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Dr. Stuart Kaufman
University of Delaware
308 Smith Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Office Hours: Thur 2-4PM & By Appt


‚ÄčStuart Kaufman,PhD (University of Michigan, 1991) joined the Department in 2004. He previously taught at the University of Kentucky and served on the US National Security Council staff. Professor Kaufman teaches courses in international security affairs, diplomacy, US foreign policy, ethnic conflict and Russian politics. In 2011, he taught at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna on a Fulbright scholarship. His books since 2007 include the co-edited volume, The Balance of Power in World History (Palgrave); and  Nationalist Passions (Cornell University Press).  He was the winner of an Excellence in Scholarship Award from the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences in 2017.  Nationalist Passions is the winner of the Robert E. Lane Award from the Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association (2016), the International Security Studies Book Award from the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association (2017), and the ENMISA Distinguished Book Award from the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section of the International Studies Association (2017).

Recent Publications

"Nationalist Passions" (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015)

"Symbolic Politics as International Relations Theory," in William R. Thompson, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory (Oxford University Press, 2017).

"Hybrid Actors, Tactical Variety: Rethinking Asymmetric and Hybrid War," with Josef Schroefl, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 37, 10 (October 2014): 1-19.

"The Limits of Nation-Building in the Philippines," International Area Studies Review 16, 1 (March 2013): 3-23.

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