Faculty Accomplishments

Erik Bleich had a publication appear recently.  It was co-authored with Francesca Lambert, class of 2011.5. “Why Are Racist Associations Free in Some States and Banned in Others? Evidence from 10 Liberal Democracies,” in West European Politics, Volume 26, Issue 1, 2013. Bleich has also recently published several other items:  “France,” in David Samuels, ed., Case Studies in Comparative Politics, New York: Pearson, 2012: 114-49;  “Assessing Islamophobia though Survey Evidence: Where Do Muslims Really Stand?” with Rahsaan Maxwell, in Marc Helbling, ed., Islamophobia in Western Europe and North America, London: Routledge, 2012: 39-55; and “Les politiques de diversité raciale en France et en Grande-Bretagne: De l’incompréhension mutuelle à la concertation?” in James Cohen, Andrew J. Diamond, and Philippe Vervaecke, eds., L’Atlantique multiracial:. Discours, politiques dénis, Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2012: 181-203.

Jeffrey Cason has published a book, The Political Economy of Integration: The Experience of Mercosur (Routledge, 2011).

Ophelia Eglene received two fellowships to pursue her research this past.  In the fall, she was a Visiting Scholar fellowship at the European Union Center of Excellence University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  In the spring, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po in Paris.  Her project is titled Non-Compliance with EU Environmental Law: A Case Study of 15 Court Cases.Englene also has had her new book, Banking on Sterling: Britain’s Independence from the Euro Zone, published by Rowman & Littlefield (2010).

Bertram Johnson recently published a book, Political Giving: Making Sense of Individual Campaign Contributions (Boulder: First Forum Press 2013).  

Chris McGrory Klyza recently had a book chapter published: “Climate Change and the Management of National and State Owned Land in the United States,” 2011, in Climate Change, Environment, and Land Policies, edited by Gregory K. Ingram and Yu-Hung Hong, Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Land Institute. Klyza also recently had an article published (co-authored with David Sousa): “Beyond Gridlock: Green Drift in American Environmental Policymaking.”Political Science Quarterly 125 (Fall 2010): 443-463. 

Michael Kraus was elected the Vice-Chair of the Academic Council of the Prague-based Institute for the Study of the Totalitarian Regimes. The Institute, funded by the Czech Government to study, analyze and document Nazi and Communist crimes during 1938-1989, prepares publications, organizes exhibitions, seminars, professional conferences and public discussions. Kraus also received a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar grant in support of his research and teaching as a visiting professor at the Institute of Political Studies at The Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic). His research and teaching focuses on the rise and fall of communist regimes and on the challenges of democratization.

James Morrison was awarded a fellowship to spend his leave this past year at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The main focus of his research will be a book project titled An Unholy Trinity:   The Influence of John Locke, Adam Smith, and John Maynard Keynes on Britain’s Three Great Transformations. The project traces the processes by which these three key intellectuals developed, saw adopted, and helped to implement their foreign economic policy strategies in Britain.

Routledge has recently published Mark Williams' latest book on international relations and hemispheric affairs, titled Understanding US-Latin American Relations: Theory and History (New York: Routledge, 2011). Mark has also published a peer reviewed chapter in an edited volume: “The New Balancing Act: International Relations Theory and Venezuela’s Foreign Policy,” in Jonathan Eastwood and Thomas Ponniah, eds., The Revolution in Venezuela: Social and Political Change Under Chávez (Harvard University Press, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2011).