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Larry Burmeister

Larry Burmeister, portrait
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Bentley Annex 121

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Ph.D., Cornell University, 1985

Research & Specialization

Sociology of Development; Sociology of Agriculture; Rural Sociology; Economic Sociology; Political Sociology; East Asian Societies; Agricultural and Rural Development Policy

Courses Taught

  • Soc 4000: Emergent Social Theory
  • Soc 4320/5320: Political Sociology
  • Soc 4950: Food, Agriculture, & Society: Senior Capstone

Selected Publications

Fulkerson, Gregory, Larry L. Burmeister, Brenda J. Vander Mey, and Ronald C. Wimberley. 2009. “The Global Perceptions and Stance Framework: Toward Clarifying Messy Global Outlooks in the United States.” Beliefs and Values 1(2):168-182.

Burmeister, Larry L. 2008. “Resilience and Vulnerability in US Farm Policy: Parsing the Payment Limitation Debate.” Agriculture and Human Values 25(2):183-186.

Sakamoto, Kiyohiko, Yong-Ju Choi, and Larry L. Burmeister. 2007. “Framing Multifunctionality: Agricultural Policy Paradigm Change in South Korea and Japan?” International Journal of the Sociology of Food and Agriculture 15(1):24-45.

Burmeister, Larry L. 2006. “Agricultural Cooperative Development and Change: A Window on South Korea’s Agrarian Transformation.” Pp. 64-86 in Yun-Shik Chang and Steven H. Lee, eds., Pursuing Modernity: Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea. London and New York: Routledge.

Burmeister, Larry L. 2002. “Lagoons, Litter, and the Law: CAFO Regulation as Social Risk Politics.” Southern Rural Sociology 18(2):56-87.

Burmeister, Larry L., Gustav Ranis, and Michael Wang. 2002. “Group Behaviour and Development: A Comparison of Farmers’ Organizations in South Korea and Taiwan.” Pp. 125-143 in Judith Heyer, Frances Stewart, and Rosemary Thorp, eds., Group Behaviour and Development: Is the Market Destroying Cooperation? New York: Oxford University Press.

Burmeister, Larry L. 2000. “Dismantling Statist East Asian Agricultures? Global Pressures and National Responses.” World Development 28(3):443-455.

Burmeister, Larry L. 1999. “From Parastatal Control to Corporatist Intermediation: The Korean Agricultural Cooperative in Transition.” Pp. 110-138 in Dennis L. McNamara, ed., Corporatism and Korean Capitalism. London: Routledge.

Burmeister, Larry L. 1988. Research, Realpolitik, and Development in Korea: The State and the Green Revolution. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.