Mark R Royce

Mark R. Royce

Mark R. Royce, PhD, is a political scientist, international relations scholar, and author of The Political Theology of European Integration: Comparing the Influence of Religious Histories on European Policies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). He is an assistant professor of political science at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia, and may be reached at mark.r.royce@mail.com.

Defeating Jihad Book Cover Sebastian Gorka Book Review
Muhammad en marche? Review of Gorka’s Defeating Jihad

Largely absent from the mainstream media’s barrage against Sebastian Gorka is genuine scholarly discussion of his high-grossing Defeating Jihad.

Iron Curtain to Shredded Curtain? Book Review of James Kirchick’s The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age
Iron Curtain to Shredded Curtain? Review of James Kirchick’s The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

James Kirchick’s The End of Europe provides an informative tour through contemporary political developments, but its lack of analytical rigor is remarkable.

ProvCast Episode 9: European Integration and the Church
ProvCast Ep. 9: European Integration and the Church

Mark Royce discusses the Church’s role in the European integration project that has developed into the European Union, which his forthcoming book evaluates.

Alternative for Germany? Could the Christian Democrats lose their Base to a Protest Party? Bernd Lucke AfD Rally
Alternative for Germany? Could the Christian Democrats lose their Base to a Protest Party?

Could Alternative for Germany’s economic nationalism and hostility to Islam dethrone the Christian Democratic Union as the political home of German Christians?

Exalting the Humble and Meek: Book Review of Janet Polasky Revolutions without Borders
Exalting the Humble and Meek

Janet Polasky’s Revolutions without Borders seeks to once more recapture the cosmopolitan, borderless, and dynamic character of revolutionary politics.

“Brexit” Left, “Brexit” Right, and the Ever-muddled Middle: The Politics of British EU Referenda Explained
“Brexit” Left, “Brexit” Right, and the Ever-muddled Middle: The Politics of British EU Referenda Explained

A comparison between the key actors in the respective European referenda of June, 1975 and of June, 2016 reveals that the British Left and the British Right generally oppose European integration, while a muddled middle enables the ancient Protestant monarchy to slide by degrees further and further into Europe.

Panama Papers Protest Iceland
Easy on the “Leaktivism:” A Prudential Response to Micah White on the Panama Papers

After the Panama Papers, Micah White is rightly indignant about how the wealthy have avoided taxes, but he appears oblivious to how offshore accounts have empowered the opposition groups he claims to champion.