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William Lund

William Lund

Professor of Political Science


205H Administration Building



Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3165
Moscow, ID 83844-3165

William Lund is a professor of Political Science. His areas of research interest are history of political theory (esp. Hobbes) and contemporary liberalism and its libertarian and communitarian critics.

  • B.A., Political Science and History: Lewis & Clark College, 1970
  • M.A., Political Science: University of Washington, 1975
  • Ph.D., Political Science: University of Washington, 1983

Lund joined the department in 1988 as an assistant professor. He was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 1993, and promoted to full professor in 2000. His research interests are mainly in the fields of contemporary political philosophy and the history of European and American political thought, with a secondary interest in contemporary American political parties and economic policy.

  • History of Political Theory (esp. Hobbes)
  • Contemporary Liberalism and its Libertarian & Communitarian Critics

  • “Neither Behemoth Nor Leviathan: Explaining Hobbes’s Illiberalism,” Filozofski Vestnik (2003)
  • “Perfectionism, Freedom, and Virtue: Sandel’s ‘Formative Project,’” Social Theory and Practice (October, 2002)
  •  “Autonomy, Functionalism, and the Common Good: Some Liberal Doubts About The New Golden Rule,” in Edward Lehman (ed.),Autonomy and Order: A Communitarian Anthology (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000)
  • “Egalitarian Liberalism and Social Pathology: A Defense of Public Neutrality,” Social Theory & Practice (Fall, 1997).

Political Science

Physical Address:
205 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Political Science Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3165
Moscow, ID 83844-3165

Phone: 208-885-6328

Fax: 208-885-5102


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