Professor and Chair
2226 Watkins Hall
John Medearis (Professor) received his Ph.D from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998, and joined the UCR faculty in 2001. His teaching and research interests include: political theory (especially modern and contemporary); democratic theory; social movements; the welfare state; and social science methodology and philosophy. His book Why Democracy is Oppositional was published by Harvard University Press in June, 2015. He is also author of Joseph Schumpeter’s Two Theories of Democracy (Harvard, 2001) and Joseph A. Schumpeter (Continuum, 2009). His research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, and Polity.