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Dr. Steve C. Ropp was a Visiting Research Professor of National Security Affairs associated with the Strategic Research and Analysis Department at SSI. He returned to the University of Wyoming in 2005. His teaching and professional activities include: recognition as one of 65 U.S. foreign policy experts by the National Journal in 1990, selection to be the Milward Simpson Distinguished Professor in Political Science at UW, and subsequently as UW’s Clarence Seibold Professor in Arts and Sciences. Ropp has served as a consultant to the Kissinger Commission on Central America, and as an expert witness on Panama for both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee. He has also been a Fulbright scholar in several countries, a Research Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, as well as a participant in many other “think tank” activities around the world. His areas of research interest are Panamanian politics and the security of the Canal, Central American politics, global human rights practices, and populist movements in the Americas and Europe. Ropp has published a number of books, book chapters, and articles in such places as The University of New Mexico Press, Cambridge University Press, World Politics, The Latin American Research Review, and Current History. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Riverside, a M.A. in political science from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a B.A. in history from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
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Authored by Dr. Steve C. Ropp.
Are U.S. policy planners adequately prepared to deal with a potential future burst of populist turbulence in Europe or South America? Steve C. Ropp looks at this understudied phenomenon and offers some suggestions to strategic planners for mitigating its effects on the global democratic core of representative democracies.