055 Dr. Ethan Hollander, Associate Professor of Political Science, Wabash College and Charlie Jett Discuss Democracy and the Critical Skills

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Dr. Ethan Hollander is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wabash College and creator of “Democracy and Its Alternatives”, now available on Wondrium (formerly known as the Great Courses). 

“Democracy and Its Alternatives” is a 24-lecture series on the future of democracy, not just in the US, but globally. It addresses questions like: Does democracy have a future? What’s causing it to falter? And is there anything we can do about it?

To watch the trailer or stream the course, go to Wondrium. Get the DVD and guidebook (or to download them electronically) at The Great Courses. The course is also available at a number of 3rd party sites, like Audible or Amazon.

Dr. Ethan Hollander

In his own words,” I am also the author of Hegemony and the Holocaust: State Power and Jewish Survival in Occupied Europe (published by Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2017) and a number of scholarly articles on topics ranging from demoratization and authoritarian regimes to the politics of organ transplant.” 

“I love my job, this college, and its community because it gives me the ability to teach and learn from the most engaged students an educator could hope for, to ask questions about important and fascinating social and political phenomena, and to be a part of a dynamic and supportive community.”

“In both my teaching and my scholarly research, I hope to bridge academic disciplines in an effort to better understand the world in which we live. My teaching portfolio includes such varied courses as Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict; European Politics; Politics of the Middle East; Cuban Politics and Culture; Political Development; Voting and Electoral Systems; The Holocaust and Genocide; and Research Methods and Statistics. I also enjoy sharing the process of original scholarly research with my students, and I have worked with students on topics such as the politics of warfare, European Union immigration policy, South African electoral reform, and Vietnam War photography, just to name a few. Part of the beauty of working in a small college is the opportunity to share the learning process with my students who, in turn, teach me more than I could learn on my own.”

“Finally, this community allows me to pursue my non-academic interests, which include hiking, pottery, and making good food. I also serve on the Crawfordsville City Council as a representative of Ward 2.” 

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