Christian Sorace’s article, “The Communist Party’s Miracle? The Alchemy of Turning Post-Disaster Reconstruction into Great Leap Development,” has been accepted for publication in Comparative Politics (forthcoming July 2015).
Justin Dyer’s article, “Lewis, Barth, and the Natural Law,” is forthcoming in the Journal of Church & State
Eduardo Dargent’s book, Technocracy and Democracy in Latin America: The Experts Running Government, will be released by Cambridge in December.
Curt NIchols’ recent publications include:
“Modern Reconstructive Presidential Leadership: Reordering Institutions in a Constrained Environment,” The Forum: A Journal of Applied Politics in Contemporary Society. 2014 (2).
“Court-Curbing via Attempt to Amend the Constitution: An Update of Congressional Attacks on the Supreme Court from 1955–1984,” with David Bridge and Adam Carrington, Justice System Journal. 2014 (4) — online since May. (This little paper is currently the second most viewed article since JSJ started tracking online views.)
Steve Barracca (with Matthew L. Howell) published: “The Persistence of the Church-State Conflict in Mexico’s Evangelical Vote: The Story of an Outlier,” The Latin Americanist, Vol. 58, Issue 2 (June 2014): pp. 23-47.
Steven Taylor’s book, A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective, is forthcoming from Yale University Press (with Matthew Shugart, Arend Lijphart, and Bernard Grofman).
Brian Arbour has published his first book: Candidate-Centered Campaigns: Political Messages, Winning Personalities, and Personal Appeals.
Dennis Hickey’s new article, “Taiwan and the Rising Tensions in the East China Sea: A Mouse that Roared,” was published in ASIAN SURVEY, (Volume 54, Number 3, May/June 2014, pp.492-514). As it happens, he published his first ever article in Asian Survey in 1986 – when he was a graduate student in the UT Department of Government.
Patrick Hickey’s article, “Beyond Pivotal Politics: Constituencies, Electoral Incentives, and Veto Override Attempts,” is forthcoming in the December 2014 issue of Presidential Studies Quarterly.
Sonia Alianak’s book, The Transition Toward Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?, has been published by Edinburgh University Press.
Abstract: The Anti-Federalists lost the battle to defeat the Constitution but won back through interpretation what they lost in constitutional construction. To counter Anti-Federalists’ accurate depictions of the proposed constitution as one that would radically alter the existing regime, The Federalist adopted a rhetorical structure that facilitated an opposing political tradition layered over the constitutive logic of the Constitution. Our analysis of the developmental logic embedded in founding political thought, the rhetoric used to defend that political logic, and the subsequent appropriation of Federalist rhetoric by the losers of this debate illustrates the mutual dependence of American political development and political thought.
Paul DeHart has a new edited volume (with Carson Holloway) published by Northern Illinois University Press: Reason, Revelation, and the Civic Order: Political Philosophy and the Claims of Faith. DeHart also wrote one of the chapters, “Political Philosophy after the Fall of Classical, Epistemic Foundationalism.”
DeHart’s “Leviathan Leashed: The Incoherence of Absolute Sovereign Power,” recently appeared as the lead article in Critical Review (25.1, 2013: 1-37). He was also invited to write an essay on “Leviathan” for The New Catholic Encyclopedia’s Ethics and Philosophy supplement (The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy, ed. Robert L. Fastiggi. 4 volumes. Detroit: Gale, 2013. 888-890.)
Neal Allen was recently awarded a Congressional Research Grant from the Everett Dirksen Center for the Study of Congressional Leadership, as well as a Research Grant from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.
Allen’s recent publications include:
“Living, Dead and Undead: Nullification Past and Present,” American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture, Fall 2012, with James H. Read.
“Scandal and the Politics of Race: From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Barack Obama and Beyond,” in Scandal!: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Consequences, Outcomes, and Significance of Political Scandals, 2013, Bloomsbury Press.
“Paralleling History: Scandal and the Lessons of the 2012 Election,” in Scandal!: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Consequences, Outcomes, and Significance of Political Scandals, 2013, Bloomsbury Press.
Bassi, Anna and Kenneth C. Williams. 2014. “Examining Monotonicity and Saliency Using Level-k Reasoning in a Voting Game.” Games. Vol. 5, pp. 26–52.
James Lutz’s recent publications include:
Brenda J. Lutz and James M. Lutz, “Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Missing Data,” Insight on Africa, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2013), pp. 169-183.
James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz, “Terrorism by Jewish Extremists in the United States,” in George Michael (ed.), Extremism in America (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014), pp. 168-87.
James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz, “Islamic Extremism in the United States,” in George Michael (ed.), Extremism in America (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014), pp. 147-67.
Georgia Wralstad Ulmschneider and James M. Lutz, “Patriot Act,” in Heidi Nasheri (ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).
David Williams has been appointed to the editorial board at Political Research Quarterly.
Williams has been granted research leave from DePaul University next year to write a monograph on Spinoza, tentatively entitled, Spinoza’s Republic of Fear, Love, and Reason. Also, he has signed a contract to co-edit, with Matthew W. Maguire (DePaul University), a new edition of Rousseau’s Social Contract and Discourse on the Origins of Inequality for Broadview Press, in the same series for which A. P. Martinich edited Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan.
Aaron Herold’s article, “‘The Chief Characteristical Mark of the True Church’: John Locke’s Theology of Toleration and His Case for Civil Religion,” is forthcoming in The Review of Politics.
Dennis Hickey recently published: “Imbalance in the Taiwan Strait,” PARAMETERS: THE US ARMY WAR COLLEGE QUARTERLY, Volume 43, Number 3, Autumn 2013, pp.43-53.
Manochehr Dorraj was a part of the faculty-staff team that won a $2.9 million Quality Enhancement Award from the TCU administration to comprehensively internationalize the university.
In other news, Dorraj was a visiting research fellow at The Center for Regional and International Studies at Georgetown University Campus in Doha, Qatar, and was an invited speaker at the University of London, St. Andrews University in Scotland, Aberdeen University in Scotland, Dundee University in Scotland, and the Emirate Center for Strategic Studies and Research in the United Arab Emirates.
Dorraj’s recent publications include:
“The Dragon Nests: China’s Energy Engagement of the Middle East” China Report, Volume 49, Number 43, (June, 2013): 43-67.
“Populism on the Wall of Poverty” (In Persian), Andishieh Poya (Dynamic Thoughts): A journal of Politics and Culture. Tehran, Iran.(Spring, 2013):.51-54.
“Iran’s Northern Exposure: Foreign Policy Challenges in Eurasia” Georgetown University’s Occasional Papers, Number 13. (Fall, 2013): 1-27.
“Iran’s Expanding Relations With China and their Strategic Dimensions” Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Occasional Papers, Number 112.(Fall, 2013): 1-52. (With Simultaneous publication of Arabic Translation).
“Iran’s Foreign Policy: A Shifting Strategic Landscape” Middle East Policy, Vol. XX. No. 4. (Winter, 2013):133-147.
“Iran-China Relations and the Changing Political Map” In Thomas Juneau and Sam Razavi editors, Iran’s Foreign Policy Since 2001: Alone in the World (London & New York: Routledge, 2013): 179-195.
Greg Michener’s article, “How Cabinet Size and Legislative Control Shape Shape the Strength of Transparency Laws,” is being published in Governance.
Katherine Bersch has two new publications. The first, with Sandra Botero, “Measuring Governance: Implications of Conceptual Choices,” appears in the European Journal of Development Research (26(1): 124–41). The second is with alumnus Greg Michener: “Identifying Transparency,” was published in Information Polity [18(3): 233–4].
Aaron Herold’s article, “Spinoza’s Liberal Republicanism and the Challenge of Revealed Religion,” has been accepted for publication in Political Research Quarterly.
Abstract: Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise is a foundational liberal work whose republican teaching also anticipates today’s communitarian critiques. Those critiques re-open the Treatise’s guiding question of whether politics must be grounded in a religious teaching, and they compel us to reconsider Spinoza’s claim that civic dedication can be rooted in an attachment to intellectual freedom. I assess Spinoza’s liberal republicanism by examining how it emerges from a critique of the Bible. I conclude that Spinoza’s attempt to reconcile individual liberty with civic dedication clarifies liberalism’s moral power and ultimate vulnerabilities—vulnerabilities which help explain why revealed religion has re-emerged to challenge it.
Wendy Hunter and Natasha Borges Sugiyama have published an article in the October issue of Comparative Politics, “Whither Clientelism? Good Governance and Brazil’s Bolsa Familia Program.”
Abstract: A clear development goal is to provide the poor with the benefits essential to human dignity without rendering them vulnerable to patronage politics. This is difficult to accomplish, especially in large federal countries where public policy requires cooperation between national and local authorities. Brazil’s Bolsa Família (Family Grant) confronts such a challenge. Have federal authorities managed to administer this complex and large-scale anti-poverty program while avoiding local “politics as usual?” The findings, based on survey data and focus group evidence from Northeast Brazil, a regional bastion of clientelism, suggest that municipal politicians do not use the Bolsa Familia for vote buying. The success of the Bolsa Familia in remaining insulated from clientelistic networks yields lessons that go well beyond Brazil.
David Williams’ essay, “Plato’s Noble Lie: from Kallipolis to Magnesia,” has been published in the most recent History of Political Thought.
Williams’ book, Rousseau’s ‘Social Contract': An Introduction, will be released by Cambridge University Press on October 22. His co-edited book with James Farr, The General Will: the Evolution of a Concept, has been accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press, with publication expected in 2014.
Williams co-chaired the program committee for last year’s meeting of the Association for Political Theory and will be presenting a paper, “Spinoza’s Republic of Love,” at the association’s annual meeting.
Natasha Borges Sugiyama has been promoted with tenure to associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Sugiyama’s book, Diffusion of Good Government: Social Sector Reforms in Brazil, was released in December 2012.
And her article, with Wendy Hunter, “Whither Clientelism? Good Governance and Brazil’s Bolsa Família Program,” is forthcoming in Comparative Politics.
Oya Dursun-Ozkanca has been promoted to Associate Professor and received tenure at Elizabethtown College.
Dursun-Ozkanca spent time this summer in London as a Visiting Fellow at the LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe at London School of Economics, conducting research on Turkish foreign policy in the Balkans. She also visited Sarajevo and Belgrade to conduct interviews on the same topic.
Dursun-Ozkanca, O., ed. Forthcoming in October 2013. The European Union as an Actor in Security Sector Reform: Current Practices and Challenges of Implementation. Routledge.
Wolff, S. and Dursun-Ozkanca, O., eds. 2013. External Interventions in Civil Wars: Assessing the Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations. Routledge.
Dursun-Ozkanca, O. Forthcoming. “French Public Opinion on the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union and the Public-Elite Relations”, French Politics.
Xiaowei Zang and Chien-wen Kou eds., Elites and Governance in China (New York: Routledge, 2013).
Chien-wen Kou and Xiaowei Zang eds., Choosing China’s Leaders (New York: Routledge, 2013).
Lawrence Mayer’s latest book just appeared: The Changing Basis of Political Conflict in Advanced Western Democracies: The Politics of Identity in The United States, The Netherlands, and Belgium (with Alan Arwine of the University of Kansas. Palgrave Macmillan.)
Mayer’s article was recently accepted for publication in Southwest Social Science Quarterly: “Tolerance in Nations Under Siege in the EU” (also with Alan Arwine).
Eliza J. Willis and Janet A. Seiz, 2012. “The CAFTA Conflict and Costa Rica’s Democracy: Assessing the 2007 Referendum.” Latin American Politics and Society 54, no. 3 (Fall): 123-156.
Randy Uang’s article, “Campaigning on Public Security in Latin America: Obstacles to Success,” was published in Latin American Politics and Society 55(2): 26-51.
James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz, “The Role of Foreign Influences in Early Terrorism: Examples and Implications for Understanding Modern Terrorism,” Perspectives on Terrorism Vol. 7, No. 2 (2013), pp. 5-22.
James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz, “Urban Terrorism,” in Jeffrey Ian Ross (ed.) Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America (Los Angeles: Sage, 2013), pp. 416-19.
Brenda J. Lutz and James M. Lutz, “Indonesian Terror against East Timor Separatists and the International Response,” in Gillian Duncan, Orla Lynch, G. Ramsay, and A. Watson (eds.), State Terror and Human Rights: International Responses since the End of the Cold War (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 102-13.
James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz, Global Terrorism, 3rd ed. (London: Routledge, 2013)
McLendon, Michael Locke.“Rousseau and the Minimal Self: A Solution to the Problem of Amour-Propre,” European Journal of Political Theory, forthcoming. [Available online since 7.04.2013 at http://ept.sagepub.com/content/early/recent.]
McLendon, Michael Locke. “The Politics of Sour Grapes: Sartre, Elster, and Tocqueville on Frustration, Failure, and Self-Deception,” Review of Politics, Vol. 75, No. 2 (Spring 2013): 247-70.
Buehler, Matthew. Forthcoming. “The Threat to ‘Un-Moderate': Moroccan Islamists and the Arab Spring.” Journal of Middle East Law and Governance.
Goodnow, Regina and Robert G. Moser. Forthcoming. “Layers of Ethnicity: The Effects of Ethnic Federalism, Majority-Minority Districts, and Minority Concentration on the Electoral Success of Ethnic Minorities in Russia.” Comparative Political Studies.
McCormick, William. Forthcoming. “Jacques Maritain on Political Theology.” European Journal of Political Theory.
Myers, Adam S. Forthcoming. “Secular Geographical Polarization in the American South: The Case of Texas, 1996-2010.” Electoral Studies.
Brian Brox’s book, Back in the Game: Political Party Campaigning in an Era of Reform, has been published by SUNY Press.
Steven Taylor recently published “Colombian Voters and Ballot Structure: Error, Confusion, and/or ‘None of the Above.'” The Latin Americanist (December 2012): 111-130.
Matthew Johnson has published a review of Aaron Schneider’s book, State-Building and Tax Regimes in Central America, in the current issue of Comparative Political Studies.