Stephen G. Brooks

Academic Appointments

Professor of Government

Silsby 217
HB 6108
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz, granted with Highest Honors and Phi Beta Kappa
M.A. Yale University
M. Phil. Yale University
Ph.D. Yale University, granted with Distinction

Selected Publications

Political Economy of International Security (Princeton Univeristy Press, forthcoming)

America Abroad: The United States' Global Role in the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, 2016), with William Wohlforth.   [MORE INFO.]

World Out of Balance: International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy (Princeton University Press, 2008), with William Wohlforth.  [FULL TEXT AVAILABLE FROM PROJECT MUSE HERE]

Producing Security: Multinational Corporations, Globalization, and the Changing Calculus of Conflict (Princeton University Press, 2005).   [FULL TEXT AVAILABLE FROM PROJECT MUSE HERE]   

“What’s Fair in International Politics?  Equity, Equality, and Foreign Policy Attitudes” Journal of Conflict Resolution, accepted and forthcoming, with Katy Powers, Joshua Kertzer, and Deborah Brooks.

"Do Partisan Types Stop at the Water's Edge?" Journal of Politics, Vol. 43, No. 4 (October 2021), with Joshua Kertzer and Deborah Brooks, pp. 1764-1782.

“Illusions of Autonomy: Why Europe Cannot Provide for Its Security if the U.S. Pulls Back,” International Security, Vol. 45, No. 4 (Spring 2021), with Hugo Meijer, pp 7-43. [DOWNLOAD PDF]

“The Demographic Transition Theory of War:  Why Young Societies are Conflict Prone and Old Societies are the Most Peaceful,” International Security, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Winter 2018/19), with Deborah Jordan Brooks, Brian Greenhill, and Mark L. Haas, pp. 53-95.

"The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers in the 21st Century: China's Rise and the Fate of America's Global Position," International Security, Vol. 40, No. 3: 7-48 (Winter 2015/16), with William Wohlforth, pp. 7-48.   [DOWNLOAD PDF]

“The Once and Future Superpower: Why China Won’t Overtake the United States,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 95, No. 3 (May/June 2016), pp. 91-104, with William Wohlforth.   [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"Don't Come Home, America: The Case Against Retrenchment," International Security, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Winter 2012/2013), pp. 7-51, with G. John Ikenberry and William Wohlforth.   [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"Economic Actors' Lobbying Influence on the Prospects for War and Peace," International Organization, Vol. 67, No. 4 (Fall 2013), pp. 863-888.  [LINK TO PDF]

"Lean Forward: In Defense of American Engagement, " Foreign Affairs, Vol. 92, No. 1 (January/February 2013), pp. 130-142, with G. John Ikenberry and William Wohlforth.  [LINK TO PDF]

“Reshaping the World Order: How Washington Should Reform International Institutions,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 88, No. 2 (March/April 2009), pp. 49-63, with William Wohlforth. [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"International Relations Theory and the Case Against Unilateralism," Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 3, No. 3 (September 2005), pp. 509-524, with William Wohlforth.  [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"Hard Times for Soft Balancing," International Security, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Summer 2005), pp. 72-108, with William C. Wohlforth.  [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"A Double-Edged Sword: Globalization and Biosecurity," International Security, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Winter 2003/04), pp.123-148, with Kendall Hoyt.  [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"American Primacy in Perspective," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 81, No. 4 (July/August 2002), pp. 20-33, with William Wohlforth.  [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"From Old Thinking to New Thinking in Qualitative Research," International Security, Vol. 26, No.4 (Spring 2002), pp. 93-111, with William Wohlforth.  [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"Power, Globalization, and the End of the Cold War: Reevaluating a Landmark Case for Ideas," International Security, Vol. 53, No. 3 (Winter 2000-01, pp. 5-53, with William Wohlforth.  [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"The Globalization of Production and the Changing Benefits of Conquest," Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 43, No. 5 (October 1999), pp. 646-670.  [DOWNLOAD PDF]

"Dueling Realisms," International Organization, Vol. 51, No. 3 (Summer 1997), pp. 445-477.  [DOWNLOAD PDF]

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