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Political Science Department

Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. #205
PHONE: (208) 885-6328
FAX: (208) 885-5102

Mailing Address:
Political Science Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 5102
Moscow, ID 83844-3165

The James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
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William Lund

William Lund, Ph.D.

Office: AD 205H
Phone: (208) 885-6032
Email: wrlund@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Political Science - University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443165
Moscow, Idaho 443165

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Political Science
Professor of Political Science

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • History of Political Theory (esp. Hobbes)
    • Contemporary Liberalism and its Libertarian & Communitarian Critics
  • Biography

    Dr. 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.

  • Selected Publications
    • “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).

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