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James Fearon

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Appointment

  • Senior Fellow
  • Institutions, Organizations & Growth

Institution

  • Stanford University
Department of Political Science

Country

  • United States

Education

PhD (Political Science), University of California, Berkeley
MA (Political Science), University of California, Berkeley
AB, Harvard University

About

James Fearon is a political scientist whose research focuses on armed conflict and political violence.

He is interested in civil war and ethnic violence, self-enforcing democratic institutions and international bargaining and conflict.

Awards

Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences

International Studies Association's Karl Deutsch Award

Relevant Publications

Fearon, J. et al. "How Does Development Assistance Affect Collective Action Capacity? Results from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia." Am. Polit. Sci. Rev. 109, no. 3 (August 2015): 450–69.

Fearon, J. "Self-Enforcing Democracy." Q. J. Econ. 126, no. 4 (November 2011): 1661–1708.

Fearon, J., and D. Laitin. "Sons of the Soil, Migrants, and Civil War." World Dev. 39, no. 2 (February 2011): 199–211.

Fearon, J. "Iraq’s Civil War." Foreign Affairs 86, no. 2 (2007).

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