E. Frankland

E. Frankland

Professor of Political Science

International Relations / Comparative Politics

Curriculum Vitae


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About Gene Frankland

Dr. Frankland joined the Political Science Department in the Fall of 1972. His teaching focuses in comparative politics, especially European politics, and environmental law and policy in the U.S. His research focuses primarily on European Green Parties, especially the German Greens. Dr. Frankland has taught Comparative Political Systems (POLS 280), Environmental Law and Policy (POLS 347), West European Politics and Government (POLS 382), and Politics of the European Union (POLS 385).

Dr. Frankland is the Director of the European Studies Program and the faculty advisor for the Ball State University delegates to the Midwest Model European Union. He is currently co-authoring a book on the role of small political parties in the changing political landscape of Germany.


Professional Experience

  • Ball State University: Professor, Department of Political Science, (1985 - Current)
  • Ball State University: Director of European Studies Program, Department of Political Science (2001 - Current)
  • Ball State University: Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Political Science, (1978 - Current)
  • Ball State London Centre: Director, England, (1997)
  • Midwest Consortium for Study Abroad Program: Academic Director, Vienna, Austria, (1992)
  • Westminster College/BSU Honors Program: Director, Oxford, England, (1988)
  • Ball State University: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, (1978 - 1985)
  • Ball State University: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, (1972 - 1978)



  • Ph.D.     Political Science,  University of Iowa
  • M.A.      Political Science,  University of Iowa
  • B.A.       Government and History,   Southern Illinois University


Selected Research and Publications


  • Green Parties in Transition: The End of Grass-roots Democracy?(Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008; also as Japanese edition: Transition of Green Parties in the World (Tokyo: Ryokufu, 2013) [Paul Lucardie and Benoît Rihoux, co-editors].

  • Global Studies: Europe (Tenth Edition; Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009) [also Ninth (2006), Eighth (2004), and Seventh Editions (2002)].

  • The International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics (London: Routledge, 2002) [John Barry, co-editor]—now available via Google books.

  • Between Protest and Power: The Green Party in Germany (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992) [Donald Schoonmaker, co-author]

Journal Articles

  • "Parliamentary Politics and the Development of the Green Party in West Germany," The Review of Politics Vol. 51, No. 3 (Summer 1989): 386-411.
  • "The Role of the Greens in West German Parliamentary Politics, 1980-87," The Review of Politics Vol. 50, No. 1 (Winter 1988): 99-122.
  • "Party System Change and Social Representation: A Study of West German Parliamentary Candidates, 1949-1961," Social Science History Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1983): 289-316.


Honors and Awards

  • BSU Center for International Programs Travel Grant (2007)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Study Grant (2002, 1987, 1985, 1980)
  • Visiting Fellow at Harris-Manchester College, Oxford (1996)