Isaac Balbus

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Isaac Balbus, Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago. [1] CV

1970 Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago titled "Rebellion and response: a comparative study of the administration of justice following urban ghetto revolts in three American cities." In 1966 he completed a thesis titled "The evolution of the Community Action Program; a case study in American policy making."

Selected Publications

  • Governing Subjects: Introduction to the Study of Politics, Routledge, (forthcoming December 2009).
  • Emotional Rescue: The Theory and Practice of a Feminist Father. (Routledge, 1998).
  • Marxism and Domination, (Princeton University Press, 1982).
  • The Dialectics of Legal Repression: Black Rebels before the American Courts, (Russell Sage Foundation, 1973)
  • Mourning and Modernity: Essays in the Psychoanalysis of Contemporary Society (Other Press, 2005).
  • “Ruling Elite Theory vs. Marxist Class Analysis", Monthly Review 23, 1 (May, 1971).
  • “The Concept of interest in Pluralist and Marxian Analysis", Politics & Society 1, 2 (February, 1971), 151-177.

Selected Activities and Honors

  • Co-winner of the C. Wright Mills Prize of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, for - The Dialectics of Legal Repression, 1974.

Other Awards

  • 1967-68 Ford Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellow
  • 1967-68 National Science Foundation Dissertation Fellow

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  1. Isaac Balbus, University of Illinois at Chicago, accessed October 9, 2009.