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Europe & Central Asia

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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Aaron Boesenecker

boesenec@american.edu

AARON BOESENECKER

EXPERTISE

  • European politics and European integration

  • Comparative political economy

  • Social policy, qualitative methods

  • Transitional justice and postconflict resolution

  • The intersection of culture, religion and politics

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 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).


Keith Darden

ktdarden@american.edu

KEITH DARDEN

EXPERTISE

  • Education

  • Insurgency

  • Voting

  • Russia

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Economic Liberalism and Its Rivals: The Formation of International Institutions Among the Post-Soviet States, Cambridge University Press, 2009. Winner of the 2010 Ed A. Hewett Book Prize

  • “The Promethean Dilemma: Third-Party Nation-building in occupied territories.” With Harris Mylonas, Ethnopolitics, March 2012.

  • “The Integrity of Corrupt States: Graft as an Informal Political Institution,” Politics and Society 36:1, (March 2008)


Michelle Egan

megan@american.edu

MICHELLE EGAN

EXPERTISE

  • Western Europe

  • Regional integration

  • Transatlantic relations

  • Comparative political economy

  • Constitutionalism, and defense and security issues

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Research Agendas in EU Studies: Stalking the Elephant. (Ed. with Neill Nugent and William E. Paterson.) London, Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics.

  • Constructing a European Market: Standards, Regulation and Governance, Oxford University Press.

  • Creating a Transatlantic Marketplace: Government Policies and Business Strategies, Manchester University Press.


James Goldgeier

jgoldgei@american.edu

JAMES GOLDGEIER

EXPERTISE

  • Contemporary international relations

  • American foreign policy

  • U.S.-Russia relations

  • European Union

  • Transatlantic security

  • NATO

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11 (co-authored with Derek Chollet)

  • Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War (co-authored with Michael McFaul)

  • Not Whether But When: The U.S. Decision to Enlarge NATO


Louis Goodman

goodman@american.edu

LOUIS GOODMAN

EXPERTISE

  • International affairs education

  • U.S. foreign policy

  • Democracy-building abroad

  • 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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 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.


Tamar Gutner

tgutner@american.edu

TAMAR GUTNER

EXPERTISE

  • International organizations

  • Global environmental politics

  • International political economy

  • International financial institutions

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "The Politics of IO Performance,"special issue of Review of International Organizations 5:3. Co-edited with Alexander Thompson.

  • "When Doing Good Does Not: The IMF and the Millennium Development Goals," in Who Governs the Globe? edited by Deborah D. Avant, Martha Finnemore, and Susan K. Sell (Cambridge 2010).

  • Banking on the Environment: Multilateral Development Banks and Their Environmental Performance in Central and Eastern Europe. MIT Press, 2002.


Randall Henning

henning@american.edu

RANDALL HENNING

EXPERTISE

  • Politics and institutions of international economic relations

  • International and comparative political economy

  • Economic policymaking

  • Regional integration


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson. Co-Edited by C. Fred Bergsten. Peterson Institute Press, November 2012.

  • "Choice and Coercion in East Asian Exchange Rate Regimes," Peterson Institute for International Economics, September 2012.

  • "California's Lesson for the Euro." The Prospect, June 20, 2012.


Clarence Lusane

clusane@american.edu

CLARENCE LUSANE

EXPERTISE

  • International race politics

  • Human rights

  • Electoral politics


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Dreams and Drones: King, Obama, and the Politics of the Nobel Peace Prize, in preparation. Projected completion, Fall 2014.

  • An Economic Lynching: African Americans and the Great Recession, in preparation. Projected completion, June 2014. Contracted with City Lights Books.

  • The Black History of the White House, City Lights Books, December, 2010.


Julie Mertus

mertus@american.edu

JULIE MERTUS

EXPERTISE

  • Human rights

  • U.S. foreign policy

  • International law

  • Gender and conflict

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Ethnic conflict

  • Humanitarian intervention

  • Refugees

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 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.


Cathy Schneider

cschnei@american.edu

CATHY SCHNEIDER

EXPERTISE

  • Comparative social movements, riots, political violence

  • Policing of ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the US, Europe and Latin America

  • Protest movements, urban politics

  • Immigration

  • Criminal justice and policing of ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in Latin America, Europe and the U.S.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York (Philadelphia: Penn Press, 2014).

  • "Violence and State Repression," in Swiss Political Science Review: Debating the Arab Spring 17 (4) Winter 2011.

  • "Police Power and Race Riots in Paris," in Politics and Society 35(4) Winter 2007.


Stephen Silvia

ssilvia@american.edu

STEPHEN SILVIA

EXPERTISE

  • Comparative labor markets

  • Comparative industrial relations

  • German politics and political parties


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2013.

  • "The Unsinkable Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate," AICGS Advisor, 9 October 2012.

  • “Why do German and US Reactions to the Financial Crisis differ?” German Politics and Society 29, no. 4 (Winter 2011).