Faculty

Joel D. Aberbach

PROFESSOR EMERITUS

Contact Information

Email    aberbach@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  3353 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Joel D. Aberbach is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He is the author of Keeping a Watchful Eye: The Politics of Congressional Oversight (Brookings, 1990), co-author, with Bert A. Rockman, of In the Web of Politics: Three Decades of the U.S. Federal Executive (Brookings 2000), co-author, with Robert D. Putnam and Bert A. Rockman, of Bureaucrats and Politicians in Western Democracies (Harvard, 1981) and, co-author with the late Jack L. Walker, of Race in the City (Little, Brown, 1973). Aberbach is currently Co-Chair of the Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government of the International Political Science Association and served as Co-Chair of the Commission on the Executive Branch convened by the Annenberg Foundation Trust's Institutions of American Democracy Project. A volume from this project, Institutions of American Democracy: The Executive Branch, edited by Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson (Oxford University Press, 2005), won the 2006 Neustadt Award for the best reference work on the American presidency. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has also been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the University of Bologna's Institute of Advanced Studies and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. In 2006-07 he was the John G. Winant Professor of American Government at Oxford University and a Fellow of Balliol College, and in Spring 2011 he was Politics Visitor at Nuffield College, Oxford and also became a Fellow of Oxford's Rothermere American Institute. His latest book is Understanding Contemporary American Conservatism (Routledge, 2017).


Degrees

Yale University, 1967

Fields of Study

American Politics

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2016 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2016 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2015 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2015 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2014 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2014 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2013 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2013 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2012 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2012 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2011 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2011 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2010 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2010 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2009 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2008 Fall Quarter

CAPPP Washington, DC, Research Seminars

2007 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2006 Winter Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2005 Fall Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2005 Winter Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2004 Fall Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2004 Winter Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2003 Fall Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2003 Spring Quarter

Organization Theory, Public Policy, and Administration: Governing the Bureaucracy in the U.S.

2002 Fall Quarter

Seminar for Majors: Politics

2002 Winter Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2001 Fall Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2001 Winter Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2000 Fall Quarter

The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

1999 Winter Quarter

Seminar for Majors: Politics

Previous Courses by Course

GE CLST 60B
America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

GE CLST 60A
America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

HIST M191DC
CAPPP Washington, DC, Research Seminars

2008 Fall Quarter

POL SCI M191DC
CAPPP Washington, DC, Research Seminars

2008 Fall Quarter

SOCIOL M191DC
CAPPP Washington, DC, Research Seminars

2008 Fall Quarter

GE CLST 60B
The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

GE CLST 60A
The U.S., 1963 to 1974: Politics, Society, and Culture

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 146C
Organization Theory, Public Policy, and Administration: Governing the Bureaucracy in the U.S.

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C197C
Seminar for Majors: Politics

2002 Fall Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter