SAGE Political Science & International Relations

Security Dialogue podcast with Marieke de Goede and Stephanie Simon, guest editors of the special issue on ‘Preemption, practice, politics’, October 2014, vol 45 (5). Hosted by Claudia Aradau. The podcast discusses the main themes of the special issue and some of the key points that the contributors brings to our understanding of the politics of preemption and security almost 15 years after 9/11. Find out more by listening to this podcast. Read the introductory article to the special issue, co-authored by Marieke de Goede, Stephanie Simon, and Marijn Hoijtink.

Security Dialogue podcast with Alex Macleod, author of ‘The contemporary fictional police detective as critical security analyst: Insecurity and immigration in the novels of Henning Mankell and Andrea Camilleri’  in issue 45(6) of Security Dialogue. Hosted by Claudia Aradau. The podcast discusses the relation between security professionals, police, and critical security studies. 

Direct download: Alex__Macleod_final.mp3
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Podcast 13  Security Dialogue podcast with Kathleen Jennings, author of 'Service, sex, and security: Gendered peacekeeping economies in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo'. Hosted by Claudia Aradau. How are peacekeeping economies gendered and how does the peacekeeper emerge as vulnerable?


Erratum. The UNSC resolution that Claudia Aradau refers to at 1m5s in the podcast recording is UNSC 1820, not 1812.

Ed Benton, Managing Editor of State and Local Government Review, interviews public managers across the United States about their reflections on a recent article published in State and Local Government Review and the current challenges faced by their local governments.


The article, published in the September 2014 issue, is entitled “Strategic Alignment of the New Normal: Collaboration, Sustainability, and Deliberation in Local Government Across Boundaries,” and is written by Michael Abels of the University of Central Florida. The paper can be found online at



Local government is assuming a new and transformational leadership role in this era of the “new normal,” which is highlighted by structural resource scarcity and the assumption of new missions in our federal structure. These new missions mandate regional governance, both in planning and in service delivery. Planning in the twenty-first century must be strategic, regionally based, and founded on the principles of community sustainability. Service delivery, while maintaining its traditional emphasis on public safety and service, must move into areas that address the growing social and economic needs of our citizens. The foundation for mission success will see regionalism, deliberative democracy, and strategic sustainability as foundation for local governance.

Direct download: SLGRPodcast3.mp3
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Armando Alvarez, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews guest editor Pablo Pozzi about the January 2015 issue titled "Argentina a Decade after the Collapse Part 1: The Causes of the Crisis and Structural Changes.” 


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Direct download: LAPPodcast5.mp3
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