Ivan Ascher

Ivan Ascher

Assistant Professor

Office: Bolton, Room 640
Phone: 414-229-7154
e-mail: ascher@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: pdf


Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests:

I specialize in modern political and social theory. My current research is on the continued relevance of Karl Marx and Max Weber for a critique of contemporary capitalism. I am also developing a new research project on the university in the age of neoliberalism.

Courses Taught:

PolSci 382: Modern Political Theory - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 386: Contemporary Political Theory  - Syllabus (pdf)
Karl Marx (Graduate Seminar, UMass) - Syllabus (pdf)
French Theory (Graduate Seminar, UMass) - Syllabus (pdf)

Selected Publications:

'We Are All Occasional Politicians': For a New Weberian Conception of Politics, Constellations, 20.1.

(Forthcoming) Capitalism, in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Michael Gibbons et al., eds., Blackwell. (PDF)

Max Weber and the 'Spirit' of The Protestant Ethic, Journal of Classical Sociology, Vol. 10, No. 2. (PDF)

Difference Theories, in The Encyclopedia of Political Theory, Mark Bevir, ed. Sage (2010). (PDF)

Deciding on the Borderland: The Ukrainian Elections of 2004, Theory & Event, 2005. Link to Article