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Mark Kaswan

Dr. Mark Kaswan

Dr. Mark Kaswan
Assistant Professor
Department of Government


M0 Bldg. Room: M1.126E
Phone: (956) 882-8877
Fax: (956) 882-8893




Dr. Kaswan has a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA with a specialization in political theory. His main areas of research are in democratic theory and the history of political thought, with further interests in utilitarianism and critical approaches to political economics. He is interested in the foundational principles of social institutions, more specifically, identifying ways to extend and more deeply embed democratic practices in social institutions. He is particularly interested in cooperatives -- especially worker-owned cooperatives -- as a community-based and democratic form of enterprise. Prof. Kaswan is also a J. Robert Beyster and Michael W. Huber Fellow with Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations.


Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science (2010)
C.Phil: University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science (2007)
M.A.: University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science (2007)
B.A.: California State University, Northridge (2002)

CV/VITAE: Kaswan Vitae

Classes Taught:

GOVT 2301 American and Texas Politics
GOVT 4372 Classical Political Philosophy
GOVT 4373 Modern Political Theory
GOVT 4360 European Politics
PPAM 6310 Community and Economic Development
PPAM 6311 Urban Policy, Planning and Management
PPAM 6360 Nonprofit Policy an Management

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and REsponsibility:

Political theory, history of political thought

Previous Experience:

2010-11 University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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