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Daniel Egan

Daniel Egan
Daniel EganProfessor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Sociology
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4304
  • Email

Research Interests

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

Biography

Daniel Egan, Ph.D. has been at UML since 1998. His research addresses how power is organized by dominant social groups on multiple levels – organizational, urban, national, and global – and how subordinate social groups seek to challenge and transform these institutions. Some of his major research projects have addressed radical urban politics, government subsidies for corporations, and the role that war and violence play in neoliberal globalization. He is currently working on a project examining the intersection between military doctrine and social theory. Within the Sociology Department, Egan is a former Chair of the Department and currently serves Transfer Coordinator and the Personnel Committee Chair. He enjoys teaching core sociological classes such as Introduction to Sociology, Social Theory I & II, and Foundations of Social Analysis.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 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
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers (2000), Teaching

Selected 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. (2016) "The Dialectic of Position and Maneuver: Understanding Gramsci's Military Metaphor," Leiden: Brill
  • 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. (2010) "Democracy, the State, and Global Capitalism," Kent State University Press
  • Egan, D. (2010) "Globalization and the Invasion of Iraq: State Power and the Enforcement of Neoliberalism.," Routledge
  • 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
  • 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. (2003) " The Underserving Rich': How the News Media Cover 'Corporate Welfare," Humanity and Society 27:2 pp. 108-124
  • 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 Make-whole Remedy In California Agriculture," Industrial & labor relations review 43:1 pp. 120

Selected Presentations

  • The State and Socialist Strategy - Tenth Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference, October 2012 - Buffalo, New York
  • A Fanonian Critique of Globalization - 2008 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Relative Autonomy and Marxist State Theory - 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
  • Militarism and Marxist State Theory - 2007 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2007 - New York
  • The State and Globalization: Bringing Marxist State Theory Back In - 2007 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2007 - New York
  • Democracy, the State, and Global Capitalism - Eighth Annual Symposium on Democracy: Democracy and Peace? Historical Links and Implications for World Order, May 2007 - Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Hajiis in Indian Country: The Iraq War and the Construction of the Colonial Subject - 2006 Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, November 2006 - St. Louis
  • What's Wrong With Corporate Welfare - 2006 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2006 - Montr?al
  • U.S. Hegemony, Neoliberalism, and Cuba. - 2006 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2006 - Montr?al
  • Classroom Climate at UML: What's the Forecast? - Diversity and Pluralism Conversation Dinner, 2005 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Globalization and War: State Power and the Enforcement of Neoliberalism - 2005 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2005 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Planning the Transition to Capitalism: The Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba - 2005 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2005 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The Zapatistas and Postmodernism: A Fanonian Critique - 2005 International Political Science Association Research Committee 49 Conference, June 2005 - Suffolk University, Boston
  • There Is An Alternative: The Greater London Council and the Struggle for Democratic Socialism - International Seminar on Democratic Participation in Cities of the North, March 2005 - Seville, Spain
  • Rethinking the Zapatistas: Critical Theory and Resistance to Neoliberalism - 2004 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2004 - San Francisco, California
  • "Using Political Sociology to Teach War and Peace. - 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
  • Globalization and Militarism: Whither the Nation-State? - 2003 Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, 2003 - Burlington
  • Education for Sustainable Development: The Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences - 2003 Education for Sustainable Development Conference, 2003 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Who Put the Welfare in Corporate Welfare? Race, Gender, and Business Subsidies - 2003 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2003 - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Global Capitalism and the Internationalization of the State: Some Lessons from the Defeat of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment. - International Conference on the Work of Karl Marx and the Challenges of the XXI Century, May 2003 - Havana
  • The History and Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy - War, Inequality, and Global Justice: A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Dennis Brutus, February 2003 - Worcester State College
  • - Honors Colloquium, 2002 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Challenging Corporate Welfare: Government Subsidies and a Healthy Society - 2002 Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development Conference, November 2002 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • A Neo-Gramscian Approach to Business-Society Relations: Conflict and Accommodation in the Climate Change Negotiations - 2000 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2000
  • Aid to Dependent Corporations? Business Interpretations of Corporate Welfare - 2000 Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, November 2000 - Albany, New York
  • The Underserving Rich? The Politics of Corporate Welfare - Salon, Faculty Colloquium in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, November 2000 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Deserving and Undeserving Corporations: The Politics of Corporate Welfare - Marxism 2000 Conference, September 2000 - University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • A Neo-Gramscian Approach to Business-Society Relations: Conflict and Accommodation in the Climate Change Negotiations - 2000 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2000 - Toronto
  • The Undeserving Rich: Media Constructions of Corporate Welfare" - 2000 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2000 - Washington, D.C.
  • Constructing Corporate Welfare: The Role of Policy Formation Networks - 2000 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2000 - Washington, D.C.
  • Ending Corporate Welfare As We Know It: Congress and Government Subsidies for Business - 2000 New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, May 2000 - Hartford, Connecticut
  • Conflict and Accommodation in International Environmental Regimes: A Neo-Gramscian Analysis of the Climate Change Negotiations - 1999 Critical Management Studies Conference, July 1999 - Manchester, UK
  • Hegemony and Political Strategy: Integrating the National and the International in a Neo-Gramscian Perspective. - 1999 Convention of the International Studies Association, February 1999 - Washington, D.C.
  • Institutionalizing Global Hegemony: The Multilateral Agreement on Investment, Multinationals, and the State - 1998 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, 1998 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Corporate Political Activity in the International Arena: An Examination of the Climate Change Negotiations - 1997 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 1997 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Corporations in the Global Polity: Business Influence in the International Climate Change Negotiations - International Conference on Non-State Actors and Authority in the Global System, 1997 - University of Warwick, UK
  • Globalization and the State: The Case of Climate Change - 1997 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 1997 - Toronto
  • Social Movements and the Local State: A Comparison of Progressive Urban Economic Strategies in London and Chicago - 1996 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 1996 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Urban Policy and Globalization: The Greater London Council's Local Economic Strategy - 1995 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 1995 - Washington, D.C.
  • The Local State, Urban Policy, and Opportunities for Local Autonomy: The Greater London Council's Local Economic Strategy - 1995 Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 1995 - Washington, D.C.
  • Organizational Capacity and Urban Class Politics: The Labour Party and the Greater London Council's Local Economic Strategy - 16th Annual North American Labor History Conference, October 1994 - Wayne State University, Detroit