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  • Politics
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Constitutionalism and liberal democracy
  • Constitutional Law and the Supreme Court
  • American and French political thought and culture
  • Social Theory and Catholic Social Thought
  • Biography

    Dr. Coyle's teaching and research interests include the constitutional and cultural foundations of liberal democracy, French and American political thought and culture, constitutional law and the Supreme Court,  Catholic Social Thought, environmental law and politics, and generally the interplay of institutions, culture, and values in law and policy. He is the author of Property Rights and the Constitution and co-editor of Politics, Policy, and Culture. His articles and essays have appeared in the Journal of Policy Analysis and ManagementCatholic University Law ReviewThe Public InterestThe Imaginative Conservative, The Washington Post and several edited volumes and reviews. He is a fellow with the Institute for Human Ecology and the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, and a reviewer for the Law and Politics Book Review and Modern Age. He has held visiting appointments at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, the Center for Study of Public Choice, the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, the institutes of political studies (Sciences Po) at Lille and Bordeaux, and the Euro-American program of Sciences Po Paris.