Professor Dan G Zirker
Professor of Political Science
Qualifications: BA, MA University of Montana, PhD University of Alberta
Professor Daniel Zirker gained his BA and MA from the University of Montana, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Alberta. He was the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, 2004-2011, and has been professor of political science since 2004. He previously taught and was an administrator at Minnesota State University, the University of Idaho and Montana State University-Billings. A Past chair/president of the Research Committee on Armed Forces and Society of IPSA (1999-2005), and former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Northeast Brazil, he was a Fulbright senior lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam.
Research Interests and Expertise:
· Military authoritarianism, democratization and civil-military relations in dictatorships and developing democracies
· Corruption in developed and developing democracies
· Ethnicity, the armed forces, and civil-military relations in deeply plural societies
· The dynamics of democracy and mass politics
· Latin American politics
- Terrorism and Political Violence
- Canadian Politics
- US Politics
· The US in international relations
· African politics
Zirker, Daniel and Mathias, Suzeley Kalil (eds. and contribs.), Militares e Democracia; Estudos sobre a Identidade Militar (Sao Paulo, Brazil: Cultura Academica, 2016).
Zirker (ed. and contrib.), Forging Military Identity in Culturally Pluralistic Societies: Quasi-Ethnicity (Lexington Books, 2015
Zirker, Daniel, "Media responses to US Corporate and Global Environmentalist Projects in Amazônia, 1928-2000." Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Defesa, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2014).
Zirker, Daniel, Gregory, Robert and Scrimgeour, Frank. "Iceland and New Zealand: Comparative perceptions of corruption in a global economic downturn." Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2 (2013).
Zirker, Daniel, Constantine P. Danopoulos, and Alan Simpson, "The Military as a Distinct Ethnic or Quasi-Ethnic Identity in Developing Countries," Armed Forces & Society, Volume 34, Number 2 (2008).
Constantine Danopoulos and Daniel Zirker (eds.), The Military and Society in the Former Eastern Bloc (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1999).
Latin American politics; African politics; Brazilian politics; US politics; Canadian politics; New Zealand politics; ethnicity and politics in divided societies; civil-military relations; security studies; terrorism and political violence; US international relations; democratization and democracy; corruption and the remediation of corruption.
Zirker, D., & Barrett, P. (2017). Legal corruption in a ‘least corrupt’ country: New Zealand, 2011-2014. In New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference 2017: (Dis)ordering Politics: Exclusion, Resistance and Participation. Conference held at Dunedin, New Zealand.
Barrett, P., & Zirker, D. (2017). Re-defining corruption in a New Zealand context. In 3rd International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP3). Conference held at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (NUS), The National University of Singapore, Singapore. Retrieved from http://www.ippapublicpolicy.org//file/paper/593b349a7c8ab.pdf
Zirker, D. (2017). Political settlements to quasi-ethnic identity formation in Central East Africa: From authoritarian peace formulae to ethno-political nation-building?. In New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference 2017: (Dis)ordering Politics: Exclusion, Resistance and Participation. Conference held at Dunedin, New Zealand.
Barrett, P., & Zirker, D. (2017). Corruption scandals, scandal clusters and contemporary politics in New Zealand. International Social Science Journal, -online, 1-12. doi:10.1111/issj.12125
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