Recent and Forthcoming Faculty Publications
The Departmentís faculty members continue to produce a large number of high quality publications. Some of the recent and forthcoming publications include:
Prof. Julia Azari published a co-authored article with a colleague from UW-Milwaukee (Julia R. Azari and Jennifer K. Smith, "Unwritten Rules: Informal Institutions in Established Democracies," Perspectives on Politics 10, no. 1 [March 2012]).
- Prof. Lowell Barrington published the second edition of his introductory comparative politics textbook, Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices, with Wadsworth/Cengage. It was released in January of 2012. He also published an article in Comparative Political Studies in early 2012 titled "What the Orange and Rose Revolutions Reveal about the Stability of
Cross-Sectional Survey Data."
- Prof. Risa Brooks published an article, "Muslim 'Homegrown' Terrorism: How Serious is the Threat in the United States?," in International Security 36, no. 2 (Fall 2011), 7-47. The article also won the Elmer Plischke Award for the best publication of the year by a tenured or tenure-track faculty member of the Department of Political Science. The notoriety the article generated led her to publish several smaller articles on the topic of homegrown terrorism in widely viewed outlets such as CNN.com. Prof. Brooks also published an article ("Civil-Military Relations in Tunisia: Why did the Military Refrain from Firing on Protesters During the Revolution?"), for a special issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies in Spring 2012.
- Prof. Jeffrey Drope completed an edited volume (Tobacco Control in Africa: People, Politics and Policies) published in 2012 by Anthem Press in English and Laval University Press in French. Beyond his work as an editor, Prof. Drope also wrote or co-authored eleven chapters in the book. This book is the first major product of his new, externally funded research project connecting political science researchers and local nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders concerned with health care in developing countries.
- Prof. H. Richard Friman recently published two book chapters in edited volumes. The first, "Migrant Smuggling and Threats to Social Order in Japan," (in David Kyle and Rey Koslowsky, eds. Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives, 2nd ed., Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2011, pp. 325-351), concerns the issue in human trafficking in Japan. The second work, "The Illegal Migration Industry," (in Nicola Phillips, ed., Migration in the Global Political Economy, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Press, 2011, pp. 83-102), provides an overview of the human trafficking topic.
- Prof. Ryan Hanley recently published three journal articles: "Rousseau's Virtue Epistemology," Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2012): 239-63; "David Hume and the 'Politics of Humanity'," Political Theory 39 (2011): 205-233; and "Educational Theory and the Social Vision of the Scottish Enlightenment," Oxford Review of Education 37 (2011): 587-602. His other recent and forthcoming work includes eleven book chapters and seven book reviews or review essays. He is also currently working on and/or has forthcoming two single-author books and one edited volume.
- Prof. Dongwook Kim has an article forthcoming in the journal International Organization. This article, "International NGOs and the Global Diffusion of National Human Rights Institutions," is based on his dissertation research.
- Prof. John McAdams completed a book that uses the assassination of John F. Kennedy to discuss methodological considerations in the assessment of conspiracy theories. The book, JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think About Claims of Conspiracy (Potomac Books, 2011), was published in the fall of 2011.
- Prof. Barrett McCormick published a co-authored article (Q. Liu and B. McCormick, "The Media and the Public Sphere in Contemporary China," Boundary 38, no. 1) on the intersection of media and politics in China. Prof. McCormick spent the summer of 2012 in China will be on sabbatical in the Fall 2012 semester to continue this research.
- Prof. Paul Nolette published an article in the journal Polity (Paul Nolette, "Litigating the 'Public Interest' in the Gilded Age: Common Law Business Regulation by Nineteenth-Century State Attorneys General," Polity 44, no. 3 : 373-399). This article is based on his dissertation research.
- Prof. Duane Swank has published a new book, The Political Construction of Business Interests: Coordination, Growth, and Equality (Cambridge University Press, 2012) with Cathie Jo Martin of Boston University. He has also recently published "Activating Workers? The Political Economy of Active Social Policy in Developed Capitalist Democracies," in David Brady, ed., Comparing European Workers: Policies and Institutions (Research in the Sociology of Work: Volume 23), 2011, and "Globalization." Ch. 22 in Herbert Obinger, Francis Castles, Stephan Liebfrid, and Jane Lewis, eds., Oxford Handbook on Comparative Welfare States (Oxford University Press, 2010). A new book chapter, "Party Government, Institutions, and Social Protection in the Age of Austerity," in Parteien und Demokratie (Parties and Democracy, Festschrift Prof. Dr. Manfred G. Schmidt), edited by Prof. Dr. Klaus Armingeon (Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften, 2012), is forthcoming.
- Prof. Amber Wichowsky published an article in the Journal of Politics (Amber Wichowsky, "Competition, Party Dollars and Income Bias in Voter Turnout, 1980-2008." Journal of Politics 74, no. 2 : 446-459). She also had an article accepted in the journal Legislative Studies Quarterly, which is forthcoming in the fall of 2012.
- Prof. McGee Young has a new book, Developing Interests: Organizational Change and the Politics of Advocacy, published by the University Press of Kansas (2010). He also recently published two articles. The first, "From Conservation to Environment: The Sierra Club and the Organizational Politics of Change," appeared in the journal Studies in American Political Development. The second, "The Political Roots of Small Business Identity," appeared in the journal Polity.