Harry R. Targ

  • Professor of Political Science
    Director, Peace Studies
  • Ph.D. Northwestern University
    M.A. University of Illinois
    B.S. University of Illinois

Department Information

Latin American Studies // SIS // Faculty
Political Science // Faculty

Office Information

  • Specialization

  • International Relations

  • Professor Targ has teaching and research interests in U.S. and international political economy, U.S. foreign policy, organized labor and class struggle, plant closings and unemployment, and U.S. foreign policy in Central America.  He has authored, International Relations in a World of Imperialism and Class Struggle, (Schenkman Books, 1983); Strategy of an Empire in Decline: Cold War II, (MEP Publications, 1986); and co-authored with Carolyn C. Perucci, Robert Perrucci and Dena B. Targ,  Plant Closings: International Context and Social Costs, (Adline Transaction, 1988). His book, Cuba and the United States: A New World Order? was published in 1992.  A co-edited volume, Marxism Today, was published in 1996.  Also, he has co-authored children's books on Guatemala and Honduras. More recently he published , Challenging Late Capitalism, Neoliberal Globalization, and Militarism and Diary of a Heartland Radical.

     He has published articles in such journals as, The Journal of Peace Research, Polity, Sociology of Education, Peace and Change, The International Studies Quarterly, and Alternatives. He is a member of the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition, the Northwest Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, and the American Association of University Professors at Purdue University.

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