Hoover, Kenneth R. 1940–

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Hoover, Kenneth R. 1940–

(Kenneth Ray Hoover)

PERSONAL: Born September 15, 1940, in Marshalltown, IA; son of Lee and Margaret (Whitcomb) Hoover; married Judith Maybee, 1963; children: two. Education: Beloit College, B.Sc., 1962; University of Wisconsin—Madison, M.Sc., 1965, Ph. D., 1970.

ADDRESSES: Office—c/o Department of Political Science, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225.

CAREER: Johnson Foundation, assistant to the president, 1962–64; University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, Whitewater, instructor, 1964–65, assistant professor of political science, 1965–69; College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, assistant professor, 1970–76, associate professor of political science, 1976–78; University of Wisconsin—Parkside, Kenosha, associate professor, 1978–85, professor of political science, 1985–88; Western Washington University, Bellingham, professor of political science, 1988–2004, professor emeritus, 2004–, department chair, 1988–95, president of faculty senate, 1995–96. University of London, academic visitor at London School of Economics and Political Science, 1996–97; Oxford University, member of Senior Common Room, St. Catherine's College, 1996–97; Seattle University, visiting professor, 2005.

MEMBER: American Political Science Association, American Association of University Professors, Pacific Northwest Political Science Association (president, 2005).

AWARDS, HONORS: Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin—Parkside, 1984; Eugenio Battisti Award, 1992, for article published in Utopian Studies; Paul J. Olscamp Faculty Research Award, Western Washington University, 2004.


A Politics of Identity: Liberation and the Natural Community, University of Illinois Press (Urbana, IL), 1975.

The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1976, 6th edition (with Todd Donovan), 1995, 8th edition, Thomson/Wadsworth (Belmont, CA), 2004.

Ideology and Political Life, Brooks/Cole Publishing (Monterey, CA), 1986, 3rd edition (with Vernon Johnson and others), Harcourt College Publishers (Fort Worth, TX), 2001.

(With Raymond Plant) Conservative Capitalism in Britain and the United States: A Critical Appraisal, Routledge (New York, NY), 1989.

(With James Marcia and Kristen Parris) The Power of Identity: Politics in a New Key, Chatham House Publishers (Chatham, NJ), 1997.

Economics as Ideology: Keynes, Laski, Hayek, and the Creation of Contemporary Politics, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2003.

(Editor) The Future of Identity: Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson, Lexington Books (Lanham, MD), 2004.

Contributor to political science journals, including American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and Western Political Quarterly.

SIDELIGHTS: Kenneth R. Hoover told CA: "My article 'What Should Democracies Do about Identity?' presents my view of a new basis for progressive politics." The article is available at the author's Internet Home Page.



Western Washington University Web site: Kenneth R. Hoover Home Page, http://www.wwu.edu/∼khoover (November 12, 2005).

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