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Dr. Arthur Blaser

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Political Science, Department of Peace Studies
Expertise: Disability Policy; International Human Rights
Office Location: Roosevelt Hall 139
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs. 1pm-3pm & M-F by appt
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts
The Ohio State University, Master of Arts
Southwestern Law School, Juris Doctor
The Ohio State University, Ph.D.


Dr. Blaser is Professor of Peace Studies and Political Science and has been on the Chapman faculty since 1981.  He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.  His major area of emphasis is law, international relations, and comparative politics, and his research and teaching interests include disability studies, human rights, and international non-government organizations.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Review of Stuart Fletcher Murray, Disability and the Posthuman: Bodies, Technology, and Cultural Futures in Disability Studies Quarterly 41:1 Winter.
“Rights and representation: Media narratives about disabled people and their service animals in the Canadian print news” (Lana Kerzner, Chelsea Jones, and Beth Haller co-authors), Canadian Disability Studies Journal 9:2.
[with LouAnne Boyd] “An Uneven COVID-19 Toll in Orange County and Elsewhere — Orange County Isn’t the World, But is Part of It,” Voice of Orange County, August 4, 2020. https://voiceofoc.org/2020/08/boyd-and- blaser-an-uneven-covid-19-toll-in-orange-county-and-elsewhere-orange-county-isnt-the-world-but-is-part-of-it/
“Trumpian Normalcy, Global Disability, and World Peace,” Peace Review, Issue 31(4): Disability and Peace [published November, 2020]
Review of DVD Eric Neudel (director), “Lives worth Living: The Great Fight for Disability Rights” in New Political Science 35.3 (July).
Blaser, Arthur W., Angeliki Kanavou, and Samuel Schleier, "The Peace Studies/Disa bility Studies Nexus" Peace Studies Review 7(2), November 2013, 6-21.
“Yamashita Trial (1945)” in Alexander Mikaberidze, ed., Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO
Review of Lisa Vanhala, "Making Rights a Reality?: Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization" in Human Rights Review 13.4 (December).
“Trial and Error with Assistive, Accessible, Augmentative Technology” in Joan E. Aitken, Joy Pedego Fairley, and Judith K. Carlson, eds., Communication Technology for Students in Special Education and Gifted Programs. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Review Essay: "Taking Disability Law Seriously" [Review of Samuel Bagenstos, Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement and Ruth Colker, When is Separate Unequal? A Disability Perspective, Disability Studies Quarterly, Vol. 31, No.1
“Disability Policy” in William E. Cunion and Paul J. Quirk, eds. Governing America: Major Decisions Of Federal, State, and Local Governments from 1789 to The Present, New York: Facts on File [slight revision of earlier Facts on File publication]
Review of Herbert Gottweis, Brian Salter, and Catherine Waldby (2009). The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Regenerative Medicine in Transition in "Politics and the Life Sciences."
"Syllabus: People with Disabilities in Politics and Society" in Garber, Julie, B. Welling Hall, Joseph Liechty, Timothy McElwee, eds. Peace, Justice, and Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide,7th ed. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Entries on “Gulf War,” “Social Security Act,” and “Afghanistan War” in Susan Burch, ed. Encyclopedia of American Disability History, New York: Facts on File
Entries on “Shell Shock,” “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” and “Depleted Uranium” in William Pencak, ed., Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
"Compatibility of Long Term Care and Independent Living: a Focus on Younger Individuals with Disabilities" in Cynthia Massie Mara, ed. "Handbook of Long-Term Care Administration and Policy." Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Review of Ugo Mattei and Laura Nader, Plunder: When the Rule Of Law is Illegal in "New Political Science," 30:4.
Entries on “Disability Policy” and “International Law” in Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han, eds., Encyclopedia of American Government, New York: Facts on File.
"Awareness Days" reprinted in David Connor, ed., Supporting Inclusive Classrooms: A Resource. New York City Task Force for Quality Inclusive Schooling.