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Dr Jonathan Monten

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Dr Jonathan Monten

Lecturer in Political Science

  • Room: G.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
  • Telephone: 020 3108 9296 (x59296).
  • Email: j.monten@ucl.ac.uk

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Introduction

Dr. Jonathan Monten is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Political Science and Director of the International Public Policy Program at the University College London. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of international relations, international security, and U.S. foreign policy. His work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, and Perspectives on Politics. He has previously held postdoctoral research fellowships at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University. He received his PhD from the Department of Government at Georgetown University.

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Busby, Joshua, Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, and Jordan Tama. Forthcoming. “Multilateralism and the Use of Force: Experimental Evidence on the Views of Foreign Policy Elites.” Foreign Policy Analysis.
  • Monten, Jonathan. 2014. “Intervention and State-Building: Comparative Lessons From Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 656(1): 173-191.
  • Downes, Alexander B., and Jonathan Monten. 2013. “Forced to Be Free: Why Foreign-Imposed Regime Change Rarely Leads to Democratization.” International Security 37(4): 90-131.
  • Busby, Joshua, and Jonathan Monten. 2012. “Republican Elites and Foreign Policy Attitudes.” Political Science Quarterly 127(1): 105-142.
  • Monten, Jonathan, and James Lindley Wilson. 2011. “Does Kant Justify Liberal Intervention?” Review of Politics 73(4): 633-647.
  • Bennett, Andrew, and Jonathan Monten. 2010. “Models of Crisis Decision Making and the 1990-91 Gulf War.” Security Studies 19(3): 486-520.
  • Busby, Joshua, and Jonathan Monten. 2008. “Without Heirs? Assessing the Decline of Establishment Internationalism in U.S. Foreign Policy.” Perspectives on Politics 6(3): 451-472.
  • Monten, Jonathan. 2007. “Primacy and Grand Strategy Beliefs in American Unilateralism.” Global Governance 13(1): 101-133.
  • Monten, Jonathan. 2006. “Thucydides and Modern Realism.” International Studies Quarterly 50(1): 3-26.
  • Monten, Jonathan, and Mark Provost. 2005. “Theater Missile Defense and Japanese Nuclear Weapons.” Asian Security 1(3): 285-303.
  • Monten, Jonathan. 2005. “The Roots of the Bush Doctrine: Power, Nationalism, and Democracy Promotion in U.S. Strategy.” International Security 29(4): 112-156. Reprinted in G. John Ikenberry, ed., American Foreign Policy (Boston: Cengage Learning, 2010), pp. 268-299.

Other Publications

  • Busby, Joshua, and Jonathan Monten. 2018. “Has Liberal Internationalism Been Trumped?” In Robert Jervis, Francis J. Gavin, Joshua Rovner, and Diane Labrosse, eds., Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the 21st Century. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Downes, Alexander B., and Jonathan Monten. 2018. “Does Spreading Democracy by Force Have a Place in U.S. Grand Strategy? A Skeptical View.” In A. Trevor Thrall and Benjamin H. Friedman, eds., U.S. Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: The Case for Restraint. New York: Routledge.
  • Busby, Joshua, Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, Dina Smeltz, and Jordan Tama. 2017. “Foreign Policy Beliefs Among Leaders and the Public.” In James M. McCormick, ed., The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Busby, Joshua, Karl Friedhoff, Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, and Dina Smeltz. 2017. “The Foreign Policy Establishment or Donald Trump: Which Better Reflects American Opinion?” Chicago Council on Global Affairs, April 20.
  • Busby, Joshua, and Jonathan Monten. 2017. “Is Liberal Internationalism Still Alive?” H-Diplo/ISSF Policy Roundtable, March 14.
  • Busby, Joshua, Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, Dina Smeltz, and Jordan Tama. 2016. “How the Elite Misjudge the U.S. Electorate on International Engagement.” RealClearWorld, November 7.
  • Busby, Joshua, Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, Dina Smeltz, and Jordan Tama 2015. “Measuring Up: How Elites and the Public See U.S. Foreign Policy.” Foreign Affairs Snapshot, June 9.
  • Busby, Joshua, Gregory Holyk, Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, and Dina Smeltz. 2015. “United in Goals, Divided in Means: Opinion Leaders Survey Results.” Chicago Council on Global Affairs, June 2.
  • Monten, Jonathan. 2015. “Review of Stefano Recchia and Jennifer M. Welsh, eds. Just and Unjust Military Intervention: European Thinkers from Vitoria to Mill.” H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Reviews 7(12).
  • Downes, Alexander B., and Jonathan Monten. 2013. “Why Foreign-Imposed Regime Change Is Rarely a Path to Democracy.” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Policy Brief (July).
  • Downes, Alexander B., and Jonathan Monten. 2013. “Correspondence: Reevaluating Foreign-Imposed Regime Change.” International Security 38(3): 184-195.
  • Monten, Jonathan. 2013. “Review Essay on Mark Mazower, Governing the World: The History of an Idea.” H-Diplo/ISSF Review Essay No. 18.
  • Busby, Joshua, William Inboden, Jonathan Monten, and Jordan Tama. 2013. “Congress is Already Post-Partisan? Agreement Across the Aisle on U.S. Foreign Policy.” Foreign Affairs Snapshot, January 28.
  • Busby, Joshua, William Inboden, and Jonathan Monten. 2012. “Already Post-Partisan: Why Politics Does Stop at the Water’s Edge.” Foreign Affairs Snapshot, May 30.
  • Busby, Joshua, and Jonathan Monten. 2011. “Off-Center: Misplaced Emphases in Debates about Liberal Internationalism.” H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable 2(4): 6-14.

Working Papers

  • “Why Foreign-Imposed Democracies Succeed or Fail.”
  • “The Strategic Logic of Foreign-Imposed Democracy.”
  • “Is There an ‘Emboldenment’ Effect: Evidence from the Insurgency in Iraq.” With Radha Iyengar.
  • “Building Peace: The Impact of Aid on the Labor Market for Insurgents.” With Radha Iyengar and Matthew Hanson.
  • “Who’s Out of Touch? Expert Assessment and Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy.” With Thomas Gift.

Courses

Theories of International Relations

International Security 

Foreign Policy Analysis

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