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Ted Goertzel has retired as professor in the Sociology Department at Rutgers University in Camden, N.J. and is living in southeastern Ohio near Marietta. In the spring semester, 2015, he will be teaching Introduction to Sociology at Marietta College. He is best reached by email at tedgoertzel@gmail.com or tg003@marietta.edu

            Drama of Brazilian PoliticsMy most recent book,

The Drama of Brazilian Politics: From 1814-2015

is now available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99 (or read it free if you belong to Amazon Prime.  Details on the book are as follows:  

Ted Goertzel and Paulo Roberto de Almeida (eds.):
The Drama of Brazilian Politics: From Dom João to Marina Silva
(Amazon Digital Services; Kindle Book, 2014, 278 p.; ISBN: 978-1-4951-2981-0;ASIN: B00NZBPX8A;
book length: 1199 KB; Sales Price: $ 2.99; available at:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NZBPX8A)

Table of Contents:
Introduction, by Ted Goertzel
1.    The Drama of Brazilian Politics: from Dom João to Marina Silva, by Ted Goertzel
2.   The Politics of Economic Regime Change in Brazilian History, by Paulo Roberto de Almeida
3.   The Brazilian Presidency: From the Military Regime to the Workers’ Party, by João Paulo M. Peixoto
4.   A Woman’s Place is in the Presidency: Dilma, Marina and Women’s Representation in Brazil, by Farida Jalalzai and Pedro G. dos Santos 5.    A Brazilian ex-President’s Public Speech: A Threat to the Existing Order?, by Inês Signorini
6.   Life Without Turnstiles, by Alipio de Sousa Filho
7.   The Changing Face of Brazilian Politics: Lessons of the 2013 Protests, by Sue Branford and Jan Rocha
8.   Political Leadership and Protest in Brazil: The 2013 Vinegar Revolt in Comparative Perspective, by Guy Burton
9.   Presidential Leadership and Regime Change in Brazil with Comparisons to the United States and Spanish America, by Ted Goertzel

A full list of Ted Goertzel's publications, many of which can be downloaded from the WEB, can be found on his resume
Here is a miscellaneous list of links to some of my papers.  :The list on my  resume is more organized, but may not include a few of the more ephemeral things here.  I don't want to take this list down, even though it is messy, because some of them are linked from various web sites and search engines. 

Ted Goertzel, Ekaterina Shohat,Tulio Kahn, André Zanetic,and Dmitriy Bogoyavlenskiy. Homicide Booms and Busts: A Small-N Comparative Historical Study, Homicide Studies first published online on June 13, 2012, forthcoming in print.   Please email me if you want a reprint of this article, or request it from Homicide Studies through your library.

"The Conspiracy Meme," The Skeptical Inquirer, Volume 35/1, January/February 2011. 

The Lula Paradox.  Brazzil.com, January 2011. 

Conspiracy Theories in Science.  EMBO reports (European Molecular Biology Organization)..  June 2010.

"Capital Punishment and Homicide Rates:  Sociological Realities and Econometric Distortions,"  Critical Sociology 34(2):  239-254, 2008.

Militarism as a Social Problem

"There's a Place for All Kinds of Socialists at Brazil's Power Table," Brazzil Magazine, January 20, 2008.  http://www.brazzil.com/content/view/10031/1/.

" Genoíno's Path from Guerrilla to Socialist Lite in Brazil's Congress,"  Brazzil Magazine, November 14, 2007.  http://www.brazzil.com/content/view/9998/1/.

"Observations on Antioch," The Record, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, November 9, 2007, p. 9.  http://recordonline.org.

"Brazil After Lula:  Some Predictions," Brazzil Magazine, October 17, 2007.  http://www.brazzil.com/content/view/9986/1/

Ted Goertzel and Túlio Kahn, “Brazil:  The Unsung Story of São Paulo’s Dramatic Murder Rate Drop,”  Brazzil Magazine, May 18, 2007.  http://www.brazzil.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=9881.   Also in New American Media, June 2007, http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=0a7ee25d39a7d2b0737cef8c76bc84b5.

Corruption, Leadership and Development in Latin America," from Psicologia Politica, Valencia, Spain.  (pdf format)
Also available:
"Betrayal of a Flawed Vision:  Corruption in Brazil's Workers Party Government", by Ted Goertzel.  On InfoBrazil.  Email me if you would like a copy with complete endnotes. 

The Psychobiography of Argentine Politicians
Review Essay in Political Sociology reviewing  Peter Marden, The Decline of Politics; Amitai Etzioni, From Empire to Community; Irving Louis Horowitz, ed., Civil Society and Class Politics:  Essays on the Political Sociology of Seymour Martin Lipset; and Jack Goldstone, ed., States, Parties, and Social Movements.  In the Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Volume 32, No 2, Winter 2004, pp. 277-281.

Militarism as a Social Problem.
Two Committed People Find Enrichment in the [Quaker Clearness Committee] Process
Noam Chomsky and the Political Psychology of Anti-Imperialism
Ralph Nader;  Portrait of a Puritannical Perfectionist.
Photographs of the Life of Lula da Silva (powerpoint)

Myths of Murder and Multiple Regression:  Econometrics as Junk Science, published in The Skeptical Inquirer, Vol 26, No. 1, January/February 2002, pp 19-23.  This paper discusses the effect of "shall issue" gun control legislation, the death penalty, abortion and imprisonment on homicide rates.  A longer version with tables is available here. Spanish translation as "El Modelo Econometrico Como Ciencia Basura," in Psicologia Politica, No 24 (Valencia, Spain).  Danish translation: Myter om mord og multipel regression.  
 Eight Years of Pragmatic Leadership in Brazil, the latest upplement to the English language edition of Fernando Henrique Cardoso:  Reinventing Democracy in Brazil.
The World Trade Center Bombing as a Fourth Generational Turning Point .  Slovenian translation:  World Trade Center bombardiranje kot četrti generacijske prelomnico
9/11 as a Turning Point in History (power point presentation at the World Future Society, July 20, 2002)."September 11, 2001:  A Turning Point for America's Future" on the World Future Society home page.
Terrorist Beliefs and Terrorist Lives
Why Brazil Isn't Argentina.
Viable Utopia:  Fernando Henrique's Sociological Theory and Practice (power point presentation)
There's Something About South Jersey (suburban "sprawl" and development).
Review of Bin Laden:  Behind the Mask of the Terrorist by Adam Robinson, from Clio's Psyche, March 2002.   Romanian Translation by Alexandra Seremina,  courtesy of Azoft.com
Public Opinion Concerning Sprawl and Smart Growth in Southern New Jersey
The "Fathers of Sociology":  Personal Troubles and Public Issues
in the lives of Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Max Weber and Karl Marx
 Theoretical Models in Political Sociology (edited from an out-of-print textbook).
Probing Linus Pauling's Personality with the Rorschach Ink Blot Test.
Analyzing Linus Pauling's Personality, Oregon State University Libraries, 1996.
Albert Szymanski:  A Personal and Political Memoir, Critical Sociology, 1988.
"Foundations of Radical Sociology," by Albert Szymanski and Ted Goertzel, 1979.
My Trip to Moscow, Soviet-American Review, 1989.
My Internet Alter-Ego, Clio's Psyche, 1999.
Belief in Conspiracy Theories, Political Psychology, 1994.
Measuring the Prevalence of False Memories:
 A New Interpretation of a UFO Abduction Survey, Skeptical Inquirer, 1994.
The Myth of the Bell Curve, Humanity & Society, 1981.
The Gulf War as a Mental Disorder?:  A Statistical Test of DeMause's Hypothesis, Political Psychology, 1993
(a content analysis study of editorial cartoons)
Confessions of a Turncoat and Remembrance of a True Believer (1982)
President Cardoso Reflects on Brazil and Sociology (1995)
Pragmatism vs. Nationalism in Fernando Henrique Cardoso's Brazil (2000)
The Politics of Welfare Reform in New Jersey (1995)
Some notes on Quaker beliefs.
Generational Cycles in Mass Psychology:  Implications for the George W. Bush Administration.

Penn Goertzel, Ted's youngest brother, died on August 18, 2001.  Victor Goertzel, Ted father, died on May 23, 1999.  Victor Goertzel's obituary is available here and from the Seattle Times.  Mildred George Goertzel, Ted's mother, died on January 21, 2000.  An obituary is available here and from the Seattle Times.