SCOTT G. NELSON

Scott G. Nelson

Director of Graduate Studies

Office

519 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-5629

Email

Department Membership

Political Science

Expertise

  • Global Governance
  • Political Economy
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • International Relations Theory
  • International Law and Organizations

Professional Activities

  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, Virginia Tech
  • American Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association
  • Western Political Science Association

Education

  • Ph.D. Arizona State University
  • M.A. Virginia Tech
  • B.A. College of Wooster

Awards and Honors

2000 Department of Political Science Outstanding Teaching Recognition Award, Virginia Tech. 

1991 Cummings-Rumbaugh Government Prize for outstanding work in the discipline of Political Science, Department of Political Science, College of Wooster. 

1991 The Parker Myers Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to community service, College of Wooster.

Selected Publications

Books

Sovereignty and the Limits of the Liberal Imagination (London: Routledge, 2010). 193 pages. 

Edited Books

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory, Modern Power, World Politics: Critical Investigations, (eds). Nelson, S. and Soguk, N., Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate Publishers, forthcoming 2015.

Articles

Nelson, S. “Sovereignty, Ethics, Community,” Philosophy and Social Criticism (November, 2004), pp. 816-841. 

Nelson, S. “Any Given We,” Journal of International Political Theory, Vol. 6 (1) Spring 2010, pp. 23-46. 

Nelson, S. “The Communal Machinery of Evil: Reflections on ‘Hannah Arendt,’” Spectra, Vol. 3, (2) September 2014.
URL: http://spectrajournal.org/2014/08/31/3-2-14-the-communal-machinery-of-evil-reflections-on-hannah-arendt/