George Downs

Bernhardt Denmark Professor of International Affairs; Professor of Politics
B.A. 1967, Shimer College; Ph.D. 1976, Michigan.

Email:  george.downs [at] nyu.edu
Phone:  (212) 998-8066
Office Address:  NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
Office Room Number:  405

For a full list of my work, see my Vita.

Areas of Research/Interest: International Relations, Political Economy, International Law

Useful Links

Select Publications:
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.

Selected Articles:

Data Sets:
Thinking Inside the Box: A Closer Look at Democracy and Human Rights

International Studies Quarterly (2005) 49, 439-457

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Feryal Cherif
George Downs
Alastair Smith

Fellowships/Honors: Louis Brownlow Book Award, Youden Prize, Leonard D. White Award.

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