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Michael Lipson, PhD

Associate Professor, Political Science

Michael Lipson, PhD
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2129
Website(s): Michael Lipson's webpage

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.

Research interests

International Relations; International Organizations; Peacekeeping.

Teaching activities

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

Selected publications

"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.

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