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Centre for International Peace and Security Studies


The McGill-Université de Montreal Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) seeks to foster cutting-edge research, quality graduate training and extensive teaching on issues relating to world peace and security. Launched in the Fall of 2009, the Centre constitutes a unique academic forum dedicated to the promotion of peace and security studies in Montreal. The Centre was formerly known as the Research Group in International Security (GERSI), a joint programme in security studies between Université de Montréal and McGill University founded in 1995. The Centre for International Peace and Security Studies formalizes research cooperation among Montreal’s leading specialists of world politics, with the aim of integrating the activities of a growing number of faculty, students and experts.

Working Papers

Title: America's Asia Pivot - A Return to Realism?
Authors: Sean Kay
Date: January 2014

Title: Keep Friends Close but Colleagues Closer: Efficiency in the Establishment of Peace Operations
Authors: Heidi Hardt
Date: April 2012

Title: India in Afghanistan: A Rising Power or a Hesitant Power?
Authors: Harsh Pant
Date: April 2012

Title: Diplomacy as Impression Management: Strategic Face-Work and Post-Colonial Embarassment
Authors: Rebecca Adler-Nissen
Date: March 2012

Title: Do Failed States Produce More Terrorism: Initial Evidence from the Non-Traditional Threat Data (1999-2008)
Authors: Bridget L. Coggins
Date: October 2011

Title: The U.S. Senate and Iraq: Who Changed their Views, and Why?
Authors: Andrew Bennet, Andrew Loomis
Date: October 2010

Title: Status, Identity, and Rising Powers
Authors: Deborah Welch Larson, Alexei Shevchenko
Date: October 2010

Title: Juggling the New Triad--Energy, Environment and Security: A Case Study of the Canadian Oil Sands
Authors: Hendrik Spruyt
Date: October 2010

Title: Taming the Revisionist State: The Effects of Military Defeats on the War-Proneness of Germany vs. Iraq
Authors: Benjamin Miller, Moran Mandalbaum
Date: September 2010

Title: States and Rules, Norms and Interests
Authors: Ian Hurd
Date: November 2008

Title: War and Peace in Early Modern East Asia: Hierarchy and Legitimacy in International Systems
Authors: David C. Kang
Date: October 2008

Title: Solidarism or Pluralism? Political Ideas of the American Union and the European Union
Authors: Robert Jackson
Date: February 2008

Title: Globalization and Global Governance in the 21st Century
Authors: Jeffrey Hart, Joan Edelman Spero
Date: January 2008

Title: Institutional Proliferation and World Order: Is There Viscosity in Global Governance?
Authors: Daniel W. Drezner
Date: November 2007

Title: Peace Through Security: Making Negotiated Settlements Stick
Authors: Monica Toft
Date: November 2006

Title: Globalization, Private Security, and Democratic Processes: Implications for the Democratic Peace?
Authors: Deborah Avant
Date: November 2006

Title: Debunking the 1930s Analogy: Neville Chamberlain's Grand Strategy Re-Examined
Authors: Christopher Layne
Date: November 2006

Title: Dysfunction of an Ideological State: Pakistan's Recurrent Crisis in Historic Context
Authors: Hussain Haqqani
Date: October 2006

Title: Leaders and Laggards: When and Why do Countries Sign the NPT?
Authors: Karthika Sasikumar, Christopher Way
Date: February 2005

Title: America Adrift? Myths and Realities About the United States in the New World
Authors: Joseph M. Grieco
Date: November 2004

Title: When (And How) Regions Become Peaceful: Explaining Transitions From War To Peace
Authors: Benjamin Miller
Date: January 2001

Title: The Tale of Two Constructivisms at the Cold War's End
Authors: Vendulka Kubalkova
Date: January 2001

Title: Norm Building in Security Spaces: The Emergence of the Light Weapons Problematic
Authors: Keith Krause
Date: January 2001

Title: International And Transatlantic Images Of Belonging: The United States And Europe In The 21st Century
Authors: John A. Hall
Date: January 2001

Title: Does Offense-Defense Theory Have a Future?
Authors: Sean M. Lynn-Jones
Date: January 2001

Title: The Collapse of Socialism, the Soviet Bloc and Socialist States: An Institutional Account
Authors: Valerie Bunce
Date: January 1998

Title: States, Security Function and the New Global Forces
Authors: T.V. Paul
Date: January 1998

Title: Transitions and Transformations: Building International Cooperation
Authors: Richard Lebow
Date: January 1997

Title: The Structuralist Dilemma in Negotiation
Authors: William Zartman
Date: January 1997

Title: Explaining Rivalry Termination in Contemporary Eastern Eurasia with Evolutionary Expectancy Theory
Authors: William R. Thopmson
Date: (Date Not Available)

Title: China, Semiconductors, and Security
Authors: William W. Keller, Louis W. Pauly
Date: (Date Not Available)