Dr. Laura Neack

Laura Neack

OFFICE: 314 Harrison Hall
EMAIL: lauraneack@miamioh.edu

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Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Selected Publications


  • Studying Foreign Policy Comparatively: Cases and Analyses, 4th ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, 2019.
    --> Korean translation of this book published 2020.
    --> Spanish translation of this book forthcoming late 2020.
  • National, International, and Human Security: A Comparative Introduction, 2nd edition, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2017.

  • The New Foreign Policy: Complex Interactions, Competing Interests (3rd Edition). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, 2013.

  • The New Foreign Policy: Power Seeking in a Globalized Era (2nd Edition). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, 2008.

  • Elusive Security: States First, People Last. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, 2007.

  • The New Foreign Policy: US and Comparative Foreign Policy in the 21st Century. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, 2003.

  • Global Society in Transition. Daniel N. Nelson and Laura Neack, eds. Kluwer Law International, London, UK, 2002.

  • Foreign Policy Analysis: Continuity and Change in its Second Generation. Laura Neack, Jeanne A.K. Hey, and Patrick J. Haney, eds. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995.

Recent Articles and Chapters

  • "Searching for Middle Powers,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, July 2017,

  • "Pathways to Power," Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations Vol. XIV, No. 2, Summer/Fall 2013, www.blogs.shu.edu/diplomacy/current-issue/

  • “Trusters Cooperate, Except When They Don’t,” International Studies Review 15, 2 (2013): 641-644.

  • “The Future of Human Security: Taking Advantage of a States-First World,” pp. 173-190 in State Responses to Human Security: At Home and Abroad, Routledge Studies in Human Security, Courtney Hillebrecht, Tyler R. White, and Patrice C. McMahon, eds., Routledge, 2014.

  • “Revealing Hegemony – Again.” International Studies Review 14, 2 (June 2012).

  • “Multilateralism.” In Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy. S. Hook and C.M. Jones, eds. Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2012, 304-315.

  • “The National Dimension of Global Security.” In Global Security/ P. Bilgin, ed. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, http://www.eolss.net, 2010.

  • “Studying Peacekeeping: Goldilocks’ Problem.” International Studies Review 11 (2009): 594-600.

  • “Peacekeeping, Bloody Peacekeeping.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (July-August 2004): 40-47.

  • “A Government of Their Own.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (November-December 2002): 72-80.

Grants, Awards, and Professional Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, International Studies Perspectives, 2014-2019
  • Distinguished University Scholar, 2010

  • President, Foreign Policy Analysis Section, International Studies Association, 2010-2011

  • Rejai Professor of Political Science, 2002-2007

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 2001-2006

  • Harry S. Truman Scholar from Kentucky


 updated: 8/17/2020