Sidney Plotkin teaches courses on power, public policy, urban politics and the politics of capitalism. His research and writing have centered on the US national and sub-national political economy, with a focus on land use and fiscal politics. He has also written on urban political movements. His current scholarly interest centers on the political and social ideas of the early 20th-century American radical thinker, Thorstein Veblen. Since 2004, he has served as President of the International Thorstein Veblen Association.
POLI 140 American Politics
POLI 236 The Military and American Politics