of Political Science
Oakland University. Majors:
Political Science and History.
University of Minnesota. Major: Political Science.
of Minnesota. Major: Political Science.
National Security Seminar, Colorado College, 1972.
Inter-University Consortium for Political Research, University of
Scholar-Diplomat Seminar, Department of State, 1973; 1974.
Political Leadership and Management Seminar, J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1983.
Leadership and Governance Seminar for Mayors, J.F. Kennedy School
Harvard University, 1987.
of Political Science, University of Arizona,
1971 to present. Full
International Studies Association, 1995--.
Mayor, City of Tucson,
Councilmember, City of
Partner, New Veritas,
1992—1995; Magellan International LLC, 1995--.
Robert O Burns Award for outstanding international public education,
Annual Public Service Award, National Association of
Social Workers, 1999.
Common Cause, Public Service Award, 1997
U.S. State Department Delegate to the CSCE, 1994.
National Advisory Committee, Leadership for America’s Cities,
Selected for Who’s Who in the United States, 1991--.
Who’s Who in International Affairs, 1997--
Recipient of the University of Arizona’s Distinguished Citizen
Board of Directors, National League of Cities, 1989--1991.
Selected by USA TODAY as one of six new mayors “to watch”,
Pima County Bar Association Award for Outstanding Naturalized
Citizen of the Year, 1987.
Recipient, Oasis Award for outstanding production in public affairs
Recipient, Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Behavioral
Recipient, “Outstanding Young American” national award, 1981.
As co-author of the book, The Forgotten Americans (W.W. Norton,
1992), selected as winner of the 1993 School of Behavioral Sciences best
Selected as member of the international delegation to observe and
validate Hungary’s first democratic national elections, 1990.
Board of Advisors, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, 1996—
Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly, 1998--
Editorial Board, International Studies Perspectives, 2000--
Editorial Board, International Studies Review, 1999—
Editorial Board, Journal of International Relations and Development, 2000—
Board, Foreign Policy
State Department scholar, visiting; Slovenia,
2004; Bulgaria, 2004
State Department Delegate to the Commission on Security and
Cooperation in Europe, Prague, 1994.
Ukraine: Conducted training seminars for government leaders for the
National Democratic Institute, 1991, 1994.
Russia: Conducted training seminars for government leaders for the
National Democratic Institute, 1991.
Ukraine: Provided diagnostic assistance on local governance for the
National Democratic Institute, 1992, 1993.
Ukraine: Assisted with drafts of the national constitution for the
National Democratic Institute, 1993.
training seminars for national, regional and municipal leadership in behalf of USIA and IESC, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,2002.
Estonia: Provided local government feasibility assessment for National
Democratic Institute and USAID, 1993.
mayors and administrators for National Democratic Institute, 1994.
Hungary: Assisted on local governance and economic development in Pecs,
in behalf of the City of Tucson, 1993.
Trained mayors in developing local governmental infrastructure for Santa Cruz Institute and USIA, 1993.
Bulgaria: Trained representatives
in local governance and ethnic relations for Santa Cruz Institute and USAID, 1995.
Hungary: Monitored the first national democratic elections for
National Democratic Institute, 1990.
Guyana: Conducted democratization seminars in behalf of the
Institute for International Affairs, 1995
Romania: Conducted training for mayors in democratization
processes, for National Democratic Institute, 1996
Parliamentarians and party leaders in national election process,
Developed sister city programs between the City of Tucson and
Pecs, Hungary, 1987-1991.
Led economic development missions to Mexico, Taiwan, Germany,
Board of Advisors, Democracy Institute, Washington DC, 1993--.
National Democratic Convention:
Delegate, 1984; Delegate and Rules Committee
Atlantic Council Fellow, 2001
U.S. House of Representatives, Public Works Committee, on federal transportation policy, 1981.
National Governors Association, on transportation policy, 1982.
National Women’s Political Caucus Convention, on
telecommunications technologies and political socialization, 1983.
United States Congress, negotiator on behalf of the National League
of Cities on Telecommunications Law (Senate Bill 66), enacted 1984.
United States Senate, Finance Committee, on federal transportation
U.S. House of Representatives, Telecommunications Committee, on oversight needs for telecommunications, 1988.
U.S. Senate, Anti-Trust Committee, on cable legislation, 1989.
National Democratic Party, Rules Committee, 1992.
Speaker and Participant, on campaign finance reform, for Center on Responsive Politics, 1992.
Productions and Media Activities
Politics and The Press: Media and Official Relations, 1987.
Politics and The Press: Print Media, 1990.
Politics and the Press: Television, 1990.
Advertising Campaigns and Elections, 1990.
Television and the Future of New Technologies, 1990.
Op Ed pieces and guest columns for Arizona Daily Star; Newsday;
Tucson Citizen; New York Times
Books and Monographs
Volgy, Thomas J., and Alison Bailin. 2003. International
Politics and State Strength. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.
Volgy, Thomas J. 2001. Politics in the Trenches: Citizens,
Politicians, and the Fate of Democracy. Tucson: University of Arizona
Schwarz, John E., Thomas J. Volgy. 1992. The
Forgotten Americans: Working Hard and Living Poor in the Land of
Opportunity. New York: W.W. Norton. This was chosen as one of five
finalists for the Harry Chapin Award by the World Hunger Association in
1993; chosen as one of the best twenty five books on poverty since 1945,
by Reinvesting in America; and was cited by the New York Times (December
26, 1993:20) as a “new and noteworthy” selection, as “its important
revelations promise to challenge the conscience of Washington.”
Volgy, Thomas J. 1976. Exploring Relationships Between Mass
Media and Political Culture: The Impact of Television and Music on
American Society. Tucson: Institute of Government Research (editor and
Volgy, Thomas J., Kristin Kanthak, Derrick V.
Frazier, and Robert Stewart Ingersoll. 2004. "The G7, International Terrorism, and
Domestic Politics: Modeling Policy Cohesion in Response to Systemic
Disturbances." International Interactions (forthcoming).
Volgy, Thomas J.,
Derrick V. Frazier, and Robert Stewart Ingersoll. 2003.
Similarities and Group Hegemony:G7 Voting Cohesion in the UN General
Assembly.” Journal of International Relations and Development 5:
Volgy, Thomas J., and Lawrence E. Imwalle. 2000. “Two Faces of Hegemonic
Strength: Structural versus Relational Capabilities.” International
Interactions, 26: 229-51.
Volgy, Thomas J., Lawrence E. Imwalle, and John E. Schwarz. 1999. “Where is the New World Order? Hegemony, State Strength, and Architectural Construction in International Politics.” Journal of International Relations and Development , Fall.
Volgy, Thomas J., Lawrence E. Imwalle, and Jeff J. Corntassel.
1997. “Structural Determinants of International Terrorism: The Effects
of Hegemony and Polarity on Terrorist Activity.” International
Volgy, Thomas J., and John E. Schwarz. 1997. “Free Trade,
Economic Inequality and the Stability of Democracies in the Democratic
Core of Peace.” European Journal of International Relations 3:239-53.
Volgy, Thomas J., John E. Schwarz. 1996. Worker Power and Wages: The
Influence of Productivity,
International Trade, and Inflation in Ten Democratic Nations. American
Journal of Political Science, November.
Volgy, Thomas J., Larry Imwalle. 1995. Hegemonic Perspectives on
the New World Order. American Journal of Political Science,
Volgy, Thomas J., Stacey Mayhall. 1995. Status Inconsistency and
International War: Exploring the Effects of Systemic Change. International
Studies Quarterly 39, 1.
Volgy, Thomas J., John E. Schwarz. 1994. Foreign Policy
Restructuring and the Myriad Webs of Restraint: Some Conceptual and
Theoretical Issues. In Hagan, Sampson, Rosati (eds.), Foreign Policy
Restructuring: How Governments Respond to Global Change. Columbia:
University of South Carolina Press.
Schwarz, John E., Thomas J. Volgy. 1993. One-Fourth of the Nation:
Above the Poverty Line--But Poor. The Nation, February 15, 1993.
Schwarz, John E., Thomas J. Volgy. 1992. Out of Line. The New
Republic. November 23.
Schwarz, John E., Thomas J. Volgy. 1992. How Economic Development
Succeeds and Fails at the Same Time. Governing, November.
Schwarz, John E., Thomas J. Volgy. 1992. Social Support for
Self-Reliance. The American Prospect, Spring.
Volgy, Thomas J., John E. Schwarz. 1991. Does Politics Stop at the
Water’s Edge? Domestic Political Factors and Foreign Policy
Restructuring in the Cases of Great Britain, France, and West Germany. Journal
of Politics, 53, 3.
Schwarz, John E., Thomas J. Volgy. 1988. Experiments in
Employment--A British Cure. Harvard Business Review, March/April.
Volgy, Thomas J., John E. Schwarz, Hildy Gottlieb. 1986. The Quest
for Resources: Feminist Activism and Electoral Success. Social Science
Schwarz, John E., Thomas J. Volgy. 1985. The Myth of America’s
Economic Decline. Harvard Business Review, September/October.
Volgy, Thomas J. 1985. Municipally Operated Public Access:
Balancing a Paradoxical Relationship. Community Television Review,
Volgy, Thomas J., John E. Schwarz. 1984. Will the Real Participants
Please Stand Up? Misreporting and Vicarious Participation at the Local
Level. Public Opinion Quarterly, Winter.
Volgy, Thomas J., Henry Kenski. 1982. Systems Theory and Foreign
Policy Restructuring: Distance Change in Latin America, 1953-1970. International
Studies Quarterly, September.
Volgy, Thomas J., John E. Schwarz. 1980. Television Entertainment
Programming and the Sociopolitical Attitudes of the Audience. Journalism
Schwarz, John E., Thomas J. Volgy. 1980. Liberal and Conservative
Voting in the House of Representatives: A National Model of
Representation. British Journal of Political Science, Fall.
Volgy, Thomas J., John E. Schwarz. 1978. On Television Viewing and
Citizens’ Political Attitudes, Activity, and Knowledge: Another Look at
the Impact of Media on Politics. Western Political Quarterly,
Fenmore, Barton, Thomas J. Volgy. 1978. Short Term Economic Change
and Political Instability in Latin America. Western Political Quarterly,
Volgy, Thomas J., Hildy Gottleib. 1977. Some of My Best Friends are
Letter-writers: Gladiators and Eccentrics Revisited. Social Science
Volgy, Thomas J., Henry Kenski. 1976. Toward an Exploration of
Comparative Foreign Policy Distance. International Studies Quarterly,
Volgy, Thomas J., Karen Mashkin. 1975. Sociopolitical Attitudes and
Musical Preferences. Social Science Quarterly, December.
Volgy, Thomas J., Sandra Sue Volgy. 1975. Women and Politics:
Political Correlates of Sex-Role Acceptance. Social Science Quarterly,
Volgy, Thomas J., Jon Quistgaard. 1974. Correlates of
Organizational Rewards in the United Nations: An Analysis of Environmental
and Legislative Variables. International Organization, Spring.
Volgy, Thomas J. 1974. Reducing Conflict in International Politics:
The Impact of Structural Variables. International Studies Quarterly,
Hughes, Barry B., Thomas J. Volgy. 1973. On the Difficult Business
of Conducting Empirical, Descriptive Studies in a Data-Poor Area. American
Journal of Political Science, August.
Volgy, Thomas J. 1973. The Role of the Outsider in
Quasi-Legislative Systems: The Potential Utility of Legislative Models. International
Riggs, Robert E., Karen Feste, Barry Hughes, Thomas J. Volgy. 1970.
Behavioralism in the Study of the United Nations. World Politics,
Hughes, Barry B., Thomas J. Volgy. 1970. Distance in Foreign Policy
Behavior: A Comparative Study of Eastern Europe. Midwest Journal of
Political Science, August.
Principal investigator, USAID grant for
Impartial Oversight and Strategic Guidance on Privatization Process in Central Asia, awarded November
1995 through 1997 (consortium award for $7 million; U of A share $500,000)
Editorial Board: International
International Studies Review
International Studies Perspectives
Journal of International Relations and Development
Manuscript reviewer for:
Houghton Mifflin, MacMillan, W.W. Norton, Prentice Hall
Social Science Quarterly
American Political Science Review
Journal of Conflict Resolution
Journal of Politics
American Politics Quarterly
Western Political Quarterly
School of International Relations, University of Denver Monograph
Project reviewer: National
Organization Data Archives, Indiana University
Contributor and Panel Chair:
International Studies Association
Midwest Political Science Association
Southwestern Social Science Association
Western Political Science Association
American Political Science Association
International Congress of Political Psychology
Political Science Association
Central and Eastern European Studies Association
Board of Advisors, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems
Graduate level: International
Politics Survey Seminar
Undergraduate level: Theories
of International Relations
Contemporary International Politics
Mass Media and
Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis
Problems of World Order
Mass Media and
International Organizations and Structures
Democratic Candidate for Congress, 1998
Mayor, City of Tucson, 1987-1991
Tucson City Council, 1977-1987
Chair, Pima Association of Governments, 1990
Board of Directors, National League of Cities, 1989-1991
Chair, Telecommunications Committee, U.S. Conference of Mayors,
Chair, Pima County Economic Development Council, 1989
Vice-Chair, Greater Tucson Economic Council, 1990-1991
Chair, Transportation Committee, National League of Cities, 1986,
National League of Cities Task Force on Telecommunications, 1984
National League of Cities Municipal Bonds Task Force, 1985
Pima Association of Governments, 1985-1991
Arizona Leadership Council, 1991
Governor’s Airport Development Task Force, 1991
Governor’s Urban Lands Task Force, 1979
Governor’s Urban Lands Advisory Committee, 1982
Governor’s Airspace Utilization Committee, 1982-1991
Governor’s Task Force on Women and Poverty, 1986
Executive Committee, League of Arizona Cities and Towns, 1988-1991
Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1984, 1992
Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee, 1984-1992
City of Tucson Charter Advisory Commission, 2001
Board member of the following organizations:
Tucson Urban League
Tucson Cable Corporation
Human Services Coordinating Council
United Way SAC
Southern Arizona Mental Health Center
Southern Arizona Red Cross
Arizona Center for Economic Conversion 1992--95
National Federation of Local Cable Programmers
State of Arizona ACLU 1993-95
State of Arizona Common Cause 1993--
Tucson Youth Center 1994--
Southern Arizona Housing Center 1993--
Community Partnership of Southern Arizona 1995—98
Pima Council on Aging, 1999—2004
Arizona League of Conservation Voters, 2000—2003
Citizen Action, 2000-
Neighborhood Coalition of Greater Tucson, 2002—
Tucson Arts District, 2003--