Darel E. Paul

Darel E. Paul
Professor of Political Science
Schapiro Hall Rm 227
At Williams since 2001

Office Hours
Tuesdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Fridays 10:30am-11:30am, and by appointment


Curriculum Vitae



Darel E. Paul’s research and teaching is in political economy, political sociology, and international relations. His current work focuses on the politics of American elites.


B.A. University of Minnesota (1990)
M.A. George Washington University, International Relations (1994)
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Political Science (2000)

Areas of Expertise

Professor Paul’s recent work has explored questions in political sociology including the class politics of the US invasion of Iraq, millionaire’s taxes at both state and federal levels, and the social presuppositions of same-sex marriage in the United States. He has also published reviews of the international political economy literature with special interest in liberal theory. His book “From Toleration to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage” will be published by Baylor University Press in 2018.


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

PSCI 140 / REL 282 / SOC 283

Religion and Capitalism

PSCI 202(S)

World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations

PSCI 229(F)

Global Political Economy

PSCI 360(S)

Right-Wing Populism

POEC 401(F)

Contemporary Problems in Political Economy

PSCI 420

Senior Seminar in International Relations: The Liberal Project in International Relations

Scholarship/Creative Work


From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, forthcoming 2018.

With Abla Amawi, eds., The Theoretical Evolution of International Political Economy, 3rd edition.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Rescaling International Political Economy: Subnational States and the Regulation of the Global Political Economy. New York: Routledge, 2005.


Journal articles and book chapters

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.


Course Syllabi

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

PSCI 11: The Gospel According to U2
PSCI 15: Catholic Political Economy
MUS 12: Gregorian Chant

Program affiliations:

Program in Political Economy

Current Committees

  • Political Economy Program