Robert P. Stoker
Professor of Political Science
Areas of Expertise
Politics of policy making; social policy; urban policy; program evaluation; policy implementation; public policy
Professor Stoker's research and teaching interests are in the field of public policy. His first book, Reluctant Partners, analyzed the difficulties of policy implementation in a context of diffuse authority. His second book, When Work is not Enough, focused on policies and programs to assist low-income working families. His current research focuses on urban revitalization. He is presently completing a book on the Empowerment Zone program and participating in a cross-national study of neighborhood revitalization initiatives. Stoker regularly teaches courses relating to policy analysis methods and the politics of the policy making process. He occasionally teaches undergraduate courses relating to social policy problems.
Professor Stoker is currently working on a new book that focuses on urban policy and problems in the U.S.
Professor Stoker's most recent book is Urban Neighborhoods in a New Era, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015.
Tuesday 11:15 am-12:00pm and by appointment
PSC 2240 Poverty, Welfare, and Work
PSC 3192W Politics of Inequality
Policy Analysis (Masters students)
U.S. Social Policy (PhD seminar)
PSC 8286 Public Policy