Stephen Bronner

Stephen Eric Bronner
Born 19 August 1949 (1949-08-19) (age 62)
New York City, New York, USA
Occupation Professor, Rutgers University
Political theorist

Stephen Eric Bronner (born 19 August 1949) is a noted political philosopher and Professor (II) of Political Science, Comparative Literature, and German Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. A prolific writer, Bronner has published over 25 books and 200 journal articles.[citation needed]



Born in New York City, New York, United States on 19 August 1949, Bronner earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) at City College of New York, spent a year at the Universität Tübingen in Germany on a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship in 1973, and completed his Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972.[citation needed] He has been employed at Rutgers University since 1976, and has held visiting professor positions[citation needed] at the New School for Social Research (1989), and most recently at the Universität Leipzig (1998).[citation needed]

A contributor to many scholarly journals,[citation needed] including New Politics, Political Theory, Social Research and Telos, Bronner has edited and written several books in the fields of contemporary political theory, biography, history, and culture and is the winner of the Michael A. Harrington Prize[citation needed] for his 1991 book, Moments of Decision: Political History and the Crises of Radicalism.

He currently is the Senior Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, and on the editorial boards of the journals New Political Science, X-Alta (France) and Eszmelet (Hungary). He also appears frequently on Iranian News TV Press TV.[citation needed]

Theoretical contributions

Throughout the corpus of his work, Stephen Bronner ties together the tradition of political theory and theorists within their social, political, cultural and historical contexts, offering critical reflections, and from that tradition seeks to establish its salience to both meet the challenges and forge the shape of the next millennium.[citation needed] Through his interpretive and critical analyses combined with a creative blend of old traditions with new commitments and values, he articulates the potential contributions of this tradition for developing a genuinely progressive politics that squarely confronts a host of issues facing modern society and engages the future with a new international (or "planetary") outlook combined with a "cosmopolitan sensibility."[citation needed]


Scholarly works

  • Blood in the Sand: Imperial Fantasies, Right-Wing Ambitions, and the Erosion of American Democracy (The University Press of Kentucky 2005) ISBN 0-8131-2367-4
  • Sketch for a New Critical Theory (Zurich: Diaphanes Verlag, publication pending)
  • Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004). ISBN 0-231-12608-5. Translation into Spanish: Reivindicación de la Ilustración, Pamplona, Laetoli, 2008. ISBN: 978 84 93566 17 3.
  • A Rumor about the Jews: Anti-Semitism. Conspiracy, and the Protocols of Zion (Paperback Edition–New York: Oxford University Press, 2004; Hardcover Edition–New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000; Translation into German–Berlin: Propylaen Verlag, 2000). ISBN 0-19-516956-5; Translation into Spanish: Un rumor sobre los judíos, Pamplona, Laetoli, 2009. ISBN 978 84 92422 06 7.
  • Imagining the Possible: Radical Politics for Conservative Times (New York: Routledge, 2002). ISBN 0-415-93260-2
  • Of Critical Theory and Its Theorists (2nd Edition–New York: Routledge, 2002; 1st Edition–London: Basil Blackwell, 1994; Translation into Portuguese–Rio de Janeiro: Papirus, 1997). ISBN 0-415-93263-7
  • Socialism Unbound (2nd Edition:–Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2000; 1st edition–New York: Routledge, 1990). ISBN 0-8133-6776-X
  • Ideas in Action: Political Tradition in the Twentieth Century (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999; Translation into Korean–Seoul, Korea: Ingansarang Publishers, 2003). ISBN 0-8476-9387-2
  • Camus: Portrait of a Moralist (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999; Translation into German–Berlin: Verlag Vorwerk 8, 2002). ISBN 0-8166-3283-9
  • Moments of Decision: Political History and the Crises of Radicalism (New York: Routledge, 1992; Translation into German–Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2000). ISBN 0-415-90465-X
  • Rosa Luxemburg: A Revolutionary for Our Times (3rd printing– Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997; 2nd printing–New York: Columbia University Press, 1987; 1st printing–London: Pluto Press, 1980). ISBN 0-271-02505-0

Popular works

  • Albert Camus: The Thinker, The Artist, The Man (New York: Franklin Watts, 1996). ISBN 0-531-11305-1
  • Leon Blum (New York: Chelsea House Publishing Co., 1986). ISBN 0-87754-511-1
  • A Beggar’s Tales (New York: Pella Press, 1978). NO ISBN.
  • Afterword for Will Eisner's graphic novel, The Plot (New York: W. W. Norton, 2005). ISBN 0-393-06045-4


  • " Tribute to a Socialist: Henry M. Pachter (1907-1980) ". TELOS 46 (Winter 1980-81). New York: Telos Press

Edited works

  • The Logos Reader: Rational Radicalism And the Future of Politics (with Michael J. Thompson) (University Press of Kentucky, 2005). ISBN 0-8131-9148-3
  • Planetary Politics: Human Rights, Terror, and Global Society (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, publication pending).
  • Twentieth Century Political Theory: A Reader (Revised 2nd Edition–New York: Routledge, publication pending 2004; 1st Edition, 1996). ISBN 0-415-94899-1
  • Re-Framing the International: Law, Politics and Culture, co-edited with Lester Edwin J. Ruiz and R. B. J. Walker (Editor) (New York: Routledge, 2002). ISBN 0-415-93175-4
  • Vienna: The World of Yesterday 1889-1914, co-edited with F. Peter Wagner, (Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Humanities Press International, 1997). ISBN 0-391-03987-3
  • Television and the Crisis of Democracy, co-edited with Douglas Kellner (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1990). ISBN 0-8133-0549-7
  • The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, edited, translated, and with an introduction (2nd edition–Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Humanities Press International, 1993; 1st edition–Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1979). ISBN 1-57392-581-0
  • Critical Theory and Society, co-edited with Douglas Kellner,(New York: Routledge, 1989). ISBN 0-415-90041-7
  • Socialism in History: Political Essays of Henry Patcher (New York: Columbia University Press, 1984). ISBN 0-231-05660-5
  • Passion and Rebellion: The Expressionist Heritage co-edited with Douglas Kellner (2nd printing–New York: Columbia University Press, 1988; 1st printing– South Hadley, Massachusetts: Bergin & Garvey; New York: Universe Books; and London: Croom Helm, 1983). ISBN 0-87663-356-4

Series editor

  • Polemics (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield).
  • Interventions: Social Theory and Contemporary Politics (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press).

See also

  • American philosophy
  • List of American philosophers

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Stephen Bronner — Stephen Eric Bronner (* 19. August 1949 in New York) ist ein politischer Philosoph und Professor der Politikwissenschaft, der Literaturwissenschaft sowie der Germanistik an der Rutgers University in New Brunswick in New Jersey, USA. Er verfasste… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stephen Eric Bronner — (* 19. August 1949 in New York) ist ein politischer Philosoph und Professor der Politikwissenschaft, der Literaturwissenschaft sowie der Germanistik an der Rutgers University in New Brunswick in New Jersey, USA. Er verfasste mehr als zwanzig… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bronner — is the surname of: * David G. Bronner (born 1945), American businessman * E. H. Bronner (1908 1997), soapmaker * Ethan Bronner (born 1954), American journalist * Gerhard Bronner (1922 2007), Austrian composer * Oscar Bronner, Austrian newspaper… …   Wikipedia

  • Bronner (Familienname) — Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträger 3 Einzelnachweise 4 Siehe auch Herkunft und Bedeut …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Brn–Bro — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste des philosophes américains — Cette liste des philosophes américains est non exhaustive, et regroupe toutes les personnes ayant pratiqué la philosophie durant plusieurs années de leurs vies aux USA. Sommaire A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Voir aussi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CCNY — Das City College of New York (auch als City College of The City University of New York, City College, CCNY oder City bekannt) ist eine staatliche Universität in New York City im US Bundesstaat New York. 1847 gegründet, ist sie der älteste und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste des philosophes politiques et sociaux — La liste des philosophes politiques et sociaux est non exhaustive, et regroupe les philosophes ayant pratiqué la philosophie sociale et la philosophie politique. Principaux Confucius Aristote Platon Thomas Hobbes Nicolas Machiavel Gottfried… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste des théoriciens critiques — La liste des théoriciens critiques regroupe des philosophes du courant critique. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Voir aussi A Theodor Adorno Giorgio Agamben Karl Otto Apel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of Rutgers University people — This is an enumeration of notable people affiliated with Rutgers University, including graduates of the undergraduate and graduate and professional programs, former students who did not graduate or receive their degree, presidents of the… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.