Dr. James R. Stoner, Professor of Polictical Science

Dr. James R. Stoner 

Professor

PhD: Harvard University
Office 214 Stubbs Hall
Phone: 225-578-2538
Fax: 225-578-2540
Email: poston@lsu.edu



Curriculum Vitae

James Stoner Website

Area of Interest

Professor James R. Stoner, Jr. (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1987) has teaching and research interests in political theory, English common law, and American constitutionalism. He is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 2003) and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 1992), as well as a number of articles and essays. In 2009 he was named a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. He is the 2010 recipient of the Honors College Sternberg Professorship at LSU.

Selected Publications

Stoner, James R., Jr. 2013. "The Justice of the Market and the Common Good: Justice Sutherland's Debate." In Francis J. Beckwith, Robert P. George, & Susan McWilliams, eds. Second Look at First Things: Case for Conservative Politics: The Hadley Arkes Festschrift. Southbend, IN: St. Augustine Press. 

Stoner, James R., Jr. 2013. "Comment on Ralph Hancock, The Responsibility of Reason: Theory and Practice in a Liberal-Democratic Age." Perspectives on Political Science, 42: 43-46.

Edited, with Donna M. Hughes, The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers [essays from scholars in a variety of fields on the topic]. Princeton, NJ: Witherspoon Institute, 2010.

Stoner, James R., Jr.. 2009. “Who Has Authority over the Constitution of the United States?” In The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism. eds. Steven Kautz, Arthur Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, and M. Richard Zinman. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Pp. 95-111, 270-72.

Gregg, Samuel, and James Stoner, eds. Rethinking Business Management: Examining the Foundations of Business Education. Princeton: The Witherspoon Institute, 2008.

Stoner, James. 2008. “Magnanimity and Martyrdom: The Death and Life of Thomas More.” In Magnanimity and Statesmanship. ed. Carson Holloway. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Pp. 133-43.

Stoner, James. 2007. “Natural Law, Common Law, and the Constitution.” In Douglas E. Edlin, ed. Common Law Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 171-184.

Stoner, James. 2006. “The ‘Naked’ University: What if Theology Is Knowledge, Not Belief?” Theology Today  62 (4): 515-527.

Stoner, James R., Jr.. 2003. "The New Constitutionalism of Publius." In Bryan-Paul Frost & Jeffrey Sikkenga, eds. History of American Political Thought. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Stoner, James R., Jr.. 2003. Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

Stoner, James R., Jr.. 2001. “The Electoral College and Democracy.” In Gary L. Gregg II, ed., Securing Democracy: Why We Have an Electoral College. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books. 

Stoner, James R., Jr.. 1992 (1994 paperback). Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

Awards and Honors
2002-2003. Visiting Fellow, The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Department of Politics, Princeton University.

2002. Summer Research Fellowship, The Earhart Foundation.

2000. Summer Research Fellowship, The Earhart Foundation.

Courses

POLI 1001-Fundamental Issues of Politics
POLI 2060-Introduction to Political Theory
POLI 4020-American Constitutional Law
POLI 4080-American Political Thought
POLI 4081-History of Political Theory from Plato to More
POLI 4082-History of Political Theory from Machiavelli to Nietzsche
POLI 7903-American Political Development
POLI 7980-Seminar in American Political Though
POLI 7981-Seminar in Classical and Medieval Political Theory
POLI 7982-Seminar in Early Modern Political Theory
POLI 7990-Political Theory: Interpretation and Analysis
POLI 7991-Special Topics in Political Theory

About

Professor James R. Stoner, Jr. (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1987) has teaching and research interests in political theory, English common law, and American constitutionalism. He is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 2003) and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 1992), as well as a number of articles and essays. In 2009 he was named a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey; he has co-edited two books published by Witherspoon, The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (with Donna M. Hughes, 2010), and Rethinking Business Management: Examining the Foundations of Business Education (with Samuel Gregg, 2007). He was the 2010 recipient of the Honors College Sternberg Professorship at LSU.

He has taught at LSU since 1988, chaired the Department of Political Science from 2007 to 2013, and served as Acting Dean of the Honors College in fall 2010. He was a member of the National Council on the Humanities from 2002 to 2006. In 2002-03 he was a visiting fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, where he will return in the 2013-14 academic year as Garwood Visiting Professor in the fall and Visiting Fellow in the spring.