Dr. Gordon A. Babst
- Office Location:
- DeMille Hall 150C
- Rockhurst University, Bachelor of Arts
The Claremont Graduate University, Master of Arts
The Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D. in Political Science
B.A., Rockhurst Jesuit College; M.A.I.S., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
Dr. Babst is Associate Professor of Political Science, and first joined the faculty at Chapman University in 1999. He received his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School. His major area of emphasis is political philosophy, and his research and teaching interests include religion and politics, theory and globalization, and issues of diversity and tolerance in the liberal-democratic political regime.
Dr. Babst is currently working on a manuscript under contract with SPRINGER on Kantian international political theory to be published in the SPRINGER series: Studies in Global Justice, series editor Deen Chatterjee. He is currently serving as President of the Faculty Senate.
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Co-author of “Equal Citizenship and Religious Liberty: An Irresolvable Tension?” (co-author: John Compton) in Ann E. Cudd and Win-chiat Lee, eds., The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice, Vol. VI: Immigration and Citizenship. (Forthcoming, Springer Publishing).
edited the third edition of Patrick C. Coaty, Understanding the War on Terror, (Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt).
"One State or Two in Israel/Palestine: The Stress on Gender and Citizenship," Arab Studies Quarterly 34, no. 2 (Spring 2012): 70-91 - with undergraduate student Nicole M. Tellier
contract awarded with SPRINGER for Kant, Arendt, and Peace: Overcoming Moral Vacuums - A Theory of Peace for the 21st Century, SPRINGER series: Studies in Global Justice, series editor Deen Chatterjee.
review of Jon Mandle, >>Rawls’s ‘A Theory of Justice’: An Introduction<<, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), >>Journal of Politics<< 73, no. 1 (2011).
forthcoming in Deen K. Chatterjee, ed., >>Encyclopedia of Global Justice<<. Heidelberg: SPRINGER. Author of seven entries: “Brian Barry,” “Barber, Benjamin,” “Gay Rights,” “Locke, John,” “Moral Community,” “Patriarchy,” “Subsidies.”
Author of the entry “Hate Crimes” in David Schultz, ed., >>Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice<<. NY: Facts on File, Inc., Publishers
Author of the “Introduction” in Babst, senior co-editor, >>Moral Argument, Religion, and Same-Sex Marriage: Advancing the Public Good<<.
Author of the chapter “Consuming its own? Heteronormativity contra Human Plurality,” in Babst, senior co-editor, >>Moral Argument, Religion, and Same-Sex Marriage: Advancing the Public Good<<.
Senior co-editor: >>Moral Argument, Religion, and Same-Sex Marriage: Advancing the Public Good<<. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield
review of Gavin Fridell, >>Fair Trade Coffee: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Market-Driven Social Justice<<, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007), in >>Peace and Change<< 34, no. 1(January, 2009).
Author of eight entries: Boy Scouts v. Dale, Bradwell v. Illinois, Evans v. Romer, Hurley v. Irish-American…, John Locke, Lawrence v. Texas, Same-sex Marriage, Zorach v. Clausen, in David Schultz, ed., >>Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution<<. NY: Facts on File, Inc., Publishers
review of Wendy Brown, >>Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire<<, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006), in >>Peace and Change<< 33, no. 2(April, 2008).
Author of nine entries: Direct (participatory) Democracy, Representative democracy, Republic, Social Contract, Totalitarianism, Citizenship, Civil disobedience, Initiative (direct democracy), Globalization, in Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han, eds., >>Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics<<. NY: Facts on File, Inc., Publishers