Joan Roelofs

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Joan Roelofs is Professor Emerita of political science, Keene State College, New Hampshire. [1]

Her blog is


Online Talks


  • Greening Cities: Building Just and Sustainable Communities (Apex-Bootstrap Press, 1996) [1] (Click here for an extract)
  • Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism (State University of New York Press, 2003) (Online extracts) -- referred to as a "wonderful" book by Arundhati Roy. [2]
  • The translation of "Victor Considerant’s Principes du socialisme: Manifeste de la démocratie au XIX siècle" (Paris, 1847) (Maisonneuve Press, 2006) (Review)

Recent Articles

Selected Older Articles

Review Articles

  • Review of Inderjeet Parmar, Foundations of the American Century, Counterpunch, April 20-22, 2012.
  • Review of Mark Dowie, American Foundations. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001. New Political Science 24(4) (2002): 608-610.
  • Review of Jonathan Beecher, Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. New Political Science 23 (4) (2001): 565-569.
  • Review of Universities and Empire: Money and Politics in the Social Sciences During the Cold War. Ed. and Intro. by Christopher Simpson, New York: The New Press, 1998. New Political Science 20 (1998): 499-503.
  • Review of Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett, Thy Will Be Done. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 8 (4) (December 1997): 153-155.
  • Review of Teresa Odendahl. Charity Begins at Home. New Political Science (Fall-Winter 1990): 209-212.
  • Review of The Golden Donors by Waldemar Nielsen, and Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism ed. by Robert Arnove. Telos (Summer 1986): 178-182.
  • Review of Liberalism and the Limits of Justice by Michael Sandel. Journal of Politics 46 (1984): 991-993.
  • Review of Economic Democracy by Martin Conroy & Derek Shearer. Telos (Fall 1981) 218-223.
  • Review of Urban Self-Management by Simona Ganassi-Agger. Telos (Winter 1980-81): 222-4.

Reviews of Foundations and Public Policy

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Home, Joan Roelofs, accessed July 19, 2008.
  2. Arundhati Roy, "Capitalism: A Ghost Story", (and Znet), March 20, 2012.