European politics and integration, voting issues, the post-Cold War era, market regulations and the single market, financial institutions, transatlantic relations, transatlantic security, the role of NATO, and ethnic conflict are some of the areas of scholarship in this region. From an analysis of German industrial relations, to nonproliferation strategies, our scholars' research contributes to contemporary policy issues relevant to European, Russian, and Central Asian affairs.
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European politics and European integration
Comparative political economy
Social policy, qualitative methods
Transitional justice and postconflict resolution
The intersection of culture, religion and politics
Lost in Translation? Civil Society, Faith-Based Organizations and the Negotiation of International Norms," (with Leslie Vinjamuri) International Journal of Transitional Justice 5 (2011).
“Religious Actors in Transitional Justice,” (with Leslie Vinjamuri), in The New Religious Pluralism, ed. Tom Banchoff, Oxford University Press, 2008.
Review of Social Enterprise: At the Crossroads of Market, Public Policy, and Civil Society, ed. by Marthe Nyssens, London: Routledge, 2006, in Democracy & Society 4, no. 2 (Spring 2007).
America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11 (co-authored with Derek Chollet), PublicAffairs, 2008.
Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War (co-authored with Michael McFaul), Brookings Institution Press, 2003.
Not Whether But When: The U.S. Decision to Enlarge NATO, Brookings Institution Press, 1999.
International affairs education
U.S. foreign policy
Civil-military relations in Latin America
Role of the military in the war on drugs
U.S.-Latin American relations; U.S.-Mexican relations; Inter-American relations
International business; multinational corporations
Lessons from the Venezuelan Experience. Co-edited with Johanna Mendelson Foreman, Moises Naim, Joseph Tulchin, and Gary Bland. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Political Parties and Democracy in Central America. Co-edited with William Leogrande and Johanna Mendelson Forman. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1992.
The Military and Democracy: The Future of Civil-Military Relations in Latin America. Co-edited with Johanna S. R. Mendelson and Juan Rial. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1990, published in Spanish as Los Militares y la Democracia. Montevideo: PIETHO, 1991.
Human Rights Matters: Local Politics and National Human Rights Institutions (Stanford University Press, 2009).
The United Nations and Human Rights: A Guide for a New Era (Routledge, 2005, second edition 2009).
Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Routledge, 2004, second edition 2007). Awarded “Best human rights book of the year” prize by the American Political Science Association, Human Rights Section.