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New Books in Political Science
New Books in Political Science
Marshall Poe
Hilton L. Root, "Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West in a Complex Systems Perspective" (Cambridge UP, 2020)
Twenty-eight years after Francis Fukuyama declared the “end of history” and pronounced Western-style liberalism as the culmination of a Hegelian narrative of progress, pundits and academics of all stripes find themselves struggling to explain the failed prediction that China’s increased activity in international markets would inevitably lead to increasing political and social liberalization in that country.  With his ground-breaking book, Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West in a Complex Systems Perspective, out from Cambridge University Press in 2020, Hilton L. Root takes a road less-traveled in contemporary economics and brings the analytical tools of systems theory to bear on this perplexing question, believing that a study of network structure might be able to shed more light than the traditional tools of economic analysis. This clearly argued and eminently readable book accounts for much of the current state of affairs by tracing the contrasting historical evolution of Europe as a Small World Network constituted by the dense connectivity of dynastic marriages between the continent’s royal houses, and China as a Hub and Spoke Network with communications flowing outward through the branches of its vast and robustly structured bureaucracy from a primary central node. Other networked social factors under consideration are the development of Europe’s blend of Germanic custom and Roman law, and China’s tradition of the ideal Confucian gentleman and its deep commitment to merit rather than birthright as the condition for ascending the ranks of administrative power structures. Emerging from this thoughtful and well-researched study is a compelling explanatory narrative of Europe’s ongoing capacity to adapt to rapid change and China’s pattern of long stretches of stability, sudden collapse, and subsequent resurrection of largely unchanged network structure. This adventurous scholarly work simultaneously opens new theoretical doors for economists and provides systems scholars with access to new dimensions of application. Tom Scholte is a Professor of Directing and Acting in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territory of the Musqueam people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 13 min
Bedside Rounds
Bedside Rounds
Adam Rodman, MD, MPH, FACP
60 - Santa's Salmonella
For a special holiday treat, we’re going to explore two tales of salmonella disease detectives -- the first about Mary Mallon (“Typhoid Mary”) and the birth of the genre; and the second about a mysterious salmonella outbreak at Massachusetts General Hospital solved with the assistance of a very jolly patient. Along the way, we’ll talk about clinical epidemiology, the long-lasting influence of Berton Roueché, and the joys of being an internist! You can sign up for the Digital Education conference at cmeregistration.hms.harvard.edu/digitaleducation. Sources: * Buckle GC, Fischer Walker CL, and Black RE, Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever: Systematic review to estimate global morbidity and mortality for 2010.J Glob Health. 2012 Jun; 2(1): 010401. * Marineli F et al, Mary Mallon (1869-1938) and the history of typhoid fever.Ann Gastroenterol. 2013; 26(2): 132–134. * Soper GA, The Curious Career of Typhoid Mary, read on May 10, 1939 before the Section of Historical and Cultural Medicine. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1911442/pdf/bullnyacadmed00595-0063.pdf * Norrington B, Cochineal: A Little Insect Goes a Long Way, UCSB Geography. * Roueche B, The Santa Claus Culture, The New Yorker, Aug 27, 1971. * Lang DJ et al, Carmine as a Source of Nosocomial Salmonellosis, NEJM. Apr 13, 1967. * You can buy Medical Detectives here: https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Detectives-Collection-Award-Winning-Investigative/dp/0452265886
38 min
The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast
The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast
The Curbsiders
#251 What the USPSTF? Preventive Medicine Updates with Dr. Amber-Nicole Bird
What the USPSTF?! It’s time for some preventive medicine updates on: screening for unhealthy drug use, cervical cancer, hepatitis C and draft recs for colorectal cancer; plus how to interpret USPSTF screening recs. Dr. Amber-Nicole Bird _@ABirdMD_ (_Penn Medicine_) refreshes our love for preventive medicine, with updates on the newest recommendations. She reviews how to appropriately interpret and adopt guidelines for our patients, being cognizant of the source. We shine light on the mechanism of USPSTF, including how their guidelines differ from others, so we can understand the value and context when utilizing the guidance in the clinic. _Episodes_ | _Subscribe_ | _Spotify_ | _Swag!_ | _Top Picks_ | _Mailing List_ | _thecurbsiders@gmail.com_ | _Free CME!_ Credits * Produced and Written by: David Madick MD; Peter Wikoff MD; Paul Williams MD, FACP * Infographic: Beth Garbitelli * Cover Art: Chris Chiu MD * Hosts: Stuart Brigham MD; Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP * Editor: Emi Okamoto, MD (Show notes); Clair Morgan of _nodderly.com_ * Guest: Amber-Nicole Bird, MD Sponsor: The American College of Physicians Join us for ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2021: Virtual Experience for 3 days of interactive, livestreaming education and events April 29 through May 1—plus on-demand post-meeting access to CME credit for up to 3 years. “Early Bird” members get an additional $80 registration discount on top of their member discount. Visit _annualmeeting.acponline.org_ and use the code IM21CURB. _Register now_—Early Bird savings end January 31st! Sponsor: VCU Health CE The Curbsiders are partnering with _VCU Health Continuing Education_ to offer FREE continuing education credits for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Visit _curbsiders.vcuhealth.org_.
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