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Dr. Stephen Amberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science & Geography at UTSA.  His area of specialization is American Political Development, Comparative Political Economy, the Regulation of Work and Popular Participation in Politics.

He has held the position of Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies.  He was also awarded as a Fulbright Specialist Candidate for 2011 to 2016.  Dr. Amberg was appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Roster by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State.

Dr. Amberg earned his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987.

Some of his published works are “Liberal Market Economy or Composite Regime?  Institutional Legacies and Labor Market Policy in the United States”, and “Labor”: The Clash of Conservatism and Liberalism, 1976 to Present”.  One of his works in progress is “Reconfiguring Industry Structure: Obama and the Rescue of the Auto Companies”.

Recent Courses

  • POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics
  • POL 3293 Political Movements
  • POL 3553 Social Policy

Recent Publications

  •  “Constructing Industrial Order in the Center of the American Economy: How Electoral Competition and Social Collaboration Evolved in 20th Century New York”, Studies in  American Political Development 31/1 (2017)
  • “Social Learning in Active Labor Market Policy in Denmark:  The Possibility of Policy Experimentalism and Political Development“, Socio-Economic Review 13/4 (2015) pp. 703 – 721.


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