John C. Berg, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Department of Government

Phone: 617-573-8126
Fax: 617-367-4623


  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MA, Harvard University
  • BA, University of Wisconsin

Fields of Interest

  • Parties and party systems, especially minor parties
  • Legislative Politics
  • Interest groups and lobbying
  • American political development
  • Environmental politics


At Suffolk since 1974.

Previously legislative research assistant to Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI).

Other Activities

President, New England Political Science Association, 2013-2014

Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2005-2010 (University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukriane, 2005; Cheju National University, Korea, 2006; University of the Free State, Qwaqwa, 2009)

Chair, Research Committee #49, "Socialism, Capitalism, and Democracy" of the International Political Science Association, 2000-2009

Associate Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, 2004-2007

President, Northeastern Political Science Association, 2003-2004

Chair, New Political Science Section, American Political Science Association, 2001-2003

Reviews Editor, New Political Science, 1998-2003


Editor: Teamsters and Turtles? Progressive US Political Movements in the Twenty-First Century (Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003)

Author: Unequal Struggle: Class, Gender, Race and Power in the US Congress (Boulder: Westview, 1994).

Courses Taught

ENST 101- Environmental Studies
GVT 438 - Environmental Policy and Politics
GVT 473 - American Political Thought
GVT 475 - Radical and Revolutionary Political Thought
GVT 747 - Seminar in Legislation and Lobbying