326 Commons Center
Tuesday and Wednesday, 3:10 to 4:30 pm.
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Michigan
Conflict; War; Foreign Policy
James Lee Ray
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ray, author of Democracy and International Conflict: An Evaluation of the Democratic Peace Proposition (University of South Carolina Press, 1995, 1998), is also the author of Global Politics, recently published in its 10th edition, and American Foreign Policy and Political Ambition, with a second edition in preparation. His published work has focused on the causes of war and interstate conflict, as well as various methodological and epistemological issues. His recent article on "Power Concentration and Interstate Conflict: Is There a Connection" (with Patrick Bentley) reviews research relying on a measure of the concentration of power in the international system that he devised (with J. David Singer), that continues to appear regularly in published work more than 35 years after its appearance (in 1973). He has served as the President of the Peace Science Society, and is a winner of Vanderbilt's Ernest Jones Faculty Adviser Award.
- Ray, James Lee. "Historical Analogies, Military Surges, (and Economic Crises): Who Should be Consulted?" The Forum: Volume 9, Issue 2, Article 1 (2011) http://www.bepress.com/forum/vol9/iss2/art1
- Ray, James Lee, and Patrick Bentley. "Power Concentration and International Conflict: Is There a Connection." Journal of Theoretical Politics 22(2010): 407-429.
- Ray, James Lee, and Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. "The 'National Interest' Versus Individual Political Ambition: Democracy, Autocracy, and the Reciprocation of Force and Violence in Militarized Interstate Disputes."The Scourge of War. Ed. Paul Diehl. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2004.
- Ray, James Lee. "Explaining Interstate Conflict and War: What Should be Controlled For?" Conflict Management and Peace Science.20(2003): 1-31.
- Ray, James Lee.Democracy and International Conflict. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1998.
- Ray, James Lee, and Bruce Russett. "The Future as Arbiter of Theoretical Controversies: Predictions, Explanations, and the End of the Cold War." British Journal of Political Science 26(1996): 441-470. Rpt. in Twentieth Centrury International Relations. Eds. Michael Cox. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 2006.
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