dr darkTAYLOR E. DARK III is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Los Angeles. From 1996 to 2004 he was Associate Professor and Associate Dean in the Graduate School of American Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He has also taught at universities in Ukraine and Russia.

Prof. Dark is the author of The Unions and the Democrats: An Enduring Alliance (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999) and has published articles in Party Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Polity, Presidential Studies Quarterly, The National Interest, New Political Science, Interest Groups & Advocacy Journal of Labor Research, Labor History, International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, and PS: Political Science and Politics.

Prof. Dark also maintains the world's most comprehensive online list of political songs.

Dr. Dark embraces the spirit of Revolutionary War General William Darke, who was "often a member of the Virginia legislature, and, in the convention of 1788, voted for the Federal Constitution."



-- June 2018: New article on unions and presidential access.
--June 2018: Quoted in an article in Time magazine on the recent Janus Supreme Court decision.
-- March 2016:
Oxford report on overseas voting builds on my earlier work on the political participation of Americans abroad.
-- July 2014:
Former NASA Chief Historian Roger Launius discusses my essay on space.
-- Nov. 2013:
Interview on "The Space Show" based on my 2008 essay on space and the ideology of progress.
-- Aug. 2013: Harvard Law School Professor Jack Goldsmith discusses my 2011 New Political Science article on problems in the union response to economic crisis.

Books for Purchase

The Unions and the Democrats. Making of the Presidential Candidates.

My book on unions and the Democratic party, published in 2001 by Cornell University Press.

This volume contains an article
about labor unions in the presidential nominating process.

Voting in America

This volume (2008) contains an article about labor unions
in American elections.

Society Impact of Spaceflight.

The Societal Impact of Spaceflight, edited by
Steven Dick and
Roger Launius (NASA, 2008).

This volume has an article on
American ideas about space travel.

Fabulous Parties

My mother's book on
"Fabulous Parties."