Professor of Political Science
On sabbatical for 2019-20 academic year
M.A. George Washington University, International Relations (1994)
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Political Science (2000)
Areas of Expertise
Darel Paul’s research is focused on elite ideologies in Western countries and the manifestation of those ideologies in public policies.
His first book, Rescaling International Political Economy (2005), studied the role of subnational states in the operation of neoliberal globalization. The argument turned on how different class coalitions at the local scale seek to carry out different globalizing economic development strategies. His third book, From Toleration to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage (2018), shows how the normalization of homosexuality and same-sex marriage in the United States has been a class project rooted in American elites’ lived experiences, their political interests, and their ideologies, particularly managerialism and diversity.
Paul has also published work on the domestic politics of the Iraq War, the political ideology of Milton Friedman and Ben Bernanke, and reviews of the international political economy literature with special interest in liberal theory. His current research focuses on civic nationalism as a supposed antidote to ethnic nationalism, with a special interest in Scotland.
PSCI 140 / REL 282 / SOC 283Religion and Capitalism
From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2018.
With Abla Amawi, eds., The Theoretical Evolution of International Political Economy, 3rd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Journal articles and book chapters
“The ‘civic’ road to secession: Political ideology as an ethnic boundary marker in contemporary Scotland.” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (forthcoming).
With Michael MacDonald, “Killing the goose that lays the golden egg: The politics of Milton Friedman’s economics.” Politics & Society 39 (2011): 565-588.
“Liberal perspectives on the global political economy,” in Robert A. Denemark, ed. The International Studies Association Compendium Project, Volume 8. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2010: 4898-4919.
“The siren song of geopolitics: Towards a Gramscian account of the Iraq war.” Millennium 36 (2007): 51-76. Anthologized in Klaus Dodds, ed., Geopolitics. London: Sage Publications, 2009.
“Teaching political economy in political science: A review of international and comparative political economy syllabi.” Perspectives on Politics 4 (2006): 729-734.
“The local politics of ‘going global’: Making and unmaking Minneapolis-St. Paul as a world city.” Urban Studies 42 (2005): 2103-2122. [Lead article]
“World cities as hegemonic projects: The politics of global imagineering in Montreal”. Political Geography 23 (2004): 571-596.
“Re-scaling IPE: Subnational states and the regulation of the global political economy.” Review of International Political Economy 9 (2002): 465-489.
“Sovereignty, survival and the Westphalian blind alley in International Relations.” Review of International Studies 25 (1999): 217-231.
Select other publications
“The global community is a fantasy,” The American Mind, 9 January 2020.
“The new party of the rich,” First Things, 8 November 2019.
“Listening at the Great Awokening,” Areo Magazine, 17 April 2019. [most-read Areo article of 2019]
“Culture war as class war,” First Things 285 (August-September 2018), 41-46.
“Teaching right-wing populism” [interview], Williams Magazine, Spring 2018: 30.
“Diversity: A managerial ideology,” Quillette, 19 February 2018.
- Political Economy Program
PSCI 202: World Politics
PSCI 229: Global Political Economy
PSCI 241: Meritocracy
PSCI 360: Right-Wing Populism
PSCI 361: Great Depressions
PSCI 420: The Liberal Project in International Relations
POEC 401: Contemporary Problems in Political Economy