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  • David Plotke

    Professor of Politics

    Email
    plotked@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    D - Albert & Vera List Academic Center - 6 East 16th Street

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    David Plotke

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    David Plotke is Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. His forthcoming book is Democratic Breakup: From the Civil Rights Act to the End of the Democratic Order.

    Concentrations: U.S. politics: American political development: national political institutions, political and social movements; American political thought; citizenship, immigration, and ethnicity. Political theory: democratic theory; collective action.


    Degrees Held

    PhD 1985, University of California, Berkeley


    Recent Publications

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

    “Democratic Polities and Antidemocratic Politics,” Theoria (2006)

    “Democracy and Groups,” Social Research volume 70 number 2 (Summer 2003): 463-498

    Democracy and Boundaries: Themes in Contemporary Politics (2002)

    “The Success and Anger of the Modern American Right: A New Introduction to The Radical Right” in a new edition of D. Bell (ed.), The Radical Right (2001)

    “Representation is Democracy,” Constellations (1997)

    Building a Democratic Political Order: Reshaping American Liberalism in the 1930s and 1940s (1996).


    Research Interests

    I am preparing publications (books or monographs) on the following topics: Popular Conservatism and Political Disorder: American Politics in the Late Twentieth Century; Forms of Democracy and Forms of Representation; Martin Luther King, Jr. & American political thought; and Democratic Polities and Antidemocratic Politics.


    Current Courses

    Contemporary American Politics
    LPOL 2063, Fall 2021

    Directed Dissertation Study
    GPOL 7991, Fall 2021

    Ind Senior Prject
    LPOL 4990, Fall 2021

    Independent Study
    LPOL 3950, Fall 2021

    Independent Study
    GPOL 6990, Fall 2021

    Law and Politics in the U.S
    GPOL 5025, Fall 2021

    Social Sci Research in Action
    LPOL 3951, Fall 2021

    Future Courses

    Directed Dissertation Study
    GPOL 7991, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    LPOL 3950, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    GPOL 6990, Spring 2022

    Social Sci Research in Action
    LPOL 3951, Spring 2022

    US Power/Intl Pol 1989-2022
    GPOL 5207, Spring 2022

    Past Courses

    Directed Dissertation Study
    GPOL 7991, Spring 2021

    Independent Study
    LPOL 3950, Spring 2021

    Independent Study
    GPOL 6990, Spring 2021

    Pol Violence/Radicalization
    GPOL 6592, Spring 2021

    Politics and Inequality
    GPOL 6593, Spring 2021

    Social Sci Research in Action
    LPOL 3951, Spring 2021

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