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AP Comparative Government & Politics with Daniel Lazar

Daniel Lazar offers analysis of the six AP CoGoPo countries: Britain, Russia, China, Iran, Nigeria, and Mexico.

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Talking Comparative with Dr. Ryan Daugherty
Dr. Ryan Daugherty is an AP CoGoPo Reader and a professor of political science at Butler University.  His students read: Most of the dense Orvis and Drogus textbook that podcast alum Karen Waples used as a basis for her AP CoGoPo textbook. Ziblatt and Levitsky's How Democracies Die. Too many articles to list!He recommends On Populist Reason by Ernesto Laclau. Yours truly heartily recommended Ziblatt and Levitsky's upcoming release, Saving Democracy (coming this fall). Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Special Thanks to "Hardy Th" and Jane Highley for their recent donations!Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
32:00 9/19/23
Talking Comparative with Dr. Anne Marie Choup
Dr. Anne Marie Choup is a professor of political science and an AP CoGoPo Reader. Here is her CV. Her students read: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Radden KeefeIndelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong, by Louisa Lim.  Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria, by Noo Saro-Wiwa. Yours truly heartily recommended: The Wind of Change podcast by Patrick Radden Keefe.  Embarrassingly, I sang the song. Could've edited that out. Meh. The People’s Republic of Amnesia and The Little Red Podcast, both by Louisa Lim. Dr. Choup urges you to listen to the Economist Daily podcast and stay tuned to resources like Transparency International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, and Amnesty International. Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Special Thanks to "Hardy Th" for their donation!Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
61:36 9/5/23
All Hail the Chief! Dr. Eduardo Magalhães III, Chief Reader of AP CoGoPo.
Eduardo Magalhães III is a Professor of Political Science at Simpson College and currently serves as the Chief Reader of the AP Comparative Government and Politics exam. Dr. Magalhães recommends that listeners of this podcast read Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman as well as Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham. On behalf of Dr. Magalhães and his family, I might nudge you to join the Magellans at the Movies wherever you get podcasts. Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Special thanks to Karen Waples for her generous donation to the CoGoPod. Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
71:24 8/22/23
In Conversation with Hugh Williams of Human Rights Watch
I am joined by Hugh Williamson, Director of the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. Check out...-Hugh's website and his writing for Human Rights Watch-A collection of Hugh's writing and speaking about worker priests-The 1982 film, The MIssing.Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Big thanks to Jane Highley for her generous donation to the CoGoPod. If you teach this class and want to participate in the CoGoPod in any manner whatsoever, please contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com. I cordially invite questions, comments, and suggestions. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
94:12 7/25/23
Reflecting with the CoGoPo Class of 2023
A couple days after the AP CoGoPo exam and a couple weeks before graduation, I sat down with my students to reflect on GoGoPo. We explored the most valuable lessons they learned, the concepts they struggled with, and the countries they were most and least interested in. We wrapped with some gentle advice for students new to CoGoPo.  Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps.If you teach this class and want to participate in the CoGoPod in any manner whatsoever, please contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com. I cordially invite questions, comments, and suggestions. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
55:11 7/2/23
Four Teachers Grapple with CoGoPo Concepts
I am joined by a virtual Mt. Rushmore of CoGoPo teachers: Ryan DeMarco, Lisa Dudgeon, Jane Highley, and Anthony Peek. They explore their favorite countries to teach and the most challenging concepts to communicate to students. Then they offer advice to students who are to beginning their studies of CoGoPo. Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Thank you! Big thanks to Drew Anderson for his generous donation. Good luck with your first year teaching CoGoPo Drew. We're rooting for ya!If you teach this class and want to participate in the CoGoPod in any manner whatsoever, please contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com. I cordially invite questions, comments, and suggestions.  Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
26:59 6/19/23
Four Teachers Reflect on Reading AP CoGoPo Exams in SLC
I sit down with four esteemed CoGoPo teachers--Ryan DeMarco, Lisa Dudgeon, Jane Highley, and Anthony Peek--who just finished reading AP CoGoPo exams in Salt Lake City. We reflect on our week in assessing exams, giving a little extra focus to the argument essay. Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Thank you! Special thanks to Drew Anderson for his generous donation. Good luck with your first year teaching CoGoPo Drew. We're rooting for ya!Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
35:55 6/12/23
In Conversation with Karen Waples, Author of a Fresh New CoGoPo Textbook
Karen Waples is an educator, an AP Consultant, and a textbook author. We discuss her new textbook, Comparative Government and Politics: Stories of the World.Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Thank you!Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
58:05 5/30/23
Calamity in the Caucuses: The Fight For Chechnya
In commemoration of Russia's 1994 New Year's Eve assault on Chechnya (28 years ago today), this episode explores the Chechen struggle for independence in the 1990's, how Yeltsin failed, and how Putin's weaponized Chechnya to bolster his legitimacy. Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Thank you!Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
57:20 12/31/22
Russian Political Culture & Participation: Apathetic Engagement Among the Keenly Disillusioned
Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Thank you!My notes for this talk are available here.Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
36:12 11/6/21
The Quandaries of Russia’s Anti-Revolutionary Revolution
This talk explores how and why Yeltsin and the rest of the world failed to see the revolutionary situation in which Russia found itself in the 1990's and how Putin capitalized on that chaos. Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Every little bit helps. Thank you!My notes for this talk are available here.Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
28:44 10/31/21
Is The House of Lords Broken and Can it be Fixed?
What does the upper house of Parliament do and what should be done about this esteemed, if sometimes anachronistic legislative body?Please support the CoGoPod here. I truly appreciate your support. Thank you!My notes for this talk are available here. Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
35:26 9/25/21
Structural-Functional Analysis of the British National Government
This talk seeks to summarize and sometimes analyze the functions of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in the UK. Please support the CoGoPod here. Your donations are truly appreciated. Thank you!Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
42:00 9/19/21
Structural Analysis: Thinking About Systems
Please support the CoGoPod here. Your donations are truly appreciated. Thank you!Here are the lecture notes.Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
39:19 9/11/21
Thinking About Political Culture
This short talk defines political culture then explores Almond's three levels of political culture before diving into cultural congruence and consensual vs. conflictual political cultures. Please support the CoGoPod here. Your donations are truly appreciated. Thank you!Here are the lecture notes. Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
29:03 9/3/21
In Conversation with Vincent Okwechime, Formerly of Shell Oil Nigeria
Trained in law, Vincent Okwechime worked for Shell Oil Nigeria as a lawyer, manager of oil spill cleanup and compensation, head of security, and lastly as brand manager. He retired in 2010. We have been friends ever since. He is an earnest, kind, and wise man. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you! Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
73:47 6/21/21
A Prelude to Studying Mexican Politics
This short talk offers considerations from which to launch scholarly pursuits of Mexican politics and discusses the many policy challenges that the Mexican regime faces.Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
30:51 3/7/21
In Conversation with Obi: Life in Port Hartcourt, Nigeria
The CoGoPod welcomes my pal Obi. Born in Texas, raised in Port Harcourt, and now, like me, an immigrant in Berlin, Obi and I dive into his Nigerian youth. This is the narrative of but one man. A good man. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
62:55 2/23/21
The Curse of Black Gold: Power Politics in the Niger Delta
This talk explores the domestic and global reactions to the political, economic, and environmental impacts of oil in Nigeria. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
44:48 2/11/21
Corruption & Lawlessness in Nigeria's Unstable Democracy
This short talk explores the causes and consequences of ubiquitous corruption for Nigerian politics. While there is a virtual cornucopia of corruption cases from which to choose, I dive into three illustrative cases while focusing on the implications of corruption on the broader political landscape. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
28:24 2/10/21
A Prelude to Studying Nigerian Politics
This short talk offers considerations from which to launch our scholarly pursuit of Nigerian politics. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
24:40 2/8/21
Iranian Political Culture, Participation, & Socialization
This talk offers some introductory insights into Persian political culture, with a particular focus on political socialization, elite recruitment, and interest articulation and aggregation. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
54:23 1/15/21
Students Discuss the "One China" Myth
My students discuss my lecture (in the previous episode) on China's long struggle for internal sovereignty. They discuss the key questions raised by the lecture, they share the most important lessons, and they offer some comparative analyses along the way. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
27:16 1/13/21
Students Debate Chinese Democracy
Students debate the motion: “Western Liberal Democracy Would Be Wrong for China". While they did not have the luxury of choosing their side of the debate, given the choice, most or all would rather argue against the motion. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
33:36 1/13/21
A Prelude to Studying Iranian Politics
This talk offers considerations from which to launch our scholarly pursuits of Iranian politics and concludes by diving into policy challenges that the Iranian regime faces. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
61:19 1/12/21
The "One China" Myth: Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong
This lecture explores China's long struggle for internal sovereignty. Despite PRC claims of being "Zhong Guo Ren" (Chinese People with Universal Values), China is a fragmented society bound by the chains of the CCP. To illustrate this, we dive into the long struggles with Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong. (0:00 - 16:25) Setting the Table(16:25-74:30) Xinjiang(75:32-97:53) Tibet(97:53-138:56) Hong KongPlease support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!The Power Point notes for this lecture are available on my website. Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
138:56 1/3/21
A Prelude to Studying the PRC
This talk offers considerations from which to commence scholarly inquiries into Chinese politics before diving into ten policy challenges that the PRC is facing. Please support the CoGoPod at Buy Me a Coffee. All donations are appreciated. Thank you!Our theme song is "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (License). Contact Daniel Lazar at danielaaronlazar (at) gmail.com with questions or comments. Thank you for listening. ★ Support this podcast ★
34:22 1/3/21