Political Science faculty member Dr. Steven JacksonProfessor

Department of Political Science
Jane E. Leonard Hall, Room 405G
981 Grant Street
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705

724-357-2290 (phone)
724-357-3810 (fax)

Spring 2023 Office Hours

MWF: 9:00–10:20 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.–Noon

Courses Taught

PLSC101 - World Politics: Analysis of contemporary (post-1945) state system and forces shaping the world in which we live. Student is given a framework within which to analyze contemporary international politics.

PLSC285 - Comparative Government II: Non-Western Systems: Analyzes major non-Western political systems with emphasis upon authoritarian and totalitarian systems. Analyzes and compares in a systematic manner their political cultures, political institutions, and political processes.

PLSC280 - Comparative Government I: Western Systems: Analyzes Western political systems with emphasis upon major contemporary democratic governments of Europe. Analyzes and compares their political cultures, political institutions, and political processes.

PLSC383/583 - Political Systems: Asia: Intensive, comparative study of the government and politics of a selected region. Suggested prerequisite(s): PLSC 280 and/or 285.

Areas of Specialization

My professional interests include East Asian politics and international relations, comparative politics, and international relations, particularly modern diplomacy. I have written a book on Chinese foreign policy, titled China's Regional Relations in Comparative Perspective (Routledge, 2018).

Curriculum Vitae