Richard Randall

Professor Emeritus of Politics
Ph.D., M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of Pennsylvania Law School; B.A., Antioch College.

Email:  rr2 [at] nyu.edu
Phone:  (212) 998-8500
Office Address:  NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
Office Room Number:  208

Areas of Research/Interest: Religion and politics; American constitution; civil liberties; American courts; judicial processes; American political thought

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Books and Monographs

American Constitutional Development, vol II: The Rights of Persons, Addison Wesley Longman, 2003

American Constitutional Development, vol. I: The Powers of Government, Addison Wesley Longman, 2002

Freedom and Taboo: Pornography and the Politics of a Self-Divided, University of California Press, 1990

Classification and Self-Regulation in the American Film Industry, Technical Report of the President’s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, vol. V, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971

Censorship of the Movies: The Social and Political Control of a Mass Medium, University of Wisconsin Press, 1970

Articles, Chapters, Major Reviews:

“Censorship,” Paul Barry Clark, Joe Foweraker, Arend Liphardt, eds, Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought, 2001

“Erotica and Community Standards,” Stephen L. Wasby ed., Civil Liberties: Policy and Policymaking, Lexington Books, 1977

“Obscenity: Denationalization and the Conflict of Cosmopolitan and Local Values,” Policy Studies Journal, Winter, 1975

“Censorship: From ‘The Miracle’ to ‘Deep Throat’,” Tino Balio, ed., The American Film Industry, University of Wisconsin Press, 1975

“Freedom of Speech in a Mass Medium,” Allan and Linda Kirschner, eds., Film: Readings in a Mass Medium, the Odyssey Press, 1973

“Rated and Unrated Films,” Commercial Traffic in Sexually Oriented Materials in the United States, Technical Report of the President’s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, vol. III, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971

“Classification—A Middle Ground,” Journal of the Screen Producer’s Guild, June, 1968

Review, Edward J. Cleary, Beyond the Burning Cross: The First Amendment and the Landmark R.A.V. Case, The Law and Politics Book Review, April, 1995

Review, Henry J. Abraham, Freedom and the Court, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Spring, 1990

Review, The Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography, Final Report, 2 vols, American Political Science Review, September, 1987

Review, Harry M. Clor, Obscenity and Public Morality, American Political Science Review, December, 1970

Fellowships/Honors: Golden Dozen Award for Outstanding Teaching, New York University, 1993; Phillip Price Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching, New York University, Perstare et Praestare Senior Honor Society, University College, 1972; Broadcast Preceptor Award for Excellence in Publication, Broadcast Industry Conference, San Francisco, 1969, for the book Censorship of the Movies; Genevieve G. Herfurth Award for Outstanding Publication in the Social Science, 1970, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for the book Censorship of the Movies; Edward S. Corwin Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Public Law, runner-up, American Political Science Association, 1966.

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