A recently published article in Security Studies analyzes the long-forgotten tactics used by American leaders to prevent elite criticism of the United Nations as a window into leader-elite dynamics in the shadow of international cooperation. Joint with Matt Conklin, a Ph.D. candidate at UChicago.
Carson, Austin, and Matthew J. Conklin. “Co-Optation at the Creation: Leaders, Elite Consensus, and Postwar International Order.” Security Studies 31.4 (2022): 634-666.
Shocked and thrilled to learn that Secrets in Global Governance has received the Best Book Award from APSA’s International Collaboration section for 2021!
My research was featured in a recent episode of the Big Brains podcast. Tune in to hear a discussion of the theatrics of secrets and intelligence — and how to reconcile them with democracy.
Allison Carnegie and I will be discussing our book Secrets in Global Governance with Paul Poast at a virtual book event co-hosted by Hyde Park’s own Seminary Coop and UChicago’s Center for International Social Science Research. November 9, 12pm (Chicago time), see here for more details.
Thrilled to have Secret Wars given Honorable Mention by the APSA Conflict Processes Section for the Best Book in 2018 or 2019.
Secret Wars was the subject of an H-Diplo/ISSF roundtable, featuring contributions from Stacie Goddard, Dan Reiter, John Schuessler, and Jessica Weeks.
Stunned to learn that my book Secret Wars was awarded Georgetown University’s Joseph Lepgold Book Prize, given to the best book on international relations in 2018. An incredible honor to join such a great group of past recipients!
“Spotlight’s Harsh Glare” with Allison Carnegie was given the Robert Keohane Award for the best article by an untenured scholar published in International Organization.
New book reviews are up for Secret Wars at Foreign Affairs and Lawfare. So grateful for the time devoted to analyzing my work!
A new article, co-authored with Allison Carnegie, analyzes the potential impact of Trump’s rhetoric about trade rule violations on the stability of the international system. See “Reckless Rhetoric? Compliance Pessimism and International Order in the Age of Trump,” now out in Journal of Politics (ungated PDF here). It is part of a symposium on “Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump.”