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Peter Alexander Meyers

Peter Alexander Meyers

Current Positions

2003

  • Maître de conférences, Université de Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle [Tenured position]

2012

  • Membre associé, Centre d’étude des normes juridiques, L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

2013

  • Departmental Guest, Department of French & Italian, Princeton

2012

  • Huffington Post blogger

2014

  • Director, Civic Observer (joint project w/Huffington Post)

 

Education

PhD

  • Politics & Program in Political Philosophy, Princeton University

BA

  • Political Science & Musical Com position (double major), Williams College

  • Musical Studies at New England Conservatory, Brandeis University, U. Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Previous Appointments

2012

  • Visiting Professor of Sociology, Princeton

2010-11

  • Visiting Fellow, Department of History, Princeton

2009-13

  • Senior Fellow & Director Rhetoric and Public Knowledge project, Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU

2008-9

  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Princeton

2007-8

  • Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies

2005-6

  • Visiting Professor of Politics & European Cultural Studies, Princeton

2003-5

  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris)

2003-5

  • Research Associate, Center for the Theory of L aw, Université de Paris X – Nanterre

2000-3

  • Maître de conférences (tenured), Université de Lille III

1999

  • Visiting Professor, School of L aw, Université de Paris II

1999

  • Directeur d'études associé, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris)

1998

  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Università degli Studi di Roma (La Sapienza)

...and more than a dozen other posts in France, Italy, and the U.S. (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Union College; and Lecturer in American Politics, Williams College)

 

Editorial

Member of board at Sociological Theory
Review for Journal of Politics, Philosophy & Rhetoric, Political Theory, Contemporary Political Theory, Sociological Theory, Philosophical Forum, Law & Society Review, Academic Press, Cornell University Press, Stanford University Press, University of C hicago Press, Yale University Press, etc.

 

Selected Fellowships, Grants, & Honors

2010-11

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship

2009

  • Foreign Scholar Grant, American Political Science Association

2008

  • Warner Fund Award for Civic War, Columbia University Faculty Seminars

2004-5

  • Winner, renewal of délégation au CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

2003-4

  • Winner, national competition for research leave (délégation au CNRS), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

2000

  • Fellowships from Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

2000

  • Foreign Scholar Grant, American Political Science Association

1999

  • Elected Directeur d’Etudes associé, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

1999

  • Fellowship for Foreign Scholars, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (new competition)

1998

  • Fellowship for Foreign Scholars, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique

1995

  • Research support from Maison Suger, P aris

1995

  • Elected Directeur d’Etudes associé, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

1995

  • Fellowships from Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

1993

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar

...and 17 other similar items.

 

Representative Publications


BOOKS

 

  • Abandoned to Ourselves: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Origins of Sociological Common Sense in the 18th Century

  • Yale University Press, 2013, (576 pp.)

  • Civic War and The Corruption of the Citizen: Democracy in America After 9/11, Part One, University of Chicago Press, 2008 (368 pp)

  • The Position of the Citizen: Democracy in America After 9/11, Part Two, Forthcoming from U. C hicago Press (c. 300 pp.)

  • Political Pathologies of the Citizen: Democracy in America After 9/11, Part Three, Forthcoming U. Chicago Press (c. 260 pp.)

BOOK UNDER CONTRACT

  • Left Speechless: America in the Light of its Holocaust Museum, ADVANCE CONTRACT SIGNED W/CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS (C. 500 PP .)

BOOKS UNDER REVIEW

  • [3 books related to Rudolf Schay project, funded by NEH] “Why Do They Hate The Jews?”: A Lost Political Treatise from the Struggle Against Hitler (review at Polity Press); Degrees of Anonymity: The Story of Rudolf Schay and the Way Politics Is Written (review at Polity Press), and From Pity to Politics: Eleventh-Hour Appeals to America to Save the Jews of Europe, 1938-1941 (under consideration at Palgrave).

  • Rhetoric as a Mode of Political Inquiry (edited collection under consideration at Yale UP)

PRINT-ON-DEMAND MONOGRAPH (PHD DISSERTATION)

  • A Theory of Power: Political, Not Metaphysical, (Ann Arbor: UM I, 1989) 558 pp.

TEACHING MANUALS

  • The New Rule of Reason: European Philosophy and Society in the Seventeenth Century, reader edited with Michael Andolina and Ed D'Angelo (Acton: Copley Publishing, 1993)

  • The American Dream: Many Voices, Many Visions, Reader edited with Michael Kiskis and Richard Leveroni (Acton: Copley Publishing, 1993)

 

ARTICLES &  CHAPTERS

  • “The Tradition of the Social Contract” in Harald Bluhm & Constanze Baron (eds) Rousseau, Reluctant Institutionalist (Academy Verlag, forthcoming)

  • “Will” in Michael T. Gibbons (ed.) Encyclopedia of Political Thought (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming) [10 ,000 words]

  • “Dependence” in Michael T. Gibbons (ed.) Encyclopedia of Political Thought (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming) [1000 words]

  • “Rousseau and Rhetoric” in Dilip Goankar & Keith Topper (eds) Possibility and Paradox: On Rhetoric and Political Theory (forthcoming, Cambridge UP, 50 p.)

  • “Eduard Steichen et le photographe volumétrique” in Pleine Marge (accepted for publication; awaiting translation) 25 pp.

  • “Change in Another Decade of Civic War” at 10 Years After September 11: A Social Science Research Council Essay Forum http://essays.ssrc.org/10yearsafter911/change-in-another-decade-of-civic-war

  • “Politics of Past and Present” [response to Furedi] in Times Higher Education, March 19, 2009, 1 p.

  • “Esquisse sur la modernisation de la rhétorique comme enquête politique” in Littérature, No.149, mars 2008, pp. 4-23

  • Review of Musical Democracy (Nancy.S.Love) in Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 5, No.3, 2007, pp. 613-615

  • “Rhetorical Inquiry and Political Science” in Proceedings: Political Research Online (APSA , 2007)

  • “Speaking Truth To Ourselves: Lukács, `False Consciousness’ and a Dilemma of Identity Politics in Democracy” in International Review of Sociology, vol. XV I, no.3 (2006), pp. 549-589

  • “Political Science and the Theory of Power” in Proceedings: Political Research Online at http://64.112.226.77/one /apsa/apsa06/inde x.php?click_ke y=6

  • “The Circle of War and Emergency” in Proceedings: Political Research Online at

  • “Language and Public Life” in Proceedings: Political Research Online at http://apsaproceedings.cup.org/Site/abstracts/001/001035M eyersPete.htm

  • “Method and Civic Education”in Humanitas, vol. XV I, no. 2 (2003) pp. 4-47

  • “Terrorism and the Assault on Politics” in Craig Calhoun, Paul Price, & Ashley Timmer (eds) Understanding September 11 (New York: The New Press, 2002) pp. 254-272, 413-419

  • “Le `musée vivant’ raconte sa propre histoire: une première lecture de l’United States Holocaust Memorial Museum” in Cités, no 11 (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2002) pp. 159-183

  • “The Holocaust in American Life?” in European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 5 no.1, (2002) pp.149-164

  • “Defend Politics Against Terrorism” in After Sept.11: Perspectives from the Social Sciences at www.ssrc.org/sept11/essays/meyers.htm (Includes extensive study guide for high school and college students, at www.ssrc.org/sept11/essays/teaching_resource/tr_intro.htm )

  • “En defensa de la Politica contra el Terrorismo” [Spanish translation of above] in Sitio Web Orientado al Desarrollo de las Ciencias Sociales en el Perú at www.cholonautas.edu.pe/11sept.htm

  • “Photographic Memory” [review of Barbie Zelizer Remembering to Forget] in Re-Thinking History, vol. 4 no. 3 (2000), pp. 427-432

  • “Notes on Now: Benjamin’s Vico and Vico’s Benjamin” in F. Ratto (ed.) Il mondo di Vico/Vico nel mondo (Perugia, 2000) pp. 383-408

  • “Oui, la vie est belle” in Le Monde, “Horizons et débats”, samedi 31 octobre 1998, p. 14

  • “The `Ethic of Care' and the Problem of Power” in The Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 6 no. 2, (1998) pp. 142-170

  • “On the geometry of body-space” in International Review of Sociology, Vol.6 no. 3 (1996) pp.405-428

  • “I due percorsi dello sviluppo morale: una svolta nel cammino del femminismo?” in Iride: filosofia e discussione pubblica 8 (primavera, 1992) pp. 164-179

  • “Why should I talk to you? How connaissance réciproque may be served by free public talk” in Actes du congrès “Connaissance réciproque,” Canton, China (published in Chinese, 1992)

  • “Politics with Pictures” in J. S. Burns (ed.) Critical Relations (Williamstown: Highgate Art Trust, 1990) pp.105-147

  • “Who cares if you understand me? The political element in connaissance réciproque” in Transcultura, vol.2 no.1, 1990 (Bruxelles: Artel)

  • “A `common market' called America: Constitution, Markets and Democracy” [w/ James MacGregor Burns] in Think (special Constitution issue, September 1987) pp. 12-15

 

HUFFINGTON POST ESSAYS

  • “SYRIA AND THE MEANING OF DEMOCRACY” SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 [2742 WORDS]

  • “WHY CAN'T WE SEE THAT BOSTON IS MORE LIKE NEW TOWN THAN 9/11?” APRIL 23, 2013 [1934 WORDS]

  • “WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN GUN CONTROL FAILS: AMERICA'S CINEMATIC CULTRE” APRIL 8, 2013 [3361 WORDS]

  • “ADAM LANZA’S GRIP ON REALITY: A CIVIC PERSPECTIVE” DECEMBER 27, 2012 [2245 WORDS]

  • “DECEPTION: AN ELECTION PRIMER” OCTOBER 18, 2012 [1586 WORDS]

  • “A GREEK FABLE, PART TWO: PAPANDREOU’S MISSED OPPORTUNITY” JUNE 12, 2012 [2132 WORDS]

  • “A GREEK FABLE, PART ONE: THE GLOBALIZATION OF OPPORTUNISM” JUNE 12, 2012 [2701 WORDS]

  • “WHO NEEDS A GREEK GOVERNMENT?” MAY 20, 2012 [2600 WORDS]

  • “THE GREEK OPPORTUNITY FOR EUROPE” MAY 10, 2012 [1100 WORDS]

OCCASIONAL COMMENTARY & WORKING PAPERS

....more than 18 on various subjects.

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL TALKS & CONFERENCES PAPERS

....about 80 in the U.S., France, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, China, etc.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Princeton University Sociological Theory, After 9/11, The Position of the Citizen in America, Cultural Interpretation

  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III History of Political Thought, American history, politics, and culture [deferred while on leave]

  • Université de Lille-III Courses on American Political Culture, Social Issues, & Justice, Cours Magistral “Chicago and the Development of Political Space”, Cours Magistral — “Topics in the History of Urban Planning”

  • Université de Paris-II Public Ethics, Problems in American Federalism, American Legal Pragmatism

  • Union College Department of Political Science: Introduction to Political Theory, Modern Political Theory, Contemporary Political Theory, American Political and Social Theory, Major Texts & Themes in Political & Social Theory, Democratic Theory, Political Culture of Constitutional Law, Rival Views of Market Society, Feminists Theorize the Political: Power, Responsibility, Knowledge, Modern Political Subjectivity, Special Seminar: Why the Working Class Buys Cadillacs — Rational Origins of `Irrational' Consumerism, Special Seminar: Rousseau, Special Seminar: Hegel, Special Seminar: Representations of Evil, Special Seminar: `Reality': A Cultural Precondition for Politics, Courses in Women's Studies: Feminists Theorize the Political (cross-listed with Pol. Sci.), Directed Individual Study in Feminist Theory, Courses in Philosophy: Directed Individual Study, Courses in General Education: Common core humanities course required for all first-year students, Supervision of more than 50 undergraduate theses (80-200pp.) in Political Science, Wom en's Studies, Economics, Philosophy, American Studies, Art History, and Sociology

  • Syracuse University, Program in Florence, Italy Democratic Political Theory, International Organizations in Context, International Political Economy

  • Williams College Politics and Democracy in the USA, Style in African-American Music – taught w/Charles Payne

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