Dr M. Rodwan Abouharb
Room: 2.01, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4922 (x24922)
Guest Editor, Social Sciences, May 2020
- Editorial Board, Journal of Human Rights, 2017-Present
- Editorial Board, Cogent Social Sciences, 2017-2019
- Expert for Campaign for Social Science, London, 2016-Present
- Associate Professor of International Relations 2012-Present: University College London, Department of Political Science (Permanent Position)
- Assistant Professor of International Relations 2009-2012: University College London, Department of Political Science (Permanent Position)
- Fellow of the Institute for Human Rights, University College London, 2009-Present
- Assistant Professor 2005-2009: Louisiana State University, Department of Political Science (Tenure-Track)
- 2005 Ph.D. Political Science, Binghamton University, State University of New York. Specializations, International Relations & Comparative Politics
- 2002 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods, University of Michigan
- 2000 M.A. Political Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
- 1998 B.Sc. Politics and Modern History, Brunel University, London
My research places particular emphasis on understanding how both domestic and international socio-economic processes affect the human security of citizens around the world. My focus to date has been understanding the human rights and human security consequences of policies promoted by international organisations like the United Nations and other members of the UN family including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Trade Organisation (WTO).
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan and David Cingranelli. 2007. Human Rights and Structural Adjustment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009 – Winner. Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip)
Peer Reviewed Journals:
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan; and Benjamin O. Fordham. 2020. “Trade and Strike Activity in the Postwar United States.” Social Sciences. 9: 198. (25 pages). Replication Dataset & Do File. (Zip)
- Abouharb, M. R.; Cingranelli, David; Filippov, Mikhail. 2019. "Too Many Cooks: Multiple International Principals Can Spoil the Quality of Governance." Social Sciences. 8:5 139. Replication Dataset & Do File. (Zip)
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan; Duchesne, Erick. 2019. "Economic Development and the World Bank." Social Sciences. 8:5: 156. Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip).
- Payne, Caroline and M. Rodwan Abouharb. 2016. “The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Strategic Shift to Forced Disappearance.” Journal of Human Rights. 15:2 1-26 (pdf) Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip)
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan and Susan Aaronson. (2015). “The Liberal Illusion is not a Complete Delusion: The WTO helps member states keep the peace only when it increases trade.” Global Economy Journal. 15(4): 455–484. Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip)
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan and Susan Aaronson. 2014. “Does the WTO Help Member States Improve Governance?” World Trade Review. 13(3): 1-36. Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip)
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and Susan Aaronson. 2013. “Is More Trade Always Better? The WTO & Human Rights in Conflict Zones.” Journal of World Trade. 47:5 1091–1128.
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan, Laura Moyer, and Megan Schmidt. 2013. “De Facto Judicial Independence and Physical Integrity Rights.” Journal of Human Rights. 12: 367–396. Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip)
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and Susan Aaronson. 2011. “Unexpected Bedfellows: The GATT, the WTO and Some Democratic Rights.” International Studies Quarterly. 55: 1-30. Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip).
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and David Cingranelli. 2009. “IMF Programs and Human Rights, 1981-2003.” Review of International Organizations. 4(1): 47-72. Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip)
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan and Anessa L. Kimball. 2007. “A New Dataset on Infant Mortality Rates, 1816-2002.” Journal of Peace Research 44(6): 743–754. Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip)
- Sobek, David, M. Rodwan Abouharb, and Christopher G. Ingram. 2006. “The Human Rights Peace: How the Respect for Human Rights at Home Leads to Peace Abroad.” Journal of Politics (August) 68 (3): 519-529.
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and David Cingranelli. 2006. “The Human Rights Effects of World Bank Structural Adjustment Lending, 1981-2000.” International Studies Quarterly (June) 50: 233-262. Replication Dataset & Do File (Zip)
- 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.
- 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.
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan. 2008. Review of State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace. By Christian Davenport” (Cambridge University Press, 2007.) Journal of Politics70:563-565.
- 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.
- I teach modules on rebellion, economic and social rights and international relations theory and practice.
- I would be interested in supervising PhD students who are asking theoretically important and empirically substantive questions linking domestic and international processes to governments’ human rights practices.
- Awards and Honours
- LSU “Rainmaker Award” Top 100 Research Faculty at Louisiana State University, 2008.
- Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Binghamton University, 2004.