Susan  Peterson

Professor of Government, Ph.D., Columbia (foreign and security policy; global health)

Office : Morton 5E
Email : [[smpete]]
Office Phone : 757-221-3036
Webpage : {{http://smpete.people.wm.edu/}}

Research Interests

International Relations

Background

Sue Peterson received her B.A. from St. Lawrence University and her PhD from Columbia University. Her primary research and teaching interests are in international relations, especially theory, foreign and national security policy, and global health issues. Her recent courses include International Security, US Foreign Policy, International Politics and Film, and The Domestic Politics of International Relations. She is the author of Crisis Bargaining and the State: The Domestic Politics of International Conflict (Michigan, 1996) and the co-editor of Altered States: Domestic Politics, International Relations, and Institutional Change (Lexington, 2002). She has published articles in the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Security Studies, Foreign Policy, and several edited volumes. From 2003 to 2006, she served as editor of Security Studies, and she currently serves on the editorial board of that journal.  Since 2005, she has served as Dean for Educational Policy in Arts and Sciences.

Courses
International Security (GOVT 329)
Empirical Research on International Organizations (GOVT 391)
International Organization and Change (GOVT 391)
U.S. Foreign Policy (GOVT 324)
International Relations and Film (GOVT 390, 391)
Introduction to International Politics (GOVT 204)
The Domestic Politics of International Relations (GOVT 491)
International Organization (GOVT 325)
Publications

**indicates W&M undergraduate co-author(s)

Books:

Altered States: International Relations, Domestic Politics, and Institutional Change (edited with Andrew P. Cortell) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2002).

Crisis Bargaining and the State: The Domestic Politics of International Conflict (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1996).

Articles:

**“The View from the Ivory Tower: What International Professors Think About Foreign Policy” (with Daniel Maliniak, Amy Oakes, and Michael J. Tierney), Foreign Policy (forthcoming, March/ April 2007).

**“Inside the Ivory Tower” (with Michael J. Tierney and Daniel Maliniak), Foreign Policy (November/ December 2005): 58-64.

“Epidemic Disease and National Security,” Security Studies 12:2 (Winter 2002/ 2003): 43-80.

**“Domestic Institutional Change and Foreign Policy: A Comparison of U.S. Intervention in Guatemala and Nicaragua” (with Christopher Wenk), Security Studies 11:1 (Autumn 2001): 53-76.

“Limiting the Unintended Consequences of Institutional Change” (with Andrew P. Cortell), Comparative Political Studies 34:7 (September 2001): 768-799.

“Altered States: Explaining Domestic Institutional Change” (withAndrew P. Cortell), British Journal of Political Science 29:1 (January 1999): 177-203.

“‘Representation without Taxation’: U.S. Attitudes Toward the United Nations,” Peace Forum 13:24 (Winter 1996): 73-81.

“How Democracies Differ: Public Opinion, State Structure, and the Lessons of the Fashoda Crisis,” Security Studies 5:1 (Fall 1995): 3-37.

 Chapters

 “Dutiful Agents, Rogue Actors, or Both? Staffing, Voting Rules, and Autonomy in the WHO and WTO” (with Andrew P. Cortell), in Darren Hawkins, David A. Lake, Daniel Nielson, and Michael J. Tierney, eds., Delegation and Agency in International Organizations (Cambridge University Press,2006), 255-280.

“Agents, Structures, and Domestic Institutional Change,” (with Andrew P. Cortell) in Altered States: International Relations, Domestic Politics, and Institutional Change (edited with Andrew P. Cortell) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2002).

**“Altering the U.S. State: Post-Vietnam Changes in Foreign Policy Authority,” (with Christopher Wenk) in Altered States: International Relations, Domestic Politics, and Institutional Change (edited with Andrew P. Cortell) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2002).

“The Causes and Consequences of Institutional Change,” (with Andrew P. Cortell) in Altered States: International Relations, Domestic Politics, and Institutional Change (edited with Andrew P. Cortell) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2002).

“The Domestic Politics of Crisis Bargaining and the Origins of the Crimean War,” in Robert Jervis and Jack Snyder, eds., Coping with Complexity in the International System (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992).

Other

**Teaching and Research Practices, Views on the Discipline, and Policy Attitudes of IR Faculty at U.S. Colleges and Universities (with Michael J. Tierney and Daniel Maliniak) (Williamsburg, VA: Program on the Theory and Practice of International Relations, The Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies, August 2005).