James Fearon Political scientist
James Fearon’s 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.
Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Elected as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012.
Elected Fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, 2002.
International Studies Association's Karl Deutsch Award, 1999.
J. Fearon et al, "How Does Development Assistance Affect Collective Action Capacity? Results from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia," Am. Polit. Sci. Rev., vol. 109, no. 03, pp. 450-469, Aug. 2015.
J. Fearon, "Self-Enforcing Democracy," Q. J. Econ., vol. 126, no. 4, pp. 1661-1708, Nov. 2011.
J. Fearon and D. Laitin, "Sons of the Soil, Migrants, and Civil War," World Dev., vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 199-211, Feb. 2011.
J. Fearon, "Iraq’s Civil War," Foreign Affairs, vol. 86, no. 2, March/April 2007.
Senior Fellow Institutions, Organizations & Growth
Stanford UniversityPolitical Science Department
PhD (Political Science) University of California at Berkeley
MA (Political Science) University of California at Berkeley
AB Harvard University
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