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.
Barrett, P., & Zirker, D. (2017). New Zealand´s Panama connection: Financial services, facilitation payments, and a legal slippery slope. Revista Internacional de Transparencia e Integridad (International Review of Transparency and Integrity), 3(January-April), 1-9. Retrieved from http://revistainternacionaltransparencia.org/
Zirker, D., & Barrett, P. (2017). Corruption vs. corruption scandals in New Zealand: bridging a wide Gulf?. Political Science, -online, 1-15. doi:10.1080/00323187.2017.1327798
Gregory, R., & Zirker, D. (2017). Corruption in New Zealand: A case of reputational erosion?. In M. dela Rama, & C. Rowley (Eds.), The Changing Face of Corruption in the Asia Pacific Current Perspectives and Future Challenges (pp. 149-166). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-101109-6.00010-1
Barrett, P., & Zirker, D. (2016). New Zealand's Panama connection: Financial services, facilitation payments, and a legal slippery slope. In New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference (NZPSA): Divergent Democracies: Politics in the 21st Century. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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