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Robert C. JohansenRobert C. Johansen

Professor Emeritus of Political Science
(PhD, Columbia University, 1968)
114 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: International

Thematic interests: Ethics and international relations; United Nations peacekeeping; peace and world order studies; multilateral efforts to increase compliance with international laws prohibiting genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

Selected publications:

  • “Measuring Acceptance of International Enforcement of Human Rights: The United States, Asia, and the International Criminal Court” (with Alex Dukalskis), Human Rights Quarterly 35, 3 (2013).

  • A United Nations Emergency Peace Service (2006)

  • The Constitutional Foundations of World Peace (1993)

  • Toward an Alternative Security System: Moving Beyond the Balance of Power in the Search for World Security (1983)

  • The National Interest and the Human Interest: An Analysis of US Foreign Policy (1980)

  • Articles have appeared in World Politics, the Journal of Peace Research, Global Governance, Third World Quarterly, Human Rights Quarterly, World Policy Journal and Mershon International Studies Review

  • More popular articles on public policy have appeared in the Atlantic, Harper’s, the New York Times, Christian Century, and other periodicals. He is the founding editor-in-chief of World Policy Journal




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Latin American/North America Church Concerns

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International Development Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

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