Maisel, L. Sandy (1945 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Louis Sandy Maisel is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Colby College, Waterville. An Oakland resident, Maisel joined the Colby College Department of Government faculty in 1971. He is a 1967 Harvard graduate and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1971. His fellowships include ones from Graduate Faculties of Columbia University, United States Steel, National Science Foundation and a Woodrow Wilson dissertation fellowship.

In addition to teaching at Colby, he has also been a fellow at the University of London, Institute for United States Studies, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a visiting professor at both Stanford and Harvard Universities, Philippine Centennial Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Maisel has published numerous articles in academic journals. He is a member of the editorial board for American Review of Politics and he has been an active participant in professional associations such as the American Political Science Association and the New England Political Science Association.

In 2003 Maisel was appointed the first director of Colby College's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.

Selected Bibliography

  • American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction, (2008)
  • Running on Empty?: Political Discourse in Congressional Elections, (2004)
  • Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process, (1987)
  • Jews in American Politics, (2001)
  • Two Parties -- Or More? The American Party System, (1998)
  • The Parties Respond: Changes in the American Party System, (1990)
  • Parties and Politics in the American Past, (1994)
  • Rethinking Political Reform: Beyond Spending and Term Limits, (1994)
  • Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections, (1991)
  • From Obscurity to Oblivion: Running in the Congressional Primary, (1982)
  • Congressional Elections, (1981)
  • Political Parties: Development and Decay, (1978)
  • The Impact of the Electoral Process, (1977)
  • Changing Campaign Techniques: Elections and Values in Contemporary Democracies, (1976)
  • The Future of Political Parties, (1975)

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