Thomas J. Volgy

Professor of political science at University of Arizona (USA).

Thomas J. Volgy was born in Budapest, Hungary. His parents escaped during the Hungarian revolution and emigrated to the United States. He received his BA from Oakland University, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota in Political Science. He moved to Tucson to take a position at the University of Arizona, where he is a professor of political science, specializing in international politics, democratic processes, and domestic public policy. He is also the executive director of the International Studies Association, the largest association of its kind focusing on international politics, with a membership of over 5,000 scholars from 80 countries. He is also co-owner of a firm, called Magellan International, LLC., which does business both in the United States and overseas, involving business consultation, political consultation, and international trade. He served in public office from 1977 through 1991 as a member of the Tucson city council, and then as Mayor of Tucson.

Selected publications

  • - Volgy, Thomas J., Renato Corbetta, Keith A. Grant, and Ryan G. Baird (eds.). 2011. Major Powers and the Quest for Status in International Politics. Palgrave/MacMillan.
  • - Volgy, Thomas J., Zlatko Sabic, Pertra Roter and Andrea Gerlak (eds.), 2009. Intergovernmental Architecture and the Development of the Post-Cold War World Order. Cambridge: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • - Konstantin Khudoley and Thomas J. Volgy (eds.). 2008. Reflecting on a Wider Europe and Beyond: Norms, Rights and Interests. St Petersburg: Saint-Petersburg University Press.
  • - Volgy, Thomas J., and Alison Bailin. 2003. International Politics and State Strength. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.
  • - Volgy, Thomas J. 2001. Politics in the Trenches: Citizens, Politicians, and the Fate of Democracy. Tucson: University of Arizona Press (now in its third printing).