Dr. Jaroslav Tir
Department of Political Science
Campus Box 333
Boulder, CO 80309-0333
Office: 23A Ketchum
Spring 2013 Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1-3 pm
o Field: International Relations
o Sub-Field: Causes and Management of Armed Conflict
M.A. in Political
o B.A. in Mathematics and History,
Select Awards, Grants, and Honors
o National Science Foundation and US Department of Defense/Department of the Army/Army Research Office (ARO) Grant for the project "NSCC/SA: Avoiding Water Wars: Environmental Security Through River Treaty Institutionalization" (PI; co-PI: Douglas Stinnett), 2009-2013. Read the related news release and media articles: article 1 (pp. 6-10), article 2 (pp. 30-33).
o Bethel College Young Alumnus Award, Bethel College (Kansas) Alumni Association, 2012.
o Fulbright Follow-on Grant for research in Croatia, Summer 2010.
Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction, Richard B. Russell
African Studies Program (CIASP) Faculty Development Grant (
o Walter Isard Award for the Best Dissertation, 2000-2002, Peace Science Society International.
o International Relations Theory
o International Conflict
o Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
o Modern Warfare
o International Organizations
o PSCI 4252 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
· Textbook: Taras, Ray and Rajat Ganguly. 2010. Understanding Ethnic Conflict. 4th ed. Longman.
· Other course materials are accessible via D2L
o PSCI 7043 International Organizations
· Recommended textbook: Karns, Margaret and Karen Mingst. 2009. International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance. 2nd ed. Lynne Rienner.
· All the required readings are available through the CU Library full-text electronic journals services.
o Croatia Study Abroad Program (via the University of Georgia)
· Program web site
o International Relations Theory
o Causes and Management of Armed International Conflict
o Territorial Disputes / Geography and Conflict
o International Environmental Issues
o Diversionary Theory of War
o Causes and Management of Domestic and Inter-Ethnic Conflict
Dr. Tir has been awarded (with Douglas Stinnett) an NSF/DOD grant to study how institutionalized international river cooperation can prevent the so-called water wars of the future. Other ongoing research projects include the management of domestic conflicts via international organizations, consequences of territorial disputes, causes and management of ethnic conflict, and the diversionary theory of war.
2006. Redrawing the Map to Promote Peace:
Territorial Dispute Management via Territorial Changes. Innovations in the
Study of World Politics Series.
o Purchase the book
Publications: Articles in Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journals
o Tir, Jaroslav and Shane Singh. 2013. “Is It the Economy or Foreign Policy, Stupid? Impact of Foreign Crises on Leader Support.” Forthcoming in Comparative Politics.
o Karreth, Johannes and Jaroslav Tir. 2013. “International Institutions and Civil War Prevention.” Journal of Politics 75(1).
o Tir, Jaroslav and Douglas M. Stinnett. 2012. “Weathering Climate Change: Can Institutions Mitigate International Water Conflict?” Journal of Peace Research 49(1): 211-225. Replication dataset.
o Tir, Jaroslav and Douglas M. Stinnett. 2011. “The Institutional Design Of Riparian Treaties: The Role Of River Issues.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 55(4): 606-631. Replication dataset.
o Gibler, Douglas M. and Jaroslav Tir. 2010. “Settled Borders and Regime Type: Democratic Transitions as Consequences of Peaceful Territorial Transfers.” American Journal of Political Science. 54(4): 951–968.
o Tir, Jaroslav. 2010. “Territorial Diversion: Diversionary Theory of War and Territorial Conflict.” Journal of Politics 72(2): 413-425. Web Appendix Tables.
o Stinnett, Douglas M. and Jaroslav Tir. 2009. “The Institutionalization of River Treaties.” International Negotiation 14(2): 229-251.
o Fuhrmann, Matthew and Jaroslav Tir. 2009. “Territorial Dimensions of Enduring Internal Rivalries.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 26(4): 307-329.
o Tir, Jaroslav and Michael Jasinski. 2008. “Domestic-Level Diversionary Theory of War: Targeting Ethnic Minorities.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 52(5): 641-664. Replication dataset.
o Oneal, John and Jaroslav Tir. 2006. “Does the Diversionary Use of Force Threaten the Democratic Peace? Assessing the Effect of Economic Growth on Interstate Conflict, 1921-2001.” International Studies Quarterly 50(4): 755-779.
o Tir, Jaroslav. 2006. “Domestic-Level Territorial Disputes: Conflict Management via Secessions.” Conflict Management and Peace Science. 23(4): 309-328.
o Tir, Jaroslav. 2005. “Keeping the Peace After Secessions: Territorial Conflict Between Rump and Secessionist States.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 49(5): 713-741.
o Tir, Jaroslav. 2005. “Dividing Countries to Promote Peace: Prospects for Long-Term Success of Partitions.” Journal of Peace Research 42(5): 545-562. Replication dataset.
o Tir, Jaroslav. 2003. “Averting Armed International Conflicts Through State-to-State Territorial Transfers.” Journal of Politics 65(4): 1235-1257.
o Tir, Jaroslav. 2003. “Never-Ending Conflicts? Territorial Changes as Potential Solutions for Territorial Disputes.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 20(2): 59-84.
o Tir, Jaroslav. 2002. “Letting Secessionists Have Their Way: Can Partitions Help End and Prevent Ethnic Conflicts?” International Interactions 28(3): 261-292.
o Tir, Jaroslav and Paul F. Diehl. 2002. “Geographic Dimensions of Enduring Rivalries.” Political Geography 21(2): 263-286.
o Stinnett, Douglas, Jaroslav Tir, Philip Shafer, Paul Diehl, and Charles Gochman. 2002. “The Correlates of War Project Direct Contiguity Data.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 19(2):59-68.
o Tir, Jaroslav and Paul F. Diehl. 1998. “Demographic Pressure and Interstate Conflict: Linking Population Growth and Density to Militarized Disputes and Wars.” Journal of Peace Research 35(3): 319-39.
o Tir, Jaroslav, Philip Schafer, Paul F. Diehl, and Gary Goertz. 1998. “Territorial Changes, 1816-1996: Procedures and Data.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 16(1): 89-97.
Publications: Other Scholarly Works
o Tir, Jaroslav and John A. Vasquez. 2012. “Territory and Geography.” In Guide to the Scientific Study of International Processes, S.M. Mitchell, P.F. Diehl, and J.D. Morrow, eds. Wiley-Blackwell, 115-134.
· Earlier versions published as:
o Tir Jaroslav and John A. Vasquez. 2010. “Geography and Territory” In The International Studies Encyclopedia (ISE), Robert A. Denemark, ed. Blackwell Publishers. Online access (may require log in).
o Vasquez, John A. and Jaroslav Tir. 2010. “Geography and Territory” In The International Studies Encyclopedia (ISE), Robert A. Denemark, ed. Blackwell Publishers: vol. 5, 2948-2968.
o Tir, Jaroslav. 2010. “World at the Water’s Edge.” The Citizen 4(1): 6-7.
Tir, Jaroslav and
Paul F. Diehl. 2006. “Dividing
Iraq Might Multiply Problems.”
2006. “Keeping the Peace After Secessions: Territorial Conflicts Between Rump
o Tir, Jaroslav. 2005. Review of The Democratic Peace and Territorial Conflict in the Twentieth Century, by Paul K. Huth and Todd L. Allee. Australian Journal of International Affairs 59: 555-558.
Tir, Jaroslav and
Paul F. Diehl. 2001. “Demographic Pressure and Interstate Conflict: Linking
Population Growth and Density to Militarized Disputes and Wars.” In Environmental Conflict, N.P. Gleditsch
and P.F. Diehl, eds.
1998. “Recognition of Secessions in the Post-Cold War Period.” ACDIS Research Reports.
o Select political science associations
o American Political Science Association: http://www.apsanet.org/
o International Studies Association: http://www.isanet.org/
o Peace Science Society (International): http://pss.la.psu.edu/
o Select IR data sources
o Correlates of War (COW) Project: http://correlatesofwar.org/
o PRIO/Uppsala domestic armed conflict data: http://www.prio.no/CSCW/Datasets/
o Paul Hensel’s web page: http://www.paulhensel.org/data.html
o ICPSR: http://www.icpsr.org/
o Minorities at Risk (MAR) Project: http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/mar/