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Daniel Egan

Daniel Egan
Daniel EganProfessor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentSociology
  • Phone(978) 934-4304
  • Emaildaniel_egan@uml.edu

Research Interests

Social theory, social stratification, political sociology, war & peace, globalization

Dr. Egan has researched worker cooperatives, radical urban politics and international institutions. He is currently working on two research projects: an examination of government subsidies for corporations and the role of war and violence in globalization.

Education

  • Ph D: Sociology, (1994), Boston College - Boston, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Relative Autonomy and Local Socialism: The Greater London Council's Local Economic Strategy, 1981-86
  • MA: Sociology, (1988), Boston College - Boston, MA
  • BA: Economics and International Relations, (1985), Hamilton College - Clinton, NY

Awards and Honors

  • WhoÍs Who Among American Teachers, Teaching
  • Teaching Award (2004), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Sociology Department
  • Association Exceeding Expectations Award (2003), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Government
  • Teaching Award (2001), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Sociology Department
  • WhoÍs Who Among American Teachers (2000), Teaching

Publications

  • Egan, D. (2016) "Gramsci’s War of Position as Siege Warfare: Some Lessons From History.," Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory 44:4 pp. 435
  • Egan, D. (2015) "Insurrection and Gramsci’s “War of Position”," Socialism & Democracy 29:1 pp. 102
  • Egan, D. (2014) "Rethinking War of Maneuver/War of Position: Gramsci and the Military Metaphor.," Critical Sociology (Sage Publications, Ltd.) 40:4 pp. 521 - 538
  • Egan, D. (2010) "Alternative Theories of the State," Review of Radical Political Economics 42:1 pp. 110-112
  • Egan, D. (2009) "The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World," Critical Sociology 35:4 pp. 364
  • Egan, D. (2009) "The World We Wish to See: Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty-First Century," Socialism and Democracy 23:3 pp. 212-213
  • Egan, D. (2008) "Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb," Critical Sociology 34:2 pp. 228
  • Egan, D. (2008) "Focault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism," Humanity and Society 32:2 pp. 210-212
  • Aronowitz, S., Bratsis, P., Egan, D. (2008) "Paradigm lost: state theory reconsidered," Review of Radical Political Economics 40:2 pp. 252-256
  • Egan, D. (2008) "Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital," Science & Society 72:2 pp. 236-238
  • Gill, S., Egan, D. (2008) "Power and resistance in the new world order," Review of Radical Political Economics 40:2 pp. 252-256
  • Egan, D. (2008) "Strategic Terror: The Politics and Ethics of Aerial Bombardment," New Political Science 30:2 pp. 276-278
  • Egan, D. (2008) "The Cold War and the New Imperialism," Socialism and Democracy 22:1 pp. 179-181
  • Egan, D. (2007) "American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination," Humanity and Society 31:2-3 pp. 274-276
  • Mirra, C., Egan, D. (2007) "Enduring freedom or enduring war? Prospects and costs of the new American 21st century," Socialism and democracy 21:1 pp. 136-139
  • Egan, D. (2007) "Frantz Fanon and the Construction of the Colonial Subject: Defining "The Enemy" in the Iraq War," Socialism and Democracy 21:3 pp. 142-154
  • Egan, D. (2007) "Globalization and the Invasion of Iraq: State Power and the Enforcement of Neoliberalism," Sociological Focus 40:1 pp. 98-111
  • Egan, D. (2007) "Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War," New Political Science 29:4 pp. 556-558
  • Foster, J.B., Egan, D. (2007) "Naked imperialism: the US pursuit of global dominance," New political science 29:2 pp. 275-277
  • Egan, D. (2007) "Planning the transition to capitalism: the commission for assistance to a free Cuba," Socialism and democracy 21:1 pp. 13-32
  • Egan, D. (2007) "Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez," Contemporary Sociology 36:6 pp. 558-559
  • Egan, D. (2006) "Bureaucracy and Radial Politics: The Care of the Greater London Council," New Political Science 28:3 pp. 377-400
  • Egan, D. (2006) "Coalitions across Borders: Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order," New Political Science 28:1 pp. 152-155
  • Egan, D. (2006) "Rethinking the Zapatistas: Frantz Fanon and Resistance to Neoliberalism," Humanity and Society 30:1 pp. 67-83
  • Sanbonmatsu, J., Egan, D. (2006) "The postmodern prince: critical theory, left strategy, and the making of a new political subject," Socialism and democracy 20:2 pp. 197-201
  • Egan, D. (2005) "Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums," Critical Sociology 31:4 pp. 651-653
  • Egan, D. (2004) "Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life," Contemporary Sociology 33:4 pp. 466-467
  • Egan, D. (2004) "Who put the "welfare" in "corporate welfare"?: race, gender, and the critique of business subsidies," Journal of Poverty 8:3 pp. 1-21
  • Egan, D. (2003) "'The Undeserving Rich': How the News Media Cover 'Corporate Welfare'," Humanity and Society 27:2 pp. 108-124
  • Levy, D.L., Egan, D. (2003) "A neo-Gramscian approach to corporate political strategy: conflict and accommodation in the climate change negotiations," Journal of management studies 40:4 pp. 803-830
  • Egan, D. (2002) "Globalism: The New Market Ideology," New Political Science 24:2 pp. 321-323
  • Egan, D. (2002) "Privilege, Power, and Difference," Teaching Sociology 30:2 pp. 266
  • Egan, D. (2001) "Big Business and the State: Historical Transitions and Corporate Transformation," Contemporary Sociology 30:6 pp. 611-613
  • Egan, D. (2001) "Big Business and the State: Historical Transitions and Corporate Transformation, 1880s-1990s," Contemporary Sociology 30:6 pp. 611-613
  • Egan, D. (2001) "Constructing globalization: capital, state, and social movements," New political science 23:4 pp. 559-564
  • Egan, D. (2001) "Contesting Global Governance: Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements," New Political Science 23:4 pp. 559-564
  • Egan, D. (2001) "Must Global Politics Constrain Democracy? Great-Power Realism, Democratic Peace, and Democratic Internationalism," New Political Science 23:4 pp. 559-564
  • Egan, D. (2001) "Panic Rules: Everything You Need to Know about the Global Economy," New Political Science 23:4 pp. 559-564
  • Egan, D. (2001) "Revolution and World Politics: The Rise and Fall of the Sixth Great Power," New Political Science 23:4 pp. 559-564
  • Egan, D. (2001) "The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation," New Political Science 23:4 pp. 559-564
  • Egan, D. (2001) "The limits of internationalization: a neo-Gramscian analysis of the multilateral agreement on investment," Critical sociology 27:3 pp. 74-97
  • Levy, D.L., Egan, D. (1998) "Capital contests: National and transnational channels of corporate influence on the climate change negotiations," Politics & Society 26:3 pp. 337-361
  • Panitch, L., Leys, C., Egan, D. (1998) "The end of parliamentary socialism: from new left to new labour," Critical sociology 24:1-2 pp. 167-171
  • Egan, D. (1998) "The Local State, Capital and Opportunities for Local Autonomy: A Reassessment of the Greater London Council's Local Economic Strategy," Research in Political Sociology 8: pp. 165-187
  • Egan, D. (1990) "Toward a Marxist theory of labor-managed firms - breaking the degeneration thesis," Review of Radical Political Economics 22:4 pp. 67
  • Swerdlow, M., Fairris, D., Doucouliagos, C., Egan, D., Miller, J.A. (1990) "Work and labor markets," Review of Radical Political Economics 22:4 pp. 1-109
  • Martin, P.L., Egan, D. (1989) "The Makewhole Remedy In California Agriculture," Industrial & labor relations review 43:1 pp. 120

Presentations

  • ÒInstitutionalizing Global Hegemony: The Multilateral Agreement on Investment, Multinationals, and the StateÓ - 1998 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • ÒA Neo-Gramscian Approach to Business-Society Relations: Conflict and Accommodation in the Climate Change NegotiationsÓ - 2000 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, - T
  • ÒThe State and Socialist StrategyÓ - Tenth Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference, October 2012 - Buffalo, New York
  • ÒA Fanonian Critique of GlobalizationÓ - 2008 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • ÒRelative Autonomy and Marxist State TheoryÓ - 2008 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • - Roundtable Discussion on Democracy, Philosophy, and Social Movements in Africa, November 2007 - Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • ÒMilitarism and Marxist State TheoryÓ - 2007 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2007 - New York
  • ÒThe State and Globalization: Bringing Marxist State Theory Back InÓ - 2007 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2007 - New York
  • ÒDemocracy, the State, and Global CapitalismÓ - Eighth Annual Symposium on Democracy: Democracy and Peace? Historical Links and Implications for World Order, May 2007 - Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • ÒHajiis in Indian Country: The Iraq War and the Construction of the Colonial SubjectÓ - 2006 Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, November 2006 - St. Louis
  • ÒWhatÕs Wrong With ÔCorporate WelfareÕ?Ó - 2006 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2006 - Montr?al
  • ÒU.S. Hegemony, Neoliberalism, and Cuba.Ó - 2006 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2006 - Montr?al
  • ÒClassroom Climate at UML: WhatÕs the Forecast?Ó - Diversity and Pluralism Conversation Dinner, 2005 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • ÒGlobalization and War: State Power and the Enforcement of NeoliberalismÓ - 2005 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2005 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • ÒPlanning the Transition to Capitalism: The Commission for Assistance to a Free CubaÓ - 2005 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2005 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • ÒThe Zapatistas and Postmodernism: A Fanonian CritiqueÓ - 2005 International Political Science Association Research Committee 49 Conference, June 2005 - Suffolk University, Boston
  • ÒThere Is An Alternative: The Greater London Council and the Struggle for Democratic SocialismÓ - International Seminar on Democratic Participation in Cities of the North, March 2005 - Seville, Spain
  • ÒRethinking the Zapatistas: Critical Theory and Resistance to NeoliberalismÓ - 2004 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2004 - San Francisco, California
  • "Using Political Sociology to Teach War and Peace.Ó - Teaching About Peace, War, Military Institutions, and Social Conflict Workshop, 2004 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2004 - San Francisco, California
  • , 2003 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • ÒGlobalization and Militarism: Whither the Nation-State?Ó - 2003 Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, 2003 - Burlington
  • ÒEducation for Sustainable Development: The Role of the Humanities and Social SciencesÓ - 2003 Education for Sustainable Development Conference, 2003 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • ÒWho Put the Welfare in ÔCorporate WelfareÕ? Race, Gender, and Business SubsidiesÓ - 2003 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2003 - Atlanta, Georgia
  • ÒGlobal Capitalism and the Internationalization of the State: Some Lessons from the Defeat of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.Ó - International Conference on the Work of Karl Marx and the Challenges of the XXI Century, May 2003 - Havana
  • ÒThe History and Politics of U.S. Foreign PolicyÓ - ÒWar, Inequality, and Global Justice: A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Dennis BrutusÓ, February 2003 - Worcester State College
  • - Honors Colloquium, 2002 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • ÒChallenging ÔCorporate WelfareÕ: Government Subsidies and a Healthy SocietyÓ - 2002 Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development Conference, November 2002 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • ÒAid to Dependent Corporations? Business Interpretations of Corporate WelfareÓ - 2000 Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, November 2000 - Albany, New York
  • "The Undeserving Rich? The Politics of Corporate WelfareÓ - Salon, Faculty Colloquium in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, November 2000 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Masachusetts
  • ÒDeserving and Undeserving Corporations: The Politics of Corporate WelfareÓ - Marxism 2000 Conference, September 2000 - University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • ÒA Neo-Gramscian Approach to Business-Society Relations: Conflict and Accommodation in the Climate Change NegotiationsÓ - 2000 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2000 - Toronto
  • ÒÕThe Undeserving RichÕ: Media Constructions of Corporate Welfare" - 2000 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2000 - Washington, D.C.
  • ÒConstructing Corporate Welfare: The Role of Policy Formation NetworksÓ - 2000 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2000 - Washington, D.C.
  • ÒEnding Corporate Welfare As We Know It: Congress and Government Subsidies for BusinessÓ - 2000 New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, May 2000 - Hartford, Connecticut
  • ÒConflict and Accommodation in International Environmental Regimes: A Neo-Gramscian Analysis of the Climate Change NegotiationsÓ - 1999 Critical Management Studies Conference, July 1999 - Manchester, UK
  • ÒHegemony and Political Strategy: Integrating the National and the International in a Neo-Gramscian Perspective.Ó - 1999 Convention of the International Studies Association, February 1999 - Washington, D.C.
  • ÒCorporate Political Activity in the International Arena: An Examination of the Climate Change NegotiationsÓ - 1997 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 1997 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • ÒCorporations in the Global Polity: Business Influence in the International Climate Change NegotiationsÓ - International Conference on Non-State Actors and Authority in the Global System, 1997 - University of Warwick, UK
  • ÒGlobalization and the State: The Case of Climate ChangeÓ - 1997 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 1997 - Toronto
  • ÒSocial Movements and the Local State: A Comparison of Progressive Urban Economic Strategies in London and ChicagoÓ - 1996 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 1996 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • ÒUrban Policy and Globalization: The Greater London CouncilÕs Local Economic StrategyÓ - 1995 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 1995 - Washington, D.C.
  • ÒThe Local State, Urban Policy, and Opportunities for Local Autonomy: The Greater London CouncilÕs Local Economic StrategyÓ - 1995 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 1995 - Washington, D.C.
  • ÒOrganizational Capacity and Urban Class Politics: The Labour Party and the Greater London CouncilÕs Local Economic StrategyÓ - 16th Annual North American Labor History Conference, October 1994 - Wayne State University, Detroit