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About Daniel Sabia

Professor Sabia is the current Chair of the Department and, until recently, the Managing Editor, and a past Editorial Board member, of the Journal of Political Science, a professional journal published annually by the South Carolina Political Science Association. Professor Sabia is also a founding member of the Association for Political Theory, and has served as a Program Committee member for the Association’s inaugural, and also subsequent, national conferences. From 2001-03, he served as a member of the Steering Committee, and as Chair of the Awards Committee, of the Society for Utopian Studies. And he is a member of many other professional organizations as well. Professor Sabia was the primary founder and organizer of the Theory Symposium, an interdisciplinary colloquium series based in the Department, and he is currently a member of the University’s interdisciplinary Science Studies Group, a Faculty Associate of Preston Residential College, and a frequent teacher in the Honors College. He has served as a Dean’s Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences, and has held a variety of Departmental positions, including Graduate Director and Faculty Senate representative.
Professor Sabia’s research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary political thought, democratic theory, political ethics, utopian political thought, and philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. His current research is focused on political judgment and democratic theory.


Present Associate Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina - Columbia
Present Chair, Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina - Columbia


Research Interests

Political Thought and Philosophy, Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences, and Political Judgement

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Development Award, South Carolina Honors College, 2001-03
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of South Carolina Alpha Chapter of Mortar Board, Fall 1990


  • Controversies in Political Theory
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Politics and Ethics
  • Utopian Political Thought
  • Fundamentals of Inquiry in Social Science
  • Theories of Political Inquiry
  • Seminars on Ethics and Politics; Liberty and Equality; Social Change; Rational Choice and Collective Action; Liberalism and Community

Articles (2)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (2)

Book Reviews (5)