Faculty profile

Stephen J. Rosow

Internship Coordinator


435B Mahar Hall

Office hours

On sabbatical for 2019-2020

Dr. Rosow received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of The Nation-State and Global Order (co-authored with Walter C. Opello, Jr.), now in its second edition; Globalization and Democracy (co-authored with Jim George); and various articles on political theory and international political economy. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the digital journal, Democratic Theory. Professor Rosow teaches classes in political theory and has particular interests in critical theory, the history of political thought, and the political theory of globalization. He served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Australian National University New South Wales during summer 2011.


  • Democracy and Globalization. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. (co-authored with Jim George)
  • Transforming Higher Education: Economy, Democracy, and the University. Lexington Books, 2010. (co-edited with Thomas Kriger)
  • "All in the Family: Paradigm, Tradition, and the Politics of Realism," in Rethinking Realism in International Relations: Between Tradition and Innovation, edited by Annette Freyberg-Inan, Ewan Harrison, and Patrick James. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
  • The Nation-State and Global Order: A Historical Introduction to Contemporary Politics, 2nd ed. Lynne Reinner, 2004. (co-authored with Walter C. Opello, Jr.)
  • The Global Economy As Political Spaces: Critical Perspectives on World Politics. Lynne Reinner, 1994. (co-authored with Mark Rupert and Naeem Inayatullah

Classes taught

  • POL 203 - Critical Thinking in Politics
  • POL 303 - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
  • POL 313 - Modern Political Thought
  • POL 323 - Post-modern Political and Social Theory
  • POL 343 - Democratic Theory
  • POL 363 - Feminist Social and Political Theory