Politics — Emeriti
Jim  Wiser

Jim Wiser

Emeritus Professor

James Wiser received his B.A. in Government from the University of Notre Dame and his MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. He studied one year at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and was a Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellow at the Free University of Berlin (Germany). Prior to joining USF as Provost in 1998 he taught Political Science at Loyola University-Chicago. He has published Political Philosophy: a History of the Search for Order and Political Theory: A Thematic Inquiry.

He is the editor of Religion and the Rise of Modernity which is volume 5 of Eric Voegelin's History of Political Ideas. His articles have appeared in such professional publications as The Journal of Politics, Polity, The Review of Politics, and Political Theory.

His teaching and research interests focus on the history of Western political thought with a special concern for ancient Greek and contemporary German political theory. In 2010 the University of Kentucky Press will publish his most recent study, "Eric Voegelin and American Conservatism," in its volume Virtue, Freedom, and the Rule of Law: Dilemmas of American Conservatism.