Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
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Graduate Student Publications

Our graduate students are actively engaged in all professional aspects of the field, publishing in top journals and winning prestigious awards and grants that fund both pre-dissertation and dissertation research. Recent publications by our graduate students include:

  • Jake Haselswerdt.  2014.  "The Lifespan of a Tax Break: Comparing the Durability of Tax Expenditures and Spending Programs," American Politics Research.
  • Charles J. Sullivan, "Breaking Down the Man of Steel: Stalin in Russia Today," Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes 55 (3-4)  (Sep./Dec. 2013), 449-480.
  • Zhou Liao (and Steven Balla). 2013. "Online Consultation and Citizen Feedback in Chinese Policymaking," Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, (42) 3. 
  • Katie Kuhn. 2013. "Identity-Based Appeals: Explaining Changing Strategies of the Indigenous Movement in Bolivia." Indigenous Policy Journal, (24) 1, Summer.
  • Alexander Reisenbichler (and Kimberly Morgan). 2013. "How Germany Won the Euro Crisis: And Why Its Gains Could Be Fleeting." Foreign Affairs. Web. June.
  • Lisel Hintz. 2013. "The Might of the Pen(guin) in Turkey's Protests." Foreign Policy. Web. June.
  • Lisel Hintz. 2013. "US versus Them, Over and Over Again…? National Identity Contestation in Turkey’s EU Stalemate." Turkish Policy Quarterly, 12 (1).
  • Julia Macdonald. 2013. "Eisenhower's Scientists: Policy Entrepreneurs and the Test-Ban Debate 1954-1958." Foreign Policy Analysis, 9 (3).
  • Jake Haselswerdt (and Elizabeth Rigby). 2013. "Hybrid Federalism, Partisan Politics, and Early Implementation of State Health Insurance Exchanges" Publius: The Journal of Federalism; doi: 10.1093/publius/pjt012
  • Amir Stepak. 2013. “Review of Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro (eds.). 2011. In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11 (Cornell University Press). Journal of Politics 75 (2): e18-e19.
  • Kerry Crawford and Julia Macdonald. 2013. "Establishing a Marketplace of Women in Peacekeeping: An Analysis of Gender Mainstreaming and Its Viability in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations" Air & Space Power Journal 4 (1): 80-96.
  • Miles Townes (and James Rosenau.) 2012. "People on the Internet as Agents of Change", in Eric Brosseau, Meryem Marzouki, and Cecile Meadel ed. Governance, Regulation, and Powers on the Internet,  (Cambridge University Press).

  • Lisel Hintz. 2012. "Reading Turkish Politics from a Soap Opera" Foreign Policy (December).
  • Jeannette and Chris Haynie.  2012.  "Marines or Marines*?" Proceedings: Independent Forum of the Sea Services 1 (138) November: 46-51. 
  • Alexander Reisenbichler and Kimberly J. Morgan. 2012.  “From 'Sick Man' to 'Miracle': Explaining the Robustness of the German Labor Market During and After the Financial Crisis 2008-09.” Politics & Society 40 (4): 549-579.
  • Amir Stepak and Rachel Whitlark. 2012. "The Battle Over America's Foreign Policy Doctrine." Survival 54 (12) October/November: 45-66.
  • Dawn Murphy (and David Shambaugh). 2012. “U.S.-China Interactions in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.” In David Shambaugh, ed. Tangled Titans: The New Context of U.S.-China Relations. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Miles Townes. 2012. "The Spread of TCP/IP: How the Internet Became the Internet." Millenium 21 (1) September: 43-64.
  • Jake Haselswerdt (and Chris Deering). 2012. "More Bang for the Buck? Defense Industry Contributions and the 2010 Elections." In Paul S. Herrnson, Christopher J. Deering, and Clyde Wilcox, eds., Interest Groups Unleashed, CQ Press.
  • Lisel Hintz. 2011. "Explaining Democratic Failure in the Post-Soviet Space." The Washington Review of Turkish and Eurasian Affairs (December).
  • Shannon Powers. 2011. "A Review of How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace." Peace Review 22 (3): 418-421.
  • Charles Sullivan. 2011. "The Kremlin and Kabul: The 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in Retrospect", The Washington Review of Turkish & Eurasian Affairs (September).
  • Shannon Powers. 2011. "The United States and Israel: The Nature of a Special Relationship."(With Bernard Reich) In David W. Lesch and Mark L. Haas (Eds.) The Middle East and the United States: History, Politics, and Ideologies, 5th edition (Westview Press).
  • Charles Sullivan. 2011. "After Abbottabad: America in Afghanistan." The Washington Review of Turkish and Eurasian Affairs (June).
  • Katherine Tiedemann. 2011. "Washington's Phantom War: The Effects of the U.S. Drone Program in Pakistan." (With Peter Bergen). Foreign Affairs (July).
  • Shannon Powers. 2011. "Rwanda's Gacaca Courts Implications for International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice." American Society of International Law Insight (June).
  • Charles Sullivan. 2011. "Riding the Revolutionary Wave: America, the Arab Spring, and the Autumn of 1989." The Washington Review of Turkish and Eurasian Affairs (April).
  • Charles Sullivan. 2011. "Havoc on the Horizon: The Dangers of State Failure and Radical Islam in Central Asia." The Washington Review of Turkish and Eurasian Affairs (March).
  • Charles Sullivan. 2011. "Pipeline Politics in the Post-Soviet Space: The View from Ashgabat." The Journal of Energy and Development, forthcoming.
  • Katherine Tiedemann. 2011. "Assessing the Jihadist Terrorist Threat to America and American Interests." (with Peter Bergen and Bruce Hoffman) Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 34:65-101.
  • Charles Sullivan. 2011. "Dmitry's Dilemma: The Resurgence of Insurgent Activities in the North Caucasus." The Washington Review of Turkish and Eurasian Affairs (January).
  • Charles Sullivan. 2011. "Dealing with Despotic Regimes: U.S.-Central Asian Relations in the Post-9/11 Era." In The Handbook of Central Asian Politics, ed. Reuel Hanks. Routledge, forthcoming.
  • Katherine Tiedemann. 2010. "The Drone Wars: Killing by Remote Control in Pakistan." (With Peter Bergen). The Atlantic Magazine.
  • Shannon Powers. 2010. "The United States and Israel." (with Bernard Reich). In The Contemporary Middle East (2nd ed.), ed. Karl Yambert. Boulder, CO: Westview.
  • Maiko Ichihara. 2010. "Information Availability and NGO Advocacy: Indonesian Environmental NGOs and Anti-Mining Campaigns." Josef Korbel Journal of Advanced International Studies 2 (Summer): 45-60.
  • Charles Sullivan. 2010. "Halk, Watan, Berdymuhammedov!: Political Transition and Regime Continuity in Turkmenistan." Journal of Central Asian Studies, Forthcoming.
  • Yangmo Ku. 2010. "The Politics of Historical Memory in Germany: Brandt's Ostpolitik, the German-Polish History Textbook Commission, and Conservative Reaction." Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society, Forthcoming.
  • Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre. 2010. "NGO Accountability Clubs in the Humanitarian Sector: Social Dimensions of Club Emergence and Design." In Nonprofit Accountability Clubs: Voluntary Regulation of Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations, eds. Mary Kay Gugerty and Aseem Prakash. New York: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.
  • John Tai. 2010. "Book Review: Zheng Yongnian and Joseph Fewsmith, eds., China's Opening Society: The non-state sector and governance." East Asia 27 (June): 215-218.
  • Craig M. Kauffman. 2010. "Democratization." In Encyclopedia of Political Theory, ed. Mark Bevir. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Miles Townes. 2010. "Usage of Recursive in Political Science." PS: Political Science and Politics 43 (April): 259-261.
  • Enze Han. 2010. "The Dog That Hasn't Barked: Assimilation and Resistance in Inner Mongolia, China." Asian Ethnicity, Forthcoming.
  • Kenneth Vincent. 2010. "Understanding Local Policymaking: Policy Elites' Perceptions of Local Agenda-Setting and Alternative Policy Selection" (with Xinsheng Liu, Eric Lindquist, and Arnold Vedlitz). Policy Studies Journal 38 (1): 69-91.
  • Mitchell Killian. 2008. "Do Abortion Attitudes Lead to Party Switching?" (with Clyde Wilcox). Political Research Quarterly 61 (December): 561-573.
  • Yangmo Ku. 2008. "International Reconciliation in the Postwar Era, 1945-2005: A Comparative Study of Japan-ROK and Franco-German Relations." Asian Perspective 32 (Fall): 5-37.
  • Mitchell Killian, Ryan Schoen, and Aaron Dusso. 2008. "Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Interplay of Personal and Collective Evaluations of Voter Turnout." Political Behavior 30 (September): 323-340.
  • Yeh-Chung Lu. 2008. "The Conception of Soft Power and Its Policy Implications: A Comparative Study of China and Taiwan." Journal of Contemporary China 17 (August): 425-447 (with Hongying Wang).
  • David Malet. 2008. "Faith in the System: Conceptualizing Grand Strategy in the Post 9/11 World Order." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31 (August): 723-735.
  • John A. Gentry. 2008. "Intelligence Failure Reframed." Political Science Quarterly 123 (Summer): 247-270.
  • Mitchell Killian. 2008. "Presidential Decision Making and Minority Nominations for the US Courts of Appeals." Presidential Studies Quarterly 38 (June): 268-283.
  • Yeh-Chung Lu. 2008. "Peace by Piece: The Six Party Talks and Beyond." In Conflict Management, Security and Intervention in East Asia: Third Party Mediation in Regional Conflict, ed. Jacob Bercovitch, Kwei-Bo Huang, and Chung-Chian Teng. New York: Routledge (with John S. Park).
  • Maiko Ichihara. 2008. "East Timor and the Challenge for Collaboration on Peacekeeping." In Human Security in East Asia: Challenges for Collaborative Action, ed. Sorpong Peou. New York: Routledge.
  • David Malet. 2007. "Trade Vote Determinants: Partisan Effects of Political Action Committee Contribution Percentages." Social Science Journal 44 (Fall): 546-553.
  • James Reilly. 2007. "The Tenuous Hold of China Inc. in Africa" Washington Quarterly 30 (Summer): 37-52 (with Bates Gill).
  • Liang Sun. 2007. "Redefining Development, Reimagining Globalization: The WTO and China's New Economic Vision." Journal of World Trade Law 41 (6): 1275-1295.
  • Christina Caan, Beth Cole, Paul Hughes and Daniel P. Serwer. 2007. "Is this Any Way to Run an Occupation? Legitimacy, Governance, and Security in Post-Conflict Iraq." In Interim Governments: Institutional Bridges to Peace and Democracy?, ed. Karen Guttieri and Jessica Piombo. Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace Press.
  • Enze Han. 2007. "Modernization, Economic Development and Inter-Ethnic Relations in Contemporary China." In Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development, ed. Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Michael MacLeod. 2007. "Financial Actors and Instruments in the Construction of Global Corporate Accountability." In Global Accountabilities: Participation, Pluralism and Public Ethics, ed. A. Ebrahim and E. Weisband. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gonzalo Paz. 2006. "Rising China's 'Offensive' in Latin America and the U.S. Reaction" Asian Perspective 30 (4): 95-112.
  • John A. Gentry. 2006. "Norms and Military Power: NATO's War Against Yugoslavia," Security Studies 15 (July): 187-224.
  • Phillip Stalley. 2006. "An Emerging Environmental Movement in China?" China Quarterly 186 (June): 333-56 (with Dongning Yang).
  • Michael P. Gleason. 2006. "European Union Space Initiatives: The Political Will for Increasing European Space Power." Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics and Policy 4 (Spring): 7-41.
  • Injoo Sohn. 2005. "Asian Financial Cooperation: The Problem of Legitimacy in Global Financial Governance." Global Governance 11 (October-December): 487-504.
  • Gonzalo Paz. 2005. "Argentina's Relations with East Asia." In Latin American and East Asia - Attempts at Diversification, ed. Jorg Faust, Manfred Mols, and Won-ho Kim. Seoul: Korea Institute for International Economic Policy.