James Burk | Professor 
Cornerstone Faculty Fellow
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Areas of Interest

  • Political sociology
  • Morality & society
  • Social theory
  • History of sociology 

Courses Taught

  • SOCI 230 Classical Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 313 Military, War and Society
  • SOCI 327 Morality & Society
  • SOCI 611 Classical Sociological Theory  (Graduate Level)
  • SOCI 615 Contemporary Sociological Theory (Graduate Level)

Representative Publications

  • Burk, James, ed. 2013. How 9/11 Changed Our Ways of War. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Burk, James and Evelyn Espinosa. 2012. “Race Relations within the US Military.” Annual Review of Sociology 38: 401-422.
  • Burk, James. 2009. “Responsible Obedience and the Discretion to Do What Is Wrong.” In American Civil-Military Relations: Realities and Challenges in the New Era, ed. Suzanne Nielsen and Don Snider. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press: 149-171.
  • Burk, James. 2007. “The Changing Moral Contract for Military Service.”  In The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II, ed. Andrew J. Bacevich. New York: Columbia University Press: 409-455.
  • Burk, James. 2002. “Theories of Democratic Civil-Military Relations.” Armed Forces & Society 29 (October): 7-29

Author or editor of four books with other articles published in Armed Force & Society, Social Forces, Journal of Military Ethics, Peace Review, and elsewhere. 

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