POMEPS Middle East Political Science Podcasts
Jesse Wozniak of West Virginia University talks about his latest book, Policing Iraq: Legitimacy, Democracy, and Empire in a Developing State, with Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast. The book demonstrates how police are integral to the modern state’s ability to effectively rule and how the failure to recognize this directly contributed to the destabilization of Iraq and the rise of the Islamic State. (Starts at 32:51).
Jadaliyya New Texts Out Now
Read an interview and excerpt of Policing Iraq in this installment of the New Texts Out Now feature on Jadiliyya, an independent ezine produced by the Arab Studies Institute.
The Page 99 Test
Can you understand my book Policing Iraq simply by reading page 99? Kinda!
Top of Mind: Mormons and Boy Scouts Part Ways, Rebuilding Iraq’s Justice System, Dry Drowning
Pittsburgh City Paper
Despite decriminalization, Pittsburgh’s marijuana-possession arrests are on the rise
The DA Online
Professor Q&A with Assistant Professor of Sociology Jesse Wozniak, Ph.D. at West Virginia University
Buzzfeed Politics (UK)
Thirteen sudden deaths in police custody in the UK have been blamed on excited delirium. But medical experts disagree about the way the term should be used, and grieving families believe it confuses attempts to allocate the blame for the deaths.