First, the normalized violence and growing authoritarianism in Turkey. What does it mean for the country, the region and European Union? We speak with Fatima Muge Gocek author of Denial of Violence. [ dur: 28 mins. ]
- Fatma Müge Göçek is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at University of Michigan. Her publications include “Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East“, “The Transformation of Turkey: Redefining State and Society from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Era“, and her latest book “Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009”
Then, why do people seem to know so little about politics? And what does that mean for democracy? We speak with Arthur Lupia author of Uninformed: Why People Know So Little About Politics and What We Can Do About It. [ dur: 30 mins. ]
- Arthur Lupia is the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Chair of National Research Council’s Roundtable on the Application of Behavioral and Social Science. He is the co-author of “The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know?“, “Elements of Reason: Cognition, Choice, and the Bounds of Rationality“, and the author of his latest book “Uninformed: Why People Know So Little About Politics and What We Can Do About It“.
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This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.