Emily Hauptmann

Emily Hauptmann
Professor of Political Science
(269) 387-5695
(269) 387-4930
3356 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5346
Mailing address: 
Department of Political Science
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5346 USA
Office hours: 

Tuesday, 2:30 to 4 p.m. and Thursday, 2 to 3:15 p.m.
And by appointment.

  • Ph.D., University of California, 1992
Teaching interests: 
  • Contemporary political theory
  • History of political thought
Research interests: 
  • Contemporary democratic theory
  • The history of political sciences
  • Rational choice theory

Dr. Emily Hauptmann is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University. Hauptmann is also executive co-director for the Association of Political Theory, a professional association for political theorists and philosophers.

Hauptmann's publications include:

  • Putting Choice Before Democracy: A Critique of Rational Choice Theory (SUNY, 1996)
  • Can Less Be More? Leftist Deliberative Democrat's Critique of Participatory Democracy (Polity, 2001)
  • The Reasonable and Rational Capacities in Political Analysis (co-author Paul Clements, Politics and Society, 2002)

Hauptmann is writing a book about the changing meaning of political theory in the United States during the post-war period.