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James P. Bennett

James P. Bennett

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405B Maxwell Hall

James P. Bennett

Associate Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department


Theories of International Relations
International Negotiations  

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978

Areas of Expertise

International relations theory

Research Interests

Conflict management in Southeastern Europe
Comparative expansions of the European Union
International negotiation, especially negotiators’ language
Exploratory data analysis 

Research Grant Awards and Projects

“Deterrence and its Afterthoughts,” monograph on the evolution of strategic thought after the end of the Cold War

“Social Democracy in Turkey,” explorations of the prospects for and consequences of institutionalizing a social democratic viewpoint in Turkish politics  

Selected Publications

"Clash of Culture or Clash of Language?" Journal of Social Affairs 19, 2002.

"Generative Possibilities of International Politics Simulations with Few, Heterogeneous Multi-Level Thinking Agents," Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in the Social Sciences, Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, 8-11 November, 2001.

"Knapsack Allocation of Multiple Resources in Benefit-Cost Analysis by Way of the Analytic Hierarchy Process," James P. Bennett and Thomas L. Saaty, Mathematical and Computational Modeling 17 (1993), 55-72

"Reasoning and Intelligibility in Computational Models of Politics," Artificial Intelligence and International Politics, with Stuart J. Thorson, V. Hudson, ed., Praeger, 1990.