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]

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Biography

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]

Bibliography

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

Articles

  • " 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

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