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David M Schwam-Baird

Associate Professor

Political Science & Public Administration | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise


May 1993 Ph.D., Political Science, Tulane University.
Dec. 1986 Masters in Public Administration, School of Urban and Regional Studies, University of New Orleans.
Dec. 1976 B.A., Philosophy, University of New Orleans (including Junior Year Abroad at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1974-1975).


Publications & Presentations

Ideas and Armaments: Military Ideologies in the Making of Brazil's Arms Industries. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1997.

“Arms Industries,” “Brazil,” and “The Military and Development.” Encyclopedia of the Developing World. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Publishers, 2005.

“Globalization, Ideology and the Developing World: Review Essay.” The Journal of Third World Studies. Volume XX, No. 1, Spring 2003.

“Ideologies and Military Institutions in Third World Politics: Five Models.” The Journal of Third World Studies. Vol. XVII, No. 1, Spring 2000.

“Ideology and the Question of Civilian Control of the Military: India,
Iran and Turkey,” Indian Journal of Asian Affairs. Vol. 12, No. 1, January 1999.

"Central Asia's Relations with India and Israel," in the Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies, ed. Nancy Shumaker, Georgia Southern University, 1996.

Review of Timothy J. Power, The Political Right in Postauthoritarian Brazil: Elites, Institutions, and Democratization, for the Journal of Third World Studies. Volume XX, No. 1, Spring 2003.

Review of J. Patrice McSherry, Incomplete Transition: Military Power and Democracy in Argentina, for the Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XVI, No. 2, Fall 1999.

Review of Susan Kaufman Purcell and Françoise Simon, Europe and Latin America in the World Economy, for the Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XIV, No. 2 , Fall 1997.

Review of Jose O. Maldifassi and Pier A. Abetti, Defense Industries in Latin America Countries: Argentina, Brazil and Chile, for the Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XV, No. 1, Spring 1996.

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