Daniel H Nexon

Daniel H Nexon
Associate Professor
 
680 ICC
 

Associate Professor 


Dan Nexon has held fellowships at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and at the Ohio State University’s Mershon Center for International Studies. During 2009-2010 he worked in the U.S. Department of Defense as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.

Professor Nexon specializes in the comparative-historical analysis of international politics, international-relations theory, and international security. His current research focuses on statecraft and instruments of power politics, particularly in the context of unequal inter-state relations. He is the current lead editor of International Studies Quarterly.

Professor Nexon’s work covers issues in international-relations theory, American foreign policy, power politics, the politics of religious contention, and the relationship between popular culture and world politics. He is the author of The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change (Princeton University Press, 2009), which won the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Best Book Award for 2010.

His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Dialogue IO,European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Perspectives, International Studies Review, International Studies Quarterly, the Review of International Studies, the Review of International Political Economy, and World Politics

He is also, entirely by default, one of the world’s leading authorities on the nexus between Harry Potter and International Relations.

He used to blog at The Duck of Minerva., which he founded.


  • PhD (2004) Columbia University, Political Science
  • AB (1995) Harvard University, Government

​Publications

Books

Daniel H. Nexon. The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Articles in Journals

Patrick T. Jackson and Daniel H. Nexon. “Paradigmatic Faults in International Relations Theory.” International Studies Quarterly 53.4 (2009).

Daniel H. Nexon. “The Balance of Power in the Balance.” World Politics 61.3 (2009).

Daniel H. Nexon. “What’s This, Then? ’Romanes Eunt Domus’?.” International Studies Perspectives 9.3 (2008): 300-308.

Daniel Nexon and Thomas Wright. “What’s at Stake in the American Empire Debate.” American Political Science Review 101.2 (2007): 253-271.

Stacie E. Goddard and Daniel H. Nexon. “Paradigm Lost? Structural Realism and Structural Functionalism.” European Journal of International Relations 10.1 (2005): 9-61.

Daniel Nexon. “Zeitgeist? Neo-idealism and International Political Change.” Review of International Political Economy 12.4 (2005): 700-719.

Patrick T. Jackson and Daniel H. Nexon. “Constructivist Realism or Realist-Constructivism?.” International Studies Review 2.6 (2004): 337-341.

Daniel H. Nexon. “Which Historical Sociology?.” Review of International Studies 27.2 (2001): 273-280.

Patrick T. Jackson and Daniel H. Nexon. “Whence Causal Mechanisms? A Comment on Legro.” Dialogue IO 1.1 (2001).

Patrick T. Jackson and Daniel H. Nexon. “Relations Before States: Substance, Process, and the Study of World Politics.” European Journal of International Relations 5.3 (1999): 291-332.

Articles in Books

Daniel H. Nexon. “Discussion: American Empire and Civilizational Practice.” Civilizational Identity: The Production and Reproduction of ’Civilizations’ in International Relations. Ed. Martin Hall and Patrick Thaddeus Jackson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan , 2007.

Daniel H. Nexon. “The Right to Bear Arms Cannot Prevent Future Genocide.” Genocide: Contemporary Issues. Ed. Elizabeth Des Chenes. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007: 129-133

Maia A. Gemmill and Daniel H. Nexon. “Children’s Crusade: The Religious Politics of Harry Potter.” Harry Potter and World Politics. Ed. Daniel H. Nexon and Iver B. Neumann. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.

Daniel H. Nexon and Iver B. Neumann.Harry Potter and the Study of World Politics.” Harry Potter and World Politics. Ed. Daniel H. Nexon and Iver B. Neumann. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.

Daniel H. Nexon. “Religion, European Identity, and Political Contention in Historical Perspective.” Religion in an Expanding Europe. Ed. Timothy Byrnes and Peter Katzenstein. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Patrick T. Jackson and Daniel H. Nexon. “Representation is Futile? American Anti-Collectivism in the Post-Cold War Era.” To Seek Out New Worlds: Science Fiction and World Politics. Ed. Jutta Weldes. New York: Palgrave, 2003.

Patrick T. Jackson and Daniel H. Nexon. “Globalization and the Comparative Method.” Constructivism and Comparative Politics. Ed. Daniel Green. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharp, 2002.

Op-Eds

Daniel Nexon. “How Harry Potter Explains the World.” The New Republic Online 19 Jul. 2007: .

Edited Books

Daniel H. Nexon and Iver B. Neumann, ed. Harry Potter and World Politics. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.