Allan C. Stam
Daniel Webster Professor of Government
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B.A., Cornell University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena - whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. . .who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions - and spends himself in a worthy cause - who at best if he wins knows the thrill of high achievement - and if he fails at least fails while daring greatly - so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Recent publications and presentations
- "Divergent Beliefs in "Bargaining and the Nature of War": A Reply to Fay and Ramsay," with Alastair Smith, Journal of Conflict Resolution, forthcoming, October 2006.
- "Democracy, Peace, and War," with Dan Reiter, in Oxford Handbook of Political Economy, Barry Weingast and Donald Wittman, eds., Oxford University Press, New York, 2006.
- "Predicting the Length of the 2003 U.S.-Iraq War." with D. Scott Bennett, Foreign Policy Analysis Vol. 2: 2: 101-116: 2006.
- "Leader Age, Regime Type, and Violent International Relations," with Michael Horowitz and Rose McDermott, Journal of Conflict Resolution, October 2005.
- "When Likely Losers Go to War," with Alastair Smith, in New Direction for International Relations, Alex Mintz and Bruce Russett, eds., Lexington Books, New York, 2005.
- "The Bargaining and the Nature of War," with Alastair Smith, Journal of Conflict Resolution, December 2004.
- "Political Institutions, Coercive Diplomacy, and the Duration of Economic Sanctions," with Fiona McGillivray, Journal of Conflict Resolution, April 2004.
- "Mediation and Peacekeeping in a Random Walk Model of War," with Alastair Smith, International Studies Perspectives, December, 2003.
- "Understanding Victory: Why Political Institutions Matter," with Dan Reiter, International Security, Vol. 28:1, Fall 2003.
- "Identifying the Culprit: Democracy, Dictatorship, and Dispute Initiation," with Dan Reiter, American Political Science Review, Vol. 97, May, 2003.
- The Behavioral Origins of War, University of Michigan Press, 2003.
- Democracies at War, Princeton University Press, March 2002.
- Power Transitions: Strategic Policies for the 21st Century, with R. Tammen, J. Kugler and D. Lemke Chatham House, forthcoming.
- Win, Lose or Draw: Domestic Politics and the Crucible of War. University of Michigan Press, 1996.
- "A Universal Test of an Expected Utility Theory of War," with S. Bennett, International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 44, June, 2000.
- International relations
- International security studies
- Foreign policy public opinion