Stephen Deets

  • Associate Professor
  • Division Chair
Academic Division: History & Society
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Bio

Stephen Deets is an Associate Professor at Babson College, teaching courses on international politics, comparative politics, and ethnic conflict as well as classes focusing on specific regions/countries. Before coming to Babson, Stephen Deets taught at Bryn Mawr College, Oberlin College, and Miami University of Ohio.

With a strong background in post-communist democratization, his re-search focuses on a variety of issues related to ethnic politics, particularly notions of justice and institutional forms involved in minority rights pro-tection and representation and how ethnic politics can impact public policy. He has published on East European elections, health care in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungarian minorities and social service provision in Lebanon. Currently he is working on a book project on non-territorial autonomy in Europe.

Before receiving his Ph.D., he spent a decade at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, where he was responsible for cooperation with the East European academies, and organized projects on nuclear non-proliferation, terrorism, small business development and entrepreneur-ship, and a host of environmental issues.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Maryland, Department of Government and Politics
  • MA, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
  • BA, The Johns Hopkins University

Academic Interests

Comparative Politics; International Politics; Postcommunism; Ethnic Conflict

Awards & Honors

  • 2000 — Nominee, University of Maryland Pelczar Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of Government and Politics
  • 1999 — Excellence in Teaching, Graduate Student Award, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2018

    • AHS 1000 AHS JUSTICE AND INEQUALITY
    • HSS 2028 GLOBAL POLITICS
    • HSS 2033 COMPARATIVE POLITICS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Deets, S.G., McClelland, B. (2018). Europeanization in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Recent Lessons from the Dairy Sector. Problems of Postcommunism. link
  • Deets, S.G. (2018). Consociationalism, Clientelism, and Local Politics in Beirut: Between Civic and Sectarian Identities. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics. Vol: 24, Issue: 2, Page: 133-157. link
  • Deets, S.G., Greenberg, D., Erzurumlu, S.S., Hunt, J.M., Manwaring, M.M., Rodgers, V.L., Swanson, E. (2017). Signing to Living PRME: Learning from a Journey Towards Responsible Management Education. The International Journal of Management Education. Vol: 15, Issue: 2, Page: 205-218.
  • Deets, S.G. (2017). Israel, Palestine and Nonterritorial Governance: A Reconfigured Status Quo. Middle East Policy. Vol: XXIV, Issue: 1, Page: 108-128. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. link
  • Deets, S.G., Skulte-Ouaiss, J. (2016). Jumping out of the Hobbesian Fishbowl and Into the Fire: Lebanon, Elections, and Chronic Crisis. Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. Vol: 24, Issue: 4, Page: 523-540. George Washington University, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. link
  • Deets, S.G. (2015). Networks and Communal Autonomy as Practice: Health, Education, and Social Welfare in Lebanon. Ethnopolitics. Vol: 14, Issue: 4, Page: 329-353. Routledge. link
  • Deets, S.G. (2010). Review Essay: Sovereignty, Networks and Norms . Nationalities Papers. Vol: 38, Issue: 4, Page: 561-567.
  • Deets, S.G., Vetterlein , A., Stroschein , S. (2009). Everyday Post-Socialism . Introductory Essay for a Special Forum in Journal of International Relations and Development. Vol: 12, Issue: 4, Page: 349-354.
  • Deets, S.G. (2009). Wizarding the Classroom: Teaching Harry Potter and Politics. PS: Political Science and Politics.
  • Deets, S.G. (2009). Constituting Interests and Identities in a Two-Level Game: Understanding the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Conflict. Foreign Policy Analysis. Vol: 5, Issue: 1, Page: 37-56. link
  • Deets, S.G., Koubak, K. (2008). The Czech Greens Revived. Environmental Politics. Vol: 17, Issue: 5, Page: 815-821.
  • Deets, S.G. (2008). The Hungarian Status Law and the Specter of Neomedievalism in Europe. Ethnopolitics. Vol: 7, Issue: 2-3, Page: 195-214.
  • Deets, S.G., Dawisha, K. (2006). Political Learning in Post-communist Elections. East European Politics and Societies. Vol: 20, Issue: 4, Page: 691-728.
  • Deets, S.G. (2006). Public Policy in the Passive-Aggressive State: Health Care Reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina 1996-2001. Europe-Asia Studies. Vol: 58, Issue: 1, Page: 57-80.
  • Deets, S.G. (2006). Re-imagining the Boundaries of the Nation: Politics and the Development of Ideas on Minority Rights. East European Politics and Societies. Vol: 20, Issue: 3, Page: 419-446.
  • Deets, S.G. (2005). Constitutionalism and Identity in Eastern Europe. Nationalities Papers. Vol: 33, Issue: 4, Page: 489-516.
  • Deets, S.G., Stroschein, S. (2005). Dilemmas of Autonomy and Liberal Pluralism: Examples Involving Hungarians in Central Europe. Nations and Nationalism. Vol: 11, Issue: 2, Page: 285-305.
  • Deets, S.G. (2002). Liberal Pluralism: Does the West Have Any to Export?. Journal of Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe. Issue: 4.
  • Deets, S.G., Stroschein, S. (2002). Minorities, Kin States, and the 2001 Hungarian Status Law. Analysis of Current Events. Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Page: 14-18.
  • Deets, S.G. (2002). Reconsidering East European Minority Policies: Liberal Theory and European Norms. East European Politics and Society. Vol: 16, Issue: 1, Page: 30-53.
  • Deets, S.G. (1996). National Discourse and the Formation of Irreconcilable Symbols: The Case of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Dam. State and National Building in East Central Europe: Contemporary Perspectives. Page: 115-132. Institute on East Central Europe, Columbia University.

Other

  • Deets, S.G. (2015). Baltimore is Not Ferguson. Monkey Cage Blog, Washington Post. link
  • Deets, S.G. (2011). Book Review: Global Trends in Eastern Europe by Nikolai Genov : Nationalities Papers. Vol: 38, Issue: 5 .
  • Deets, S.G., Jenne, E. (2010). Political Context Matters: The Banality of Hungary's Dual Citizenship Law and Slovakia's Response : Dual Citizenship for Transborder Minorities? How to Respond to the Hungarian-Slovak Tit-for-Tat. EUDO Citizenship Forum. link
  • Deets, S.G. (2005). Reflecting on the Balkans: Pentecost. Theater Department of Miami University of Ohio.
  • Deets, S.G. (2001). Nationalism and Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe: Minorities and Tolerance in Central and Eastern Europe and the NIS: Conference Proceedings. Page: 9-21.
  • Deets, S.G., Baker, J., Bosch, D., Bukaveckas, P., Hatfield, K., Zale, A. (1995). Agricultural Impacts on Water Quality in Lithuania and Latvia: Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Page: 128-136.

Book Chapters

  • Deets, S.G., DiCarlo , L. (2011). What is the Context? Fostering Entrepreneurial Leaders' Social Awareness: The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity. Page: 184-201. Berett-Koehler Publishers, Inc..
  • Deets, S.G. (2006). Pulling Back from Neo-Medievalism: International and Domestic Politics of the Hungarian Status Law: The Hungarian Status Law: Nation Building and/or a Minority Protection. Slavic Research Center.

Book Reviews

  • Deets, S.G. (2006). Ethnic Politics in Europe: The Power of Norms and Incentives by Judith Kelley: Nations and Nationalism. Vol: 12, Issue: 1, Page: 166-168.
  • Deets, S.G. (2001). From Voting to Violence by Jack Snyder: Nationalities Papers. Page: 252-255.
  • Deets, S.G. (2001). When History Is a Nightmare: Lives and Memories of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina by Steven Weine: Traumatic StressPoints. Vol: 15, Issue: 1.

Books

  • Deets, S.G., Noble, R., Breymeyer, A. (1996). Biodiversity Conservation in Transboundary Protected Areas . National Academy Press.
  • Deets, S.G. (1993). Romania's Energy Sector: National Academy Press.
  • Deets, S.G. (1993). The Economics of Sustainable Agriculture: American and Bulgarian Perspectives : National Academy Press.

Presentations

  • Consociationalism, Clientelism, and Local Politics in Beirut: Between Civic and Sectarian Identities Deets, S. Center for European Studies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland (2017)
  • Urban Politics as Arenas for Creating Civic Identity: Elections, Garbage, and Sectarianism in Beirut Deets, S. Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Convention, New York, NY (2017)
  • Citizens Before Elections or Elections Before Citizens? Deets, S. Skulte-Ouaiss, J. International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD (2017)
  • Nationalism, Europeanization, and Bosnian Agricultural Policy Deets, S. Assocation of the Study of Nationalities Annual Convention, New York, NY (2016)
  • Nationalism, Europeanization, and Economic Interests: The Politics  of Srpksa Dairy Farmers Deets, S. International Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (2016)
  • Communalism and Care: Health, Education, and Social Welfare in Lebanon Deets, S. 18th Annual Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention, New York, NY (2013)
  • Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and Non-Territorial Governance: Envisioning a Reconfigured Status Quo Deets, S. Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA (2013)
  • Communalism and Care: Social Welfare and Health Care in Lebanon Deets, S. Central and East European International Studies Convention, Istanbul, Turkey (2011)
  • Deets, S. Communalism and Care: Social Welfare and Healthcare in Lebanon, Canada (2011)
  • Networks and Composite States: Rethinking Minority Representation and Governance Deets, S. , New York (2010)
  • Networks and Composite States: Rethinking Minority Representation and Governance Deets, S. , New Orleans, LA (2010)
  • The Institutions and Unfulfilled Visions of the Sami Deets, S. , New York (2009)
  • The Institutions and Unfulfilled Visions of the Sami Deets, S. Undisclosed, New York, NY (2009)
  • The European Roma and Travellers Forum: National Autonomy or Interest Group Nationalism? Deets, S. Undisclosed, New York, NY (2008)
  • Regionalism without Regions Deets, S. , San Francisco, CA (2008)
  • Regionalism without Regions Deets, S. Undisclosed, San Francisco, CA (2008)
  • The European Roma and Travellers Forum: National Autonomy or Interest Group Nationalism? Deets, S. Undisclosed, San Francisco, CA (2008)
  • National Autonomy in a Neo-Medieval European Empire Deets, S. Undisclosed, Chicago, IL (2007)
  • Post-Modern Community in an Age of Jihad vs. McWorld: Islamic Banking in the U.S. and Europe Deets, S. Undisclosed, Chicago, IL (2007)
  • Examining the Boundaries of Europe: The Impact of European Minority Rights Norms in Central Asia and the Caucasus Deets, S. Berdieva, D. Global Democracy Conference, Farmville, VA (2007)
  • Reds, Greens, Blues and Browns: Party Development, Electoral Volatility and On-Going Surprises in East European Elections Deets, S. East European Studies Noon Discussion, Undisclosed (2006)
  • Examining the Boundaries of Europe: The Impact of European Minority Rights Norms in Central Asia and the Caucasus Deets, S. Berdieva , D. Undisclosed, New York, NY (2005)
  • Examining the Boundaries of Europe: The Impact of European Minority Rights Norms in Central Asia and the Caucasus Deets, S. Berdieva, D. Undisclosed, Honolulu, Hawaii (2005)
  • Pulling Back from Neo-Medievalism: Domestic and International Politics of the Hungarian Status Law Deets, S. Conference on The Status Law Syndrome: a Post-communist Nation Building or Post-Modern Citizenship?, Budapest, Hungary (2004)
  • The Hungarian Status Law and the Coming of Neomedievalism in Europe Deets, S. Undisclosed, Chicago, IL (2004)
  • Re-imagining the Boundaries of the Nation Deets, S. Conference on The Role of Ideas in Post-Communism, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (2004)
  • The Hungarian Status Law and the Coming of Neomedievalism in Europe Deets, S. Undisclosed, New York, NY (2004)
  • The Hungarian Status Law and the Coming of Neomedievalism in Europe Deets, S. International Studies Association Convention, Montreal (2004)
  • eral Pluralism, Immigration, and the Strange Politics of Pim Fortuyn Deets, S. Undisclosed, Philadelphia, PA (2003)
  • Liberal Pluralism, Immigration, and the Strange Politics of Pim Fortuyn Deets, S. International Studies Association Convention, Portland, OR (2003)
  • Health Care Reform in the Passive-Aggressive State Deets, S. American Political Science Association, Boston, MA (2002)
  • Meanings of Minority Autonomy in Liberal Democracies Deets, S. Stroschein, S. Association for the Study of Nationalities Convention, New York, NY (2002)
  • Meanings of Minority Autonomy in Liberal Democracies Deets, S. Stroschein, S. International Studies Association Convention, New Orleans, LA (2002)
  • Health Care Reform in the Passive-Aggressive State Deets, S. International Studies Association Convention, New Orleans, LA (2002)
  • Meanings of Minority Autonomy in Liberal Democracies Deets, S. Stroschein, S. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, DC (2001)
  • Meanings of Minority Autonomy in Liberal Democracies Deets, S. Stroschein, S. American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA (2001)
  • Nationalism and Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe Deets, S. Minorities and Tolerance in Central and Eastern Europe and the NIS: Conference Proceedings , Washington, DC (2001)
  • Reconsidering East European Minority Policy: Liberal Theory and European Norms Deets, S. Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York, NY (2001)
  • Constitutionally Guaranteed Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe Deets, S. Project on Minorities and Tolerance in Central and Eastern Europe and the NIS, Undisclosed (2001)
  • Reconsidering East European Minority Policy: Liberal Theory and European Norms Deets, S. International Studies Association, Chicago, IL (2001)
  • The Politics of Minority Rights in Europe Deets, S. East European Studies Noon Discussion, Undisclosed (2000)
  • The Divine Comedy of Post-communist Elections Deets, S. Dawisha, K. Conference on International Influence on Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe, Prague (2000)
  • Right-Wing Nationalist Parties in Eastern Europe: Searching for the ‘So What?’ Deets, S. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, St. Louis, MO (1999)
  • Long Live the Revolution?: Deconstructing Cuba’s Socialist Paradise Deets, S. Roundtable at the Center for Post-Communist Societies, University of Maryland (1999)
  • Science, Democracy, and National Symbols in Postcommunist Europe Deets, S. International Studies Association, Washington, DC (1999)
  • The Search for a ‘European’ Solution: The Unresolved Case of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Dam Conflict Deets, S. East European Studies Noon Discussion, Wilson Center for International Scholars (1998)
  • The Search for a ‘European’ Solution: The Unresolved Case of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Dam Conflict Deets, S. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boca Raton, FL (1998)
  • Agricultural Impacts on Water Quality in Lithuania and Latvia Deets, S. Baker, J. Bosch, D. Bukaveckas, P. Hatfield, K. Zale, A. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Undisclosed (1995)
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