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Tony Spanakos

Professor, Political Science and Law

AB, Princeton University
MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Anthony Spanakos is Professor in the Department of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University. Previously, he taught at Tufts University, Manhattanville College, Touro College, among other universities. He was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Brasilia (2002) and the Institute for Advanced Study of Administration in Venezuela (2008), and a Visiting Fellow at the East Asia Institute in Singapore (2009, 2017). He is co-editor of Conceptualising Comparative Politics book series at Routledge. His research has focused on citizenship, democratization, political economy and foreign policy in Latin America and Asia, as well as on using popular culture to teach political philosophy. He is the co-editor of Reforming Brazil (Lexington 2004) and Conceptualising Comparative Politics (Routledge 2015). He is the author of articles published in a number of scholarly journals including Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, New Political Science, and Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, among others.
Some of his more recent articles include:

Anthony P. Spanakos, “Institutionalities and Political Change in Bolivarian Venezuela,” Anthony P. Spanakos and Francisco Panizza Ed. Conceptualizing Comparative Politics, (Routledge 2015)

Anthony P. Spanakos and Joseph Marques, "South-South Relations and the English School of International Relations: Chinese and Brazilian Ideas and Involvement in Sub-Saharan Africa," Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, June 2014.

Anthony P. Spanakos “Hell’s Kitchen’s Prolonged Crisis and Would-be Sovereigns: Daredevil, Hobbes, and Schmitt,” PS: Political Science & Politics (Jan 2014) p. 94-97.


Brazil, Venezuela, BRICS
Comparative Politics, Political Economy,
Populism, Democratization, Security
Foreign Policies of Developing Countries
Political Theory and Popular Culture