Professor Manfred Steger
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Global, Urban and Social Studies
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Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Global Studies and Director of the Globalism Research Centre at RMIT University. He is also Program Leader of ‘Globalization and Culture’, in the Global Cities Institute at RMIT University. In addition, he is Senior Research Fellow at the Globalization Research Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i, and an affiliated graduate faculty member with the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa.
He has delivered many lectures on globalization, ideology, and non-violence in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia. Comprised of 16 books, dozens of articles and book chapters, and numerous reviews, Professor Steger’s academic work has been cited widely in the pertinent literature. His study Globalism: TheNew Market Ideology (Rowman & Littelfield, 2002) won the 2003 Michael Harrington Award of the New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association. He has been a consultant on globalization for the U.S. State Department and an advisor on a U.S. Public Television series on the rise and fall of socialism. Favorable reviews of his work have appeared in numerous academic journals including the American Political Science Review and International Affairs. Professor Steger serves on several editorial boards of academic journals as well as on the advisory boards of several globalization research centers around the world. He has been a recipient of research grants from many institutions, including the Australian Research Council and U.S. National Endowment of the Humanities. His latest book is The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the War on Terror (Oxford University Press 2008). Two of his journal articles on the subject of globalization and ideology are From Market Globalism to Imperial Globalism: Ideology and American Power After 9/11, Globalizations, vol. 2 no. 1, 2005, pp. 31-46 and Ideologies of Globalization, Journal of Political Ideologies, vol. 10, no. 1, 2005, pp. 11-30.
- Professor of Global Studies, School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University
- Director, Globalism Research Centre, RMIT University (2007-present).
- Program Leader of ‘Globalization and Culture’, Global Cities Institute at RMIT University (2006-present)
- Visiting Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Honolulu, HI. (Spring, 2005)
- Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Political Science, University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Honolulu, HI. (2004-present)
- Academic Advisory Board Member, Government and International Affairs Program, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. (2004-present)
- Chair, New Political Science Section, American Political Science Association. (2003-2005)
- Advisory Board Member, Franciscan Center for Global Studies, Marian College, Indianapolis, IN. (2003-present)
- Editorial Board Member of Peer-Reviewed Journals (2003-present):
- New Political Science
- Journal of Political Ideologies
- Associate Editor, New Political Science (2008-present)
- Academic consultant on globalization, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Minsk, Belarus. (2002)
- Academic consultant, PBS Television Series, ‘Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism’ (2002)
- Publications Director and Research Fellow, Globalization Research Center at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa (2001-2002)
- Visiting Professor of Sociology (Summer), Department of Sociology, University of Hawai’i-Manoa. (1999-2004)
- Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Summer 1997)
- Reviewer of articles submitted to peer-reviewed journals, (1992-present) including:
- American Political Science Review, Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Polity, American Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, Critical Sociology, New Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Globalizations, International Affairs, Strategies, Sociological Theory, European Journal for International Relations.
- Theories and Ideologies of Globalization
- History of Globalization
- Nonviolence and Peace: Political, Religious, and Historical Perspectives
- Comparative Political Ideologies
- Comparative Political Theory
- History of Political Thought: Global Traditions
- Modern and Contemporary Political Theory
- Social Theory
- Political Sociology
- Nationalism and Colonialism
- Critical Theory
- American Political Thought
- History of Socialist Thought
- Religion and Political Thought
- Democracy, Culture, and Politics
- 2009-12: Leading Chief Investigator (CI) (with Jenny Martin and Allan Murray), ARC Linkage Grant, ‘Closing the Gap between the Wellbeing of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth: A Comparative Case Study’, Australian Research Council (Collaborating Partner: Unity Foundation), A$ 36,653 (2009); A$ 74,404 (2010);
A$ 81,444 (2011); and 43,693 (2012) Total: A$ 236,194.
- 2009-11: Leading Chief Investigator (CI) (with Heikki Patomaki and James Goodman), ARC Discovery Grant, ‘Mapping Justice Globalism: Reassessing the Ideological Landscape of the Twenty-First-Century’, Australian Research Council: A$ 112,000 (2009); A$ 67,000 (2010); and A$ 94,000 (2011) Total: A$273,000
- 2008-10: CI (with Paul James and Peter Phipps), Linkage Grant, ‘Globalizing Indigeneity: Indigenous Cultural Festivals and Wellbeing in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.” Australian Research Council (Collaborating Partner: Telstra Foundation Limited): A$ 80,000 (2008); A$ 75,000 (2009); and A$ 25,627 (2010)
- 2007-9: CI, Global Cities Institute, Program Grant, ‘Globalization and Culture’, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia: A$ 300,000 p.a. (total: A$ 900,000 )
- 2002: Conference Grant. Organizer and Coordinator, International Conference on ‘Ideological Dimensions of Globalization’, Globalization Research Center at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa. Honolulu, HI, December 9-12, 2002.
- 2001: University Research Grant (Senior Faculty), College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University.
- 2000-01: Research Grant, Globalization Resear ch Center at University of Hawai’i-Manoa. Honolulu, HI, December 14–January 14.
- 2000: University Research Grant (Senior Faculty), College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University.
- 1999: Research Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities. Project: Purifying India: The Dilemma of Gandhi’s Nonviolent Nationalism’.
- 1999: University Research Grant (Junior Faculty), College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University.
- 1998: University Research Grant (Junior Faculty), College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University.
- 1997: Summer Seminar Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities. Project: Nationalism and Cultural Pluralism’. Director: Professor Crawford Young.
- 1997: University Research Grant (Junior Faculty), College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University.
Globalisms: The Great Ideological Struggle of the 21st Century(Third Edition),Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD and Oxford, UK, 2009.
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Second Edition), Oxford University Press Oxford and New York, 2009.
The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the Global War on Terror, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2008.
Globalism: Market Ideology Meets Terrorism (Second Edition), Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2005.
Judging Nonviolence: The Dispute Between Realists and Idealists, Routledge, New York, 2003.
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003. Translated into Tamil (2004); Bosnian (2004); Japanese (2005); Bulgarian (2005); Lithuanian\Eugrimas (2006); Portuguese (2006); Turkish (2006); Greek (2007); Latvian (2008); Kurdish (forthcoming 2009); Chinese (forthcoming 2009); and Arabic (forthcoming 2009).
Globalism: The New Market Ideology, Rowman & Littlefield Lanham, MD: Publishers, 2002. (WINNER of the 2003 Michael Harrington Book Award, American Political Science Association, New Political Science Section).
Grassroots Zen (with Perle Besserman). Boston: Tuttle Publishing, 2001.
Gandhi’s Dilemma: Nonviolent Principles and Nationalist Power, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2000.
The Quest for Evolutionary Socialism: Eduard Bernstein and Social Democracy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1997.
Crazy Clouds: Zen Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers (with Perle Besserman). Random House /Shambhala, 1991. Translated into Thai (2005); German (1999); Spanish (1998); and Czech (1994).
Ideologies of Globalization (with Paul James), Sage Publications, London, forthcoming 2009.
Rethinking Globalism, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, 2004.
Social Capital: Critical Perspectives on Community and “Bowling Alone” (with Scott McLean and David Schultz), New York University Press, New York, 2002.
Violence and Its Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Reader (with Nancy Lind), St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1999.
Engels After Marx (with Terrell Carver), PA: Penn State University Press, University Park, 1999, and Manchester University Press (UK), 1999. Translated into Turkish (2005).
Selected Writings of Eduard Bernstein 1900-1921 (editor and translator), NJ: Humanities International Press, Atlantic Highlands, 1996.
Book series editor
Globalization (with Terrell Carver), Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD.
Books under contract
Introduction to Globalization (with Deane Neubauer), Pearson/Longman, New York.
Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction (with Ravi K. Roy), Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York.
Globalization: The Greatest Hits, Paradigm Publishers Boulder, CO.
‘Globalization’ (Core Article), in George Thomas Kurian, ed, International Encyclopedia of Political Science, Congressional Quarterly Press with the Assistance of the American Political Science Association Washington, DC, forthcoming 2010.
‘Globalism’ (Long Interpretive Essay), in in George Thomas Kurian, ed, International Encyclopedia ofPolitical Science, Congressional Quarterly Press with the Assistance of the American Political Science Association Washington, DC, forthcoming 2010.
‘From “We the People” to “We the Planet”: Neoconservative Visions of a Global USA,’ in Samir Dasgupta, ed,Politics of Globalization, Sage Publications, London and Delhi, forthcoming 2009.
‘Monologue of Empire Versus Global Dialogue of Cultures: The Branding of “American Values”, in Michalis S. Michael and Fabio Petito, eds,Global Empire of Dialogue of Cultures? The Politics of Cultures, Religions, and Civilizations in International Relations, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, UK: forthcoming 2009.
‘From Market Globalism to Imperial Globalism: Ideology and American Power after 9/11’, in Paul James, ed,Globalization and Culture, Sage, London, forthcoming 2009.
‘From Market Globalism to Imperial Globalism: Ideology and American Power after 9/11’, in Barry K. Gills, ed,The Global Politics of Globalization: ‘Empire’ vs. ‘Cosmopolis’, Routledge, London, 2008, pp. 31-46.
‘Globalization and Ideology’, in George Ritzer, ed,The Blackwell Companion to Globalization, Blackwell, Cambridge, UK, 2007, pp. 367-82.
‘Globalism’, in Roland Robertson and Jan Aart Scholte, eds,Encyclopedia of Globalization, Routledge, London, 2007, pp. 521-24.
‘Comparative Nationalisms in Gandhi's Global Village’, in James Goodman and Paul James, eds,Nationalism and Global Solidarities: Alternative Projections to NeoliberalGlobalisation, Routledge, London and New York, 2007, pp. 123-138.
‘The Future of Globalization’, in Samir Dasgupta, ed,Globalization and After, Sage Publications, London and New Delhi, 2006, pp. 116-129.
‘Globalism: The New Market Ideology’, in Stephen Eric Bronner and Michael J. Thompson, eds,The Logos Reader, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2006, pp. 341-352.
‘American Globalism “Madison Avenue-Style”: A Critique of U.S. Public Diplomacy After 9-11’, in Patrick Hayden and Chamsy el-Ojeili, eds,Confronting Globalization: Humanity, Justice and the Renewal of Politics, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, UK, 2005, pp. 227-41.
‘Five Central Claims of Globalism’, in Daniel Egan and Levon Chorbajian, eds,Power: A Critical Reader, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2005, pp. 208-221.
‘Globalism and the Selling of Globalization’, in Stephen Eric Bronner, ed,Planetary Politics: Human Rights, Terror, and Global Society, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, 2005, pp. 21-33.
‘Mahatma Gandhi on Indian Self-Rule: An Instrumentalist, Ethno-Symbolic, or Psychological Discourse of Nationalism?’, in Cris Toffolo, ed, Emancipating Cultural Pluralism, SUNY Press, Albany, NY, 2003, pp. 129-146.
‘Robert Putnam, Social Capital, and a Suspect Named Globalization’, in Scott McLean, David Schultz, and Manfred B. Steger, eds,Social Capital: Critical Perspectives on Community and ‘Bowling Alone’, New York University Press, New York, 2002, pp. 260-280.
‘Introduction’, in in Scott McLean, David Schultz, and Manfred B. Steger, eds, Social Capital: Critical Perspectives on Community and ‘Bowling Alone’, New York University Press, New York, 2002, pp.1-17.
‘Of Means and Ends: 1989 as Ethico-Political Imperative’, in George Katsiaficas, ed,After the Fall: 1989 and the Future of Freedom, Routledge, New York, 2001, pp. 125-39.
‘Peace-Building and Nonviolence: Gandhi's Perspective on Power’, in Dan Christie, Richard Wagner, and Deborah Winter, eds,Peace, Conflict and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2001, pp. 314-23.
‘Editor's Introduction’, in Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture & Politics 13.2 (November 2000): 133-39.
‘Socialism and the Ideological Dimensions of Globalization’, in Lane Crothers and Charles Lockhart, eds,Culture and Politics: A Reader, St. Martin's Press, New York, 2000, pp. 79-99.
‘Victor Adler and Austrian Social Democracy 1889-1914’, in Stephen Eric Bronner and F. Peter Wagner, eds,The World of Yesterday: Vienna 1889-1914, Humanities Press, 1997, pp. 204-220.
‘The Life of an Ethical Socialist’, Selected Writings of Eduard Bernstein, 1900-1921: 1-29.
Refereed journal articles
‘Social Imaginaries and Big History: Towards a New Planetary Consciousness?’ (with Heikki Patomaki), Futures: A Journal of Policy, Planning, and Future Studies, 41, forthcoming 2009.
‘Political Ideologies and Social Imaginaries in the Global Age’, The Global Justice Network Journal, 2, forthcoming 2009.
‘Neo-isms: What's New about Ideology in the Global Age?’, Global Studies Journal, 1, 2008, <http://www.globalstudiesjournal.com>
‘Searching for Satya through Ahimsa: Mahatma Gandhi's Challenge to Western Discourses of Power’, Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, 13:3, September 2006, pp. 332-353.
‘Imperial Globalism, Democracy, and the “Political Turn”’, Political Theory, 34:3 June 2006, pp. 372-382.
‘Vaclav Havel's Postmodernism’ (with Sherri Stone Replogle), Contemporary Political Theory, 4:3, August 2005, pp. 253-274.
‘From Market Globalism to Imperial Globalism: Ideology and American Power After 9-11’, Globalizations, 2:1, May 2005, pp. 31-46.
‘Ideologies of Globalization’, Journal of Political Ideologies, 10:1, February 2005, pp. 11-30.
‘Globalism: The New Market Ideology’, Logos, 1:3, Summer 2002, Online: http://logosonline.home.igc.org/steger.htm.
‘Mahatma Gandhi on Indian Self-Rule: A Nonviolent Nationalism?, Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture & Politics, 13:2, November 2000, pp. 247-63.
‘Of Means and Ends: 1989 as Ethico-Political Imperative’, New Political Science 21:4, 1999, pp. 501-16.
‘Genocide, Resistance, and “Willing Executioners”: Reflections on the Goldhagen Controversy’, Southern Humanities Review, 32:4, Fall 1998, pp. 379-95.
‘Friedrich Engels and the Origins of German Revisionism: Another Look’, Political Studies, 45:2, June 1997, pp. 247-259.
‘An Autopsy on Marxist Socialism’, Peace Review, 9:1, 1997, pp. 25-31.
‘A Perspective on Solidarity in a 'Post-Socialist' World’, History of European Ideas 19:1-3, 1994, pp. 325-331.
‘The Battle over Illegal Immigration in the United States: Who Wins and Who Loses in Pluralist' Decision-Making?’, Austrian Journal of Political Science 23:3 (1994), pp. 267-282.
‘Political Asylum, Immigration, and Citizenship in the Federal Republic of Germany’ (with F. Peter Wagner), New Political Science, 24/25, Summer 1993, pp. 59-73.
‘Mahatma Gandhi and the Anarchist Legacy of Henry David Thoreau’, Southern Humanities Review, 27:3, Summer 1993, pp. 201-215.
‘Historical Materialism and Ethics: Eduard Bernstein's Revisionist Perspective’, History of European Ideas, 14:5, September 1992, pp. 647-663.
‘Politician and Saint: Mahatma Gandhi's Ethical Socialism’, The Wittenberg Review, 2:1, 1991, pp. 67-86.