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Michael Barkun <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Millenarian and apocalyptic groups, particularly in the United States.
Conspiracy theories -- origins, structure, and political significance.
Invisible dangers, real and imagined -- how they're constructed, recognized, and reacted to; their relationship to terrorism and disaster.
Implications of homeland security policy for religion.
|Address:||Department of Political Science
Syracuse, New York 13244-1090
|Interests:||Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Political History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
A CULTURE OF CONSPIRACY: APOCALYPTIC VISIONS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, University of California Press, 2003.
RELIGION AND THE RACIST RIGHT: THE ORIGINS OF THE CHRISTIAN IDENTITY MOVEMENT, University of California Press, rev. ed., 1997.
CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: THE BURNED-OVER DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IN THE 1840s, Syracuse University Press, 1986.
DISASTER AND THE MILLENNIUM, Yale University Press, 1974.
LAW WITHOUT SANCTIONS: ORDER IN PRIMITIVE SOCIETIES AND THE WORLD COMMUNITY, Yele University Press, 1968.
Numerous articles and book chapters.
Editorial boards: JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF RADICALISM, TERRORISM AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE, COMMUNAL SOCIETIES
Series editor, Religion and Politics series, Syracuse University Press.
Occasional consultant, FBI.