Concentrations on theory, applications, political philosophy, and the behavior of power wielders


Theodore J. Lowi

Lowi Office: 116 White Hall Tel: (607) 255-6205 Fax: (607) 255-4530 tjl7@cornell.edu Curriculum Vitae

Theodore Lowi has been the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University since 1972. He received his doctorate at Yale in 1961, served on the Cornell faculty from 1959 to 1965 and on the political science faculty at the University of Chicago between 1965 and 1972. His primary fields are American government, political institutions and public policy.

Recent research and writing commitments include the politics of globalization, a critical history of the American Democratic party, and a long-term project with an Italian collaborator to develop a conceptual approach to political theory that is one part thesaurus/encyclopedia and one part methodology through use of the computer to develop a cross-tabulational approach to concepts. He is also completing, with colleague Isaac Kramnick, The Norton Anthology of American Political Thought. Leisure time is devoted, in collaboration with co-authors, to keeping two American government textbooks up to date.

Other recent books include The End of the Republican Era (1996); La scienza delle politiche (1999; forthcoming in English) and The Personal President -- Power Invested, Promise Unfulfilled (1985).

Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972, Lowi is recipient of honorary degrees from Oakland University, SUNY/Stony Brook, and the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques of the University of Paris. He has served as president of the American Political Science Association, the Policy Studies Organization, and the International Political Science Association.


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