Zachary Irwin, Ph.D.

Zachary Irwin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Mailing Address:
ERIE PA 16563

Dr. Irwin is a Pennsylvania native, educated in history and political science at Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Penn State. His teaching and research interests include comparative politics and political theory, as well as the politics of Southeastern Europe. Dr. Irwin has published in scholarly journals such as East European Quarterly, Problems of Communism, and The World Today. He has contributed many book chapters particularly concerning former Yugoslavia. He has held fellowships from the Wilson Center, as well as Fulbright and IREX grants.


The politics of post-communist states,especially former Yugoslavia and religion and politics.

Andrew Preston, Sword of the Spirit ,Shield of Faith Religion in American War and Diplomacy, (Knopf 20121, Library Journal

Jean Krasno, The Collected Papers of Kofi Annan (4 volms) Lynne Reiner (2012), Library Journal

Jonathan Sachs,The Great Partnership:Religion and Science inthe Seach for Meaning, (Scholken,2012), Library Journal

Martha Nussbaum, The New Religious Intolerance , Library Journal

Bosnia-Herzegovina and the European Union , Civil and Uncivil Values in Bosnia Herzegovina - October 10, 2013

Bosnia-Herzegovina and the European Union , Civil and Uncivil Values in Bosnia Herzegovina - October 10, 2013

Bosnia-Herzegovina and the European Union , Civil and Uncivil Values in Bosnia Herzegovina - October 10, 2013

22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World's Foremost Thinkers, ed by Piotr Dutkiewicz adn Richard Sakwa , Library Journal - September 01, 2013

Roger Lipsey :Hammarskjold:A Life, Library Journal - April 15, 2013

Kim Ghattas: Secretary:A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power, Library Journal - March 01, 2013

Christian Peace and Nonviolence: A Documentary History, by Michael Long, Library Journal - 2011

The Poet’s Daughter: Malet o’Shara Bahar of Iran and the Triumphant Song of Freedom, Library Journal - 2011

A World Without Islam, by Graham E. Fuller, Library Journal Xpress - 2010

An Ethical Compass: Coming of Age in the 21st Century; The Ethics Prize Essays of the Wiesel Foundation, by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Library Journal - 2010

My Friend the Mercenary, by James Brabazon, Library Journal - 2010

Torture as Public Policy: Restoring U.S. Credibility on the World Stage, by James P. Pfiffner, Library Journal - 2010

Macedonia Since 1989, Central and East European Politics Since 1989 - March, 2010

The Death of Why: the Decline of Questioning and the Future of Democracy, by Andrea Battista Schesinger, Library Journal Xpress - August, 2009

Reflections on the Revolution: Immigration, Islam, and the West, by Christopher Caldwell, Journal Library - June 1, 2009

Field Guide to the Culture Wars: The Battle Over Values from the Campaign Trail to the Classroom, by Michael Mc Gough, Library Journal - April 1, 2009

Blind Spot: Why Journalists Don’t Get Religion, by Paul Marshall et al, Library Journal Xpress - January, 2009

Ideology and Nationalism Since 1945, Nations and Nationalism in Global Perspective (Vol 3.) - 2008

The Much too Promised Land, Library Journal Xpress - July 8, 2008

Political Leadership and Legitimacy among the Urban Elite in Bangladesh, Political Culture in Bangladesh: Perspectives and Analysis - 2007
Collaborator: Sayed Saad Andyleeb

Sweden and Slovenia: Civic Values on the EU Periphery, Democratic Transition in Slovenia: Value Transformation, Education, and the Media - 2006

Political Leadership and Legitimacy Among the Urban Elite in Bangladesh, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies - April, 2004

United States Policy Towards Yugoslavia After the Second World War, Acta Histriae - 1998

Search and Rescue Operations, Alaska at War - 1995

The End of Ideology Revisited: The Failure of Marxist Axiology; Liberation Theology and Religious Opposition in Czechoslovakia, An Eastern European Liberation Theology - 1995

Yugoslavia's Relations with European States, The Disintegration of Yugoslavia - 1995

Israel as an Aspiring Hegemon, Threat Perception and the Regional Hegemons - 1991

Commentary on Authoritarianism, Contemporary Political Systems: Classification and Apologies - 1990

Soviet-Jewish Emigration Policy: Anti-Zionism and Philo-Semitism, Soviet Nationality Policies: Ruling Ethnic Groups in the USSR - 1990

Yugoslavia's Foreign Policy and Southeastern Europe, Problems of Balkan Security - 1990

Moscow and the Vatican. Religion in Communist Dominated Countries , RCDA - 1990

The Fate of Islam in the Balkans: A Comparison of Four State Policies, Religion and Nationalism in Soviet and East European Politics 2nd edition - 1989

Israel and the Soviet Union: A Slow Thaw, The World Today - May, 1989

Soviet Jewry and the Diplomacy of Detente. Religion in Communist Dominated Areas, RCDA - 1988

Introduction to Political Science - 1987
Collaborators: John Gamble; Charles Redenius; James Weber

Israel and the Soviet Union, Problems of Communism - 1987

Pluralism and Democracy in Yugoslavia: Reform of Paralysis, Commonwealth - April, 1987

Law, Legitimacy and Yugoslav National Dissent: The Dimension of Human Rights, Human Rights in Yugoslavia - 1986

Dilemmas and Contradictions in Yugoslav Religious Policy. Religion in Communist Dominated Countries, RCDA - 1986

Yugoslav Nonalignment in the 1980s, Yugoslavia in the 1980s - 1985

The Fate of Islam in the Balkans: A Comparison of Four State Policies, Religion and Nationalism in Soviet and East European Politics - 1984

William Irwin Thompson, The Utopian Tradition and American Transcendentalism , Canadian Review of American Studies - 1984

Yugoslavia and Ethnonationalists, Ethnic Separatism and World Politics - 1983

The Islamic Revival and the Muslims of Bosnia-Hercegovina, East European Quarterly - 1983

Ph D, Political Science

MA, International Relations

BA, History