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James Piazza

James Piazza

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

330 Pond Lab
University Park , PA 16802
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Office Phone: (814) 867-4429

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Education:

  1. Ph.D. Politics, New York University
  2. M.A. Middle East Studies, University of Michigan

Biography:

Ph.D., New York University, 1999; Professor of Political Science. Research focuses on terrorism and political violence. Specific interests include: socioeconomic roots of terrorism; regime-type, human rights, repression and terrorism; state failure and terrorism; religion, ideology and terrorist organizations and behavior; ethnic minorities and terrorism; the global narcotics trade and terrorism; natural resources and conflict; right-wing extremism in the United States; public opinion and counterterrorism. Published work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Public Choice, Journal of Peace Research, Political Psychology, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Political Research Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Interactions, Defence and Peace Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Security Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

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