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William E. Scheuerman


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  • B.A. Yale University, 1987
  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 1993

Bill Scheuerman's primary research and teaching interests are in modern political thought, German political thought, democratic theory, legal theory, and international political theory. After teaching at Pittsburgh and Minnesota, he joined the Indiana faculty in 2006. He is the author of BETWEEN THE NORM AND THE EXCEPTION: THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL AND THE RULE OF LAW (MIT, 1994), CARL SCHMITT: THE END OF LAW (Rowman & LIttlefield, 1999), LIBERAL DEMOCRACY AND THE SOCIAL ACCELERATION OF TIME (Johns Hopkins, 2004), FRANKFURT SCHOOL PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBALIZATION, DEMOCRACY, AND THE LAW (Routledge 2008), HANS J. MORGENTHAU: REALISM AND BEYOND (Polity, 2009), THE REALIST CASE FOR GLOBAL REFORM (Polity, 2011). He has also edited: THE RULE OF LAW UNDER SIEGE (California, 1996), FROM LIBERAL DEMOCRACY TO FASCISM: LEGAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC (Humanities Press, 2000) (with Peter Caldwell), and HIGH-SPEED SOCIETY: SOCIAL ACCELERATION, POWER, AND MODERNITY (Penn State, 2009) (with Hartmut Rosa). Bill has published in many professional journals, including CONSTELLATIONS, HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT, INTERNATIONAL THEORY, JOURNAL OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS & SOCIETY, REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, and SOCIAL RESEARCH. He serves as North American Co-Director of an annual international conference for critical theorists held in Prague.

For more information on his recent defense of the whistleblower Edward Snowden, click here.