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Manus Midlarsky
Manus Midlarsky
Moses and Annuta Back Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Hickman Hall - 301
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Bio

Ph.D. Political Science, Northwestern University
M.S. Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology
B.S. Physical Chemistry, City College of the City University of New York

Publications

His work includes numerous book chapters, as well as many journal articles published in journals such as:

  • American Political Science Review
  • American Journal of Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • International Studies Quarterly
  • Journal of Politics
  • International Interactions
  • Polity
  • Journal of Personality
  • Mathematical and Computer Modelling
  • Journal of Genocide Research
  • Global Responsibility to Protect 

His books, published by The Free Press, Cambridge, Stanford, and other university presses, include:

  • On War: Political Violence in the International System (1975)
  • The Disintegration of Political Systems: War and Revolution in Comparative Perspective (1986)
  • The Onset of World War (1988). Reissued in the Routledge Revivals Series in 2014. 
  • The Evolution of Inequality: War, State Survival, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective (1999)
  • The Killing Trap: Genocide in the 20th Century (2005). Translated into Polish in 2010. 
  • Origins of Political Extremism: Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (2011)

His edited volumes are Inequality and Contemporary Revolutions (1986), Handbook of War Studies (1989), reissued in the Routledge Revivals Series in 2011, The Internationalization of Communal Strife (1992) reissued in the Routledge Revivals Series in 2014, From Rivalry to Cooperation: Russian and American Perspectives on the Post-Cold War Era (1994, with John A. Vasquez and Peter V. Gladkov), Inequality, Democracy, and Economic Development (1997), Handbook of War Studies II (2000), and Handbook of War Studies III (2009).

Research

His research, focusing on war, political extremism, genocide, and other forms of mass killing, has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His contributions to education include service as a Board Member and Secretary of the Juilliard Pre-College Parents' Association, and two Directorships of Summer Seminars for College Teachers at the University of Colorado and at the University of Michigan. He has served on the editorial boards of the Western Political Quarterly, International Interactions, Journal of Politics and The International Studies Quarterly. He has been President of the International Studies Association, West, Vice President of the International Studies Association, and Founding President of the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association. He has also served as a consultant to the governments of the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands.

Faculty Bio

MANUS I. MIDLARSKY, is the Moses and Annuta Back Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Director of the Center for the Study of Mass Violence. He received his Ph.D. in 1969 from Northwestern University and specializes in the study of genocide, other forms of mass violence, and both intranational and international warfare. His research has been supported by grants of the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the United States Institute of Peace. He has served as the President of the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association, President of the International Studies Association-West, and Vice President of the International Studies Association. He is currently on the editorial board of International Studies Quarterly, as he formerly served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Politics, The Western Political Quarterly, and International Interactions. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, Polity, Journal of Genocide Research, Journal of Personality, Journal of Peace Research, and Mathematical and Computer Modeling. His books include:  On War: Political Violence in the International System (1975), The Disintegration of Political Systems: War and Revolution in Comparative Perspective (1986), The Onset of World War (1988), The Evolution of Inequality: War, State Survival, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective (1999), The Killing Trap: Genocide in the Twentieth Century (2005), Origins of Political Extremism: Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (2011), and the edited volumes Inequality and Contemporary Revolutions (1986), Handbook of War Studies (1989), The Internationalization of Communal Strife (1992), From Rivalry to Cooperation: Russian and American Perspectives on the Post-Cold War Era (1993, with J. Vasquez and P. Gladkov), and Inequality, Democracy and Economic Development (1997), Handbook of War Studies II (2000), and Handbook of War Studies III: The Intrastate Dimension (2009). In 2011, the original Handbook of War Studies was reissued in the Routledge Revivals Series, as were The Internationalization of Communal Strife and The Onset of World War reissued in that Series in 2014. 

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