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Richard Keiser

Richard Keiser

Education & Professional History

University of Pennsylvania, BA, MA; University of California (Berkeley), PhD.

At Carleton since 1991.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Political Science

Office Hours: M 3:30-5:00, W 10:30-12:00, F 3:30-4:30

Fall Class Schedule (9/11/17-11/15/17):
POSC 207 Global Decline of Democracy: Urban Revanchism & Popular Resistance, MW 12:30-1:40 & F 1:10-2:10 in Weitz 136
POSC 208 Presidential Elections, Gridlock & Policy Strategy, MW 1:50-3:00 & F 2:20-3:20  in Weitz 136

Professor Keiser received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. His research focuses on progressive politics in America's big cities. In 1997 he published Subordination or Empowerment? which analyzed the formation and disintegration of coalitions that advance African-American political empowerment. He coedited Minority Politics at the Millennium, which was published in 2000. In 2006 he was a Visiting Professor in the Denmark International Study program (DIS) in Copenhagen.  His current research examines the electoral and sociological significance of suburbanization in the United States, the synchronous development of gated communities and slums across the capitalist world, progressive and regressive urban economic development strategies, and the institutions of direct democracy in the US and Europe.  Recent publications have focused on sports stadium-led downtown development and both city and state-level opposition to this strategy.  Prof. Keiser teaches the introductory course on liberty and equality in America, as well as courses on the international political economy of cities, the political economy of global tourism, and public policy courses on the American education and health care systems. Prof. Keiser's web page

Africana Studies

Professor Keiser received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. His research focuses on progressive politics in America's big cities. In 1997 he published Subordination or Empowerment? which analyzed the formation and disintegration of coalitions that advance African-American political empowerment. He coedited Minority Politics at the Millennium, which was published in 2000. His current research examines the relationship between cities and suburbs in the current era. Prof. Keiser teaches the introductory course on liberty and equality in America, as well as courses on urban and suburban political economy, poverty and public policy, and the Presidency.

American Studies

B.A. and M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Director of American Studies from 2004-2007

Professor Keiser received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. His research focuses on progressive politics in America's big cities. In 1997 he published Subordination or Empowerment? which analyzed the formation and disintegration of coalitions that advance African-American political empowerment. He coedited Minority Politics at the Millennium, which was published in 2000. His current research examines the relationship between cities and suburbs in the current era. Prof. Keiser teaches the introductory course on liberty and equality in America, as well as courses on urban and suburban political economy, poverty and public policy, and the Presidency.

Profile updated July 15, 2013

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