UMass Amherst Department of Political Science

Roberto Alejandro

Professor of Political Science

Thompson 226
Office Hours: Spring 2014 - Mon/Tue 4:00-5:00 and by appointment
Email: ralejand@polsci.umass.edu
Phone: (413) 545-6177

My research interests include Greek philosophy and tragedies, Nietzsche, contemporary liberal theory, and American political thought.

Interests:

My research interests include Greek philosophy and tragedies, Nietzsche, contemporary liberal theory, and American political thought. Civic Research: As part of my civic work in Puerto Rico, I have written several essays on social issues. These essays have been presented in public lectures and on radio and TV programs. "Hacia una nueva propuesta presupuestaria." ("Toward a new budget proposal") (12 pages) June 2006. "Alternativas presupuestarias." ("Budget Proposals") (18 pages) March 2002 "Propuesta para una Reforma Legislativa." ("A Proposal for Legislative Reform") (9 pages) August 2001. "Cronologia sobre el status en Puerto Rico." ("A Chronology of the Status Question in Puerto Rico") (25 pages) January 1999. Limpieza Ciudadana. Plataforma Politica. ("Political Platform") (18 pages) April 2000, May 2005.

Education:
Ph.D., Princeton University

Courses Taught:
Plato; Fragmentation and the Social Contract Tradition; Nietzsche; Hermeneutics; Hobbes and the politics of interpretation; Rawlsian justice

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