July 27, 2016

John Vasquez

Thomas B. Mackie Scholar of International Relations and Professor of Political Science

Education: Ph.D., Syracuse University (Political Science)

Areas of Expertise

International relations theory; war and conflict; peace science.


John Vasquez is the Thomas B. Mackie Scholar in International Relations. He has been president of the Peace Science Society (International) and the International Studies Association. His scholarly articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, World Politics, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Journal of Peace Research, IO, Journal of Politics, International Political Science Review, Conflict Management and Peace Science among others. He is currently or has been on the editorial boards of the International Studies Quarterly, World Politics, International History Review, European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Politics, and several others. His current research project on the steps to war has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Academy of Finland.

Selected Publications:

Books or Edited Collections

ed. with C. Elman, Realism and the Balancing of Power: A New Debate (Prentice-Hall, 2003)
The Power of Power Politics: From Classical Realism to Neotraditionalism (Cambridge University Press, 1998)
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Articles or Book Chapters

Senese P., Vasquez J. Assessing the Steps to War (2005) British Journal of Political Science 35: 607-633.
The Realist Paradigm and Degenerative versus Progressive Research Programs: An Appraisal of Neotraditional Research on Waltz's Balancing Proposition (1997) American Political Science Review 91:4, 899-912.



Contact Information


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Mailing Address

361 Lincoln Hall
702 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801


(217) 333-8965


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