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Terence Ball

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Emeritus Professor
Biography

Terence Ball moved to Arizona State University in 1998 after 26 years at the University of Minnesota. Professor Ball holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He has held visiting professorships at the University of California-San Diego and Oxford University. In addition to many articles in scholarly journals and books, he is the author of "Civil Disobedience and Civil Deviance," "Transforming Political Discourse," "Reappraising Political Theory," "Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal" (with Richard Dagger), and a mystery novel, "Rousseau's Ghost." Among the books he has edited or co-edited are "Political Theory and Praxis," "After Marx," "Political Innovation and Conceptual Change," "Idioms of Inquiry," "Conceptual Change and the Constitution," "Environmental Encyclopedia," "The Federalist," and the "Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought."

Ball is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU. His research interests include political theory; conceptual history; history of Western political thought, esp. 17th-19th c., and American political thought and environmental political theory.

Education
  • Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley 1973
  • M.A. University of California-Berkeley 1968
  • B.A. Summa Cum Laude, University of California-Santa Cruz 1967

 

Research Interests

Political theory; conceptual history; history of Western political thought, esp. 17th-19th c., and American political thought; environmental political theory.

Publications
  • Terence Ball. Competing Theories of Character Formation: James vs. John Stuart Mill. John Stuart Mill -- Thought and Influence (2010).
  • Terence Ball. Manipulation: As Old as Democracy Itself (and Sometimes Dangerous). Manipulating Democracy: Democratic Theory, Political Psychology, and Mass Media (2010).
  • Terence Ball & Richard Dagger. Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal. (2009).
  • Terence Ball & Richard Dagger. Ideals and Ideologies: A Reader. (2009).
  • Terence Ball & Richard Dagger, eds. Ideals and Ideologies. (2009).
  • . . Review of: Liberalism in the Shadow of Totalitarianism (2009).
  • Terence Ball. New Ethics for Old? Or, How (Not) to Think About Future Generations. Sustainability (2009).
  • Terence Ball. Political Parties and the Legitimacy of Opposition. Discourses of Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Enlightenment (2009).
  • Terence Ball. The Federalist. Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (2009).
  • Ball, Terence. "Civil Disobedience". Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edn (2008).
  • Terence Ball. James Madison. (2008).
  • Terence Ball. "Professor Skinner's Visions". Political Studies Review (0).
  • Terence Ball. Democracy and Moral Conflict. Notre Dame Philosophical Review (0).
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 340History Political Philosophy I
POS 540Ancient Political Theory
POS 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Ball, Terence. "Manipulation: As Old as Democracy Itself". "Manipulating Democracy" (Feb 2008).
  • Terence Ball. Manipulation: As Old as Democracy Itself (and Sometimes Dangerous). conference on "Manipulating Democracy," Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 5 Feb. 2008 (Feb 2008).
Service
  • Barrett Honors College, Rhodes, Marshall & Truman Scholarships committee (2009 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College committee to nomiate Rhodes & Marshall scholars, committee member (2009 - Present)
  • Obama Scholars, mentor (2009 - Present)
  • Obama Scholars Program, Mentor (2009 - Present)
  • School of Politics & Global Studies, Graduate Committee (2009 - Present)
  • School of Politics & Global Studies / graduate committee, member (2009 - Present)
  • CLAS, member of Curriculum Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Cambridge University Press, book MS reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Center for the Study of Religion & Conflict, member of Executive Steering Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, member of Executive Steering Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Political Theory, article MSS reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Law School / Committee on Law & Philosophy, committee member (2009 - Present)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, member of COLP (Committee on Law & Philosophy) (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Political Power, editorial board (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Power, editorial board (2007 - Present)
  • Brill Publishers (Amsterdam), book series editor (2006 - Present)
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Political Thought, Editor-in-Chief (2006 - Present)
  • Contributions to the History of Concepts, editorial board (2004 - Present)
  • Contributions to the History of Concepts, editorial board (2004 - Present)
  • Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, editorial board (2003 - Present)
  • Critical Review of International Social & Political Philosophy, editorial board (2002 - Present)
  • Conference for the Study of Political Thought, national executive board (1998 - Present)
  • Journal of Political Ideologies, editorial board (1996 - Present)
  • Journal of Political Ideologies, Editorial board (1996 - Present)
  • Journal of Political Ideologies, editorial board (1994 - Present)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee, member (2009 - 2011)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee (elected in 2008 to a 3-year term), member (2008 - 2010)
  • University of Chicago Press, book MS reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • University of Chicago, fellowship application reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Duke University Press, book MS reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Political Science Department Undergraduate Committee, member (2008 - 2009)
  • Barrett Honors College scholarship selection committee, member (2008 - 2008)
  • Political Science Department, committee member, Chair's Advisory Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Political Science Dept., member, Colloquium Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Political Science Dept., member, Undergraduate Committee (2007 - 2008)