horowitz_shaleShale A. Horowitz


Office: Bolton, Room 636
Phone: (414) 229-2399
Fax: (414) 229-5021
e-mail: shale@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: pdf

2015 - United Nations Summer Seminar Information:

Yearly five-week program in New York City held each June. See the attached United Nations Program Brochure. For the 2015 Program, see this information flier (pdf) and the contact information inside.


Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (Political Science)
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles (Economics)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught:

Global 101: People and Politics - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 314: Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 330: The Politics of International Economic Relations - Syllabus (pdf), Online (pdf)
PolSci 337: International Organization and the United Nations - Syllabus (pdf), Online (pdf)
PolSci 371: Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict - Online (pdf)
PolSci 500: Capstone Course in Political Science - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 702: Advanced Techniques of Political Science - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 818: International Political Economy - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 962: Ethnic Conflict - Syllabus (pdf)

Research Interests:

Prof. Horowitz's research focuses on international and ethnic conflict, with an emphasis on East and South Asia and on the post-communist world; on the politics of international trade and finance; and on the politics of market transition and institutional change in the post-communist countries and East Asia. He has taught for a year at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and has done research in many countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, in India, and in China and Taiwan.

Selected Publications:

He is the author of From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform: The Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia (Texas A&M University Press, 2005), and co-editor of Identity and Change in East Asian Conflicts: China, Taiwan, and the Koreas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), Human Rights and Societies in Transition: Causes, Consequences, Responses (United Nations University Press, 2004), Conflict in Asia: Korea, China-Taiwan, and India-Pakistan (Praeger, 2002), and The Political Economy of International Financial Crisis: Interest Groups, Ideologies, and Institutions (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001). He is also the author or co-author of articles in Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Comparative Studies in Society and History, East European Politics and Societies, Economics and Politics, European Journal of International Relations, European Journal of Political Research, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Party Politics, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and other journals.

Selected Articles, Datasets, and Appendices:

Shale Horowitz and Min Ye. 2013. “Nationalist and Power-Seeking Leadership Preferences in Ethno-Territorial Conflicts: Theory, a Measurement Framework, and Applications to the Break-Up of Yugoslavia.” Civil Wars 15, 4 (December): 508-30. Article (220kb pdf). Appendix (341kb pdf).

Shale Horowitz and Min Ye. 2013. “Targeting Civilians in Ethno-Territorial Wars: Power- and Preference-Based Sources of Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Killing Strategies.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 36, 5 (May), 372-93. Article (180kb pdf). Appendix (220kb pdf).

Branko Milanović, Karla Hoff and Shale Horowitz. 2010. “Turnover in Power as a Restraint on Investing in Influence: Evidence from the Postcommunist Transition.” Economics and Politics 22, 3 (November), 329-61. Article (672kb pdf). Appendix (84kb pdf).

Shale Horowitz, Karla Hoff and Branko Milanović. 2009. “Government Turnover: Concepts, Measures, and Applications.” European Journal of Political Research 48, 1 (January 2009), 107-29. Article (222kb pdf)

Shale Horowitz and Eric C. Browne. 2008. “Party Systems and Economic Policy Change in Postcommunist Democracies.” Comparative Politics 41, 1 (October), 21-40. Article. (4mb pdf)

Shale Horowitz. 2006. "Democracy for Peace, or Peace for Democracy? The Post-Communist Experience," Journal of Peace Research 43, 1 (January 2006). Data. (48kb pdf)

Shale Horowitz. 2003. "War after Communism: Effects on Political and Economic Reform in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia," Journal of Peace Research 40, 1 (January 2003). Data. (12kb pdf)

Shale Horowitz. 2001. "The Balance of Power: Formal Perfection and Practical Flaws," Journal of Peace Research 38, 6 (November 2001). Addendum. (28kb pdf)