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Norrin RipsmanNorrin M. Ripsman

International Relations, Comparative Politics, International Political Economy

Zulauf Hall 404


Overview of Scholarly Activity

Norrin Ripsman (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is a professor in political science with a specialization in international relations.  His research interests include the domestic sources of foreign security policy in democratic states, postwar peacemaking, neoclassical realism, constructing regional stability, the political economy of national security, and the impact of globalization on national security.  In addition to the selected publications noted below, he is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles in International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Millennium: A Journal of International Studies, International Interactions, International Studies Review, Geopolitics, International Journal, and The Canadian Journal of Political Science.  

Selected Publications

Ripsman, Norrin M., "Peacemaking by Democracies: The Effect of State Autonomy on the Post-World-War Settlements" (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2002)

Ripsman, Norrin M. and Paul, T.V., "Globalization and the National Security State" (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010)

Ripsman, Norrin M., Lobel, Steven E., Taliaferro, Jeffrey W. co-editors "The Challenge of Grand Strategy" (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Ripsman, Norrin M., Lobel, Steven E., Taliaferro, and Jeffrey W. co-editors "Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy" (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Ripsman, Norrin M., Blanchard, Jean-Marc F., and Edward D. Mansfield) "Power and the Purse: Economic Statecraft, Interdependence, and International Conflict" (London: Frank Cass, 2000)