Author profile: Patricia Sohn

Dr. Patricia Sohn, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. She is co-editor (with Simone Raudino) of Beyond the Death of God: Religion in 21st Century International Politics, (University of Michigan Press 2022); and author of Judicial Power and National Politics: Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel (SUNY Press 2017 and 2008).

Inclusiveness, Pedagogy, Identity, Ideology, and the Epistemology of the Professor

Patricia Sohn • May 13 2023 • Articles

Because of the (sometimes controversial) topics that I teach, it has relieved tensions for students to know who their professor is via a prepared statement.

United Moderate Religion vs. Secular and Religious Extremes?

Patricia Sohn • Apr 3 2023 • Articles

One can avoid the pitfalls of religion by acknowledging its importance at the macro-level for the greater good of national unity across a plural U.S. social fabric.

The Color of Institutions: Morality, Unity, or Decay? A Personal Reflection

Patricia Sohn • Jun 22 2022 • Articles

A brief perusal of Huntington’s works shows a significant concern not only with political development and stability around the world, but also in Western societies.

Theatres of Difference: The Film ‘Hair’, Otherness, Alterity, Subjectivity and Lessons for Identity Politics

Patricia Sohn • Sep 28 2021 • Articles

‘Hair’ is an historical document reminding us of divides long present in our society. We have learned a great deal in the decades since it was released.

Women Acquitting Themselves Well

Patricia Sohn • Feb 15 2019 • Articles

It seems that no one ever taught Nancy Pelosi that statesman-like or stateswoman-like self-restraint and politesse is incumbent upon one sitting in her position.

A Rationale for Pluralism: The Rural, Remote Peasant

Patricia Sohn • Feb 15 2019 • Articles

Policies that force people to choose between homogenization, fracture, or exclusion are rarely viable. Pluralism (institutional, cultural, social, and economic) offers extended periods of peace.

J’accuse! The Case for Traditional Capitalism

Patricia Sohn • Feb 9 2019 • Articles

Traditionalism helps to avoid the pitfalls of Old World orthodoxy and New World secularism, which model the world on either a rosy interpretation of paradise or accept it as living hell.

J’accuse! The Case for Pre-modernism, or, the Rural-urban Divide

Patricia Sohn • Jan 25 2019 • Articles

It is argued that modernization is a bankrupt theory that has caused more harm than good on the human level.

Aquaman: a New Year Parable In Race and Ethnicity

Patricia Sohn • Jan 12 2019 • Articles

The recent Hollywood adaptation of Aquaman provides an important metaphor for racial conflict, and a timely talking point in modern society.

Habitus: Why Positive Law Is Better than Originalism or Post-Modernism in Law

Patricia Sohn • Dec 15 2018 • Articles

Positive law stands as a tradition that predates post-modernism and post-structuralism; and, yet, it persists as an important corrective to them in their extremes.

Courts: The Quagmire

Patricia Sohn • Nov 30 2018 • Articles

The Bar Associations have substantively failed to regulate their own people, contributing to a decrease in public trust in the judicial system at large.

What Is Nationalism? A Nation? A Nationalist?

Patricia Sohn • Nov 16 2018 • Articles

In principle, the nation-state is an institutional means precisely to democratize the international system.

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