Jerold Waltman

Retired Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., University of Denver
B.A., Louisiana Tech University

Jerold Waltman taught at Louisiana College and the University of Southern Mississippi before coming to Baylor. His past research has ranged over tax policy, minimum wage policy, and American and comparative constitutional law. Currently, he is writing on a book on comparative constitutional law. He has taught in the United Kingdom on a number of occasions, and enjoys traveling there regularly. In his spare time, he likes to pursue hiking, fishing, and baseball (watching).


Courses at Baylor

PSC 4324 British Government and Politics

Foundations, processes, and politics of British government. Emphasis is given to political parties and interest groups, parliament, cabinet and administration, judiciary, and the prime minister. Analysis of current political issues and policies will be undertaken.

PSC 4361 American Constitutional Law
Constitutional law of the United States with basic cases concerning such subjects as separation of powers, federalism, the taxing and spending powers, and interstate and foreign commerce.

PSC 4381 American Constitutional Law
Continuation of PSC 4361. Deals with those cases relating particularly to personal liberty and civil rights.

PSC 5321 Seminar in Public Law

Role(s) of the judiciary in American politics and administration. Areas examined may include American constitutional development, constitutional and legal interpretation, judicial behavior and politics, including the role of interest groups and public opinion, and judicial recruitment.

PSC 5324 Seminar in Comparative Politics

Political culture, institutions, processes, and policies from a cross national perspective. Emphasis on role of political, economic, social, and cultural factors relating to political development, stability, and organization. Research topics and primary country analyses may vary.

PSC 5344 Comparative Constitutional Law

Comparative analysis of constitutional theory and development, the link between democracy and constitutionalism, and the role of judicial review. Different constitutional approaches to issues such as executive-legislative relations, federalism, political participation, and civil liberties will be considered.

Selected Publications

Church and State in the Roberts Court. Jefferson City, NC: McFarland, 2019.

Principled Judicial Restraint: The Case Against Activism. New York: Palgrave, 2015.

Congress, the Supreme Court, and Religious Liberty: The Case of City of Boerne v. Flores. New York: Palgrave, 2013.

Religious Free Exercise and Contemporary American Politics: The Saga of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000. New York: Continuum, 2011.

Minimum Wage Policy in Great Britain and the United States. New York: Algora Publishers, 2008.

The Case for the Living Wage: The American and British Experience. New York: Algora Publishers, 2004.

The Politics of the Minimum Wage. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.

American Government: Politics and Citizenship. Boston: American Press, 1999. Second edition. (First edition published by West Publishing Co., 1993). (Textbook)

The Political Role of Law Courts in Modern Democracies. London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martins Press, 1988. Edited, with Kenneth Holland.

Political Economy: Public Policies in the United States and Britain. University Press of Mississippi, 1987. Edited with Donley Studlar.

The Political Origins of the U.S. Income Tax. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1985.

Dilemmas of Change in British Politics. London: Macmillan and Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1984. Edited, with Donley Studlar.

Copying Other Nations' Policies: British Influence on U.S. Social Security and Income Tax Policies. Cambridge, MA: Schenkman, 1980.

Department of Political Science

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