beliefs and practices that organize relationships among the nation’s many races and ethnicities—is undergoing its greatest transformation since the 1960s. Creating a New Racial Order takes a groundbreaking look at the reasons behind this dramatic change, from the late twentieth century to today, and considers what parts of the American population have been […]


Immigration Nations

Prof. Michael Hanchard talks about why immigration is such a hot-button issue in the latest Arts & Sciences Magazine.