Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad interviewed Jack A. Goldstone, the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr., Chair Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, about the 2020 US Presidential Election.
In this conversation, Jack Goldstone addresses the troubled transition after the 2020 election, and the potential turbulence during the next two years. He also addresses implications for US Democracy as well as US “exceptionalism.”
Jack A. Goldstone (PhD, Harvard University) is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr., Chair Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. and a Senior Fellow at the Mercatus Center. He has won major prizes from the American Sociological Association, the International Studies Association and the Historical Society for his research on revolutions and social change, and has won grants from the MacArthur, JS Guggenheim and Andrew Carnegie Foundations, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the National Science Foundation. Goldstone has authored or edited thirteen books and published over one hundred and fifty articles in books and scholarly journals. His latest books include Why Europe? The Rise of the West 1500-1850 (McGraw-Hill, 2008; Chinese Translation 2010), Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Oxford 2012) and Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2014).