Guest Lecture by William Haltom. His First 100 days: Can Biden’s Relational Politics Overcome Trump’s Transactional Politics?

  • Date: –20:00
  • Location: Zoom https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/66179404843
  • Lecturer: William Haltom, Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Discussant: Dr. Frida Stranne, School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Halmstad University. Affiliated researcher at SINAS, Uppsala University.
  • Organiser: Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice; The Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS); UF - Association of Foreign Affairs.
  • Contact person: Daniel Hedlund
  • Föreläsning

The talk addresses the distinction between “transactional” politicking—communication adapted to “winning” 24-hour news cycles with little or no concern for tomorrow, let alone any long-range—from “relational” politicking—communication adapted to at least addressing and perhaps even solving problems over some years by means of compromises, negotiations, and relationships among politicians.

The talk addresses the distinction between “transactional” politicking—communication adapted to “winning” 24-hour news cycles with little or no concern for tomorrow, let alone any long-range—from “relational” politicking—communication adapted to at least addressing and perhaps even solving problems over some years by means of compromises, negotiations, and relationships among politicians.

About the lecturer

William Haltom is Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.  He teaches about U.S. politics, law, mass media, and writing. His latest book, Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" in the Age of Pseudocracy from 2018 ​[co-authored with Hans A. Ostrom], discussed an often-assigned classic as a guide to writing in the 21st century. An earlier book, Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis  (2004) won awards from the American Political Science Association's section on law and courts and from The Law and Society Association. He is the 2020/21 Distinguished Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies at Uppsala University.

Discussant

Frida Stranne holds a PhD in Peace- and Development Research and is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Halmstad University. Stranne has written extensively about US foreign policy and the role of think tanks in US politics. At the moment she is doing studies on Trump's and Biden's political messages on Instagram and on different challenges for democracy in the US. Stranne is affiliated at SINAS, Uppsala University

Zoom-information:

https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/66179404843

Meeting ID: 661 7940 4843

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Guest Lecture by William Haltom. His First 100 days: Can Biden’s Relational Politics Overcome Trump’s Transactional Politics?