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Dr M. Rodwan Abouharb

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Ron 2013

Research Interests

Dr. Rod Abouharb's research examines processes that affect the civility of relations between government and its citizens. In particular he is interested in how economic integration into the international economic system affects the onset of civil war and human rights abuses within countries.

Recent and Notable Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Regan, Patrick M. and M. Rodwan Abouharb. 2002. "Interventions and Civil Conflicts: Tools of Conflict Management or Simply Another Participant?" World Affairs. 165:1 42-54
Book Chapters
  • Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and David Cingranelli. 2005. “When the World Bank Says Yes: Determinants of Structural Adjustment Lending,” In Gustav Ranis, James Raymond Vreeland, and Stephen Kosack (eds.) Globalization And The Nation State: The Impact of The IMF and The World Bank. Routledge. Pp 204-230.
  • Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and David Cingranelli. 2004. “Human Rights and Structural Adjustment: The Importance of Selection,” in Sabine C. Carey and Steven C. Poe (eds.) Understanding Human Rights Violations: New Systematic Studies. Ashgate Publishing: Aldershot, England. Pp 127-146.
Book Reviews
  • Abouharb, M. Rodwan. 2008. Review of State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace. By Christian Davenport” (Cambridge University Press, 2007.) Journal of Politics 70:563-565.
  • Abouharb, M. Rodwan. 2007. Review of Democracy and War: Institutions, Norms, and the Evolution of International Conflict. By David, L. Rousseau.” (Stanford University Press, 2005). Journal of Conflict Studies XXVII:1.

Awards and Honours

  • LSU “Rainmaker Award” Top 100 Research Faculty at Louisiana State University, 2008.
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Binghamton University, 2004.


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