L. Gerald Bursey


Areas of Study

Political Theory (classical, modern, and contemporary) American Political Thought, Revolution, Terrorism, Totalitarianism, Crisis Politics

Selected Publications

  • “Aristotle and Political Theory: The Politics of Moderation” in Nikolaous Angelis (ed), Aristotle Today , Naoussa-Mieza (Greece), 2002.
  • “Contradiction and Influence in Political Philosophy” in Manuel J. Palaez and Miguel Martinez Lopez (eds), Essays in the History of Political Thought, 1989
  • “Abraham Lincoln” in William C. Spragens (ed), Popular Images of American Presidents. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988
  • Review of David D. Roberts, The Syndicalist Tradition and Italian Facsim in Journal of Politics 42:4 (November 1980)

Selected Professional Activities

  • Faculty Senate
  • Consultant, University College
  • Academic Evaluation Oversight Committee
  • College Council Agenda Committee, 1997-1999
  • University Graduate Council, 1993-1994

Recent Courses Taught


  • POLS 2326 Premodern Political Thought
  • POLS 2328- Modern Political Thought
  • POLS 2330 American Political Thought


  • POLS 7281 Modern Political Thought
  • POLS 7283 Trends in American Political Thought
  • POLS 7364 Terrorism, Violence, and Politics
  • POLS 7368 Crisis Politics