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Stephen Brooks


Associate Professor of Government
Silsby 205

B.A., Economics and Politics, UC Santa Cruz
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University

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Recent publications

  • World Out of Balance: International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy, with William Wohlforth, Princeton University Press, 2008. More Info
  • Producing Security: Multinational Corporations, Globalization, and the Changing Calculus of Conflict, Princeton University Press, 2005. More info.  
  • "Don't Come Home, America: The Case Against Retrenchment," International Security, Vol. 27, No. (Winter 2012/2013), pp. 7-51,with G. John Ikenberry and William Wohlforth. PDF
  • "Economic Actors' Lobbying Influence on the Prospects for War and Peace," International Organization, Vol. 67, No. 4 (Fall 2013), pp. 863-888. PDF
  • "Lean Forward: In Defense of American Engagement, " Foreign Affairs, Vol. 92, No. 1, pp 130-142 (January/February 2013, with G. John Ikenberry and William Wohlforth.
  • "Can We Identify a Benevolent Hegemon?" Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2012), pp. 27-38. PDF
  • "Assessing the Balance," Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 42, No. 2 (2011), pp. 201-209, with William Wohlforth. PDF
  • “Reshaping the World Order: How Washington Should Reform International Institutions,” with William Wohlforth, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 88, No. 2:49-63, March/April 2009. PDF
  • "Reflections on Producing Security," Security Studies, Vol. 16, No. 4: 637-678, October-December 2007. PDF
  • "Clarifying the End of Cold War Debate,"  with William Wohlforth, Cold War History, Vol. 7, No. 3: 447-454, August 2007.
  • "Striking the Balance," with William Wohlforth, International Security, Vol. 30, No. 3:186-191, Winter 2005/06.
  • "International Relations Theory and the Case Against Unilateralism," with William C. Wohlforth, Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 3, No. 3: 509-524, September 2005. PDF
  • "Hard Times for Soft Balancing." with William C. Wohlforth, International Security, Vol. 30, No. 1, 72-108, Summer 2005. PDF
  • "Economic Constraints and the Turn Toward Superpower Cooperation in the 1980's," with William C. Wohlforth, in From Conflict Escalation to Conflict Transformation: The Cold War in the 1980's, Olav Njnillstad, ed., Frank Cass, 2004.
  • "A Double-Edged Sword: Globalization and Biosecurity," with Kendall Hoyt, International Security, Vol. 28, No. 3: 123-148, Winter 2003/04.  PDF
  • "American Primacy in Perspective," with William Wohlforth, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 81, No. 4: 20-33, July/August 2002.  PDF
  • "From Old Thinking to New Thinking in Qualitative Research," with William Wohlforth, International Security, Vol. 26, No.4: 93-111, Spring 2002.  PDF
  • "Economic Constraints and the End of the Cold War," with William Wohlforth, in Cold War Endgames, William Wohlforth, editor, Penn State University Press, 2002.    PDF
  • "Power, Globalization, and the End of the Cold War: Reevaluating a Landmark Case for Ideas," with William C. Wohlforth, International Security, Vol. 53, No. 3: 5-53, Winter 2000-01.  PDF
  • "The Globalization of Production and the Changing Benefits of Conquest," Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 43, No. 5:646-670, October 1999.  PDF
  • "Dueling Realisms," International Organization, Vol. 51, No. 3: 445-477, Summer 1997 .  PDF

Research interests

  • International Relations Theory
  • International Security
  • International Political Economy
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Globalization


Last Updated: 11/12/13