Darel E. Paul

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

Office Hours

Tuesdays 3.00-4.30pm
Thursdays 9.00-10.00am
& by appointment

Education

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

Darel Paul’s research is focused on class 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.

Courses

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

Books

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

Courses
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