Associate Professor of Political Science
Craig Borowiak received a B.A. in Philosophy from Carleton College and a Ph. D in Political Science from Duke University. He joined the Haverford political science faculty in fall 2004. Trained in political philosophy and political economy, his teaching and research interests focus on globalization, democratic theory, the global political economy, civil society, cosmopolitanism, and the history of political economic thought.
B.A. Carleton College
Ph.D., Duke University
His book, Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control (Oxford University Press, 2011), explores different historical and theoretical approaches to the question of democratic accountability as they might pertain to current global governance arrangements.
He has begun a new research project related to the spread of solidarity economy practices worldwide. These practices and the transnational networks that surround them aim to forge alternative economies around principles of social solidarity, cooperation, and community-based development. He studies their potential and limitations as alternatives to mainstream capitalism and as reflecting counter-hegemonic forms of globalization.
Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control (NY: Oxford University Press, 2011).
“Disorienting Cosmopolitanism: Democratic Accountability and the Politics of Disruption," Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory (Forthcoming).
“The World Tribunal on Iraq: Citizens’ Tribunals and the Struggle for Accountability” New Political Science Vol. 30, No. 2 (June 2008): 161-186.
“Review Essay: Theorizing Europe and its Divisions,” Political Theory Vol. 36, No. 1 (February 2008): 152-160.
“Accountability Debates: The Federalists, the Anti-Federalists, and Democratic Deficits,” Journal of Politics Vol. 69, No.4 (November 2007): 998-1014.
“Farmers Rights: Intellectual Property and the Struggle Over Seeds,” Politics & Society Vol. 32, No. 4 (December 2004): 511-543.
Roy, Tania and Craig Borowiak. “Against Ecofeminism: the Splintered Subject of Agrarian Nationalism in Post-Independent India,” Alternatives: Global Local Political Vol. 28, No. 1, 2003: 57-90.