James D. Fearon

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James D. Fearon, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University [1] and is the Theodore and Francis Geballe Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. [2]

Dr. Fearon's research focuses on "democracy and international disputes, explanations for interstate wars, and, most recently, the causes of civil and especially ethnic violence." [3]

Professional Activities

"Editorial Board Member of: American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review , International Organization, and Rationality and Society." [4]

"Referee for: American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Sociology, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Games and Economic Behavior, International Interactions, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Theoretical Politics, MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, Rationality and Society, World Politics." [5]

"He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences in 2002." [6]


See Dr. Fearon's Stanford web page list of publications.

Resources and articles

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  1. Advisory Board, Roosevelt Institution, accessed September 22, 2007.