About

Gary Goertz is a professor of political science and peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also a Kellogg Institute for International Studies faculty fellow. He has published 10 books and more than 50 articles and chapters on international conflict, conflict management, and peace, international and regional institutions, and methodology.

Goertz’s current work includes the Causes of Peace project, which explores the rise of peace in the international system. The first volume of this project appeared as The Puzzle of Peace: The Evolution of Peace in the International System (Oxford University Press, 2016).

 His most recent book, Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies: The Research Triad (Princeton University Press, 2017), provides a fully integrated approach to multimethod and case-study research. He is currently working on a major expansion and revision of his book, Social Science Concepts: A User's Guide, which will be published by Princeton University Press.

Goertz received his PhD from the University of Michigan.

Thematic Interests

International peace and conflict, comparative politics, methodology, international institutions, militarized rivalry, research design

Current Research

The evolution of regional economic institutions and their involvement in conflict management; theory of international relations and norms, as part of Causes of Peace project, which explores the rise of peace in the international system; democratization theory research cluster

Regions

Books

Journal Articles

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions
  • J. David Singer Book Award (2017) for The Puzzle of Peace: The Evolution of Peace in the International System (coauthored, Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award Book Finalist for The Puzzle of Peace: The Evolution of Peace in the International System (coauthored, Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Giovanni Sartori Book Award, Honorable Mention (2008), for Explaining War and Peace: Case Studies and Necessary Condition Counterfactuals (coedited, Routledge, 2007)
  • Giovanni Sartori Book Award (2007) for Social Science Concepts: A User’s Guide (Princeton University Press, 2006)
Calendar

Upcoming Events

Tuesday

February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Seminars/Lectures
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness

Wednesday

February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría

Thursday

February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Seminars/Lectures
Francisco Goldman

Friday

February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet