Plotke, David


David  Plotke
PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Professor of Political Science; The New School for Social Research

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Areas of Expertise:
Development of national political institutions and political and social movements in the United States; American political thought; citizenship, immigration, and ethnicity; political theory: democratic theory; collective action
David Plotke is preparing books or monographs on the following topics: popular conservatism and political disorder: American politics in the late 20th century; forms of democracy and forms of representation; Martin Luther King, Jr., and American political thought; and democratic polities and antidemocratic politics.
Courses Taught:
  • Perspectives and Controversy
  • Does Democracy Have Boundaries
  • Democracy, Media Regimes and Free Expression
Recent Publications:

Democratic Breakup: From the Civil Rights Act to the End of the Democratic Order (forthcoming)

“Democratic Polities and Anti-democratic Politics,” Theoria (2006)

“Democracy and Groups,” Social Research (Summer 2003)

Democracy and Boundaries: Themes in Contemporary Politics (2002)

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