Russell Bova, Professor of
Political Science and International Studies, Ph.D., Indiana University. His teaching and research interests include post-Soviet politics, democracy and democratization, international relations theory, international political economy, and ethics and world politics.
Recent Publications and
How the World Works: A Brief Survey of International Relations, Longman, 2010.
Readings on How the World Works: Current Issues in International Relations (editor), Longman, 2010.
"Russia and Europe after the Cold War: Culture Convergence or Civilizational Clash?" forthcoming in Kjell Engelbrekt and Bertil Nygren, eds., Russia and Europe: Reaching Agreements, Digging Trenches, Routledge, 2010.
Editor, Russia and the Western Civilization: Cultural and Historical Encounters, 2003, M. E. Sharpe.
"Democracy and Russian Political Culture," in Russia and the Western Civilization: Cultural and Historical Encounters, 2003, M. E. Sharpe, pp. 243-277.
"Democracy and Liberty: The cultural Connection," in Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner (eds.), The Global Divergence of Democracies (Johns Hopkins, 2001), pp. 63-77 and in Journal of Democracy 8:1 (January 1997), pp. 112-126.
"The Double Transition in
Russian Area Studies," Frontiers, Volume 6 (Winter 2000), pp.
"Democratization and the
of Russian State Authority," in Gordon B. Smith, ed., State-Building
Russia: Laying the Foundations of the Post-Yeltsin Era (M.
E. Sharpe, 1999), pp. 17-41.
"Political Culture, Authority Patterns, and the Architecture of the New Russian Democracy," in Frederic J. Fleron, william Reisinger, and Erik Hoffmann, eds., Can Democracy Take Root in Russia: Explorations in State-Society Relations (Rowman and Littlefield, 1998), pp. 177-201.
Academic Director, U.S. State Department Institute for International Scholars on "U.S. Political Economy and the Global Economic System," summers 2004, 2005, 2006.
J. Diamant is
Associate Professor of Asian Law and Culture, Chair of the Political Science Department, and has a joint appointment
in the Department of East Asian Studies. His Ph.D. is in Political
Science from the
University of California, Berkeley (1996). He teaches in the field of
Asian government (Japan and China), comparative law and society,
politics, and patriotism. He is also the Project Director of the
Foundation-sponsored Law and Asian Culture initiative at Dickinson.
His first book Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and
in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968 (University of California
2000) examined the impact of China's 1950 Marriage Law on Society.
His second book, Embattled Glory: Veterans, Military Families, and the Politics of Patariotism in China, 1949-2007 (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) explored the interaction between veterans and military families, and local and national governments in comparative perspective (China, Israel, the U.S., Vietnam, Germany, among others).
Twice the recipient of the Fulbright Award (2002, 2004), Professor
is also the co-editor (with Kevin J. O'Brien and Stanley B. Lubman) of
a forthcoming volume on law and society in China, Engaging the
Law in China: State, Society and Possibilities for Justice (Stanford
University Press, 2005).
Embattled Glory: Veterans, Military Families, and the Politics of Patriotism in China, 1949-2007 (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008).
Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in
Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968 (Berkeley: University of
California Press, 2000).
Engaging the Law in China: State, Society, and Possibilities
for Justice (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005).
"Between Martyrdom and Mischief: The Political and Social Predicament
of Chinese War Widows and Ceterans," in Stephen MacKinnon and Diana
Lary (eds.), The Scars of War (Vancouver: University of British
Columbia Press), 2001.
"Boundaries and Belonging Under Conditions of Extreme Politicization:
The State in Private and Public Spaced In China," forthcoming in Joel
S. Migdal (ed.), State-in-Society: Studying How States and
Societies Transform and Constitute One Another (New York: Cambridge University
"Reexamining the Impact of the 1950 Marriage Law: State Improvisation,
Local Initiative and Rural Family Change," The China Quarterly, #161 (April 2000), pp. 1717-198.
"Conflict and Conflict Resolution in China: Beyond Mediation-Centered
Approaches," The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 44, no. 4
(August 2000), pp. 523-546.
"Making Love 'Legible' in China: Politics and Society During the
Enforcement of Civil Marriage Registration, 1950-1966," Politics
and Society, Vol. 29, no. 2 (June 2001), pp. 447-480.
"Pursuing Rights and Getting Justice on China's Ethnic Frontier," The
Law and Society Review, Vol. 35, no. 4 (2001), pp. 799-840.
Douglas E. Edlin, Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair Policy Studies Program.
Ph.D., Oxford University; J.D., Cornell Law School. Professor
Edlin teaches courses on various aspects of law and policy, including
the federal judiciary, biomedical technology, lawyers and public
policy, comparative law and legal theory. His research concentrates on
the Anglo-American common law tradition, the development of judicial
review in the United States, and the legal and policy issues
surrounding the use and regulation of assisted reproductive technology.
Judges and Unjust Laws: Common Law Constitutionalism and the Foundations of Judicial Review (University of Michigan Press, 2008).
Common Law Theory (ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
"A Constitutional Right to Judicial Review: Access to Courts and Ouster Clauses in England and the United States," American Journal of Comparative Law 57:67-101 (2009).
"Institutional Identity and the Rule of Law: Belmarsh, Boumediene, and the Construction of Constitutional Meaning in England and the United States," Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 41:481-528 (2008) [invited for Symposium on Comparative Judicial Review].
"Judicial Review Without A Constitution," Polity 38:345-368 (2006).
"The Anxiety of Sovereignty: Britain, the United States and the
International Criminal Court," Boston College International and
Comparative Law Review 29:1-22 (2006).
"From Ambiguity to Legality: The Future of English Judicial Review," American
Journal of Comparative Law, 52:383-401 (2004).
James M. Hoefler, Professor of
Political Science and campus liaison for the Dickinson
Semester in Washington. Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo. He specializes in
American politics with particular emphasis in public policy analysis,
state and local government, and public administration. Current research
interests include health care reform and the right to die.
On Sabbatical Spring 2010.
Recent Publications and
Managing Death (Boulder,
CO: Westview Press, 1997).
Smoking and Politics:
Making and the Federal Bureaucracy, 5th ed., with A. L. Fritschler,
(Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995).
Medicine, Politics, and the Right to Die (Boulder, CO: Westview
Member of the Carlisle Hospital Biomedical Ethics
Committee. Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate (1996).
Stephanie Greco Larson,
Professor of Political Science and regular contributor to the Women's
Studies program. Ph.D., The Florida State University. She teaches
American politics with emphasis on the mass media and political
behavior. Her research focuses on the content and impact of media
coverage of political actors and institutions (candidates, legislators,
Supreme Court) and the
representation of women in popular culture (novels, soap operas,
television news and campaign literature).
On Sabbatical 2009-2010.
Recent Publications and
Public Opinion: Using
ExplorIt, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, 2003.
"Turning a 'No Win' Race into
Win: Democrat Tim Holden Beats the Other George W. (Gekas), in
17th," Running on Empty? Political Discourse in Congressional
L. Sandy Maisel and Darrell M. West (ed.s), Lanham, MD: Rowman and
Publishers, 2004, pp. 157-170.
"Representations of the
and Public Opinion in National Television Election News," in The
Election: Communication in the 2000 Campaigns, Lynda Lee Kaid, John
Tedesco, Dianne Bystrom, and Mitchell McKinney (eds.), Lanham, MD:
and Littlefield Publishers, 2003, pp. 105-116.
"'We the People:' Diversifying
Playing in Undergraduate American Politics Courses," PS: Political
& Politics, April 2004, 37(2): 303-306.
"Misunderstanding Margin of
Network News Coverage of Polls During the 2000 General Election," The
Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Winter 2003,
"Running as a Woman? A
Comparison of Female and Male Pennsylvania Assembly Candidates'
Campaign Brochures," Women and Politics, 2001.
"Debunking a Myth: Leslie
Stahl's Legendary 1984 Campaign News Segment," Media Studies Journal,
"Public Opinion on Television
Election News: Beyond Polls," Political Communication,
Creating Consent of the
Governed: A Member of Congress and the Local Media (Carbondale, Il:
Southern Illinois University Press, 1992).
Director of "Teachers Teaching
Teachers" a grant for training social science professors to use
computers in their classes.
Consultant for Advanced
Placement Division of the Middle States Regional Office of the College
In this position, Larson runs workshops to assist High School AP
Participant in the 2000
National Election Research Team, a group of political communication
from across the country who collected data during the 2000 election.
This included running post-debate focus groups and advertising
H. L. Pohlman, A. Lee
Fritschler Professor of Public Policy and Executive Director of the Clarke Forum at Dickinson. Ph.D., Columbia University. His specialty
is American constitutional law and other law-related topics.
Recent Publications and
Terrorism and the Constitution: The Post-9/11 Cases. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.
Constitutional Debate in
Action: Governmental Powers. 2nd ed. Boulder, CO: Rowman and
Littlefield, 2004; 1st ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
"Immigration, Detention, and
the Constitution," Clarke Center Occasional Paper, 2003.
The Whole Truth?: A
Case of Murder on the Appalachian Trail (Amherst, MA:
University of Massachusetts Press, 1999), a reconstruction of a 1988
in which a so-called mountain man shot two women on the Appalachian
Constitutional Debate in
Action (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995), a three-volume
constitutional law textbooks.
Awarded a United States Supreme Court Judicial
Fellowship, 1996-1998, to work in the Office of the
Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice. Awarded a
Distinguished Fulbright Award to
teach American constitutional law in Britain, fall 1998.
John S. Ransom, Associate
Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. Columbia University. His teaching
includes history of western political thought, Marxism, Liberalism and
its critics, and contemporary political theory. His current research
centers on the evolution of Michel Foucault's thought from a
structuralist to a Nietzschean framework. Future research may include
the problem of the
"post-modern" era raised by Foucault and other contemporary
Recent Publications and
"Persuading Us to be Free," was published by the European journal Associations in 2003.
"Forget Vitalism: Foucault and Lebensphilosophie," Philosophy and Social Criticism in vol. 23, no. 1, 1997.
Foucault's Discipline: The
Politics of Subjectivity (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press,
Walter Beach '56 Chair in Political Science. A.B. University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard
University. Professor Rudalevige teaches American politics with an
emphasis on governmental institutions, especially the presidency and
Congress. His current research focuses on executive-legislative relations, executive branch management, and policy implementation.
Selected Recent Publications:
The George W. Bush Legacy, edited with Colin Campbell and Bert A. Rockman (Washington: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2008).
The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate (University of Michigan Press, 2005).Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title fo 2006.
Managing the President's
Program: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formulation,
(New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2002). Winner of the 2003 Richard E. Neustadt Prize honoring the best book on the presidency, awarded by the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association.
"'Therefore, Get Wisdom': What Should the President Know, and How Can He Know It?, Governance 22 (April 2009): 177-87.
"The Administrative Presidency and Bureaucratic Control: Implementing a Research Agenda," Presidential Studies Quarterly 39 (March 2009): 10-24.
"Juggling Act: The Politics of Science in Education Research," Education Next 8 (Winter 2009): 35-41.
"The Presidency and Unilateral Power: A Taxonomy," in Michael Nelson, ed., The Presidency and the Political System, 9th ed. (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2009).
"George W. Bush and the Imperial Presidency," in Mark Rozell and Gleaves Whitney, eds., Testing the Limits: George W. Bush and the Imperial Presidency (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).
* elected city councilor in
Watertown, Mass., 1994-96
* staffer in Massachusetts
State Senate, 1989-94
Mark Ruhl, Glenn E. and
Mary L. Todd Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College and a
regular contributor to the Latin American
Studies program. His research focuses on problems of
democratization in Latin America with a special emphasis on
civil-military relations. He has a particular interest in the
Central American countries where
he does most of his field research. His teaching interests range
broadly in comparative politics from less developed regions such as
America and Africa to developed countries like the United States.
Recent Publications and
"Honduras: Problems of Democratic Consolidation," in Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline (eds.), Latin American Politics and Development (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2006), pp. 519-533.
"The Guatemalan Military Since the Peace Accords: The Fate of Reform Under Arzú and Portillo," Latin American Politics and Society, vol. 46: 4 (Spring 2005), 55-85.
Ejércitos y Democracia en Centroamérica: Una Reforma Incompleta (Managua, Nicaragua: LEA Grupo Editorial, 2004).
"Curbing Central America's
Militaries." Journal of Democracy 15, no. 3 (July 2004),
"Civil-Military Relations in
Post-Sandinista Nicaragua." Armed Forces and Society 30, no. 1
(Fall 2003), 117-139. A version of this article was presented as a
paper at the 19th Congress of the International Political Science
Association (July 2003).
Director of Dickinson's Nilsson Center for European Studies in Bologna, Italy, 2006-2008
"The Guatemalan Armed Forces," Presentation to U.S. Army War College Seminar on Latin American Regional Security Issues, May 2005.
"Civil-Military Relations in Latin America," Presentation to U.S. Army War College Seminar on Comparative Civil-Military Relations, March 2005.
Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, and regular contributor
to the History and East Asian Studies departments. Ph.D., Columbia University. His field is 20th century
Chinese politics and history with related interests in comparative
social and political development.
Recent Publications and
Rickshaw Beijing: City
People and Politics in the 1920s (Berkeley: University of
California Press, 1989).
Century China: State Control, Civil Society and National Identity (co-editor with Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard, in preparation for the "Studies
on Contemporary China" series, sponsored by the Contemporary China
of Oriental and African Studies, University of London).
"Calling the Chinese People to
Order: Sun Yatsen's Rhetoric of Development," in Reconstructing
Twentieth Century China (in process).
Editorial Board, Republican China (1994-
). 1995-96 National Humanities Center National Fellow.
Douglas T. Stuart, J. William Stuart '32 and Helen D. Stuart '32 Endowed Chair in International
and Management; Adjunct
Professor, U.S. Army War
College and Director of Dickinson's K. Robert Nilsson European Studies Center in Bologna, Italy, 2008-2010. Ph.D., University of Southern California. His
teaching and research
interests include international relations theory, national security
affairs, Asian and West European security. His current research
deals with the history of the 1947 National Security Act.
Recent Publications and
"Anglosphere: Bridging the Gap
Marx and Venus," solicited article for International Journal, Winter,
"NATO's Borders: Defining a
Between Balibar and the Taliban." Paper presented at a conference
"To Cross and Transcend Borders," University of Toulouse, France, May
"A Matter of Dates: A
Argument with Carl Bildt," published in Global Security and the
of EU-U.S. RelationsI, Joseph Cerami, editor, Monography published
the European Union Center, Texas A&M University, 2004. Based on a
presented at a symposium on "Bridging the Gaps: the Future of EU-US
George Bush School, Texas A&M University, March 26, 2004.
"NATO and the Wider World: From Regional Collective Defense to Global
of the Willing," Australian Journal of International Affairs,
"Ministry of Fear: the 1947
National Security Act in Historical and Institutional Context," International
Studies Perspectives, vol. 4, August 2003.
"Reconciling the Principles of
Non-Intervention and Human Rights," UN Chronicle, XXXVIII, #2,
"NATO's New Internationalism," KDNU Review (Korean National Defense University), 5, #2,
Organizing for National
Security (editor) , U.S. ArmyWar College, Strategic Studies
Institute, November 2000).
Member, editorial board, Dilemmas in World
Politics Series (Westview
B.A., Princeton University, 1998; M.A., University of Chicago, 2002; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago.
Vanessa Tyson was an Exchange Scholar in the Department of Government at Harvard University from 2002-2005. Additionally, she was a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics at UCLA from 2005-2007, and was a Graduate Fellow at the Washington Center during that same period.
Visiting Instructor in Political Science and International Studies (2008).
B.A. in European History and Politics from Washington and Lee University; M.A. in European Studies from Johns Hopkins University SAIS.
Professor Wolff's teaching and research focuses on American Foreign Policy, European Union integration, and transatlantic security issues. His dissertation, "Explaining Western Institutional Expansion into Central and Eastern Europe, 1989-2004: An Analysis of Geopolitical Interest of the EU and NATO," investigates underlying geopolitical rationales for EU and NATO enlargement, and seeks to determine to what extent questions of geography, location, and power politics influenced the decision-making process of enlargement. From 2003-2006 he was managing editor for the Foreign Policy Bulletin, and is currently the Web editor of the same journal.