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International security; causes of war; United Nations; intelligence; diplomacy; execuitve power. Author of the book Pivotal Deterrence: Third Party Statecraft and the Pursuit of Peace. Courses have included: "Politics and International Economic Relations"; "Limits & Promise of Cooperation in World Politics."
International political economy and international trade; International Monetary Fund; World Bank; OPEC; oil markets; international and US energy policy; world energy markets; United Nations; wars, crises, conflicts, bargaining and negotiations; US foreign policy toward the Middle East; relations between the US and Russia and other former Soviet republics; US defense policy; arms control; the American presidency. Editor of and contributor to the book The New Politics of American Foreign Policy; author of the book World Trade Politics: Power, Principles and Leadership. Courses have included: "Politics and International Economic Relations"; "Limits & Promise of Cooperation in World Politics."
International politics; US foreign policy; national security policy issues; post-war European politics; strategic nuclear policy; arms control; American military commitments abroad. Former advisor with the US Salt II delegation. Co-editor of the books Weapons In Space and ATBMs and Western Security: Missile Defenses for Europe. Courses have included: "International Politics of Europe"; "International Studies"; "American Foreign Policy."
Local government; Massachusetts state politics; American government; political parties and elections; state and local tax revolts; Federalism and federal policies toward states and cities; the American Constitution and its authors; citizenship; evolution of juries as a civic and judicial institution. Editor of the books Economics and the Good Life: Essays in Political Economy and The Nature of Politics: Selected Essays of Bertrand de Jouvenel. Courses have included: "American Political Thought"; "Public Administration"; "Fundamental Concepts of Politics."
US-Japan relations; Japanese domestic politics; the prime ministership. Author of the book Japanese Prime Ministers and Public Policy. Courses have included: "Government and Politics of Japan"; "Comparative Politics of Leadership."
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department
College of Arts & Sciences
International security; Middle East politics; non-state violence; social movements. Courses include: “International Relations of the Middle East” and “Terrorism, Insurgency, and Political Violence."
The American presidency; American citizenship; American federalism. History of EPA; political and governmental influence on EPA; government and environmental regulation. Co-author of the books Presidential Greatness and The Environmental Protection Agency from Nixon to Clinton: Asking the Wrong Questions. Courses have included: "The American Presidency"; "Economic Freedom, Religious Freedom and Justice."
Prof. Maney is a political and presidential historian, with a particular focus on American history from 1865 to the present. He is author of a biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt titled The Roosevelt Presence: The Life and Legacy of FDR. He is working on a book on Bill Clinton’s presidency.
The Rehnquist Court; welfare policy; environmental policy; Clean Air Act; Federal Courts; judiciary appointments; administrative law; statutory interpretation; bureaucracy; public policy. Co-editor of the book Between the Lines: Interpreting Welfare Rights. Author of the books Between the Lines: Interpreting Welfare Rights and Regulation and the Courts: The Case of the Clean Air Act. Courses have included: "Policy and Politics in the US"; "American Political Ideals and Institutions"; "US Supreme Court: A Political Perspective."
Chinese history, politics and foreign policy; weapons and security issues in China and Asia; US-China relations. US-Vietnamese relations; Vietnamese foreign policy. United Nations and world affairs; history of and conflicts in the Chinese-Indochinese region; US policy toward Asia; Cambodian war; Indochina. Former Fulbright professor at the Chinese College of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, and member of the National Committee for US-China Relations. Author of the book Negotiating Cooperation: The United States and China 1969-1989; co-author of Great Wall and Empty Fortress: China's Search for Security; editor of and contributor to East Asia in Transition: Toward a New Regional Order, co-editor of and contributor to Engaging China: Management of an Emerging Power. Courses have included: "US-China Relations"; "The International Political System"; "Chinese Foreign Policy"; "Great and Local Powers in East Asia."
Political activism among Americans; voluntary activity in politics, charities and religion; gender and politics; American national politics; parties and the electoral process; political behavior and public opinion; voter participation; special interest groups and lobbies. She recently concluded a collaborative study of the role of gender and families in voluntary participation in political, civic and religious life in the U.S. Also co-developed the "Civic Voluntarism Model" to demonstrate the factors that foster participation. Co-author of the books Injury to Insult: Unemployment, Class and Political Response; Organized Interests and American Democracy and Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics. Editor of Election in America. Courses have included: "Parties and Elections in America"; "The Citizen in American Democracy."
Professor, Political Science Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Harvard University
Skerry's research focuses on social policy, racial and ethnic politics, and immigration. He is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington as well as a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His writings on politics, racial and ethnic issues, immigration and social policy have appeared in publications such as Society; Publius; The Journal of Policy History; The New Republic; Slate; The Public Interest; National Review; The New York Times; The Los Angeles Times; The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. His book, Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority, was awarded the 1993 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His most recent book is Counting on the Census? Race, Group Identity, and the Evasion of Politics. His courses have included: "Urban Politics in 21st-Century America," "Immigration: Processes, Politics, and Policies," and "Race and Ethnicity in the Administrative State."
Issues of religion, morality and public policy. Director of the BC's Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. Renowned social scientist, author and teacher, considered among the most prominent public intellectuals in the United States. Author/editor of books including Return to Greatness: How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What it Needs to Do to Recover It; The Transformation of American Religion: How We actually Practice our Faith; Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in a World of Choice; One Nation After All; Marginalized in the Middle, and Whose Keeper: Social Science and Moral Obligation, co-winner of the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. A contributing editor of The New Republic and The Wilson Quarterly, and frequent contributor to Commonweal, The New York Times, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly and The Washington Post, as well as other publications.