Snyder-Hall, Battling the Prince: A Woman Fights for Democracy (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2021), forthcoming.
What happens when a democratic theory professor gets involved with the Democratic Party? In this political memoir, Claire Snyder-Hall shares lessons learned from eight years in party politics. She tells the story of organizing a grassroots campaign for state senate in a district dominated by good ole boys, of a political milieu in which a letter to the editor results in a smear campaign and broken friendships, and of battling a party establishment more concerned about shoring up its own power than engaging everyday people or fighting for their needs. Using an intersectional understanding of identity, Snyder-Hall unpacks the ways in which gender, class, and sexuality affect political campaigns and offers advice for progressives.
Drawing insights from Machiavelli, Rousseau, Marx, and Gramsci, Snyder-Hall argues that a democratic republic requires a politically engaged populace, a democratic culture, and economic justice, and in order to achieve that, people need to defend democratic values in the face of rising authoritarianism, stand up to bullies, transform their political consciousness, and create a party willing to fight for the 99%.
Snyder-Hall and Burack, eds, Right-wing Populism and the Media (New York: Routledge, 2014). Reprint of special issue (see below).
Snyder, Gay Marriage and Democracy: Equality for All (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006). Winner of the “Choice Outstanding Academic Title” for 2007.
Snyder, Citizen-Soldiers and Manly Warriors: Military Service and Gender in the Civic Republican Tradition (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999).
Special Issues of Journals Edited
Snyder-Hall and Burack, eds., “Right-wing Populism and the Media,” special issue of New Political Science 34, no. 4.
McAfee and Snyder, eds., “Democratic Theory,” special issue of Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy 22, no. 4 (Fall 2007).
Articles and Essays
Snyder-Hall, “Citizen-Centered Democracy in a Power-Politics World,” The Kettering Review (forthcoming 2020).
Snyder-Hall, “What’s the Matter with College? Exploring White Working-Class Resentment Towards Higher Education,” review essay in New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture 40, no. 3 (September 2018).
Snyder-Hall, “Taking Feminist Theory to the Streets,” a commentary on The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory published in Politics and Gender 14, no. 1 (March 2018), forthcoming.
Snyder-Hall, “Battling the Prince: A Political Memoir,” New Political Science 39, no. 4 (2017).
Snyder-Hall, “The Mean Girls of McWorld: Reality Television and the Attack on Strong Democracy” in Strong Democracy in Crisis: Promise or Peril?, edited by Trevor Norris (Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2016).
Snyder-Hall, “Civic Aspirations: Why Some Higher Education Faculty Are Reconnecting Their Professional and Public Lives,” An Occasional Paper of the Kettering Foundation (Dayton, OH: The Charles F. Kettering Foundation, 2015).
Snyder-Hall, “Faculty Happiness and Civic Agency,” Higher Education Exchange (Fall 2014), 4-13.
Snyder-Hall, “Tales from Anti-Civic U,” Higher Education Exchange (Fall 2012), 13-23.
Snyder-Hall, “Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Civic Aspirations of Faculty” in Connections (The Kettering Foundation, 2012): 34-36.
Snyder-Hall, “Reflections of a Politically-Engaged Scholar,” part of symposium in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the Women and Politics program at Rutgers, Politics and Gender 9, no. 4 (2013): 1-4.
Snyder-Hall, “From Activist Housewives to Wal-Mart Moms: The Rise of Consumerism and the Conservative Agenda,” New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture 34, no. 3 (Fall 2012).
Snyder-Hall, “The King of the 1% v. The American Republic,” Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture 11:4 (Fall 2012).
Snyder-Hall, “Real Housewives and the Decline of Civic Virtue,” Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture 10:2 (Spring 2011).
Snyder-Hall, “Third-Wave Feminism and the Defense of ‘Choice,’” Perspectives on Politics 8, no. 1 (March 2010): 255-261.
Snyder-Hall, “Feminism in Action: History, Ideology, Tradition,” in Rational Radicalism and Political Theory: Essays in Honor of Stephen Eric Bronner, ed., Michael Thompson (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010).
Snyder-Hall, “Radical Feminism in the Age of Choice,” in Where Do We Go From Here? US Politics and the Renewal of the Radical Imagination, ed. Mark Major (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010).
Snyder-Hall, “Marriage Equality and the Morality of Liberalism,” in Moral Argument, Religion, and Same-Sex Marriage: Advancing the Public Good, eds. Gordon Babst, Emily Gill, and Jason Pierceson (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009).
Snyder-Hall, “The Ideology of Wifely Submission: A Challenge for Feminism?” Politics and Gender, 4, no. 4 (December 2008): 563-586.
Snyder, “Third Wave Feminism: A New Directions Essay” Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society 34, no. 1 (Autumn 2008): 175-196.
Snyder, “The Allure of Authoritarianism: Christian Right Marriage and the Reconsolidation of Patriarchy,” in W Stands for Women: How the George W. Bush Presidency Shaped a New Politics of Gender, eds. Michaele Ferguson and Lori Marso (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007).
Snyder, “Paradox or Contradiction: The Marriage Mythos in Neoconservative Ideology,” in Confronting the New Conservatism: The Rise of the Right in America, ed. Michael Thompson (New York: NYU Press, 2007).
Snyder, “The Civic Roots of Higher Education” in Agent of Democracy: Higher Education and the HEX Journey (The Kettering Foundation, 2007): 53-75.
Snyder, “Public Deliberation and Foreign Policy,” in Public Thought and Foreign Policy: Essays on Public Deliberations About Americans’ Role in the World, ed. Robert Kingston (Dayton, OH: The Kettering Foundation, 2005).
Snyder, “Women, Social Science, and Public Work during the Progressive Era,” Higher Education Exchange (Spring 2005): 56-66.
Snyder, “Radical Virtue: Women in Nineteenth-Century Civil Society,” New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture 26, no. 1 (March 2004): 51-69.
Snyder, “The Federal Marriage Amendment and the Attack on American Democracy,” in The Logos Reader: Rational Radicalism and the Future of Politics, eds. Stephen Eric Bronner and Michael J. Thompson (Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2005). Originally published in Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture 3, no. 4 (Fall 2004). http://www.logosjournal.com/snyder_election.htm. Also published in David Haugen, Opposing Viewpoints: American Values (OVPAV-2), edited by David Haugen (Warren, MI: Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2008).
Snyder, “Machiavelli and the Citizenship of Civic Practices,” Feminist Interpretations of Niccolo Machiavelli, ed. Maria J. Falco (State College, PA: Penn State University Press, 2004). Originally published in Snyder, Citizen-Soldiers and Manly Warriors.
Snyder, “The Citizen-Soldier Tradition and Gender Integration of the U.S. Military,” Armed Forces & Society 29, no. 2 (Winter 2003): 185-204.
Snyder, “A Strange Drift to the Right: The Civic Historiography of Michael Sandel,” New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture 25, no. 3 (September 2003): 307-326.
Snyder, “Patriarchal Militarism,” in Masters of War: Militarism and Blowback in the Era of American Empire, edited by Carl Boggs (New York: Routledge, 2003).
Snyder, “The Citizen-Soldier and the Tragedy of the Eighteenth Brumaire,” Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics (special issue on The Eighteenth Brumaire) 16, no. 2 (2003): 23-37.
Snyder, “Neo-Patriarchy and the Anti-Homosexual Agenda,” in Fundamental Differences: Feminists Talk Back To Social Conservatives, edited by Cynthia Burack & Jyl J. Josephson (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). Updated versions repinted in: Voices of Dissent: Critical Readings in American Politics, edited by William F. Grover and Joseph G. Peschek. Sixth Edition. New York: Pearson Longman, 2006: 282-291; Seventh Edition, Pearson Longman, 2008: 275-283; Eighth Edition, Pearson Longman, 2010; Ninth Edition, Pearson Longman 2011.
Snyder, “Gendered Radicalism and Civil Society: What Can Democratic Theorists Learn From Southern White Ladies?” Polity: The Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association XXXIV, no. 3 (Spring 2002): 393-407.
Snyder, “Social Capital: The Politics of Race and Gender,” in Social Capital: Critical Perspectives on Community and Bowling Alone, edited by Scott McLean, David A. Schultz, and Manfred B. Steger (New York: New York University Press, 2002).
Snyder, “Democratic Theory and the Case for Public Deliberation,” in Democracy’s Moment: Reforming the American Political System for the 21st Century, edited by Ron Hayduk & Kevin Mattson (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2002).
Snyder, “Should Political Science Have a Civic Mission? An Overview of the Historical Evidence,” PS: Political Science and Politics XXXIV, no. 2 (2001): 301-305.
Snyder, “Political Theory and Public Deliberation: An Introductory Essay for Students,” in Introducing Political Science Students to Public Deliberation (Washington, DC: American Political Science Association, 2001).
Snyder, “The Civic Roots of Academic Social Science Scholarship in America,” Higher Education Exchange (Spring 2000): 5-16.
Snyder, Shutting the Public Out of Politics: Civic Republicanism, Professional Politics, and the Eclipse of Civil Society, An Occasional Paper of the Kettering Foundation (Dayton, OH: The Charles F. Kettering Foundation, 1999).
Snyder, “The Public and Its Colleges: Reflections on the History of American Higher Education,” Higher Education Exchange (Spring 1998): 6-15.
Faye J. Crosby, Ann Pufall, R. Claire Snyder, Marion O’Connell, and Peg Whalen, “The Denial of Personal Disadvantage Among You, Me, and All the Other Ostriches” in Gender and Thought, edited by Mary Crawford and Margaret Gentry (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1989).