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Ph.D., Political Science, Rice University
M.A., International Relations, University of Essex, Colchester
International Conflict; Cooperation; Conflict Management
Michaela Mattes specializes in International Relations. Her research focuses on security institutions, in particular conflict management agreements and military alliances. She is interested in questions such as whether these agreements can constrain the behavior of international and domestic actors, through which mechanisms they work and under which conditions, and why they are designed the way they are. As a Co-PI on an NSF grant, she is also currently involved in a large data collection effort on changes in leaders' supporting coalitions.
- Mattes, Michaela. “Reputation, Symmetry, and Alliance Design.” Forthcoming in International Organization.
- Mattes, Michaela. “Democratic Reliability, Precommitment of Successor Governments, and the Choice of Alliance Commitment.” International Organization 66(1)(2012): 153-172.
- Mattes, Michaela, and Greg Vonnahme. "Contracting for Peace: Do Nonaggression Pacts Reduce Conflict?" Journal of Politics 72(4)(2010): 925-938.
- Mattes, Michaela, and Burcu Savun. "Information, Agreement Design, and the Durability of Civil War Settlements." American Journal of Political Science 54(2)(2010): 511- 524.
- Mattes, Michaela, and Burcu Savun. "Fostering Peace after Civil War: Commitment Problems and Agreement Design." International Studies Quarterly 53(3)(2009): 737-759.
- Mattes, Michaela, Brett Ashley Leeds, and Jeremy S. Vogel. "Interests, Institutions, and the Reliability of International Commitments." American Journal of Political Science 53(2)(2009): 461-476.
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