Bernhardt Denmark Professor of International Affairs; Professor
B.A. 1967, Shimer College; Ph.D. 1976, Michigan.
george.downs [at] nyu.edu
NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
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For a full list of my work, see my
Areas of Research/Interest: International Relations, Political Economy, International Law
Optimal Imperfection? Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1995. Collective Security Beyond the Cold War. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 1994. Tacit Bargaining, Arms Races, and Arms Control. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 1990. The Search for Government Efficiency: From Hubris to Helplessness. New York: Random House. 1986.
"National Courts, Domestic Democracy, and the Evolution of International Law," The European Journal of International Law. 20(1): 59-72. 2009. Eyal Benvenisti co-author.
"Toward Global Checks and Balances." Constitutional Political Economy 20(3): 266-287. 2009. Eyal Benvenisti co-author.
"The Empire's New Clothes." Stanford Law Review 60(2): 595-632, 2007. Eyal Benvenisti co-author.
"Intervention and Democracy." International Organization 60(3): 2006. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita co-author.
"Democracy and Development." Foreign Affairs, September/October 2005. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, co-author.
"Thinking Inside the Box: A Closer Look at Democracy and Human Rights." International Studies Quarterly, 49(3): 439-458. 2005. B. Bueno de Mesquita, Feryal Cherif, and Alastair Smith co-authors.
"Reputation, Compliance and International Law." Journal of Legal Studies , Vol 31 (1): 595-115. 2002. Mike Jones co-author.
"The Transformational Model of Research Design: The Triumph of Hope or Experience." The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law , Vol 38(3) 2000. Kyle Danish and Peter Barsoom, co-authors.
"Managing the Evolution of Multilateralism." International Organization . David M. Rocke and Peter Barsoom, co-authors. 52(1998).
"Is the Good News about Compliance Good News for Cooperation?" International Organization . 50(1996). David M. Rocke and Peter Barsoom co- authors.
"Conflict, Agency, and Gambling for Resurrection," American Journal of Political Science, 38(1994). David Rocke co-author.
International Studies Quarterly (2005) 49, 439-457
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Fellowships/Honors: Louis Brownlow Book Award, Youden Prize, Leonard D. White Award.