Michael Mousseau (Ph.D. Binghamton University 1998) came to UCF in 2013 from Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been a research fellow at the United Nations Studies Program, Yale University (2003); the Belfer Center International Security Program, Harvard University (2005 – 2006); and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University (2010-2011).
Areas of Published Research: International Conflict, Terrorism, Insurgency, Civil Conflict, State Failure, Democracy, Human Rights.
Main Research Contribution: Original micro-foundational theory on the socioeconomic origins of in-group/out-group oriented values and institutions. Studies have corroborated the theory’s capacity to offer novel accounts for domestic and international terrorism, political extremism, anti-Americanism, civil conflict, democracy, human rights, disaster relief, foreign policy preferences, and patterns of international conflict and cooperation.
Articles have appeared in Journal of Peace Research (1997, 1999, 2008, 2011), Journal of Conflict Resolution (1998, 2000), International Security (2002/03, 2003, 2009), International Interactions (2002, 2010), International Studies Quarterly (2003, 2012, 2013), European Journal of International Relations (2003), Conflict Management and Peace Science (2005, 2018), and Democratization (2016).
See here for how Mousseau’s micro-foundational theory was inspired by several years of ethnographic study in the Middle East (1984; 1991), Central America (1985-86, 1987), the Soviet Union (1991), East Africa (1991), India (1992), and the Far East (1992).
See Mousseau’s Wikipedia page here.
Articles & Book Chapters
- “How the Contractualist Peace Overtook the Democratic Peace” (with Xiongwei Cao), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.
- “Grasping the Scientific Evidence: The Contractualist Peace Supersedes the Democratic Peace”, Conflict Management and Peace Science, forthcoming. Replication Files. Minor Correction to Article. Results Using updated CINE version 2016
- Aytaç, S. Erdem, Michael Mousseau and Ömer Faruk Örsün. 2014. “Why Some Countries are Immune From the Resource Curse: The Role of Economic Norms.” Democratization, DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2014.964216.
- “The Democratic Peace Unraveled: It’s the Economy,” International Studies Quarterly,Vol. 57, No. 1 (March 2013). Replication files
- “Does the Market-Capitalist Peace Supersede the Democratic Peace: The Evidence Still Says Yes,” (with Omer F. Orsun and Jameson Ungerer), response to Allan Dafoe and Bruce Russett “Does Capitalism Account for the Democratic Peace? The Evidence Still Says No” in The Capitalist Peace: The Origins and Prospects of a Liberal Idea, eds. Gerald Schneider and Nils Petter Gleditsch. Routledge (2013). Supplementary Online Appendix Replication files
- “Capitalism and Peace: It’s Keynes, Not Hayek,” (with Omer F. Orsun, Jameson Ungerer, and Demet Mousseau), In The Capitalist Peace: The Origins and Prospects of a Liberal Idea, eds. Gerald Schneider and Nils Petter Gleditsch. Routledge (2013). Replication files
- “Capitalist Development and Civil War,” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 3 (September 2012). Replication files
- “Market-Capitalist or Democratic Peace?“ In What Do We Know About War? Second edition, ed. John Vasquez. Rowan-Littlefield (2012).
- “Urban Poverty and Support for Islamist Terror: Survey Results from Muslims in Fourteen Countries,” Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 48, No. 1 (February 2011), pp. 35-47. Replication files
- “Coming to Terms with the Capitalist Peace,” International Interactions, Vol. 36, No. 2 (May 2010), pp. 185-192.
- “The Social Market Roots of Democratic Peace,” International Security, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Spring 2009), pp. 52-86. Replication files
- “The Contracting Roots of Human Rights,” (with Demet Mousseau), Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 45. No. 3 (May 2008), pp. 327-344. Replication files
- “Comparing New Theory with Prior Beliefs: Market Civilization and the Democratic Peace,” Conflict Management and Peace Science, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 2005), pp. 63-77. Reprinted later in The Causes of International Conflict: Data, Methods and Theory, edited by Glenn Palmer. Taylor and Francis (2007).
- “Terrorism and Export Economies: The Dark Side of Free Trade,” in James Forrest (ed.) The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training, and Root Causes (Praeger 2005).
- “The Sources of Terrorism – Reply,” International Security, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Fall 2003), pp. 196-198.
- “The Nexus of Market Society, Liberal Preferences, and Democratic Peace: Interdisciplinary Theory and Evidence,” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 4 (December 2003), pp. 483-510.
- “How the Wealth of Nations Conditions the Liberal Peace,” (with John R. Oneal and Håvard Hegre), European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 9, No. 4 (June 2003), pp. 277-314.
- “Market Civilization and its Clash with Terror,” International Security, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Winter 2002-2003), pp. 5-29. Reprinted later in New Global Dangers: Changing Dimensions of International Security, edited by Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Coté Jr., Sean M. Lynn-Jones and Steven E. Miller. MIT Press (August 2004), and in Twentieth Century International Relations, Vol. 8: Beyond the 20th Century, edited by Michael Cox. SAGE (2007), pp. 335-356.
- “An Economic Limitation to the Zone of Democratic Peace and Cooperation,” International Interactions, Vol. 28 (April 2002), pp. 137-164.
- “Globalization, Markets, and Democracy: An Anthropological Linkage,” in Mehdi Mozaffari (ed.) Globalization and Civilizations (London: Routledge 2002), pp. 97-124
- “Market Prosperity, Democratic Consolidation, and Democratic Peace,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 44, No. 4 (August 2000), pp. 472-507.
- “A Test for Reverse Causality in the Democratic Peace Relationship,” (with Yuhang Shi), Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 36, No. 6 (November 1999), pp. 639-663.
- “Democracy and Compromise in Militarized Interstate Conflicts, 1816-1992,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 42, No. 2 (April 1998), pp. 210-230.
- “Democracy and Militarized Interstate Collaboration,” Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 34, No. 1 (February 1997), pp. 73-87.
- The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking of War from Antiquity to the Present. Beatrice Heuser (Cambridge: Cambridge, 2010). Perspectives in Politics, Vol. 10, No. 4 (December 2012), pp. 1117-1118.
- Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History. Douglass North, John Joseph Wallis & Barry R. Weingast (NY: Cambridge, 2009). Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 48, No. 1 (February 2011), pp. 132-133.
- Puzzles of the Democratic Peace. Karen Rasler & William Thompson (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). International Studies Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 93-95.
- Falling Terrorism and Rising Conflicts: The Afghan Contribution to Polarization and Confrontation in West and South Asia. Hooman Peimani (Westport: Praeger, 2003). Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3 (April 2005), pp. 327-329.
Contract Intensity of National Economies (CINE), Version May-2017
Michael Mousseau, Michael.Mousseau@ucf.edu
The CINE data were created to gauge the contract-intensity of national economies, which indicates the degree of market institutionalization of a nation. Economic norms theory predicts the more contract intensive a nation’s economy, the less likely it will experience civil conflict or have repressive government, and the more likely it will be in peace with other nations with contract intensive economies. The CINE data are aggregated annually for 187 countries from 1816 to 2010. The data can be obtained directly below:
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