The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVII, Issue 41
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
August 23, 2002

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Wiarda's new books draw upon sabbatical research

P olitical Science professor Howard J. Wiarda is currently completing work on three monographs that grew out of his sabbatical leave in 2001, which he spent conducting research in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

     The first monograph, "Where Does Europe End? The Politics and EU and NATO Enlargement," is based on Wiarda's research in Eastern and Central Europe. The work was published by the Austrian Institute for International Affairs in Vienna, his host institution during the research. An American edition was produced by Heldref Publications in a special issue of the journal World Affairs devoted to Wiarda's work. The research was sponsored by the Fulbright Program and the Earhard Foundation.

     A second book, "Civil Society: The American Model and Third World Development," will be published this fall by Westview Press. The book is based on research conducted in Latin America, southern Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia and funded through a major grant from the Aspen Institute.

     The third study was funded by the Oriente Foundation in Lisbon. Titled "The Legacy of Portuguese Rule in Asia: Reasserting Influence in the Post-Colonial Period," it is being published in Portuguese by the Portuguese Center for Southeast Asian Studies and in English by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Research for the monograph was carried out in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, India, Singapore, Indonesia and East Timor.

     Wiarda is also writing a book on development in the Third World, seeking to summarize what has been learned over the past 50 years. He is also editing an eight-volume series on comparative politics for Routledge Publishers. Two of the volumes deal with theoretical issues, while the other six focus on the world's major areas: Western Europe, Russia and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

     Wiarda is the Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Iberian and Latin American Studies, the first endowed chair in the College of Social and Behavioral Studies.

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