Lucas McMillan

Lucas McMillan

  • Dean, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Government, Criminology, & Sociology
LC 355 Carnell Learning Center
Education

Ph.D., University of South Carolina (2008)

M.A., University of Warwick, England (2004)

B.A., Wofford College (2002)

Publications

BOOK

  • The Involvement of State Governments in U.S. Foreign Relations. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. (2012)
     

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
 

  • "The Globalization of Spartanburg: A Story of Local Leader and State Supporters." Journal of Political Science. (2015)
  • "How Governors Shaped the Presidency and Intergovernmental Relations." The Mid-South Political Science Review. (2014)
  • "Bravo for Brevity: Using Short Paper Assignments in International Relations Classes." International Studies Perspectives. (2014)
  • "Looking Beyond the National Level: Foreign Investment Attraction in U.S. States." International Interactions. (2009)
  • Subnational Foreign Policy Actors: How and Why Governors Participate in U.S. Foreign Policy." Foreign Policy Analysis. (2008)

TEACHING-ORIENTED ESSAYS

  • "Creating Connections Between Disciplines: What Paintings Can Teach Students About Politics." Faculty Focus. (2014)
  • "Dressing Up Our Students: Reasons Why Faculty Should Encourage Professional Attire in Undergraduates." The Political Science Educator (newsletter of APSA's Political Science Education section). (2014)
  • "Dressing Up Our Students." White Board: Newsletter of Lander University's Center for Effective Undergraduate Teaching. (2014)
  • "Encouraging Students to Consider Multiple Perspectives: Our Experiences with Sharing Lectures." White Board: Newsletter of Lander University's Center for Effective Undergraduate Teaching. (2011)
  • "Short Paper Assignments are Valuable for Students and Faculty." White Board: Newsletter of Lander University's Center for Effective Undergraduate Teaching. (2010)

OP-ED ESSAYS & POLICY-ORIENTED PIECES

  • "Mays events help us study our history and heroes." Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC). Nov. 27. (2017)
  • "Haley should be considered for Commerce, not Secretary of State." The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). Nov. 18. (2016)
  • "Remembering Memorial Day and victory in Europe." Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC). May 27. (2015)
  • "We all need to join S.C. bishops in supporting public education." The State (Columbia, SC). June 5. (2014)
  • "America's Governors Matter for U.S.-Asia Relations." The Diplomat (policy magazine based in Tokyo, Japan). June 26. (2013)
  • "Improve political rhetoric at home." The Greenville News (Greenville, SC). Aug. 18. (2012)
         Reprinted under the same title in the Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC). Aug. 31. 
  • "Governors must sell S.C. abroad." The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). Sept. 14. (2011)
  • "Spending on foreign investment, education pays off." The State (Columbia, SC). Jan. 15. (2009)
  • "Next president needs a bipartisan cabinet." The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA). Aug. 2. (2008)
  • "McNair held build state's global connections." The State (Columbia, SC). Nov. 20. (with Phillip Stone) (2007)
  • "International offices help enhance a state's economy." The Greenville News (Greenville, SC). May 2. (2007)
  • "Iraq War: Real solutions, sacrifices need to be shared." The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC). Nov. 28. (2006)
         Reprinted under the title "Changing war strategy at home and abroad." The State (Columbia, SC). Dec. 5. 
  • "Letter to the Editor: Call for action on Darfur." The New York Times (New York, NY). May 7. (2005)
  • "Graham's breaks with White House good for S.C." The State (Columbia, SC). Oct. 4. (2003)
  • "Getting engaged on the international scene." Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise (Marion, SC). Apr. 7. (2003)
         Reprinted in Southern Seen, a column by Larry McGehee distributed to 100+ newspapers, on April 17. 
  • "Mission impossible?" Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise (Marion, SC). Mar. 5. (2003)
  • "Global understanding starts with a change in U.S. foreign policy." Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise (Marion, SC). Dec. 4. (2002)
  • "President's adviser's need freedom from testimony." The State (Columbia, SC). (2002)

BOOK CHAPTER

  • 2018. “The Foreign Relations of Subnational Governments.” In The Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis, edited by Cameron Thies. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190463045. [DOI] [Web]

 

Encyclopedia Essays

  • 2018. “Foreign Affairs and Federalism.” In Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia, edited by Troy E. Smith. Easton, PA: Center for the Study of Federalism. [Web]

 

Book Reviews

  • 2018. “Review note of Building militaries in fragile states: Challenges for the United States by Mara E. Karlin.” Choice Reviews Online. August. Vol. 55,No. 12.
  • 2016. “Review note of European Union Enlargement: Material Interests, Community Norms and Anomie by Thomas Mehlhausen. Choice Reviews Online. July. Vol. 53, No. 11.
  • 2016. “Review note of Democracy Promotion and Foreign Policy: Identity and Interests in the US, EU, and Non-Western Democracies by Daniela Huber.Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. January. Vol. 53, No. 5.
  • 2015. “Review note of Ethics and Integrity in British Politics: How Citizens Judge Their Politicians’ Conduct and Why it Matters by Nicholas Allen and Sarah Birch.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. November. Vol. 53, No. 3.
  • 2015. “Review note of Churchill and de Gaulle: The Geopolitics of Liberty by Will Morrisey.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. May. Vol.52, No. 9.
  • 2015. “Review note of Power-Sharing Executives: Governing in Bosnia, Macedonia, and Northern Ireland by Joanne McEvoy.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. May. Vol. 52, No. 9.
  • 2015. “Review note of British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion by David Denver and Mark Garnett.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. February. Vol. 52, No. 6.
  • 2012. “Review of Perspectives on International Relations: Power, Institutions and Ideas by Henry R. Nau.” Journal of Political Science Education. Vol. 8, Issue 3. pp. 303-304. [DOI]

 

Instructor’s Manuals

  • 2016.  Instructor’s Manual for World Politics: Trend and Transformation by Charles W. Kegley, Jr. and Shannon L. Blanton. 16th ed. Boston: Cengage​
  • 2014. Instructor’s Manual for World Politics: Trend and Transformation by Charles W. Kegley, Jr. and Shannon L. Blanton. 15th ed. Boston: Cengage.
Presentations

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

2017. Discussant and Panel Organizer for “Comparing Paradiplomacy Across Regions of the World.” International Studies Association. Feb. 22-25. Baltimore, MD.

2016. “Barack Obama, Intergovernmental Relations, and Economic Policy.” Presented at The Barack Obama Presidency: Legacy and Record” conference sponsored by the

University of Akron and Mount Union College. Mar. 10-11. Alliance, OH.(with Chad J. Kinsella)

2014. “Smaller Cities in World Politics: Pushing Some Boundaries But Controlled by Others.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association.Mar. 26-29. Toronto, Canada.

2012. “Local Leaders and State Supporters in the Global Economy: The Case of Spartanburg, South Carolina” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Southern Region, Oct. 12-14. Atlanta, GA.

2012. “Using Films to Teach International Relations Theories.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Apr. 1-4. San Diego, CA.

2012. Chair and participant on the Roundtable “Evaluating Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy.”  Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Political Science Association, Mar. 23-24. Clinton, SC.

2012. “Southern Governors: Extending Gubernatorial Roles to the International Arena.” Presented at The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, Mar. 1-2. Charleston, SC.

2010. “American Paradiplomacy: How do U.S. States and Governors Respond to Economic Crises?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Sept. 2-5. Washington, DC.

2010. “Economic Paradiplomacy in U.S. States: How and Why Does it Matter?” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Feb. 17-20.New Orleans, LA.

2009. “Bravo for Brevity: Using Short Paper Assignments in IR Classes.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Southern Region, Oct. 16-17. Nashville, TN.

2009. “Heads of a State Acting Like Heads of State? Governors and American Foreign Relations.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Feb. 15-18. New York, NY.(Also presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Political Science Association, Feb. 27-28, 2009. Greenville, SC).

2008. “The Growing International Roles of U.S. Governors.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Northeast Region, Oct. 3-4. Baltimore, MD.

2008. “Costly or Cost-Free? An Analysis of Governors’ Participation in U.S. Foreign Policy.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Political Science Association, Mar. 1. Orangeburg, SC.

2007. “Export Promotion in the States: An Analysis of Gubernatorial Power and States’ Strategies.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Southern Region, Oct. 25-27. Savannah, GA.

2007. “Governors as Foreign Policy Gurus? Governors’ Roles in Challenging and Supporting American Foreign Policy.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Feb. 28 – Mar. 3. Chicago, IL.

2007. “Changing Statecraft: The Need for Reassessing Gubernatorial Power.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Political Science Association, Feb. 24. Clinton, SC.

2007. “Costly or Cost-Free? An Analysis of Governors’ Participation in U.S. Foreign Policy.” Paper presented at the Political Science Research Workshop, University of South Carolina. Feb. 15. Columbia, SC.

2006. “FDI Attraction in the States: An Analysis of Governors’ Power, Trade Missions, and States’ International Offices.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2006. Philadelphia, PA.

2006. “Fueling Funding Dependency? Northern Governments, NGOs and Food Aid.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Mar. 22-25. San Diego, CA.

2006. “Reassessing Presidential Responsiveness: Connections to Public Opinion and Policy Areas.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Jan. 5-7. Atlanta, GA. (with Lisa Greene Williams).

2005. “Subnational Agreements and European Integration: Do They Make a Difference?” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Southern Region, Nov. 3-5. Miami, FL.

2005. “The Territorial Dimension of European Integration: The Case of Scotland.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Political Science Association, Feb. 25-26. Florence, SC.

2004. “Constructing Transatlantic Communities in an Age of Multi-Level Governance: The Role of U.S. States in U.S.-E.U. Relations.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Southern Region, Oct. 22-23.Columbia, SC