Rob Singh is Professor of Politics at the School of Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck College, University of London. He was educated at Christ Church and Nuffield College, Oxford, from where he gained a 1st in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1989 and a DPhil in Politics in 1994. He was a Lecturer in Politics at Trinity College, Dublin (1994-96) and the University of Edinburgh (1996-99) before joining Birkbeck in 1999, where he was appointed to a chair in politics in 2004. He has written extensively on American politics and US foreign policy. His books include The Farrakhan Phenomenon: Race, Reaction and the Paranoid Style in American Politics (Georgetown University Press, 1997), The Congressional Black Caucus (Sage, 1998), (ed.) American Politics and Society (Polity, 2002), American Government and Politics (Sage, 2003), Contemporary American Politics and Society (Sage, 2003), (ed.) Governing America (Oxford University Press, 2003), (co-ed.), The Bush Doctrine and the War on Terrorism (Routledge, 2006) and, with Tim Lynch, After Bush: The Case For Continuity in American Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
Sunday 2 November 2008, 2.00pm Seminar Space
Is America still the world’s policeman?
Robert Singh, Timothy Lynch, After Bush: The Case For Continuity in American Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, July 2008)
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