Current Editor of Political Science Quarterly and President of the Academy of Political Science, Robert Y. Shapiro is also the Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Click here to read Dr. Shapiro's full biography at the Columbia University Political Science Department website.


Editor Emeritus of Political Science Quarterly and President Emeritus of The Academy of Political Science, Demetrios James Caraley is also Janet H. Robb Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Barnard College and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He holds a Ph.D., M.Phil., and B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University, and was junior year Phi Beta Kappa.

The Academy of Political Science Board of Directors and Political Science Quarterly Editorial Advisory Board thank Professor Caraley for his extraordinary leadership during his tenure of 26 years as President of the Academy and 47 years as Editor of PSQ.

A specialist on city government and urban policies and problems and on congressional policies toward cities, Caraley has published numerous books and articles including:

  • Critical Issues for Clinton's Domestic Agenda
  • Doing More With Less: Cutback Management in New York City
  • City Governments and Urban Problems

Caraley has been both an appointed and elected official in Westchester County local government.

Caraley was a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar for academic year 1995-96, where he worked on a continuing project called Washington Abandons the Cities and the Urban Poor. Among his major articles are “Washington Abandons the Cities” and “Dismantling the Federal Safety Net: Fictions versus Realities.” His article on “Ending Welfare as we Know It: A Reform Still in Progress,” published in the Winter 2001 issue of the Quarterly was awarded a prize by the New York State Academy of Public Administration as the “outstanding publication of 2001."

Caraley has also published books in the field of national security policy. His publications in this area include:

Caraley's other field of interest is Democratic Political Theory and Ethics and in which he has written a major article, “Elections and Dilemmas of American Democratic Governance,” reprinted in Promise and Problems of Old and New Democracies, edited by Xiaobo Lü (2000). In the Spring 2001 issue of PSQ, Caraley published an editorial entitled “Why Americans Need a Constitutional Right to Vote for Presidential Electors.” His latest article in this field was, "Complications of American Democracy: Elections Are Not Enough."

Caraley was elected chairman of the Barnard Political Science Department for ten three-year terms. He also established the Columbia Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration in Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and was its founding director. Caraley served as a naval officer during the Korean War.

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