William E. Connolly


William E. Connolly

William E. Connolly is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. He is known for having applied conceptual analysis with a left-critical edge to social science concepts, and for introducing postmodern philosophy into political theory. He is also known for his 1974 book "The Terms of Political Discourse", widely held to be one of the major works of political theory published in the 1970s. It is still in print.

He received a PhD from University of Michigan, and has taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He edited the journal "Political Theory" in the 1980s. He has been teaching at Hopkins since 1985. With his colleague and interlocutor Richard E. Flathman, Connolly founded what is sometimes called "the Hopkins School" of political theory.

Bibliography

* "Political Science and Ideology" (1967) [http://www.transactionpub.com | reissue by Transaction publishers August 2006]
* "The Terms of Political Discourse" (1974)
* "The Politicized Economy" (1976) (co-authored with Michael H. Best)
* "Appearance and Reality in Politics" (1981)
* "Taylor, Foucault, and Otherness" "Political Theory" 13 (1985)
* "Politics and Ambiguity" (1987)
* "Political Theory and Modernity" (1988)
* "IdentityDifference: Democratic Negotiations of Political Paradox" (1991)
* "The Augustinian Imperative: A Reflection on the Politics of Morality" (1993)
* "The Ethos of Pluralization" (1995)
* "Why I Am Not a Secularist" (1999)
* "Speed, Concentric Cultures, and Cosmopolitanism" "Political Theory" 28 (2000)
* "Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed" (2002)
* "Pluralism" (2005)
* "The Evangelical-Capitalist Resonance Machine" "Political Theory" 33 (2005)
* "Experience and Experiment" "Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences" 135, no. 3 (2006)
* "Capitalism and Christianity, American Style" (Duke University Press, April 2008)

As Editor

*"The Bias of Pluralism" (1969)
*"Social Structure and Political Theory" (1974) (co-edited with Glen Gordon)
*"Legitimacy and the State" (1984)
*"Contestations" book series for Cornell University Press
*"Democracy and Vision: Sheldon Wolin and the Vicissitudes of the Political" (2001) (co-edited with Aryeh Botwinick)

ee also

* "The New Pluralism: William Connolly and the Contemporary Global Condition", ed. D. Campbell and M. Schoolman (Duke University Press, April 2008)
* [http://www.williameconnolly.com William E. Connolly's Home Page]

*Michel Foucault
*Gilles Deleuze
*Charles Taylor
*Talal Asad


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