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This page highlights some of the 2020 activities of our Political Science, Public Administration and Legal Studies faculty members in the areas of publications, presentations, public lectures, as well as selected recent awards and honors.

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  • Professor Ben Arnold

    Awards

    College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Excellence in Service, August 2020.

  • Dr. Ashleen Bagnulo Profile Photo

    Articles

    “Desire, Conflict, and Tradition in Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity.” Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, 14, 1 (2020): 86-96. Online, https://expositions.journals.villanova.edu/article/view/2527.

    “Rethinking the Working Class” Public Discourse (November 19, 2020): Online, https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/11/72940/.

    “Lessons from King, Tocqueville, and Augustine on Loving Our Black Neighbors.” Public Discourse (June 8, 2020): Online, https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/06/64475/.

    Presentations & Panels

    “Anthony Kennedy and the Mystery of Human Life.” American Political Science Association, Virtual Conference, September 12, 2020.

    “Race and National Identity in the American Constitutional Tradition.” American Political Science Association, Virtual Conference, September 11, 2020.

    “Augustine and Machiavelli.” Morningside Institute, Virtual, October 28, 2020.

    “How to Win at Work and Homelife.” Love and Fidelity Network Annual Conference, Virtual, October 17, 2020.

    Media

    Latinas Had the Highest Unemployment Rate this Year.” Interview with Ms. Magazine, October 13, 2020 https://msmagazine.com/2020/10/13/latinas-had-the-highest-unemployment-rate-this-year-and-its-driving-them-to-vote/.

  • Dr. Vince Bagnulo Profile

    Articles

    “Making Democracy Great Again . . . or Not: Alexis de Tocqueville on Why Greatness in Democratic Society Requires Justice.” Perspectives on Political Science, 49, 1 (Spring 2020): 181-190. https://doi.org/10.1080/10457097.2020.1742535.

  • Dr. Brown

     

    Articles

    “The Special Purpose District Reconsidered: The Fifth Circuit’s Recent Declaration that the Edwards Aquifer Authority is a Special Purpose District under the Voting Rights Act, and the Tortured History that Led to That Decision.” Hastings Environmental Law Journal, 27, 1 (2020). https://repository.uchastings.edu/hastings_environmental_law_journal/vol27/iss1/2/.

  • Crossett

    Articles

    "Do's and Don'ts: Ethical Dilemmas for Attorneys and Paralegals," State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Texas 37th Annual Texas Forum, Virtual, 2020.

    Awards

    College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Excellence in Service. August 2020.

  • Dr. DeHart

    Articles

    “The Return of the Sacral King: The Christian Subversion of the Roman Empire and the Modern State.” Catholic Social Science Review, 25 (2020): 51-65. https://doi.org/10.5840/cssr20202527.

    Book Review: “What Made the Founders Happy.” Chronicles, (July 2020): Online, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/what-made-the-founders-happy/.  

    “On the First Principles of Moral Reason.” Public Discourse, (July 6, 2020): Online, https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/07/64302/.  

    “Why I am a Natural Lawyer.” Law & Liberty, (May 14, 2020): Online, https://lawliberty.org/why-i-am-a-natural-lawyer/.  

    Presentations & Panels

    “Revolutionary God: The Christian Revolution, the Modern Turn, and the American Founding.” American Political Science Association, Online, September 11, 2020.

  • Dr. DeSoto

    Awards

    Favorite Professor for the Month, Panhellenic Society. October 2020.

     

  • Dr. Doyle

    Books

    Nuclear Ethics for the 21st Century: Survival, Order, Justice. Lanham, MD, USA: Rowman and Littlefield. (2020).

    Chapters

    “Contemporary Nuclear Deterrence Dynamics and the Question of Ceding Humanity.” In S.C. Roach & A.E. Eckert (Eds.), Moral Responsibility in Twenty-First-Century Warfare: Just War Theory and the Ethical Challenges of Autonomous Weapons Systems, edited by S.C. Roach & A.E. Eckert, 75-104. New York, NY, US: State University of New York Press, 2020.

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    Presentations and Panels

    “White Collar Criminal Investigations in the Wake of U.S. v. Connolly.” Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (SALSB) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 6, 2020.

     

  • Faber

    Articles

    “Thomas Jefferson, Federalist.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 128, 4 (Winter 2020): 282-313. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26954192.

    “Review of The Second Creation/American States of Nature.” Perspectives on Politics, 18, 2 (June 2020): 612-614. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592720000584.  

    Presentations & Panels

    “Election 2020 Panel,” Department of Political Science, Texas State University, Virtual, October 15, 2020.

    “Graphs, Geometry, and Gerrymandering: Mathematics of Political Districting,” Dept. of Mathematics, Texas State University, Virtual, October 2, 2020.

  • Dr. Gorman

    Articles

    “Grasso, Kenneth L. “The Real Western War of Religion,” Catholic Social Science Review 25 (2020): 17-30. https://doi.org/10.5840/cssr20202524.

    Grasso, Kenneth L. “Dysfunctional Democracy: Politics without Purpose,” Mercatornet. https://mercatornet.com/dysfunctional-democracy-politics-without-purpose/46471/

    Grasso, Kenneth L. “Pluralism and Its Discontents,” Mercatornet. https://mercatornet.com/pluralism-and-its-discontents/47058/

    Presentations

    “Catholic Reflections on Robert Reilly’s America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding,” Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH, October 26, 2020

    “The 2020 Presidential Election,” Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH, October 26, 2020.

  • Dr. Hanks

    Awards

    Favorite Professor Award, Alfred H. Noelle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, November 2020.

    Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. August 2020.

  • Dr. Gorman

    Articles

    “Dominant Party rule, Elections, and Cabinet Instability in African Autocracies.” British Journal of Political Science, 50, 1 (March 9, 2020), 79-101. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123417000497.

    Presentations & Panels

    With J. Woldense. "Elite Coalitions and Powersharing in Africa in the Wake of the Cold War." University of Minnesota Comparative Politics Colloquium, University of Minnesota Department of Political Science, Virtual, December 4, 2020.

    With J. Woldense. “Elite Change without Regime Change: Evidence from African Cabinets in the Wake of the Cold War.” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Virtual, September 12, 2020.

  • Thomas Longoria

     

    Awards

    Favorite Professor Award, Alfred H. Noelle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, November 2020.

  • Franziska Newell

     

    Articles

    “Reactive Remembrance: The Political Struggle over Apologies and Reparations between Germany and Namibia for the Herero Genocide.” The Journal of Human Rights, 19, 2 (March 18, 2020): 238-255. https://doi.org/10.1080/14754835.2020.1727729.

    Review of Distant Justice: The Impact of International Criminal Court on African Politics by Phil Clark. Perspectives on Politics, 18, 1 (February 17, 2020): 328-330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1537592719004031.

  • Ionut Popescu

    Articles

    “It’s Too Soon For America To Kill Its Grand Strategy.” The National Interest, September 2020. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/its-too-soon-america-kill-its-grand-strategy-169398.

    “It’s Time to Get Real About Great-Power Politics.” The National Interest, April 2020. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/its-time-get-real-about-great-power-politics-144742.

    “An Old Grand Strategy for A New Era.” Providence, February 2020. https://providencemag.com/2020/02/old-grand-strategy-american-conservative-nationalism-book-review-colin-dueck-age-iron/.

    Presentations & Panels

    Texas State University International Studies Club. September 18, 2020.

    “US-China: A New Cold War?” Texas State University International Studies Club, San Marcos, TX, United States, March 3, 2020.

    “US, China, and Offensive Realism: Grand Strategic Rivalry in the 21st Century.” Midwest Political Science Association, 2021 Annual Meeting, November 24, 2020.

  • Dr. Rahm

    Awards

    Honorary Professor of International Studies, Texas State University. January 2020.

    Presentations & Panels

    Live Interview via Zoom Regarding U.S Environmental Policy: Domestic and Global Perspectives by Dianne Rahm, with Dr. Kelly Tzoumis, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, December 6, 2020.

    “Framing the Climate Crisis Debate.” Unitarian Universalists of New Braunfels, New Braunfels, TX, November 15, 2020.

    “Framing Climate Change.” Sustainability Seminar, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, November 11, 2020.

    “Project Drawdown.” Native Plant Society of Texas Lindheimer, New Braunfels, TX, July 21, 2020.

    “U.S. Environmental Policy: Domestic and International Aspects.” Zoom Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, June 5, 2020.

  • Dr. Rangarajan

    Awards

    Favorite Professor Award, Alfred H. Noelle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, November 2020.

    College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. August 21, 2020.

    Articles

    With Casula, Mattia and Patricia M. Shields. "The potential of working hypotheses for deductive exploratory research." Quality and Quantity, (December 2020): Online, https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/13054.  

    Presentations & Panels

    “A Review of Scholarship on Gender and Public Personnel Administration from 2008-2019,” Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Online, April 2020.

  • Schmidt Passos

     

    Awards

    2020 Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State University Alumni Association, San Marcos, TX, August 2020.

    Presentations & Panels

    “Gilberto Freyre and the Idea of Race in Brazil.” Portuguese Flagship Program, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, February 2020.

  • Dr. Shields

    Awards

    Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly Creative Activity. August 2020.

    University Distinguished Professor, Texas State University.

    Articles

    With Casula, Mattia, and Nandhini Rangarajan. "The potential of working hypotheses for deductive exploratory research." Quality and Quantity, (December 2020): Online, https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/13054

    With R. Scott and O. Means. “COVID-19: The Enemy is Still Advancing.” Parameters: Quarterly Journal of the US Army War College, 50, 3 (2020): 33-43. https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol50/iss3/5/.

    “Review of Jane Addams’s Evolutionary Theorizing: Constructing ‘Democracy and Social Ethics.’” American Political Thought, 9, 2 (Spring 2020): Online, https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/708292.  

    Chapters

    With D. Travis, “Ambidexterity: Resolving Contradictions in Military Organizations.” In Ying-Yang Military: Ambidextrous Perspectives on Change in Military Organization, edited by R. Moleker, 3-17. New York: Springer, 2020.

    “Dynamic Intersection of Military and Society.” In Handbook of Military Science, edited by A. Sookermany, 1-12. New York: Springer, 2020.

    Presentations & Panels

    “The US Sanitary Commission: Recovering Women’s Leadership, Management and Compassion During the Civil War.” American Society for Public Administration, Annual Conference Digital Experience, May 8, 2020.

  • Dr. Varacalli

    Articles

    "In Defense of Christian Exceptionalism." Catholic Social Science Review 25, (2020): 43-50. https://doi.org/10.5840/cssr20202526.

    Presentations & Panels

    “Integralism and Catholic Thought,” Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Steubenville, OH., October 23, 2020.

    “The Trump Judiciary.” Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Steubenville, OH., October 23, 2020.

  • Marc Wallace

    Awards

    Favorite Professor Award, Alfred H. Noelle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, November 2020.

  • Dr. Wright

     

    Awards

    Favorite Professor Award, Alfred H. Noelle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, November 2020.

    Articles

    Wright, W. A. (2020, November). The Costa Rica Bar Association and Its Center for Arbitration and Mediation. Texas Mediator (November 2020): 11–12.

    Chapters

    “La Mediación Virtual en los Estados Unidos: Pasado, Presente y Futuro.” In Mediación, Conciliación y Arbitraje Tras la Pandemia., edited by Guillermo Cerdeira Bravo de Mansilla and Carlo Piliaz, 179-190. Santiago Chile: Ediciones Olejnik, 2020.

    Presentations & Panels

    "Temas Eticos y Mejores Prácticas en la Mediación Virtual." La mediazione al tempo di pandemia: sfide ed opportunità, Associazione Medes, Online, Milan, Italy. December 4, 2020.

    “La Mediacion Virtual en los Estados Unidos: Pasado, Presente y Futoru.” Le riforme della giustizia post Covid-19, Universita degli studi di Cagliari and Universidad de Sevilla, Online, Sardinia, Italy. October 2, 2020.

    “Temas Eticos y Mejores Practicas en la Mediacion Virtual.” La mediazione al tempo di pandemia: sfide ed opportunita, Associazione Medes, Online, Milan, Italy. December 4, 2020.

    “El Uso de la Mediacion para Hacer Cumplir los Derechos Civiles en los Estados Unidos.” I Congreso Internacional, Universidad Cesar Vallejo, Online, Lima, Peru. November 29, 2020.

    “Es Momento de Hablar de Mediacion.” Es Momento de Hablar de Mediacion, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. October 30, 2020.

    “La Mediacion en los Estados Unidos.” Congreso Internacional de Arbitraje, Conciliacion y Mediacion, Revista Literature Juridica, Online, La Paz, Bolivia. October 3, 2020.

    “La Mediacion Virtual en los Estados Unidos.” La Mediacion Virtual en los Estados Unidos, Fundacion Instituto de Mediacion, Online, Resistenia, Chaco, Argentina. September 30, 2020.

    “El Desarrollo de la Mediacion en los Estados Unidos.” III Seminario Internacional, Universidad Cesar Vallejo, Online, Lima, Peru. August 14, 2020.

    “Growth of Mediation as a Medium of Dispute Resolution in the United States and Globally,” Golden Jubilee International Webinar on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College, Online, Kolkata (Calcutta), India. August 1, 2020.

    “Mediacion Familiar en los Estados Unidos: Texas Como un Ejemplo.” Academia EuroAmericana de Derecho de Familia, Online, Buenos Aires, Argentina. July 31, 2020.

    “Resolucion de Disputas En Linea (ODR).” II Congreso Americano de Mediacion, Fundacion Mediar, Online, Salta, Argentina. July 31, 2020.

    “Mediacion Virtual en Estados Unidos.” Seminario Internacional: Mediacion en Epoca de Pandemia, Consultora Equipo I.M.C.A., Online, Buenos Aires, Argentina. July 7, 2020.

    “Mediacion Privada: Experiencias en los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica.” ARCO Annual Meeting, Asociacion de Resolucion de Conflictos, Capitulo Chihuahua, Online, Chihuahua, Mexico. June 30, 2020.

    “Desarrollo de los ADR en los Estados Unidos y Texas.” ADR y ODR despues de la pandemia Covid-19, Universita degli studi di Cagliari, Online, Calgari, Sardinia, Italy. May 15, 2020.

    “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector.” Certified Public Managers Program, Texas State University, Fire Station, San Marcos, TX. March 13, 2020.

  • Dr. Yun

    Awards

    Teaching Award of Honor, The Texas State Alumni Association. August 2020.

    Articles

    "Divided and crosscutting blogosphere political dialogues: Revisiting the Spiral of Silence and the Bandwagon Effect." Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines 7, 3 (November 2020): 245-265. https://faculty.utrgv.edu/louis.falk/qrbd/QRBDnov20.pdf.

    Presentations & Panels

    “Covid-19 and Korean, American, and Japanese Journalism.” Korean Association for Broadcasting & Telecommunication Studies, April 8, 2020.

    “Live Election Night Broadcast.” KTSW-FM 89.9, San Marcos, TX., November 3, 2020.

    “Election 2020 Panel.” The Department of Political Science, Texas State University, October 15, 2020.

    Invited Keynote:“2020 U.S. Presidential Election and the Effects on the Declaration for Peace towards unification of the Korean peninsula.” South Regional Youth Conference, South Korean National Unification Advisory Council, Tampa, FL, United States. November 14, 2020.


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