• Manus Midlarsky
  • Manus Midlarsky
  • Emeritus
  • Office: Hickman Hall - 301
  • Phone: 848-932-7106
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  • Specialties:

    International Relations

  • Graduate Content:
  • Program in International Relations
  • 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.

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