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History and Political Science Faculty

Leonard Williams

Leonard Williams
Professor of Political Science
Office: Administration 8A
Phone: 260-982-5335
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Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1981

Research Interests
Political philosophy, political ideologies, and anarchism

Teaching Fields
American politics, political theory, feminist theory

Major Publications
"Anarchism." In 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook, volume 2, edited by John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2011, 625-632.

"Hakim Bey and Ontological Anarchism." Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 4, 2 (Fall 2010): 109-137.

"John Stuart Mill." In Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, edited by John Vile, David Hudson, and David Schultz. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2008.

"Anarchism Revived." New Political Science, 29 (September 2007): 297-312.

"Abundance, Lack, and Identity." Journal of Political Ideologies, 12 (June 2007): 109-126.

Political Theory: Classic and Contemporary Readings, 2nd edition (co-edited with Joseph Losco). Los Angeles: Roxbury, 2003.

"Gender and Political Advertising." In Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future, edited by Sue Thomas and Clyde Wilcox. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

American Liberalism and Ideological Change. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1997.

Courses taught
POSC 121: American National Politics
POSC 122: State and Local Politics
POSC 201: Political Concepts
POSC 225: Public Policy
POSC 274: Topics in American Politics
POSC 311: Supreme Court and the Constitution
POSC 321: Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
POSC 322: Modern and Contemporary Political Thought
POSC 325: Political Analysis
POSC 344: Congress and the Presidency
POSC 487: Capstone Seminar
INTD 324: Feminist Theory

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