Alberto Spektorowski

Alberto Spektorowski

Biography

Prof Alberto Spektorowski’s fields of interest are in the intersection of comparative politics and  political theory. He wrote widely about the ideology of fascism and the radical right in Europe and Latin America. His books include the edited vol. Ethnic Challenges to the Modern Nation State (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000), Argentina's Revolution of the Right (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003), Autoritarios y Populistas. Los Origenes del Fascismo en la Argentina, Buenos Aires, Lumiere, 2013, Politics of Eugenics: Productionism, Population & National Welfare (London -New York, Routledge Press, 2013 ), and the forthcoming ed volume A. Spektorowski and M. Kochin. Ed. Decline and Submission: Michel Houellebecq, the Cassandra of Freedom  (Forthcoming  in Brill, 2018). In this year, Prof Spektorowski has completed a new manuscript under review, From multiculturalism to democratic discrimination. The Challenge of Islam and the re-emergence of Europe’s nationalism. His articles about the European New Right have been published by Theory Culture and Society, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Political Ideologies, among others.

Besides his academic activity, Prof Spektorowski was a member of the International Contact Group which facilitated the end of violence, decommission and finally the dismantling of ETA in the Basque country, Spain.  

Currently at Columbia he is teaching about Israel’s Politics of Identity – Nationalism and Democracy in Comparative Perspective and the Israeli Case.