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A. James McAdamsA. James McAdams

William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
(PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1983)
211 Brownson Hall

Geographic focus: Germany, Great Britain; Eastern Europe

Thematic interests: Democratization; transitional justice; politics and technology; comparative foreign policy, philosophies of dictatorship.

Current research: The Rise and Fall of World Communism.

Selected publications: The Crisis of Modern Times (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007)

  • Coauthor, Introduction to Comparative Politics (2006)

  • Coauthor, Rebirth: A History of Europe (2002)

  • Judging the Past in Unified Germany (2001)

  • Editor, Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law in New Democracies (1997)

  • Germany Divided: From the Wall to Unification (1993 and 1994)

  • East Germany and D├ętente: Building Authority After the Wall (1985)

  • Articles in The Review of Politics, Foreign Affairs, World Politics, Comparative Politics, and other journals




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