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Colin Pearce

Colin D. Pearce

Visiting Faculty - Department of Political Science
Hayek Fellow - Clemson Institute 2011-2012; 2017-2018

Office: 329C Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-5475


 Educational Background

    Ph.D. Political Science
    University of Toronto

    M.A. Political Science
    University of Toronto

    B.Ed. History/Politics
    University of Toronto

Courses Taught

  • Clemson
  • Political Theory
  • American Political Thought
  • Canadian Politics
  • American Government
  • Political Terrorism
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Honors College
  • Great Books
  • Elsewhere
  • Political Theory
  • Introduction to Politics
  • The Political Science Discipline
  • Security and the Constitution
  • Introduction to Security Studies
  • Terrorism
  • Problems in Public Policy
  • Social and Political Issues
  • Professional and Business Ethics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Modern Political Ideologies
  • Politics and Economics


Colin Pearce Colin PearcePreview Your Personal Website Clemson University, Political Science/Clemson Institute, Faculty Member | Philosophy+4 Colin D. Pearce holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto. He has published in a number of journals including The Simms Review, Canadian Journal of Political Science, The Journal of the History of Ideas, South Carolina Review, Studies in Literary Imagination, The Kipling Journal, Perspectives on Politics, Interpretation, Humanitas, Clio, Appraisal, The Explicator, Quadrant and other venues. He is currently the Hayek Scholar at the Clemson Institute and a Faculty Affiliate of the University of Haifa. He was the William Gilmore Simms Professor at University of South Carolina in 2004 and is past President of the William Gilmore Simms Society as well as the South Carolina Political Science Association. He is presently teaching in the Political Science Department and the Honors College at Clemson University

Research Interests

  • Areas of Interest
  • - Political Theory/American Politics/American Political Thought
  • - Philosophy and Literature/ Moral Philosophy /Ethics and Values
  • - Security Studies/Leadership/Canadian Politics

Research Publications

  • "The Monstrous Politics of Leo Strauss" VoegelinView May 21, 2018.
  • "Canadian Guardian: The Educational Statesmanship of Egerton Ryerson."Liberal Education and Canadian Political Culture. Ed. David Livingstone (McGill-Queens University Press, 2015).
  • "From Guardianism to Postmodernism: Historiography and the Interpretation of Canadian Political Culture" Southern Journal of Canadian Studies vol. 6, 1 (April, 2015),pp. 21-17.
  • "The Genius-Poet in William Gilmore Simms."The Simms Review (2014)20:1-2
  • "Aristotle and Business: An Inescapable Tension."History of Business Ethics - - Aristotle Section, Ed. G. Bragues. Springer Publishing (2012).
  • "Future Technoscientific Education: Atheism and Ethics in a Globalizing World"Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society Vol. 31 no. 2 (March, 2011): 81-102.
  • "All Aboard! The Philosophy of the Omnibus and the Problem of Progress in
  • William Gilmore Simms"The Simms Review vol. XVIII no.1 (2011)
  • "Progress"; "Sidney Hook" "“ Encyclopedia of Political Science
  • Ed. George Thomas Kurian, Congressional Quarterly Press (2011).
  • "Libertarianism Ancient and Modern: Reflections on the Strauss-Rothbard Debate"Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy (Vol.38, no.1,2010)
  • "Lessons for Liberalism: Lord Brougham"™s Philosophy of Italian History"Nordicum-Mediterraneum Vol. 4 no1(2009)
  • "The Metaphysical Federalism of William Gilmore Simms"Special Issue of Studies in Literary Imagination 42:1(2009)
  • "From Dreaming Spires to Part Time Jobs"University of Guelph-Humber Newsletter (Fall, 2009).
  • "Words Upon a Monument: The Liberalism of Simms"™s Public Theology"
  • The Simms Review vol. XVI no.1 (2008)
  • "History for Life"Humanitas Volume XX, 1&2. (2008)
  • --*** Book Reviews for Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 2007-2012 ***--
  • - Andrew Futter, "Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons"
  • (Georgetown University Press 2018)
  • - Jonathan Craft, Backrooms and Beyond: Partisan Advisers and the Politics of Policy Work in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2016).
  • - Haglund, David G. Ethnic diasporas and the Canada-United States security community: from the Civil War to today (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)
  • - Michael P. Federici, Richard M. Gamble,and Mark T. Mitchell eds.,"The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics:The Modest Republic."(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
  • - Daniel Henstra ed., Multilevel governance and emergency management in Canadian municipalities (McGill-Queen"™s, 2013).
  • - James T. Schliefer, The Chicago companion to Tocqueville"™s Democracy in America (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
  • - William Connolly, "A World of Becoming"(Duke University Press,2011)
  • - Kenneth L. Deutsch and Ethan Fishman, "The Dilemmas of American Conservatism"(University Press of Kentucky, 2010)
  • - Nathan Crick, "Democracy & rhetoric: John Dewey on the arts of becoming"(University of South Carolina Press, 2010)
  • - Colleen A. Sheehan. "James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self Government"(Cambridge, 2009)
  • - James H Read. "Majority Rule Versus Consensus: The Political Thought of John C. Calhoun."(University Press of Kansas, 2009)
  • - Robert Diab, "Guantanamo North"(Fernwood Publishing, 2009)
  • - Andreas Kalyvas and Ira Katznelson "Liberal beginnings: making a republic for the moderns."(Cambridge, 2008)
  • - Christopher Manfredi and Mark Rush, "Judging Democracy."Broadview Press, 2008.
  • - Jason A. Scorza, "Strong liberalism: habits of mind for democratic citizenship" (University Press of New England, 2008)
  • - Miriam Smith ed., "Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada" (Broadview Press, 2007)
  • - Athan Theoharis "The quest for absolute security: the failed relations among U.S. intelligence agencies." (I.R. Dee, 2007)


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