From Politics in Question:

In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Omar Wasow joins Julia, Lee, and James to discuss the politics of protest. Wasow is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University and a co-founder of the social networking site His research focuses on race and politics, protest movements and statistical methods. Wasow is the author of “Agenda Seeding: How 1960s Black Protest Movements Moved Elites, Public Opinion and Voting” (American Political Science Review, May 2020).

How can people in marginalized communities use protest to affect positive change in politics? Are non-violent protests more effective than violent protests in achieving that change? What role does the media play in the politics of protest? Is it even possible to have a productive conversation about controversial issues in moments when ordinary and extraordinary politics collide? These are some of the questions Omar, Julia, Lee, and James discuss on this week’s episode.

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