Associate Professor and Director of the Honors Program, Director of Undergraduate Studies, B.S. Program Adviser, and Adviser to Interns Ph.D.: Arizona State University, 1999. Fields: International Relations, International Political Economy, and Foreign Policy Analysis.
Issue Rivalries (with Sara Mitchell), Conflict Management and Peace Science (2011)
This article expands upon the traditional interstate rivalry concept by focusing on two conceptual dimensions...
Explaining Zones of Negative Peace in Interstate Relations: The Construction of a West African Lockean Culture of Anarchy, European Journal of International Relations (2009)
This article provides a theoretical and empirical account of the zone of negative peace thought...
Conflict, Geography, and Natural Resources: The Political Economy of State Predation in Africa, Polity (2009)
This paper develops a modified version of predatory theory by merging three literatures pertinent to...
National Design and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa, World Politics (2009)
This article examines the political geography of state building in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. The absence...
The Politics of Exchange Rate—Based Stabilization Versus Structural Reforms in Latin America (with Moises Arce), Comparative Political Studies (2009)
In the 1990s, the choice of an appropriate exchange rate regime began to capture the...
Contributions to Books
Protectionism (with Mark D. Nieman), International Encyclopedia of Political Science (2009)
“Bankers and Beliefs: The Political Psychology of the Asian Financial Crisis, Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics: Methods and Applications of Operational Code Analysis (2006)
From Containment to the Bush Doctrine: The Road to War with Iraq, Presidential Policies And the Road to the Second Iraq War: From Forty One to Forty Three (2006)
The State of Undergraduate Research Methods Training in Political Science (with Robert E. Hogan), Quantitative Methods In Practice: Readings From PS (2006)
Assessing the Bush Doctrine (with Leigh A. Galatas), The global war on terrorism : assessing the American response (2004)
Intra-industry Trade, Veto Players, and the Formation of Preferential Trade Agreements (with Timothy Peterson), International Political Economy Society (2011)
Civil Wars and Contemporary State Building; Rebellion, Conflict Duration, and Lootable Resource Wealth (with David Sobek), American Political Science Association (2011)
International Socialization Processes v. Israeli National Role Conceptions: Can Role Theory Integrate IR Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis?, 6th European Consortium for Political Research General Conference (2011)
A Synthetic Approach to Identity in International Relations, International Society of Political Psychology (2011)