• Profile: Dr. Kerry H. Whiteside
The Clair R. McCollough Professor of Government
Government

Education

Ph.D., Princeton University, Dept. of Politics, 1983

M.A., Princeton University, 1979

A.B. with Distinction in Political Science, Stanford University, 1975

A brief CV can be found here.

Research

Political ecology; representation and democratic theory; French politics.

Grants & Awards

Clair R. McCollough Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College, 2002 

Invited Guest Professor, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris, 2002

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Franklin &

Marshall College, 1998.

Institute of European Studies, Paris: Associate, Fall 1995

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend Award, 1990

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Scholarship, Goethe Institute, Mannheim, Summer 1987.

Charlotte Elizabeth Proctor Dissertation Fellowship, Princeton University, 1981-82.

Bourse d'études du gouvernement français, 1980-81.

French-American Foundation De Tocqueville Grant, 1980-81.

Fulbright-Hays Travel Award, 1980-81.

Social Science Research Council, International Doctoral Research Award: (Western European Studies, 1980-81).

Princeton University Committee for European Studies: Travel Grant, 1979.

Publications

Books:

Merleau-Ponty and the Foundation of an Existential Politics, Princeton University Press, 1988, 329 pages.

Divided Natures: French Contributions to Political Ecology, MIT Press, 2002, 321 pages.

Precautionary Politics: Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk, MIT Press, 2006, 182 pages.

Vers une démocratie écologique: Le politique, le savant et le citoyen (with Dominique Bourg), Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 102 pages, 2010.

Articles and Book Chapters:

"From Representative Government Ecological Democracy: Tensions, Challenges, Opportunities," in Démocratie, avenir du monde?, Actes de la conférence européenne organisée à Bruxelles au Palais Egmont, le 20 juin 2012, ed. Joseph Charlier and Pascale Van Doren, Presses Raymond Vervinckt & fils, 2013, pp. 135-144.

"Moscovici, Serge"; "Latour, Bruno"; and "Démocratie écologique" (with Dominique Bourg),  in Dictionnaire de la pensée écologique, ed. Dominique Bourg and Alain Papaux, Presses Universitaires de France, 2014.

"A Representative Politics of Nature: Bruno Latour on Collectives and Constitutions," Contemporary Political Theory 12:3 (2013), pp. 185-205.

“The Impasses of Ecological Representation,” Environmental Values 22:3 (June 2013), pp. 339-358..

“Le temps nous est compté,” with Dominique Bourg, Le Débat, 164 (mars-avril 2011), pp. 169-172.

“France’s Grenelle de l’Environnement: Openings and Closures in Ecological Democracy,” with Daniel Boy and Dominique Bourg, Environmental Politics, 19:3 (May 2010), pp. 449-467.

“Démocratie et écologie: Quelles adaptations?,” (interview) Uniscope: le mensuel de l’Université de Lausanne, no. 553 (26 avril-23 mail 2010), p. 1.

“Pour une démocratie écologique”/”For an Ecological Democracy”, with Dominique Bourg, La Vie des Idées (September 2009), 33 pages. Available at: http://www.laviedesidees.fr/Pour-une-democratie-ecologique.html“Critical Dialogues: Reply to  Barrett,” Perspectives on Politics, 7:1 (March 2009), pp. 158-159.

“Critical Dialogues: Reply to  Barrett,” Perspectives on Politics, 7:1 (March 2009), pp. 158-159.

“Precaution and Science-Based Environmental Risk Management: Complementary not Contradictory,” in Urbano Fra, ed. Building Safer Settlements: Governance, Planning and Responses to Natural Hazards (forthcoming 2009).

"France's Charter for the Environment: Of Presidents, Principles and Environmental Protection," with Dominique Bourg, Modern and Contemporary France 15:2 (May 2007), pp. 117-133.

“Postface” in Pourquoi tardons-nous tant à devenir écologistes?: Limites de la postmodernité et société écologique,” edited by Denis Duclos. Paris: L'Harmattan 2007.

“Une écologie humaniste, Les Natures difficiles: Une comparaison France-Amérique du Nord” in Le développement durable: Les Termes du débat, ed. Marie-Claude Smouts, Armand Colin, 2005, pp. 37-45, and discussion, pp. 50-51.

“Beyond the Nature-Culture Dualism: The Ecology of Earth-Homeland,” World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution 60:5-6(July-September 2004), pp. 357-369.

“Nouvelles technologies, peurs alimentaires et principe de précaution: analyse comparée des sensibilités européenne et américaine,” Déméter 2005: Économies et Stratégie agricoles, pp. 173-191.

“Le principe de précaution: Un principe problématique mais nécessaire,” with Dominique Bourg,  Le Débat  129(mars-avril 2004), pp. 153-174 

“Humanisme et Terroir: The Culture of Genetically Modified Crops in France,” French Politics, Culture and Society 21:3(Fall 2003), pp. 73-90.

“French Regulatory Republicanism and the Risks of Genetically Modified Crops,” French Politics 1(2003), pp. 153-174.

“Les penseurs français de l’écologie politique: Regards croisés franco-américains,” The Tocqueville Review/La Revue Tocqueville XXIV:1 (2003), pp. 135-148, plus debate, pp. 149-160.

“The French Elections of 2002: Green Blues,” Environmental Politics 12:1 (Spring 2003), pp. 241-245.

"Justice Uncertain: Judith Shklar on Liberalism, Skepticism and Equality," Polity 31:3(Spring 1999), pp. 501-524.

"Systems Theory and Humanism in Continental Ecologism," Policy Studies Journal 26:4(Winter 1998), pp. 636-656.

"Worldliness and Respect for Nature: An Ecological Application of Hannah Arendt's Conception of Culture," Environmental Values 7:1(February 1998), pp. 25-40.

"French Ecosocialism: From Utopia to Contract," Environmental Politics  6:3(Autumn 1997), pp. 99-124.

"René Dumont and the Fate of Political Ecology in France," Contemporary French Civilization XXI:1 (Winter/Spring 1997), pp. 1-17.

"Von der Natur zur Freiheit -- von der Freiheit zur Natur: Hannah Arendt über der Sorge zur Welt," in Hannah Arendt Nach dem Totalitarismus, ed. Daniel Ganzfried and Sebastian Hefti (Hamburg: Europäische Verlaganstalt, 1997), pp. 155-175.

"Regulation, Ecology, Ethics: The Red-Green Politics of Alain Lipietz," Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 7:3 (September, 1996), pp. 31-55.

"The Resurgence of Ecological Political Thought in France," French Politics and Society 13:2 (Spring, 1995), pp. 1-16.

"Hannah Arendt and Ecological Politics," Environmental Ethics (Winter, 1994), pp. 339-358.

"Malraux and the Problem of a Political Metaphysics," French Forum 18:2 (May, 1993), pp. 195-212.

"Urbanisation and the Genealogy of Freedom in Marx and Tocqueville,"  History of European Ideas,  15:4-6(1992), pp. 473-479.

"Merleau-Ponty and the Uses of Malraux's Writings,"  Revue André Malraux Review, 23:1/2(Spring/Fall, 1991), pp. 85-101.

"The Political Practice of the Verts," Modern and Contemporary France 48 (January 1992), pp. 14-21.

"Universality and Violence: Merleau-Ponty, Malraux, and the Moral Logic of Liberalism," Philosophy Today 35:4 (Winter 1991), pp. 372-389.

"Hobbes's 'Ultranominalist' Critique of Natural Right," Polity  20, no. 3 (Spring 1988), pp. 457-478.

"Nominalism and Conceptualism in Hobbes's Political Theory," Commonwealth 1(1987), pp. 1-25.

"Perspectivism and Historical Objectivity: Merleau-Ponty's Covert Debate with Raymond Aron," History and Theory  21: 2 (May 1986), pp. 132-151.

"The Merleau-Ponty Bibliography: Additions and Corrections," Journal of the History of Philosophy 21:2 (April 1983), pp. 195-201.

Book Reviews:

“Why Cooperate? The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods, by Scott Barrett,” Perspectives on Politics, 7:1 (March 2009), pp. 155-156.

"Denaturalizing Ecological Politics: Alienation from Nature from Rousseau to the Frankfurt School and Beyond, by Andrew Biro. " Perspectives on Politics 4:1 (March 2006), pp. 152-153.

 “Citizenship and the Environment, by Andrew Dobson,” Political Theory 33:6(December 2005), pp. 901-904.

“ The Light-Green Society: Ecology and Technological Modernity in France, 1960-2000, by Michael Bess.” Environmental Values 14:1(February 2005), pp. 138-140.

“Justice & Nature: Kantian Philosophy, Environmental Policy, & the Law, by John Martin Gillroy.” American Political Science Review 96(September 2002), p. 638.

"Hobbes and Christianity: Reassessing the Bible in Leviathan, by Paul D. Cooke," American Political Science Review 91:3(September 1997), pp. 717-718.

"Enlightenment's Wake: Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age, by John Gray," Journal of Politics 59:3( August 1997), pp. 959-961.

"Earth and Sky, by Galen Johnson,"  Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22:2 (June 1992), pp. 271-275.

"Situation and Human Existence, by Sonia Kruks," The Review of Politics 53:3 (1991), pp. 573-576.

"The Company of Critics, by Michael Walzer,"  Political Theory 17: 4 (November 1989), pp. 689-692.

"The Political Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, by Sonia Kruks," American Political Science Review 76:4 (December 1982), p. 967.