Faculty News and Publications
Douglas T. Stuart, Professor of Political Science and International
Studies, received a $400,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to
"Expand the Collaborative Initiative Between Liberal Arts Colleges and Military
Institutions of Higher Education. The grant will extend over a three-year period
and will be used to sustain and institutionalize academic cooperation between
selected liberal arts college and their nearby military institutions of higher
education. This initiative will expand upon the work begun under the Mellon
Foundation Grant awarded to Dickinson in 2011.
Professor J. Mark Ruhl, Professor of Political Science, received the
Constance and Rose Ganoe Memorial Award for Inspirational Teaching
during Dickinson's Commencement on May 19, 2013. Awarded annually to a professor
at the college who, through secret ballot by the members of the senior class, is
considered to be an inspirational teacher. The award includes an honorarium
which allows the faculty member to use these funds to support teaching and
CONGRATULATIONS to Priscilla Laws and David Jackson, Physics & Astronomy; Jim Hoefler, Political Science, recipients of a Grant from the National Science Foundation ($370,282)--Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM Program (TUES). " This is a collaborative project with Rochester Institute of Technology.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dickinson College recipient of a $50,000 Grant from the Luce Foundation to encourage faculty and students from various disciplines to study environmental issues in Asia. Neil Diamant, Associate Professor of Political Science and East Asian Studies, will be project director.
CONGRATULATIONS to Professor Russell Bova, recipient of the 2011 Constance and Rose Ganoe Memorial Award. The Ganoe Award for inspirational teaching is presented annually to a Dickinson College faculty member selected by the senior class members through secret ballot. The award includes an honorarium which allows the faculty member to use these funds to support teaching and research interests.
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Professor Ed Webb recently published, "Teaching (Together) with Games: Civilization and Empire," in The Academic Commons, September 2013.
Professor Ed Webb's recent article, "The 'Church' of Bourguiba: Nationalising Islam in Tunisia" was published in Sociology of Islam.
Professor David G. Strand, An Unfinished Republic: Leading by Word and Deed in Modern China, published by the University of California Press, July 2011.
Professor Sarah Niebler and Jacob Neiheisel. 2013. "The Use of Party Brand Labels in Congressional Election Campaigns, 1998-2008." Legislative Studies Quarterly 38(3): 377-403.
Professor David O'Connell. 2011. "Situational Gamblers: Prospect Theory and the Commonalities of Presidential Campaign Management, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol 41 Issue 1.
Professor Sarah Niebler and Amber Wichowsky, 2010. "Narrow Victories and Hard Games: Revisiting the Primary Divisiveness Hypothesis." American Politics Research 38(6): 1052-1071.
Professor Toby Reiner's article "Toward an Overlapping Dissensus: The Search for Inclusivity in Political Thought of the Dissent magazine" was recently published in Political Research Quarterly http://prq.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/02/13/1065912913478197.full.pdf+html .
Professor Kristine Mitchell's “Student mobility and European Identity: Erasmus study
as a civic experience?” appears in the most recent issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Research (Volume 8, Issue 4, 2012).
Professor Toby Reiner and Mark Bevir, "The Revival of Radical Pluralism: Associationism and Difference," in Modern Pluralism Anglo-American Debates Since 1880, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012: http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781107017672#contributors
Professor Douglas Stuart, "Leading from Behind: Toward a New U.S. Strategy for the Asia-Pacific," Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, September 2012.
Professor Douglas Stuart, Jeff McCausland, and Thomas Nichols, Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO. Carlisle, PA: U.S. Army War College, May 2012.
Professor Ed Webb, "Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism" in 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook, edited by John Ishiyama & Marijke Breuning (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2011).
Professor Ed Webb, "Holding Back the Flood: Regimes of Censorship in the Middle East & North Africa in Comparative Perspective," appears in a special issue of the Global Media Journal (Germany) on Covering the Arab Spring: Middle East in the Media--the Media in the Middle East: http://www.globalmediajournal.de/archive-volume-2-no-1/
Professor Kristine Mitchell, "From Whitehall to Brussels: Thatcher, Delors and the Europeanization of the TUC," Labor History, 53:1, 25-50.
Professor Ed Webb, "Resisting Anamnesis: A Nietzschean Analysis of Turkey's National History Education," Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 19, Issue 4, 2011.
Professor Crispin Sartwell, The Practical Anarchist: Writings of Josiah Warren, Fordham Univ Press (2012).
Professor Russell Bova's most recent books, How the World Works: A Brief Survey of International Relations and Readings on How the World Works: Current Issues in International Relations (editor), were recently published by Pearson Longman (2010).
"How the World Works builds on students' instincts about current world events and develops them into a more systematic and enduring understanding."
Readings on How the World Works presents writings on contemporary issues in international relations and provides examples of how the field's major theories explain real-world events.
Professor Neil Diamant's most recent book, Embattled Glory, was published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers in January 2009. "This groundbreaking book examines the treatment of veterans of the People's Liberation Army and military families as an illuminating window into Chinese patriotism, citizenship, and legitimacy. Using a wealth of recently declassified archival documents and employing a wide comparative perspective, Neil J. Diamant presents the first large-scale study of these groups in comparison to similar populations in other parts of Asia and in the West."
Professor Douglas E. Edlin's Judges and Unjust Laws was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2008. In his book, Professor Edlin "uses case law analysis, legal theory, constitutional history, and political philosophy to examine the power of judicial review in the common law tradition. He finds that common law tradition gives judges a dual mandate to apply the law and to develop it. There is no conflict between their official duty and their moral responsibility. Consequently, judges have the authority--perhaps even the obligation--to refuse to enforce laws that they determine unjust. As Edlin demonstrates, exploring the problems posed by unjust laws helps to illuminate the institutional role and responsibilities of common law judges."
Professor H. L. Pohlman's most recent book, Terrorism and the Constitution: The Post 9/11 Cases, was published in 2008 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book "contributes to the ongoing national debate on civil liberties during the war on terrorism by providing easy access to relevant documents from major post-9/11 cases. The book's goal is to give students an opportunity to consider two fundamental questions and explore other issues related to them. First, is the war on terrorism a type of war that requires a shift in the balance between national security and individual rights? Second, following the 9/11 attacks, are the three branches of the federal government functioning properly?"
Professor Douglas T. Stuart's book, Creating the National Security State, was published by Princeton University Press in February 2008. "This is the definitive study of the intense political and bureaucratic struggles that surrounded the passage and initial implementation of the law. Focusing on the critical years from 1937 to 1960, Douglas Stuart shows how disputes over the lessons of Pearl Harbor and World War II informed the debates that culminated in the legislation, and how the new national security agencies were subsequently transformed by battles over missions, budgets, and influence during the early cold war."
Professor James Hoefler created the web site to accompany Points of View: Readings in American Government and Politics (9th & 10th eds.), R. E. DiClerico and A. S. Hammock 2003, 2005, a McGraw-Hill Publication.
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