The following is a list of doctoral dissertations completed in
the field of Political Theory since 1988:
"Human Rights or American Privileges: The Supreme Courts Evolving Use
of Universal Reasoning Committee," Steve Simon, 2007, Chair: Wayne McIntosh.
"For the End is a Limit: The Question Concerning the Environment," Ozguc
Orhan, 2007, Co-Chairs: Charles Butterworth and Ken Conca.
"Monuments and the Nation: Constructing a Liberal National Space," Avital
Shein, 2007, Chair: Vladimir Tismaneanu.
“Because We Will It: The Possibilities and Limits of Democratic Theory in
Late Modernity,” Lawrence J. Olson, 2006, Chair: Vladimir Tismaneanu.
“Civil Society, Popular Protest, and Democracy in Latin America,” Eduardo
Frajman, 2006, Chair: Fred Alford.
“Cervantes’ Don Quixote and the Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry,” Arcelia
Rodriguez, 2006, Chair: Charles Butterworth.
"Brushing History against the Grain: What the Experience of East European
Dissent Teaches about Democracy," Anthony Kammas, 2005, Chair: Vladimir
"Official Secrecy: Self, State and Society," Thomas C. Ellington,
2004, Chair: Benjamin Barber.
“A Peculiar Faith: Navigating Rousseau's Road to Democratic Virtue,” Joshua
Karant, 2004, Chair: Benjamin Barber.
“The Role of Religion in Alexis de Tocqueville's 'Democracy in America,'”
Primrose P. Tishman, 2004, Chair: Charles Butterworth.
“An Investigation of the Contributions of Plato and Aristotle to the Development
of the Concept of Toleration,” Bican Sahin, 2004, Chair: Charles Butterworth.
“Illusions of Freedom,” Lars Jonas Brodin, 2004, Chair: Ronald Terchek.
“Being Human, Being Good: The Source and Summit of Universal Human Rights,”
Janet H. Madigan, 2004, Chair: Charles Butterworth.
“Democratic Theory and the Global Political Economy: Developing a Realistic
Response,” David K. Moore, 2003, Chair: Ronald Terchek.
“The Present Politics of the Past: Indigenous Legal Activism and Resistance
to (Neo)liberal Governmentality,” Sean P. Eudaily, 2002, Chair: Ronald Terchek.
“Deepening Democracy: The Politics of Place in a Globalizing Age,” Alexandra
M. Kogl, 2002, Chair: Ronald Terchek.
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Utilitarian Political Theory
that Takes Individual Rights Seriously,” Charles S. Hamilton, 2002, Co-Chairs:
Charles Butterworth and Ronald Terchek.
“Accessing Power with the Medicalized Body: The Paradox and Implications of
Women's Health Demands,” Paulette R. Gerkovich, 2002, Chair: James Glass.
“Eastern European transformations: Culture and the politics of groups” by
Styliani Simoneti, 1998, Chair: James Glass.
“The color of freedom: Race and contemporary American liberalism” by David
C. Cochran, 1996, Chair: Ronald Terchek.
“Over his dead body: Women, violence and murder” by Vanessa E. Friedman, 1996,
Chair: James Glass.
“Bye, bye Miss American Pie: Citizenship and political socialization in the
wake of Vietnam” by Mary B. Melchior, 1997, Chair: Fred Alford.
“On 'A Vindication of Natural Society': Edmund Burke's critique of modern
political rationalism” by Domokos Hajdo, 1998, Chair: Charles Butterworth.
“Revelation, political philosophy, and the crisis of modernity: A meditation
on the theological-political problem in the writings of Leo Strauss” by Clark
A. Merrill, 1998, Chair: Charles Butterworth.
“Nature and nationalism: 'Right-wing' ecology and the politics of identity
in contemporary Germany” by Jonathan R. Olsen, 1997, Chair: Fred Alford.
“Rousseau's misogyny and the feminists' interpretation: A Freudian perspective”
by Galen N. Smith, 1996, Chair: James Glass.
“Christian and Islamic medieval understandings of just war: Grounds for comparison
with post-Persian Gulf War criteria” by Ann C. Wyman, 1995, Chair: Charles Butterworth.
“The politics of religious persecution: Can tolerance occur within certain
Islamic states for the Ahmadi and Baha'i faiths?” by Meade Goodenow Saeedi, 1993,
Chair: Charles Butterworth.
“Feminism and social theory: The problem of the passions” by Cynthia Burack,
1991, Chair: Fred Alford.
“The ego ideal, ideology, and hallucination: A psychoanalytic interpretation
of political violence in an Oriental cultural context” by Yong Shin Kim, 1991,
Chair: James M. Glass.
“Liberal democratic community and the nurturance of children” by Valerie D.
Lehr, 1990, Chair: James Glass
“Language, discourse and the justification of political authority” by Ira
J. Love, 1989, Chair: Fred Alford.
“The illusion of independence: Narcissistic aspects of Rousseau's political
theory” by Leon M. Waynberg, 1988, Chair: Fred Alford