Arthur Stein


Professor of Political Science

Home Department: Political Science

Areas of Interest

International relations, ethnic conflict, terrorism, economic relations, global governance.




Arthur Stein specializes in international relations theory. His book Why Nations Cooperate: Circumstances and Choice in International Relations (1990) develops models of strategic interaction to explain international cooperation and conflict. Dr. Stein has served on the editorial boards of International Organization, the American Journal of Political Science, and International Interactions. He has additionally been a member of the Statewide Steering Committee for the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation. In his undergraduate and graduate courses, Professor Stein examines such topics as ethnic conflict, terrorism, economic relations, and global governance.

Selected Research

1. “Power Politics and the Powerless.” In Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World, pp. 219-248. Edited by Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

2. “Neoliberal Institutionalism.” In The Oxford Handbook on International Relations, pp. 201–221. Edited by Christian Reus-Smit and Dun- can Snidal. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

3. “No More States?: Globalization, National Self-Determination, and Terrorism.”  Edited with Richard N. Rosecrance. Lanham, Mary- land: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006.