Sidney Plotkin

Professor of Political Science on the Margaret Stiles Halleck Chair
Sidney Plotkin wearing a light blue collared shirt and blue sweater against a gray background.

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.

BA, CUNY Brooklyn College; MA, CUNY New York City College of Technology; PhD, CUNY Graduate School and University Center
At Vassar since 1981


Rockefeller Hall
Box 448

Departments and Programs


POLI 140 American Politics
POLI 236 The Military and American Politics

In the Media


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