I will be flying for Chicago early Wednesday morning for the Midwest Political Science Association Conference.  This is my first co-authored paper with Julie (another contributor to his blog) and we will present the following paper Thursday morning: The contemporary rise to infamy of Blackwater Worldwide and the private corporation's misdeeds in the Iraq War has historical precedents. That is, it is not unheard of for a state to employ non-state actors to carry out traditional state activities such as the use of force – something the modernstate is supposed to have a monopoly over. In this paper, we build Continue reading MWPSA Paper

MPSA abstracts due today.

Just in case you were not subject to the barrage of email reminders, the deadline for Midwest Proposals is today: Call for Papers for the 67th MPSA Political Science Conference April 2-5, 2009,  Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago*******************************************************************************Deadline to submit a proposal:  October 10, 2008.     Please forward this email to faculty or graduate students who may be interested. Submit a proposal to present a paper, or serve as a discussant/chair. With 900+ sessions it is one of the largest in the discipline. The conference is held in the recently renovated Palmer House Hilton. To insure you Continue reading MPSA abstracts due today.