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