Michael Lipson, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science
Dr. Michael Lipson studies international organizations, with a focus on international security. His research employs international relations theory and organization theory to analyze international institutions and their contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security. Dr. Lipson’s current research addresses organizational dynamics in international peace operations, and “organized hypocrisy” in global governance. Dr. Lipson’s research interests also include nonproliferation, arms control, and disarmament; technology and world politics; and U.S. foreign policy. His research has received funding from SSHRC and FQRSC.
International Relations; International Organizations; Peacekeeping.
POLI 205 Introduction to International Relations
POLI 315 International Organizations
POLI 329 American Foreign Policy
POLI 404 International Institutions
POLI 486C Weapons in World Politics
POLI 603/802 International Relations Theory
POLI 619/812K International Peacekeeping
POLI 630/815G Organization Theory
POLI 659/812 International Organizations
"Peacekeeping Reform: Managing Change in an Organized Anarchy," Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 6, no. 3 (September 2012): 279-298.
"Performance Under Ambiguity: International Organization Performance in UN Peacekeeping," Review of International Organizations 5, no. 3 (September 2010): 249-284.
"Peacekeeping: Organized Hypocrisy?" European Journal of International Relations 13, no. 1 (March 2007): 5-34.
"A Garbage Can Model of UN Peacekeeping," Global Governance 13, no. 1 (January-March 2007): 79-97.
"Transgovernmental Networks and Nonproliferation: International Security and the Future of Global Governance," International Journal 61, no. 1 (Winter 2005-06), pp. 179-198.
"Transaction Cost Estimation and International Regimes: Of Crystal Balls and Sheriff's Posses," International Studies Review 6, no. 1 (March 2004): 1-20.