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Christian Potholm

DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government

On leave for the spring 2015 semester.

Contact Information

Government And Legal Studies

Hubbard Hall - 201

Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.

Christian Potholm


  • A.B. Bowdoin College
  • M.A, M.A.L.D., Ph.D. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Mr. Potholm is Professor of Government with teaching specialties in Maine Politics, Warfare, African Politics and international conflict. He previously taught at Vassar, Dartmouth, and the College of the Virgin Islands, and has made frequent trips to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Maine: An Annotated Bibliography. Lexington Books (2012)

Winning at War: 7 Keys to Military Victory Throughout History. Rowman & Littlefield (2010)

Maine: An Annotated Bibliography. Lexington Books (2012) Winning at War: 7 Keys to Military Victory Throughout History. Rowman & Littlefield (2010)

Maine: The Dynamics of Political Change. Rowman & Littlefield (2005)

This Splendid Game: Maine Campaigns and Elections, 1940-2002. Rowman & Littlefield (2003)

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The Delights of Democracy: The Triumph of American Politics, An Insider's Guide to Maine Politics:1946-1996, Four African Political Systems, Swaziland: The Dynamics of Political Modernization, Liberation and Exploitation, The Theory and Practice of African Politics, Strategy and Conflict, and Just Do It! Political Participation in the 1990s. He is the co-editor of Integration and Disintegration in East Africa, Southern Africa in Perspective: Essays in Regional Cooperation, Focus on Police with Professor Richard Morgan, and is co-author of American Politics: Directions of Change, Dynamics of Choice and People, Power and Politics. In addition, he has published numerous articles and reviews in such journals as World Politics, International Journal, Journal of Modern African Studies, Pan African Journal, Cultures et Development, and the Journal of Politics.

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