Dr. James Read
Professor of Political Science with the College of St. Benedict since 1988. A.B., University of Chicago, 1980; M.A., Harvard University, 1983; Ph.D, 1988. He is the Joseph P. Farry Professor of Public Policy at CSB/SJU, and has been Visiting Professor of Political Science at University of California-Davis. Dr. Read is the author of Majority Rule versus Consensus: The Political Thought of John C. Calhoun (University Press of Kansas, 2009), Power versus Liberty: Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson (University of Virginia Press, 2000) and Doorstep Democracy: Face to Face Politics in the Heartland (University of Minnesota Press, 2008).
Office: SJU, Simons 162
Spring 2013 courses:
- POLS 114, Public Policy Analysis
POLS 211, Politics and Political Life
POLS 350B, American Political Thought
Fall 2013 courses:
- POLS 111, Intro to U.S. Politics
- POLS 211, Politics and Political Life
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Awards and Fellowships:
2010 Wilson Cary McWilliams award from the American Political Science Association for best paper in the Literature, Politics, and Film section presented at 2009 APSA national meeting. Paper title: "The Limits of Self-Reliance: Emerson, Slavery, and Abolition."
Joseph P. Farry Professorship in Public Policy and Civic Engagement for 2009-2012, College of St. Benedict and St. John's University.
Highlights of Recent Publications by Dr. James Read
Majority Rule versus Consensus: The Political Thought of John C. Calhoun. University Press of Kansas, 2009.
Doorstep Democracy: Face to Face Politics in the Heartland. University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
Power versus Liberty: Madison, Hamilton, Wilson and Jefferson. University of Virginia Press, 2000.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
"Living, Dead, and Undead: Nullification Past and Present." With Neal Allen. American Political Thought, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2012), 263-297.
"Is Power Zero-Sum or Variable-Sum? Old Arguments and New Beginnings." Journal of Political Power, Vol. 5 No. 1 (March 2012), 5-31.
"Leadership and Power in Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom." Journal of Power, Volume 3, No. 3 (December 2010).
"James Madison's Retirement, 1817-1836: Engaging the Republican Past, Present, and Future." In Stuart Leibiger, ed., A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) 224-240. More information here.
Review of Kevin R.C. Gutzman, James Madison and the Making of America. Liberty Law Blog, April 30, 2012.