Richard D. Hughes
California State University, Sacramento
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
Department of Government
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Contact Information:
Name: Richard D. Hughes
Title: Emeritus Professor of Government
Office: Tahoe Hall 3001
Telephone (Home): (916) 568-6116
Fax: (916) 278-6488

Office Hours:
M 2-3 pm, T 3-4 pm, and by appointment
Mailing address:
Department of Government
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6089

Spring 2008 Classes

  • GOVT 35, Section 5 - World Politics. TuTh 1:30-2:45 p.m. (Alpine Hall 212)
  • GOVT 35, Section 6 - World Politics. MW 3:00-4:15 p.m. (Amador Hall 260)
  • Office Hours: M, 2-3 p.m.; T, 3-4 p.m.

Papers and Publications

With Ken Debow, Relearning Politics: Survival in the Next Century. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1993.
Review of Welles Hangen, The Muted Revolution, in Social Education, March, 1967.
Review of Robert Wesson, Soviet Foreign Policy in Perspective, in Western Political Quarterly, 1970.
Review of John H. Backer, The Decision to Divide Germany; American Foreign Policy in Transition, in American Political Science Review, June, 1979.
Review of Cristoph Bertram, ed., Prospects of Soviet Power in the 1980's, in American Political Science Review, September, 1981.
"Is Defense Buildup Really Necessary?," Forum Section, Sacramento Bee, December 13, 1981.
With Peter Feeley, "Why Nuclear Arms Have Made the Powers Less Powerful," Forum Section, Sacramento Bee, August 21, 1983.

Education and Areas of Specialization

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A. (Political Science), Colgate University; Ph.D. (Government), Claremont Graduate University

Government and Politics of the Former Soviet Union, American Foreign Policy, International Politics, Comparative Government, Fluid Mechanics

Teaching/Research/CSUS Interests

Application of complexity theory to the study of politics
Web-based instruction

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