» Dr. Arthur Blaser
Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Political Science
Dr. Arthur Blaser
Office Hours:
Tue./Wed. 1-3 p.m. and by appt.
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Education
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts
Ohio State University, Master of Arts
Southwestern Law School, Juris Doctor
Ohio State University, Ph.D. in Political Science
Biography

Dr. Blaser is Professor of Political Science and has been on the Chapman faculty since 1981.  He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.  His major area of emphasis is law, international relations, and comparative politics, and his research and teaching interests include disability studies, human rights, and international nongovernment organizations.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Review of DVD Eric Neudel (director), “Lives worth Living: The Great Fight for Disability Rights” in New Political Science 35.3 (July).
Blaser, Arthur W., Angeliki Kanavou, and Samuel Schleier, "The Peace Studies/Disa bility Studies Nexus" Peace Studies Review 7(2), November 2013, 6-21.
“Yamashita Trial (1945)” in Alexander Mikaberidze, ed., Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO
Review of Lisa Vanhala, "Making Rights a Reality?: Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization" in Human Rights Review 13.4 (December).
“Trial and Error with Assistive, Accessible, Augmentative Technology” in Joan E. Aitken, Joy Pedego Fairley, and Judith K. Carlson, eds., Communication Technology for Students in Special Education and Gifted Programs. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Review Essay: "Taking Disability Law Seriously" [Review of Samuel Bagenstos, Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement and Ruth Colker, When is Separate Unequal? A Disability Perspective, Disability Studies Quarterly, Vol. 31, No.1
“Disability Policy” in William E. Cunion and Paul J. Quirk, eds. Governing America: Major Decisions Of Federal, State, and Local Governments from 1789 to The Present, New York: Facts on File [slight revision of earlier Facts on File publication]
Review of Herbert Gottweis, Brian Salter, and Catherine Waldby (2009). The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Regenerative Medicine in Transition in "Politics and the Life Sciences."
"Syllabus: People with Disabilities in Politics and Society" in Garber, Julie, B. Welling Hall, Joseph Liechty, Timothy McElwee, eds. Peace, Justice, and Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide,7th ed. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Entries on “Gulf War,” “Social Security Act,” and “Afghanistan War” in Susan Burch, ed. Encyclopedia of American Disability History, New York: Facts on File
Entries on “Shell Shock,” “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” and “Depleted Uranium” in William Pencak, ed., Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
"Compatibility of Long Term Care and Independent Living: a Focus on Younger Individuals with Disabilities" in Cynthia Massie Mara, ed. "Handbook of Long-Term Care Administration and Policy." Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Review of Ugo Mattei and Laura Nader, Plunder: When the Rule Of Law is Illegal in "New Political Science," 30:4.
Entries on “Disability Policy” and “International Law” in Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han, eds., Encyclopedia of American Government, New York: Facts on File.
"Awareness Days" reprinted in David Connor, ed., Supporting Inclusive Classrooms: A Resource. New York City Task Force for Quality Inclusive Schooling.