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Douglas Klusmeyer

Associate Professor
Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

  • Currently, I am Assistant Professor of Justice, Law and Society at American University. I have both a PhD in modern European history and a JD in law from Stanford University. My approach to issues of law and policy reflects this inter-disciplinary background. I am less interested in formal legal doctrine than in how law relates to its context (e.g. social, intellectual, and political). Previously, I was the co-director of the Carnegie Endowment’s Comparative Citizenship Project and an associate with the Endowment’s International Migration Policy Program. My current research interests include migration, political ethics, citizenship and international politics.

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • Immigration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany: Negotiating Membership and Remaking the Nation.  New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. [with Demetrios Papademetriou]
  • “Beyond Tragedy: Hannah Arendt and Hans Morgenthau on Responsibility, Evil and Political Ethics,” 11.2 International Studies Review (2009).
  • “Hannah Arendt’s Critical Realism: Power, Justice, and Responsibility,” in: Hannah Arendt and International Relations, ed. by Anthony Lang & John Williams. (New York: Palgrave Press, 2005).
  • “Between Principles and Politics: Lessons from Iraq for Humanitarian Action,” 17.3 Journal of Refugee Studies (2004). [with Astri Suhrke]
  • Citizenship Policies for an Age of Migration. Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2002. [with T. Alexander Aleinikoff]
  • Comprehending ‘Evil’: Challenges for Law and Policy,” 16.1 Ethics and International Affairs (2002) [with Astri Suhrke]
  • “A ‘Guiding Culture’ for Immigrants? Integration and Diversity in Germany,” 27.3 Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies ( 2001).
  • Citizenship Today: Global Perspectives and Practices. Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2001. [co-edited with T. Alexander Aleinikoff]
  • From Migrants to Citizens: Membership in a Changing World. Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2000. [co-edited with T. Alexander Aleinikoff]