Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Political Ideology, Political Economy


Alistair Q. Howard has taught at Temple's Political Science Department since 2000, with course offerings ranging from Business and Public Policy, to Capitalism, Socialism & Democracy. His most recent new course was "Britain's Brexit Disaster." His doctorate in comparative politics and public policy is from George Washington University (2005), and he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Hertford College, Oxford (1988). From 2015 to 2018 he served as associate dean and chief academic officer at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), and from 2018-2020 was Assistant Vice President of International Affairs, leading Temple's Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • “Federal Reserve Board” and “Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation” entries in the Oxford Companion to American Politics, ed. David Coates, Oxford University Press, July 2012
  • “Japan in American Political Discourse: Problem Definition and Policy Analysis since the 1980s” Akita International University Global Review, Vol 2, 2010
  • Coauthor (with Terrence Casey): “New Labour and the British Model of Capitalism,” in The Blair Legacy, ed. Terrence Casey, Palgrave, 2009
  • “UK corporate governance: To what end a new regulatory state?” West European Politics, 29:3 May 2006, reprinted in Clarke and Chanlat, eds: European Corporate Governance: Readings and Perspectives, Routledge, 2009

Courses Taught

  • Britain’s Brexit Disaster
  • Public Administration
  • Politics of Modern Capitalism (comparative political economy)
  • Development & Globalization (General Education) (Honors offering)
  • British Politics; Contemporary Politics of Europe
  • Business and Public Policy; Public Policy Analysis; US Public Policymaking,
  • Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (Political ideologies)
  • International Organizations;  Politics of the Global Economy
  • Upper Level Undergraduate Seminar: Democracy in Britain and America
  • Upper Level Undergraduate Seminar; Comparative Corporate Governance Policy
  • Foreign Government and Politics (survey course) & Politics of Developing Nations
  • Intellectual Heritage 2: Modern Foundations (Required core writing course)