Dr. Thomas R. Rourke

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph.D.   Political Science, 1994, Texas Tech University
  • M.A. Theology, 1990, Oblate School of Theology
  • M.A. Political Science, 1991, Texas Tech University
  • B.A., 1979, Fordham University

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • Ancient and Medieval Political Tgheory
  • Modern Political Theory
  • Political Ideologies
  • American Political Thought
  • Comparative Politics: Latin America
  • Religion and Politics
  • Crime, Politics and Public Policy
  • Introduction to Politics and Public Affairs

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Political Philosophy
  • Religion and Politics
  • Latin American Politics

 

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • The Social and Political Thought of Benedict XVI (Lanham, Oxford, London:  Rowman and Littlefield: Lexington Books, 2011), 151 pp.
  • A Theory of Personalism (Lanham, Oxford, London: Rowman and Littlefield, Lexington Books, 2005), 233 pp.
  • A Conscience as Large as the World (Lanha, London: Rowman and Littlefield, 1997), 286 pp.
  • Democracy and Tyranny: The Catholic Understanding of the State and Politics (London: CTS Publications, 2009), 61 pp.
  • "Moral Problems in Economic Organization in the Work of Yves R. Simon: Unequal Exchange and Man as the Principle of Integration," in,   John Conley, ed. Redeeming Philosophy; From Metaphysics to Aesthetics (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2014), pp. 313-332.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Aaron Wildavsky Award for Best Dissertation in Field of Religion and Politics, American Political Science Association, 1995.
  • Member of Aaron Wildavsky Award Committee, Religion and Politics Section of American Political Science Association, 1996-1997.
  • Erasmus Institute Working Group on catholic Social Thought, 1999-2002, Notre Dame University.
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1979

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Political Science Association
  • American Maritain Association
  • Yves R. Simon Institute

 

Last Updated 6/12/18