Bard’s political studies faculty teaches courses that cover the breadth of the discipline, with a focus on comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and American politics.  The faculty also has expertise in a variety of foreign geographic areas, including Latin America, Western Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East, and conducts research in a wide range of subjects, including political activism, terrorism and war, and democratic development.  Additional faculty resources are available at Bard's Global and Internatioal Affairs Program (BGIA), based in New York City, which allows Bard studens to pursue course work in international studies alongside intership opportunities at major international bodies and non-governmental organizations.  See below for individual profiles.
David Kettler

David Kettler

Research Professor
Office: Fairbairn 306
Phone: 845-758-7294 (office); 845-876-5293 (home)
E-mail: kettler@bard.edu

Teaching and Research Interests: Political theory and history of political and social thought: Eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment; Weimar German legal and political thought; theory of ideology; Karl Mannheim and sociology of knowledge; the political theory of labor regimes; rule of law and selected problems in legal theory; constitutional politics

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