The Department of Political Science
Phone: (646) 312-4424
Prof. Benedetto Fontana's research interests include ancient, medieval and modern political theory, as well as contemporary political and social theory. He is the author of Hegemony and Power: On the Relation Between Gramsci and Machiavelli (University of Minnesota Press, 1993), and the coeditor of Talking Democracy: Historical Perspectives on Rhetoric and Democracy (Penn State University Press, 2004). He is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians (2009). He has published in various journals, such as boundary 2, European Journal of Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Italian Culture, Journal of Classical Sociology, Journal of the History of Ideas, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Journal of Power, The Philosophical Forum, and Rivista di studi italiani. Currently he is working on Antonio Gramsci’s political thought, on Machiavelli and his Romans, and on the relation between politics and rhetoric.
Contemporary Political Ideologies (POL 3337)
Modern Political Theory (POL 3336)
Early Political Theory (POL 3335)
American Political Thought (POL 2332)
American Politics (POL 1101)
Hegemony and Power: On the Relation Between Gramsci and Machiavelli, University of Minnesota Press, 1993.