Sturm Hall, Room 470
Areas of expertise/research interests
Democratization, global political economy, Europe, and political behavior.
Spencer Wellhofer was associate editor of the Journal of International Affairs from 1964-1965 and a Fulbright Fellow in Argentina from 1966-1967.
He also was associate editor of Social Science Journal from 1987-1981 and served on the editorial board of Comparative Political Studies from 1980-2005.
While at the University of Denver, Wellhofer has served as chair of the Department of Political Science (1981-1992), chair of the Department of Economics (1987-1989) and as director of the European Studies Program (1991-2003).
PhD, Comparative Politics, Political Sociology, Columbia University, 1971
MA, International Affairs, Columbia University, 1965
BA, Arts and Letters, Pennsylvania State University, 1963
Democracy, Capitalism and Empire in Late Victorian Britain, 1885-1910. St. Martin's Press, 1996.
"Democracy, Fascism and Civil Society," in Rescuing Democracy: The Lure of the Associative Elixir, Sigrid Roteutscher, Ed. Studies in European Political Science, 2005.
"Votes and Votive Candles: Modernization, secularization, Church organization and the vote for the DC in Italy (1953-1992). Comparative Political Studies, forthcoming. (With Piero Ignazi)
"Dove vince La Lega" L'Expresso, 25 Marzo, 2010. (With Piero Ignazi)