#2 BIG Podcast – “Post-Truth Politics in North-America”

featuring Edwin Hodge – Assistant professor of Sociology, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

An intense exchange on extremist movements on the North American continent, the rise of populism in Europe and the future of the common good of democracy.

Time Markers:
0.35: Objects of research of Edwin Hodge: conspiratorial movements; extremist groups, etc.

02.05: What is “post-truth politics”?

05.11: How can Democracy defends itself?

07.20: Capitol event: USA are or aren’t a stable democracy?

11.13: Post-Truth Politics in Canada?

15.02: Role of a-territorial social networks?

19.00: European union, Euroscepticism and the rise of populism?

21.50: Global private actors with or without responsibilities?

25.03: Cryptocurrencies, States and trends?

28.29: How Democracy could be Saved?

Listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and the Podcast App!

#2 BIG Podcast -

North American Borders in Comparative Perspective

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Victor Konrad | University of Arizona Press | 2020

The northern and southern borders and borderlands of the United States should have much in common; instead they offer mirror articulations of the complex relationships and engagements between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. In North American Borders in Comparative Perspective, leading experts provide a contemporary analysis of how globalization and security imperatives have redefined the shared border regions of these three nations.

This volume offers a comparative perspective on North American borders and reveals the distinctive nature first of the overportrayed Mexico-U.S. border and then of the largely overlooked Canada-U.S. border. The perspectives on either border are rarely compared. Essays in this volume bring North American borders into comparative focus; the contributors advance the understanding of borders in a variety of theoretical and empirical contexts pertaining to North America with an intense sharing of knowledge, ideas, and perspectives.

Adding to the regional analysis of North American borders and borderlands, this book cuts across disciplinary and topical areas to provide a balanced, comparative view of borders. Scholars, policy makers, and practitioners convey perspectives on current research and understanding of the United States’ borders with its immediate neighbors. Developing current border theories, the authors address timely and practical border issues that are significant to our understanding and management of North American borderlands.

The future of borders demands a deep understanding of borderlands and borders. This volume is a major step in that direction.

Bruce Agnew
Donald K. Alper
Alan D. Bersin
Christopher Brown
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
Irasema Coronado
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera
Michelle Keck
Victor Konrad
Francisco Lara-Valencia
Tony Payan
Kathleen Staudt
Rick Van Schoik
Christopher Wilson

North American Borders in Comparative Perspective

North American Borders in Comparative Perspective book discussion with Victor Konrad and Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera