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Robert Art Kenneth Oye Edward Steinfeld
Suzanne Berger Roger Petersen Judith Tendler
Owen Coté Barry Posen John Tirman
Diane Davis Karen Polenske Stephen Van Evera
Michael Fisher Balakrishnan Rajagopal Jing Wang
Taylor Fravel Sharon Stanton Russell Bernd Widdig
Chappell Lawson Richard Samuels Cindy Williams
Willa Michener Bishwapriya Sanyal
Melissa Nobles Harvey Sapolsky

Robert Art

  • "The United States and China: Implications for the Long Haul," Political Science Quarterly, Fall 2010.
  • "The United States, the Balance of Power, and World War II: Was Spykman Right?" Security Studies, December 2005.
  • "Force and Fungibility Reconsidered," Security Studies, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Summer 1999): 184-190.
  • "Geopolitics Updated: The Strategy of Selective Engagement," International Security, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Winter 1998/99): 79-114.
  • "Creating a Disaster: NATO's Open Door Policy," Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 113, No. 3 (Fall 1998): 383-403.
  • "Why Western Europe Needs the United States and NATO," Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 111, No. 1 (Spring 1996): 1-39.

Suzanne Berger

  • "French Democracy without Borders?" French Politics and Society, Spring 2002.
  • "La Première Globalisation," in Gérer et Comprehendre, Spring 2002.
  • With Richard Locke, "Il Caso Italiano and Globalization," Daedalus, Vol. 130, No. 3 (Summer 2001).
  • "Domestic Politics of Globalization: The European Debate," in B-M. Hwang and Y-K. Yoon, Middle Powers in the Age of Globalization, KAIS International Conference Series, No. 5, 1996.
  • "The Coming Protectionism: Trade and Identity in France," Business and the Contemporary World, Vol. VII, No. 1 (1995).

Owen Coté

  • "The Look of the Battlefield," Aviation Week & Space Technology, Vol. 159, No. 24 (15 December 2003): 72-73.
  • "Weapons of Mass Confusion," Boston Review, Vol. 29, No. 29 (April/May 2003) pp. 26-27.
  • "The New War Machines," Technology Review, 21 March 2003.
  • "Attacking Mobile Targets From Under the Sea," The Submarine Review, July 2000, 69-78.
  • "Innovation in the Submarine Force: Past and Present," Undersea Warfare, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Spring 1999).

Diane Davis

  • "Non-State Armed Actors, New Imagined Communities, and Shifting Patterns of Sovereignty and Insecurity in the Modern World," Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 30, No. 2 (August 2009): 221-245.
  • "In Search of a Public Sphere: Local, National, and International Influences on Downtown Mexico City, 1910-1950," Space and Culture, Vol. 7, No. 2 (May 2004): 1-29.
  • With Arturo Alvarado, "Participación Ciudadana y Gobernabilidad Democrática: La Experiencia del PRD en el Gobierno de la Ciudad de México," Estudios Sociológicos, Vol. XXI, No. 61 (January-April 2004): 135-166.
  • With Robert C. Davis, Christopher W. Ortiz, Sarah Dadush, Jenny Irish, and Arturo Alvarado, "The Public Accountability of Private Police: Lessons from New York, Johannesburg, and Mexico City," Policing and Society, Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 2003): 197-210.
  • "Cambio político, inseguridad pública, y deterioro del estado de derecho en México," Estudios Sociológicos, Vol. 19, No. 55 (2001): 239-245.
  • "The Power of Distance: Rethinking Social Movements in Latin America," Theory and Society, Vol. 24, No. 4 (August 1999): 589-643.

Michael Fisher

  • "Changing Palestine-Israel Ecologies: Narratives of Water, Land, Conflict and Political Economy, Then, Now and Life to Come," Cultural Politics, Summer 2006.
  • "Culture and Cultural Analysis", "Persian Poesis", and "Science, Technology and Society" in Theory, Culture & Society 23(2-3) 2006.

Taylor Fravel

  • "The Limits of Diversion: Rethinking Internal and External Conflict," Security Studies, Vol. 19, No. 2 (May 2010), pp. 307-341.
  • "China's Search for Assured Retaliation: Explaining the Evolution of China's Nuclear Strategy," International Security, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Fall 2010) (with Evan S. Medeiros.)
  • "International Relations Theory and China's Rise: Assessing China's Potential for Territorial Expansion," International Studies Review, Vol. 12, No. 4 (December 2010).
  • "US-China Relations and China's New Diplomacy," Working Paper Series, No. 18, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, 2005.
  • Net Assessment: Online Sources for the Study of the PLA. (Santa Monica: RAND Corp, DRR-3283, April 2004).
  • With Evan S. Medeiros, "The Changing Face of Chinese Diplomacy," The Asian Wall Street Journal, 25 November 2003.
  • "Towards Civilian Supremacy: Civil-Military Relations in Taiwan's Democratization," Armed Forces & Society, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Fall 2002).
  • "Online and On China: Research Sources in the Information Age," The China Quarterly, No. 163 (September 2000).

Mayumi Fukushima

Chappell Lawson

  • "Presidential Campaigns and the Knowledge Gap in Three Emerging Democracies," (with James McCann). Political Research Quarterly, 59 (1): 13-22.
  • "The Barriers to Media Opening in Latin America," (with Sallie Hughes). Political Communication, 22 (1): 9-25.
  • With James McCann, "Television News, Mexico's 2000 Elections, and Media Effects in Emerging Democracies," British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 35, No. 1 (2005): 1-30.
  • With Sallie Hughes, "Propaganda and Crony Capitalism: Partisan Bias in Mexican Television News," Latin American Research Review, Vol. 39, No. 3 (2004): 81- 105.
  • "Fox's Mexico at Midterm," Journal of Democracy, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Winter 2004): 139-53.

Willa Michener

Melissa Nobles

  • "The Prosecution of Human Rights Violations," in the Annual Review of Political Science, Volume 13, 2010.
  • "Race and Poverty in Latin America: Conceptual Difficulties," Latin America and the Caribbean Region Sustainable Development Working Paper, No. 9, The World Bank, November 2000.
  • "History Counts: A Comparative Analysis of Racial/Color Categorization in US and Brazilian Censuses," American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 90, No. 11 (November 2000): 1738-1745.

Kenneth Oye

  • "What Rough Beast: Synthetic Biology, Uncertainty, and the Future of Biosecurity," Politics and the Life Sciences, Vol. 28, No. 2 (September 2009), pp. 2-26 with Associate Professor of Political Science. With Scott C. Mohr.
  • With Peter C. Evans, "Market Window Institutions: Government Sponsored Enterprises in Trade Finance," prepared for the United States Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, May 30, 2003.
  • "Market Windows Institutions: A Report to the Trade Policy Coordinating Committee," May 2003.
  • With Kristen Aunan, et al., "Co-Benefits of Climate Policy - Lessons Learned from a Study in Shanxi, China," Energy Policy, Vol. 31, (May 2003).
  • With Thomas Bernauer and David Victor, "Regulatory Diversity: Can the World Trading System Cope?" Swiss Political Science Review, Special Issue Debate: Consumer Protection in a Global Market, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Autumn 2000).
  • With James Foster, "Problems of Success in Auto and Fuel Regulation," MIT AGS Working Paper, November 2000.

Roger Petersen

  • With John Bowen, "Mechanisms and Cases in Comparisons," Newsletter of APSA Comparative Politics Section, Winter 1998.
  • "Ethnic Conflict, Social Science, and William Butler Yeats: A Commentary on Russell Hardin's One For All: The Logic of Group Conflict," European Journal of Sociology, Vol. 38 (1997): 311-323.
  • "A Community-Based Theory of Rebellion," European Journal of Sociology, Vol. 34 (1993): 41-78.
  • With Rasma Karklins, "The Decision Calculus of Protesters and Regimes: Eastern Europe, 1989," Journal of Politics, Vol. 55, No. 3 (August 1993): 588-614.
  • "Rationality, Ethnicity, and Military Enlistment," Social Science Information, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Fall 1989): 564-598.

Barry Posen

  • "Emerging Multipolarity: Why Should We Care?" Current History: A Journal of Contemporary World Affairs, Vol. 108, No. 721, (November 2009): 347.
  • "Exit Strategy: How to disengage from Iraq in 18 months," Boston Review, January/February 2006: 7-11.
  • "ESDP and the Structure of World Power," The International Spectator, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2004): 5-17.
  • "Command of the Commons: The Military Foundation of U.S. Hegemony," International Security, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Summer 2003): 5-46.
  • "The Struggle Against Terrorism: Grand Strategy, Strategy, and Tactics," International Security, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Winter 2001/2002): 39-55.
  • "The War for Kosovo: Serbia's Political-Military Strategy," International Security, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Spring 2000): 39-84.

Karen Polenske

  • With Ciro Biderman and Nicolas O. Rockler, "Demand and Cost Impacts of the 2MM Technology Program in the U.S. Motor-Vehicle Market," Vol. 14, No. 7 (October 2005) Economics of Innovation and New Technology, pp. 637-655.
  • "Competition, Collaboration, and Cooperation: an Uneasy Triangle in Networks of Firms and Regions," Regional Studies, Special Issue on Regional Competitiveness, Vol. 38, No. 9 (December 2004) pp. 1029-1045.
  • With Geoffrey JD Hewings, "Trade and Spatial Economic Inter-dependence," Papers in Regional Science. Vol. 83, No. 1 (2004) pp. 269-289. 
  • Reported by Nancy Stouffer, "Cleaning Up China's Cokemaking Sector: Unexpected Research Findings," MIT Laboratory for Energy and Environment (LFEE) E-Lab Research Reports (April-June 2003), pp. 5-9.
  • "Environmental Impacts of Energy-Efficient Technologies: Potential for Input-Output and Supply-Chain Analyses in Iran," Quarterly Iranian Economic Research, Special Issue on the Second Input-Output Conference, Vol. 14, (2003) pp. 1-26.

Balakrishnan Rajagopal

  • "International Law and the Third World." Co-editor with Richard Falk and Jackie Stevens, Third World Quarterly, vol.27, No.5, 2006 (special issue).
  • "Culture, Resistance and Human Rights." Texas International Law Journal (2006).
  • "Accountability of States: Beyond Sovereignty as Responsibility." Netherlands International Law Quarterly (2006).
  • "Counter-hegemonic International Law: Rethinking Human Rights and Development as a Third World Strategy" Third World Quarterly, Vol. 27, No.5, pp.767-783 (2006).
  • "Postdevelopment as a Vision for a Third World Approach to International Law." 94th American Society of International Law Proceedings 306 (2000).
  • "From Resistance to Renewal: The Third World, Social Movements And The Expansion Of International Institutions." 41(2) Harvard International Law Journal 529 (Spring 2000).

Sharon Stanton Russell

  • "Migration and Development: Reframing the International Policy Agenda," The Migration Information Source, June 1, 2003.
  • "Refugees: Risks and Challenges Worldwide". The Migration Information Source, November 1, 2002.
  • "International Migration: Global Trends and National Responses," The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer/Fall 1996): 1-15.
  • With Muhammad Ali Al Ramadhan, "Kuwait's Migration Policy Since the Gulf Crisis," International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 26, No. 4 (November 1994): 569-588.
  • With Charles B. Keely, "Responses of Industrial Countries to Asylum-Seekers," Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 47, No. 2 (Winter 1994): 399-417.

Richard Samuels

  • "Kidnapping Politics in East Asia," Journal of East Asian Studies, Volume 10, No. 3 (November 2010).
  • "Japan, LLP," The National Interest, No. 107, May/June 2010 (with Robert Madsen.)
  • "Japan's Black Swan," Foreign Policy Magazine, March 16, 2011 (with Robert Madsen).
  • "Replica" (Reply) to "Machiavelli's Children: Leaders and their Legacies in Italy and Japan" Ne discutono: Michele Salvati, Mauro Calise, and Leonardo Morlino in Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica (The Italian Journal of Political Science), Vol. 34, No. 2, August 2004.
  • With J. Patrick Boyd, "Kenpo Kyujo nimo Kyusho Ari? Kenpo Ronso no Yukue" (Does Article Nine Have Nine Lives?: The Future of the Constitutional Debate in Japan). Ronza (April, 2004), pp.174-183.
  • "Politics, Security Policy, and Japan's Cabinet Legislation Bureau: Who Elected these Guys, Anyway?" Japan Policy Research Institute Working Paper No. 99, March 2004.
  • "Koizumi's Muscular Japan" Time, 20 September 2003.
  • "Domeikoku nihon o shiru: 9/11 go no nichibei kankei," Doshisha amerika kenkyu, Vol. 39, March 2003.

Bishwapriya Sanyal

  • "Globalization, Ethical Compromise and Planning Theory," Planning Theory, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2002): 117-124.
  • With Vinit Mukhija, "Institutional Pluralism and Housing Delivery: A Case of Unforeseen Conflicts in Mumbai, India," World Development Vol. 29, No.12 (December 2001).
  • "An Informal Rebellion: The Rise of New Workers' Unions," Harvard Asia Pacific Review, Vol. 3, No. 2 (1999).
  • "Learning from Don Schön," Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 13, No. 1 (1998).
  • "The Virtues of Informal Market," The Value of Land, Annual Review of Lincoln Land Institute, Cambridge, MA, 1998.

Harvey Sapolsky

  • "Come Home, America," The American Conservative, Vol. 3, No. 11 (June 7, 2004): 15-19.
  • "Strategic ASW," Breakthroughs, Vol. XIII, No. 1 (Spring 2004).
  • "War Needs a Warning Label," Breakthroughs, Vol. XII, No. 1 (Spring 2003).
  • With Eugene Gholz, "The Defense Industry's New Cycle", Regulation, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Winter 2001).
  • With David Burbach, Marc DeVore, and Stephen Van Evera, "Weighing the US Navy," Defense Analysis, Vol. XVII, No. 3 (December 2001).
  • "Buying Weapons Without and Enemy," Breakthroughs, Vol. X, No. 1 (Spring 2001).

Edward Steinfeld

  • "Free Lunch or Last Supper? China's Debt-Equity Swaps in Context," The China Business Review, Vol. 27, No. 4 (July-August 2000): 22-27.
  • "Beyond the Transition: China's Economy at Century's End," Current History, Vol. 98, No. 629 (September 1999): 271-275.
  • "Full Speed Around: The People's Republic at Fifty," The Far Eastern Economic Review, Oct. 7, 1999: 56-60.
  • "State Enterprise Reform: Swapping One Crisis for Another," The South China Morning Post, June 10, 1999.
  • "China's Looming Crisis," The Washington Post, March 27, 1998.
  • "The Asian Financial Crisis: Beijing's Year of Reckoning," The Washington Quarterly, Summer 1998, Volume 21, No. 3: 37-52.

Judith Tendler

  • With Mônica Alves Amorim, "Small Firms and Their Helpers: Lessons on Demand," World Development, Vol. 24, No. 3 (March 1996): 407-426.
  • With Sara Freedheim, "Trust in a Rent-seeking World: Health and Government Transformed in Northeast Brazil," World Development, Vol. 22, No. 12 (December 1994): 1771-1791.
  • "Tales of Dissemination in Small-farm Agriculture: Lessons for Institution Builders," World Development, Vol. 21, No. 10 (October 1993): 1567-1582.
  • "The Well-tempered Capitalist: Profiles from Some Bolivian Coops," Grassroots Development, Vol. 8, No. 2 (1984).
  • "What Ever Happened to Poverty Alleviation?" World Development, Vol. 17, No. 7 (July 1989).

John Tirman

  • "The Washington Consensus and Armed Conflict: Impacts on health care and education," Development, Vol. 48, No. 3 (September 2005).
  • "Banned in America,", September 1, 2004.
  • "The New Humanitarianism," Boston Review, Vol. 28, No. 5 (December 2003/January 2004).
  • "What Lurks in the Ruins?", April 10, 2003.
  • "How the Cold War Ended," Global Dialogue, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Winter 2001/2002).

Stephen Van Evera

  • "Public Diplomacy: Ideas for the War of Ideas" Middle East Policy Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, (September 2009). With Peter Krause.
  • "The War on Terror: Forgotten Lessons from WWII" Middle East Policy (Vol. XIV, No. 2, Summer 2007).
  • "Iraq: Canary in a Coal Mine," MIT International Review, Spring 2007.
  • "Bush Administration, Weak on Terror," Middle East Policy (Vol. XIII, No. 4, Winter 2006).
  • " Assessing U.S. Strategy in the War on Terror," The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Science (Vol. 607, September 2006).

Jing Wang

  • "Bourgeois Bohemians in China? Neo-Tribes and the Urban Imaginary," China Quarterly, No. 183 (September 2005).
  • "MotoMusic: Cool Culture and Cell Phone Branding," Global Media and Communication, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2005).
  • "Modern and Contemporary Chinese Advertising," Routledge Encyclopedia on Contemporary Chinese Culture, 2005.
  • "The Global Reach of a New Discourse: How Far Can 'Creative Industries' Travel?" International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2004).
  • "Framing Chinese Advertising: Some Industry Perspectives on the Production of Culture," Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3 (2003).

Bernd Widdig

  • "Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler und die deutsche Inflation," Der Deutschunterricht, No. 3, (2001): 22-30.
  • "Kameraden, Männerhelden und Dichterfürsten: Männerbünde in der Moderne," Der Deutschunterricht, No. 2 (1995): 64-74.
  • "Tägliche Sprengungen: Elias Canetti und die Inflation," Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken, Vol. 48, No. 548 (November 1994): 985-997.
  • "Cultural Dimensions of Inflation in Weimar Germany," German Politics and Society, Issue 32 (Summer 1994): 10-27.
  • "Mode und Moderne: Gottfried Kellers Kleider machen Leute," Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken, Vol. 48, No. 539 (February 1994): 109-123.

Cindy Williams

  • "Beyond Preemption and Preventive War: Increasing U.S. Budget Emphasis on Conflict Prevention," Policy Analysis Brief, The Stanley Foundation, February 2006.
  • "Transforming the Rewards for Military Service," MIT Security Studies Program Occasional Paper, September 2005.
  • "From Conscripts to Volunteers: NATO's Transitions to All-Volunteer Forces," Naval War College Review, Vol. LVII, No. 4 (Autumn 2004).
  • "U.S. Federal Spending Choices After September 11," Breakthroughs, Vol. XI, No. 1 (Spring 2002): 3-10.
  • "In With the Old in 2003," Newsday, February 3, 2002.
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