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Paul D. Schumaker

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:


Political Theory, Public Policy, Community Politics




Selected Publications

Schumaker, P. (2017). John Rawls, Barack Obama, and the Pluralist Political Consensus. American Political Thought.

Schumaker, P. (2013). Group involvements in city politics and pluralist theory. Urban Affairs Review , 49(2), 254-281.

Schumaker, P. & Kelly, M. (2013). The public assistance policies of cities and the justice concerns of elected officials: The centrality of the floors principle in addressing urban poverty. Policy Studies Journal, 41(1), 70-96.

Schumaker, P. (Ed.). (2010). The Political Theory Reader (P. Schumaker, Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Schumaker, P. (2008). From Ideologies to Public Philosophies: An Introduction to Political Theory, Blackwell Publishing.

Schumaker, P. & Loomis, B. (Eds.). (2002). Choosing our President: The Electoral College and Beyond (P. Schumaker & B. Loomis, Eds.). Chatham House.

Schumaker, P., Kiel, D., & Heilke, T. (Eds.). (1997). Ideological Voices: An Anthology in Modern Political Ideas (P. Schumaker, D. Kiel, & T. Heilke, Eds.). McGraw-Hill.

Schumaker, P. Kiel, D. & Heilke, T. (1996). Great Ideas and Grand Schemes: Political Ideologies in the 19th and 20th Centuries, McGraw-Hill.

Schumaker, P. (1991). Critical Pluralism, Democratic Performance, and Community Power, University Press of Kansas.

Schumaker, P. Getter, R. & Clark, T. (1983). Policy Responsiveness and Fiscal Strain in 51 American Communities: A Manual for Studying City Politics Using the NORC Permanent Community Sample, American Political Science Association.

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