Associate Professor of Political Science
Kyle Beardsley (Ph.D., UCSD, 2006) is Associate Professor of Political Science. He is co-director of the International Crisis Behavior data project. His research interests include the political consequences and causes of third-party involvement in peace processes, the nature of intrastate rebellion, the implications of gender power imbalances within and through post-conflict security forces, and the effects of nuclear-weapons proliferation on crisis behavior. His first book, The Mediation Dilemma, explores how third-party conflict management frequently does well in securing short-term peace but also can contribute to greater instability in the long run, especially when the third parties rely on leverage. His second book (co-authored with Sabrina Karim), Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping, examines the consequences of and potential solutions to gender power imbalances in peace operations.
- Ph.D., University of California at San Diego 2006
Karim, S, and Beardsley, K. Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping Women, Peace, and Security in Post-Conflict States. Oxford University Press, February 1, 2017.
Beardsley, K. The Mediation Dilemma. Cornell University Press, 2011.
Karim, S, and Beardsley, K. "Ladies last: Peacekeeping and gendered protection." Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325. April 24, 2015. 62-95.
Beardsley, KC, and Danneman, N. "Mediation in International Conflicts." Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource. Ed. RA Scott and SM Kosslyn. Wiley, 2015. (Chapter)
Beardsley, K, and Asal, V. "Nuclear-Weapons Programs and the Security Dilemma." The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security. Ed. M Fuhrmann and A Stulberg. Stanford University Press, 2013.
Gleditsch, KS, and Beardsley, K. "Issues in Data Collection." The International Studies Encyclopedia. Ed. RA Denemark. Blackwell, 2010. 4705-4725.
Karim, S, and Beardsley, K. "Women in Peacemaking/Peacekeeping." Oxford Bibliographies International relations. Ed. P James. (Chapter)
Beardsley, K, Cunningham, DE, and White, PB. "Resolving Civil Wars before They Start: The UN Security Council and Conflict Prevention in Self-Determination Disputes." British Journal of Political Science 47.03 (July 2017): 675-697. Full Text
Clayton, G, Kathman, J, Beardsley, K, Gizelis, T-I, Olsson, L, Bove, V, Ruggeri, A, Zwetsloot, R, van der Lijn, J, Smit, T, Hultman, L, Dorussen, H, Ruggeri, A, Diehl, P, Bosco, L, and Goodness, C. "The known knowns and known unknowns of peacekeeping data." International Peacekeeping 24.1 (January 2017): 1-62. Full Text
Karim, S, and Beardsley, K. "Explaining sexual exploitation and abuse in peacekeeping missions." Journal of Peace Research 53.1 (January 2016): 100-115. Full Text
Beardsley, K, Gleditsch, KS, and Lo, N. "Roving Bandits? The Geographical Evolution of African Armed Conflicts." International Studies Quarterly 59.3 (September 2015): 503-516. Full Text
Beardsley, K, and Lo, N. "Third-Party Conflict Management and the Willingness to Make Concessions." Journal of Conflict Resolution 58.2 (March 2014): 363-392. Full Text
Karim, S, and Beardsley, K. "Female Peacekeepers and Gender Balancing: Token Gestures or Informed Policymaking?." International Interactions 39.4 (September 2013): 461-488. Full Text
Beardsley, K, and Lo, N. "Democratic Communities and Third-Party Conflict Management." Conflict Management and Peace Science 30.1 (February 2013): 76-93. Full Text
Beardsley, K. "Using the Right Tool for the Job: Mediator Leverage and Conflict Resolution." Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs 2 (2013): 57-65. (Academic Article)
The Local Legacies of International Crisis: The Dynamics of Gender Inequality and Social Tension during Threatening Times awarded by Folke Bernadotte Academy (Principal Investigator). 2018
Crisis Origins: When Do Intrastate Ethnic Tensions Spark Interstate Crises, and How Can Sparks be Prevented: awarded by Folke Bernadotte Academy (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016
International Crisis Behavior Update, 2008 - 2013 awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2015