portrait of Ross Zucker

    Areas of Expertise

    U.S. and world economy, healthcare, EPA, U.S. politics, political theory, property rights, income inequality


    Dr. Ross Zucker is Professor of Political Science and Deputy Chair of the Department for the Lander College for Men. He holds M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in political science, each with distinction, from Yale University, where he studied with Charles Lindblom, Robert Dahl, and Juan Linz.  He teaches courses in advanced topics, American politics, democracy, political theory, comparative politics, political economy, and on the subject of terrorism and insurgency. Prior to coming to Lander College, he taught at Yeshiva University.

    Prof. Zucker has written extensively on the theory of democracy, economic justice, economic rights, property rights, political economy, and the history of political and economic theory. His book Democratic Distributive Justice, published by Cambridge University Press, was named an Outstanding Academic Title 2001 by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Philosophy and the Columbia University faculty colloquium on Political Economy and Contemporary Social Issues.

    In his current research, Prof. Zucker examines the structure and distribution of political power in the United States, defines the regime type of the country, and assesses the extent of democracy in it.