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Inclement Weather Update

Due to current weather conditions, Skidmore College will suspend operations tomorrow, Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Residence halls and the dining hall will remain open for students on campus and those who are able to return to campus on Sunday. However, all other scheduled activities have been cancelled.

Essential staff should report as scheduled. Facilities Services will continue to work throughout the storm. Read more at

Political Science Department

Flagg Taylor (Political Theory)

Flagg Taylor Profile PicContact Information & Background:

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ladd 306A Phone: 580-5244











  • The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 (due out Aug. 2013, University Press of Kansas)
  • The Great Lie.  Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2011.

Select Articles:

  • "Hope and Change, Czech Style", The American Interest(January/February 2012). 
  • “Russia, the West, and the Problem of Modern Revolution: The Work of Martin Malia,” Society (January 2008).
  • "Czeslaw Milosz: On the Imagination of Twentieth-Century Man," East European Politics and Societies, Winter 2005.

Recent Papers Delivered:

  • “Montesquieu and the Nature of Liberal Exceptionalism,”Western Political Science Association Convention,
  • April 2008, San Diego, CA.
  •  “The Unitary Executive: Theory and Development,” on Constitutional Perspectives on the Presidency, American Political Science Association Convention, August 2007, Chicago, IL.