Stephen Rosskamm Shalom is a professor of political science at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He is a writer on social and political issues and is a contributor to Znet and Democratic Left, the publication of Democratic Socialists of America. He is on the editorial boards of the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars and the democratic socialist journal New Politics.

Shalom is the author of a political vision called participatory politics or "parpolity".


He is the author of numerous publications including Which Side Are You On?: An Introduction to Politics (Longman, 2002), Imperial Alibis: Rationalizing U.S. Intervention After the Cold War (South End Press, 1993), Deaths in China due to communism propaganda versus reality (1984); The United States and the Philippines: A Study of Neocolonialism (1981); co-editor of The Philippines Reader (South End Press, 1987), Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers: East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001); and editor of Socialist Visions (South End Press, 1983) and Perilous Power: The Middle East & U.S. Foreign Policy: Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice by Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar (Paradigm Publishers, 2007).

He was a contributor to the book "Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century" by Chris Spannos (2008).

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