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Scott Straus

Professor and Associate Chair
Comparative Politics
Affiliated with International Studies
Research Interests: 
Africa, Conflict Resolution, Cote d'lvoire, DR Congo, Foreign Aid, Genocide, Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, Nationalism, Political Violence, Rwanda
Office Location: 
110 North Hall
Phone: 
(608) 263-1894

Education

Publications

Charles Fernandes Taylor, Jon CW Pevehouse, and Scott Straus, "Perils of pluralism: Electoral violence and incumbency in sub-Saharan Africa," Journal of Peace Research 54:3 (2017), pp. 297-411

Courtney Hillebrecht and Scott Straus. 2017. "Who Pursues the Perpetrators? State Cooperation with the ICC," Human Rights Quarterly 39:1, 162-188.

Scott Straus. 2016. "Ideology and Restraint: Genocide and Non-Genocide Cases in Comparative Perspective." Empire, Ideology, Mass Violence: The Long 20th Century in Comparative Perspective. pp. 203-241.

Scott Straus, "What is being Prevented? Genocide, Atrocity, and Conceptual Ambiguity in the Anti-Atrocity Movement," in Sheri Roseberg, tibi Galis, and Alex Zucker, eds., Reconstructing Atrocity Prevention (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), pp. 17-30. 

Scott Straus (with André Guichaoua and Emmanuel Ntakarutimana), “Aspirations démocratiques et ‘démocraties autoritaires’ en Afrique centrale,” Revue Tiers Monde 228 (2016), introduction and co-edited special issue.

Scott Strays, "Triggers of Mass Atrocity," Politics and Governance 3:3 (2015).

Scott Straus, Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015)

Scott Straus, "Challenges, Debates, and Reflections on the 'Post' in 'Post-Conflict' Côte d'Ivoire: An Introduction," Canadian Journal of African Studies 48:2, pp. 181-184.

Scott Straus. 2016. Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Washington, DC: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.