Associate Professor in International Relations
Telephone: 020 7679 4922 (x24922)
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
- 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)
- 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.
Peer Reviewed Journals
- 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).
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and Caroline Payne. 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)
- 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.
Awards and Honours
- LSU “Rainmaker Award” Top 100 Research Faculty at Louisiana State University, 2008.
- Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Binghamton University, 2004.