Robert Darst

faculty

Robert Darst, PhD

Associate Professor

Political Science

Contact

508-999-8989

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Education

1994University of California BerkeleyPhD
1987University of California BerkeleyMA
1984University of North Carolina Chapel HillBA

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.

Variable topics in international relations. This course offers an examination of topical issues affecting the international political system, such as climate change, international democracy promotion, international law, and power and legitimacy in international relations. May be repeated with change of content.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.
Register for this course.

Variable topics in international relations. This course offers an examination of topical issues affecting the international political system, such as climate change, international democracy promotion, international law, and power and legitimacy in international relations. May be repeated with change of content.
Register for this course.

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.
Register for this course.

Research

Research interests

  • International relations
  • Environmental politics
  • Human rights

Select publications

  • Robert Darst (2001).
    Smokestack Diplomacy: Cooperation and Conflict in East-West Environmental Politics

Professor Darst is a specialist in international relations, environmental politics, and human rights.  He is author of the book Smokestack Diplomacy: Cooperation and Conflict in East-West Environmental Politics (MIT Press). He coathured the article "Exit, Voice, and Denial: Confronting the factory farm in the United States" which appeared in Society and Animals, and his article "Waiting for the Nuclear Renaissance" was published in Risks Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy  He has also published articles in journals such as Environment, Journal of Human Rights, Environmental Politics, Journal of Refugee Studies, and Global Environmental Politics