Articles and Chapters

(for chapters I have published in my own edited books, see Books page)


The Challenge: The Domestic Determinants of International Rivalry between the U.S. and China, International Studies Review (forthcoming).

Dominance and Subordination in World Politics: Authority, Liberalism, and Stability in the Modern International Order, in Power, Order, and Change in World Politics, G. John Ikenberry, ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Crises of Authority: Domestic Structures and the Changing American Imperium, in Power in a Complex Global System, Bruce W. Jentleson and Louis W. Pauly, eds. (New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2014).

Why International Trusteeship Fails: The Politics of External Authority in Areas of Limited Statehood, (with Christopher J. Fariss), Governance (forthcoming 2014).

Authority, Status, and the End of the American Century, in Status in World Politics, T. V. Paul, Deborah Larson, and William Wohlforth, eds. (New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014).

Legitimating Power: The Domestic Politics of U.S. International Hierarchy, International Security 38, 2 (2013): 74-111.

Theory is Dead, Long Live Theory: The End of the Great Debates and the Rise of Eclecticism in International Relations, European Journal of International Relations 19, 3 (2013): 558-578.

Authority, Coercion, and Power in International Relations, in Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World, Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013): 55-77.

Iraq: U.S. Approaches to Statebuilding in the Twenty-first Century, in The Routledge Handbook of Statebuilding, David Chandler and Timothy D. Sisk, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2013): 292-303.

Great Power Hierarchies and Strategies in Twenty-first Century World Politics, in the Handbook of International Relations (Second Edition), Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse, and Beth Simmons, eds. (Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 2013): 555-577.

Markets, Networks and Hierarchies: An Agent-Based Organizational Ecology (with Danielle Jung), American Journal of Political Science 55, 4 (2011): 972-990.

Why ‘Isms’ are Evil: Theory, Epistemology, and Academic Sects as Impediments to Understanding and Progress, International Studies Quarterly 55, 2 (2011): 465-480.

Two Cheers for Bargaining Theory: Rationalist Explanations of the Iraq War, International Security 35, 3 (2010-11): 7-52.

Making America Safe for the World: Multilateralism and the Rehabilitation of US Authority, Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 16, 4 (2010): 471-484.

Rightful Rules: Authority, Order, and the Foundations of Global Governance, International Studies Quarterly 54, 3 (2010): 587-613.

The Practice and Theory of U.S. Statebuilding, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 4, 3 (2010): 257-284.

Building Legitimate States after Civil Wars, in Strengthening Peace in Post-Civil War States: Transforming Spoilers into Stakeholders, Caroline Hartzell and Matthew Hoddie eds. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010): 29-51.

Who’s on First? Listing Authors by Relative Contribution Trumps the Alphabet, PS: Political Science and Politics 43, 1 (2010): 43-47.

Open Economy Politics: A Critical Review. Review of International Organization 4, 3 (2009):219-244.

Hobbesian Hierarchy: The Political Economy of Political Organization. Annual Review of Political Science 12 (2009): 263-283.

Open Economy Politics: A North American Perspective on an Emerging Interdiscipline. World Economics and Politics (August 2009). Published in Chinese.

Economic Integration and Global Governance: Why So Little Supranationalism? (with Miles Kahler) in The Politics of Global Regulation, Ngaire Woods and Walter Mattli, eds. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009: 242-275.

Regional Hierarchies: Authority and the Local Production of International Order. Review of International Studies 35, supplement (2009): 35-58. Reprinted in Globalising the Regional, Regionalising the Global, Rick Fawn, ed., (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Relational Authority and Legitimacy in International Relations. American Behavioral Scientist 53 , 3 (2009): 331-353.

Trips Across the Atlantic: Theory and Epistemology in IPE. Review of International Political Economy 16, 1(2009): 47-57.

The Politics of Networks: Interests, Power, and Human Rights Norms (with Wendy Wong), in Networked Politics: Agency, Power, and Governance, Miles Kahler, ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009: 127-150.

The New American Empire. International Studies Perspectives 9 (2008): 281-289.

The State and International Relations, in The Oxford Handbook of International Relations, Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008: 41-61.

Escape from the State-of-Nature: Authority and Hierarchy in World Politics, International Security Vol. 32, No. 1 (Summer 2007): 47-79.

Delegating Divisible Sovereignty: Sweeping a Conceptual Minefield. Review of International Organization Vol. 2, No. 3 (September 2007) 219-237.

International Political Economy: An Emerging Interdiscipline. in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy, Barry R. Weingast and Donald Wittman, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming: 757-777.

Territory and War: State Size and Patterns of Interstate Conflict (with Angela O’Mahony). in Territoriality and Conflict in an Era of Globalization, Miles Kahler and Barbara Walter, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006: 133-155.

American Hegemony and the Future of East-West Relations, International Studies Perspectives 7 (2006): 23-30.

Territorial Decentralization and Civil War Settlements (with Donald Rothchild), in Sustainable Peace: Power and Democracy after Civil Wars, edited by Philip G. Roeder and Donald Rothchild ( Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005) .

International Relations as a Social Science: Rigor and Relevance (with Jeffry A. Frieden). Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 600 (July 2005): 136-156.

The Incredible Shrinking State: Explaining the Territorial Size of Countries (with Angela O’Mahony). Journal of Conflict Resolution 48, 5 (October 2004): 699-722.

International Relations Theory and Internal Conflict: Insights from the Interstices. International Studies Review 5, 4 (December 2003): 81-89. Reprinted in Dissolving Boundaries, edited by Suzanne Werner, David Davis, and Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003).

The New Sovereignty in International Relations. International Studies Review 5, 3 (September 2003): 303-323.

Fair Fights?: Evaluating Theories of Democracy and Victory. International Security, 28, 1 (Summer 2003): 154-67.

The Political Economy of Growth: Democracy and Human Capital (with Matthew A. Baum). American Journal of Political Science, 47, 2 (April 2003): 333-347.

Rational Extremism: Understanding Terrorism in the 21st Century. Dialogue-IO. Spring 2002: 15-29.

Progress in International Relations: Beyond Paradigms in the Study of International Institutions, in Millennial Reflections on International Studies, ed. by Michael Brecher and Frank P. Harvey. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002: 145-159. Also in Realism & Institutionalism in International Studies, ed. By Michael Brecher and Frank P. Harvey. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002: 135-152.

Beyond Anarchy: The Importance of Security Institutions, International Security 26, 1 (Summer 2001): 129-60.

The Invisible Hand of Democracy: Political Control and the Provision of Public Services (with Matthew A. Baum), Comparative Political Studies 34, 6 (August 2001): 587-621.

Imperialism, political aspects, in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, ed. by N. J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. Oxford: Pergamon, 2001: 7232-7234.

Hegemonic Stability, in Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy, R.J. Barry Jones, ed. London: Routledge, 2001: 661-63.

The Self-Restrained Superpower: Entangling Relations and US Foreign Policy, Harvard International Review 22, 3 (Fall 2000).

Balancing Empires: Competitive Decolonization in International Politics (with Robert P. Hager, Jr.), Security Studies 9, 2 (Winter 2000).

Ulysses’ Triumph: American Power and the New World Order, Security Studies 8, 4 (Summer 1999).

Global Governance: A Relational Contracting Approach, in Globalization and Governance, Aseem Prakash and Jeffrey A. Hart, eds. (New York: Routledge, 1999).

Economics and National Security: The Evolutionary Process, In Security Studies for the 21st Century, Richard Shultz, Roy Godson, and George Quester, eds. (London: Brassey’s, 1998).

The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Russian Empire: A Theoretical Interpretation, in The End of Empire? The Transformation of the USSR In Comparative Perspective, Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott, eds. (New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1997): 30-62.

Containing Fear: The Origins and Management of Ethnic Conflict (with Donald Rothchild), International Security 21, 2 (Fall 1996): 41-75. Reprinted in Michael E. Brown, et. al., eds., Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997); and Sean M. Lynn-Jones, ed., Theories of War and Peace (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998).

Anarchy, Hierarchy and the Variety of International Relations, International Organization, 50, 1 (Winter 1996): 1-33.

Cooperation and Governance in International Relations, Review of International Political Economy, 2, 2 (1995): 367-79.

In, Out, and Between: Reflections on Statist Theory, Contention: Debates in Society, Culture and Science, 3, 3 (Spring 1994): 155-62.

Leadership, Hegemony, and the International Economy: Naked Emperor or Tattered Monarch with Potential, International Studies Quarterly, 37, 4 (December 1993): 459-89.

“Balance of Power” and “Realism,” In The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, Joel Krieger, Editor in Chief (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993): 65-7 and 771-3.

Powerful Pacifists: Democratic States and War, American Political Science Review, 86, 1 (March 1992): 24-37.

British and American Hegemony Compared: Lessons for the Current Era of Decline, In History, the White House, and the Kremlin: Statesmen as Historians, Michael G. Fry, ed. (London: Frances Pinter; New York: Columbia University Press, 1991): 106-22. Reprinted in Joseph M. Grieco, ed., The International System and the International Political Economy , Volume 1 (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1993).

Toward a Realist Theory of State Action (with Michael Mastanduno and G. John Ikenberry), International Studies Quarterly, 33, 4 (December 1989): 457-74.

The Second Face of Hegemony: Britain’s Repeal of the Corn Laws and the American Walker Tariff of 1846 (with Scott C. James), International Organization, 43, 1 (Winter 1989): 1-29. Reprinted in Joseph M. Grieco, ed., The International System and the International Political Economy , Volume 1 (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1993); and Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, ed., The Rise of Free Trade, Volume 4 (New York: Routledge 1997).

Export, Die, or Subsidize: The International Political Economy of American Agriculture, 1875-1940, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 31, 1 (January 1989): 81-105.

The State and American Trade Strategy in the Pre-Hegemonic Era, International Organization, 42, 1 (Winter 1988): 33-58.

Introduction: Approaches to Explaining American Foreign Economic Policy (with G. John Ikenberry and Michael Mastanduno), International Organization, 42, 1 (Winter 1988): 1-14.

Power and the Third World: Toward a Realist Political Economy of North-South Relations, International Studies Quarterly, 31, 2 (June 1987): 217-234. Review Essay.

Beneath the Commerce of Nations: A Theory of International Economic Structures, International Studies Quarterly, 28, 2 (June 1984): 143-170. Reprinted in Joseph M. Grieco, ed., The International System and the International Political Economy , Volume 1 (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1993).

International Economic Structures and American Foreign Economic Policy, 1887-1934, World Politics, 35, 4 (July 1983): 517-543.