Gareth Davies and David Sehat in conversation

Gareth Davies

In the latest edition of his Mindpop podcast - 'Disaster Politics', the RAI's Winant Visiting Professor of American Government, David Sehat, interviews Gareth Davies, the political and environmental historian of the United States and Associate Professor of American History at Oxford University.

In the midst of a brutal hurricane season, Sehat and Davies (left), author of See Government Grow: Education Politics from Johnson to Reagan (2007) and From Opportunity to Entitlement: The Transformation and Decline of Great Society Liberalism (1996), discuss disaster politics. Why do presidents so often mess up disaster relief? Why is Congress so useless when it comes to rational planning and policy? Is any way to create a change in the political dynamic? Listen to the podcast here and see all the RAI's podcasts here.

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