Jack Snyder (Columbia University), “The Role of Case Studies in MixedMethods Research on Democratization”

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Date(s) - 15/06/2012
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

SOAS, University of London


SOAS Department of Politics and International Studies presents:

Jack Snyder, Columbia University, The Role of Case Studies in MixedMethods Research on Democratization: From The French Revolution to the Arab Spring

Friday, 15 June 11am-12:30 pm, Room 4421

Jack Snyder is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations in the political science department and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. His books include Electing to Fight: Why EmergingDemocracies Go to War (MIT Press, 2005), co-authored with Edward D.Mansfield; From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict (Norton Books, 2000); Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics and International Ambition (Cornell University Press, 1991); The Ideology of the Offensive: Military Decision Making and the Disasters of 1914 (Cornell, 1984); and Religion and International Relations Theory, editor (Columbia University Press, 2011). His articles on such topics as crisis diplomacy (“The Cost of Empty Threats: A Penny, Not a Pound,” American Political Science Review, August 2011, co-authored with Erica Borghard), democratization and war, nationalism, imperial overstretch, war crimes tribunals versus amnesties, international relations theory after September 11, and anarchy and culture have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, and World Politics. Snyder is a Fellow of the American Academy ofArts and Sciences, and editor of the W. W. Norton book series on World Politics.

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