College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Kenneth Basom

  • Political Science

    Faculty - Associate Professor of Political Science


    Political Science (Comparative Politics)


    Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Research Interests

    Democratization, Nationalism, Economic Democracy, Environmental Policies, European and Russian Politics

    Teaching Interests

    Nationalism, Politics of Nonviolence, European Politics, Russian Politics, Comparative Politics, Russian culture


    University Curriculum Committee Department of Political Science Curriculum Committee Chair Faculty Adviser, Political Science Society Department Professional Assessment Committee (PAC)

    Selected Publications

    "Prospects for Democracy in Serbia and Croatia," East European Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 4 (January 1996), pp. 509-528.

    "Russia: Managing the Environment Amid Political Decay and Upheaval," in International Journal of Comparative Sociology and Anthropology, vol. 1, no. 1 (January-June 1995), pp. 44-63.

    "Communism, Nationalism, and Democratization: The Case of Slovenia," European Studies Journal, vol. IX, no. 2 (Fall 1992):1-25.