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


M. Elizabeth Sanders

Sanders Office: 314 White Hall Tel: (607) 255-2305 Fax: (607) 255-4530 mes14@cornell.edu Curriculum Vitae

Principle research interests lie in American political development and popular politics. My book in progress is currently entitled Presidents, War, and Reform. It analyzes the contribution of presidents (since World War II) to major reform legislation and U.S. foreign policy choices between diplomacy and war, and investigates the relationship between major organized groups and presidential actions since the turn of the 20th century. Other research and teaching interests include the rise (and fall) of U.S. economic regulatory institutions, the executive branch generally, social movements, urban ecology and politics, and struggles to democratize governing processes.

Courses Taught 2007-2013
Govt 100.05 Freshman Writing Seminar “Southern Politics”
Govt 2240 Ecology and Politics of the Metropolis
Govt 3021 Social Movements
Govt 3102/6102 Urban Ecology and Politics
Govt 3161 The American Presidency
Govt 4041/6121 American Political Development in the 20th Century
Govt 4141/6142 Causes and Consequences of American Foreign Policy
Govt 4949 Honors Thesis Research
Govt 6031 American Politics Field Seminar
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