Neal Jesse, Ph.D.

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Neal Jesse, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-7266
Email: njesse@bgsu.edu
Address: 117 Williams Hall

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Political Science Association
  • Political Studies Association of Ireland

Biography



 

FIELDS OF STUDY

  • Comparative Politics and International Relations 
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Electoral and Parliamentary Systems
  • Small State Foreign Policy
  • Game Theory
  • European Politics
  • British and Irish Politics

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. 1996 University of California, Los Angeles; Political Science
  • M.A. 1991 University of California, Los Angeles; Political Science
  • B.A. 1989 University of California, Santa Barbara; Political Science

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Recent Articles:

  • Kristen P. Williams, Steven E. Lobell, and Neal G. Jesse, Editors.  Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons: Why Secondary States Support, Follow or Challenge.  (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012).
  • Neal G. Jesse and Kristen Williams, Ethnic Conflict: A Systematic Approach to Cases of Conflict. (Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2010).
  • Neal G. Jesse and Kristen Williams, Identities and Institutions: Conflict Reduction in Divided Societies. (Albany: State University of New York (SUNY) Press, 2005). Paperback edition 2006.  Included in the Global Politics series and Ethnic Identities series.
  • Neal G. Jesse, “Contemporary Irish Neutrality: Still a Singular Stance,” New Hibernia Review/Iris Éireannach Nua, 2007, 11: 74-95.
  • Neal G. Jesse, “Choosing to Go It Alone: Irish Neutrality in Theoretical and Comparative Perspective.”   International Political Science Review, 2006, 27: 7-28.
  • Neal G. Jesse, Uk Heo and Karl DeRouen, Jr.  “A Nested Game Approach to Political and Economic Liberalization in Democratizing States: The Case of South Korea.”  International Studies Quarterly, 2002, 46: 401-422.
  • Neal G. Jesse, “Candidate Success in Multi-Member Districts: An Examination of Duverger and Cox.” Electoral Studies, 1999, Vol. 18, pp. 323-340.
  • 2006-2007 Hallsworth Visiting Professor of Political Economy, Politics, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Honorary Membership, 2011
  • Authors & Artists Recognition, Friends of the University Libraries (BGSU), Spring 2011
  • Faculty Excellence Award (for the College of Arts & Sciences), Undergraduate Student Government, 2002-2003
  • Honors, Office of Campus Development, "For Consistently Offering Significant and Meaningful Contributions to New Student Orientation Programs."  September 12, 2001
  • Hallsworth Visiting Professor of Political Economy, Fall 2006, £7,000 ( $13,000), School of Social Sciences (Politics), University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Fulbright European Union Visiting Scholar Program, Fall 2005. $11,250 (BGSU +$3,200). Co-PI. (Edgar Landgraf, German, Russian and East Asian Lanuages, GREAL).
  • Post-Secondary Curriculum Development Program in Russian and East European Studies.  Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan.  Summer 2001.  $880, PI
  • Faculty Research Committee (FRC) Travel Grant, SPAR, BGSU, Spring 2001, $400, PI
  • Faculty Research Committee (FRC) Travel Grant, SPAR, BGSU, Spring 2000, $400, PI
  • Dissertation Presentation Fellowship, Center for German and European Studies, University of California, Berekley, Spring 1995, $1,500, PI  
  • “Ireland’s Singular Stance: Pursuing Neutrality as a Means to Resist the Hegemon.”  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, March 15-18, 2011.
  • “Utility or Futility? A Policy History of Neutrality.”  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New York City, February 15-18, 2009.
  • “Symbols, Myths and Memories: A European Identity in the Making?”  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, London, United Kingdom, April 23-24, 2004.
  • “Choosing to Go It Alone: Neutrality as a Foreign Policy in Response to the Hegemon.”  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, March 17-20, 2004.
  • “Domestic Sources of Irish Neutrality.”  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, August 28-31, 2003.
  • “International Institutions and Nationalist Conflicts: Overlapping Identities and Pooled Sovereignty.”  (Co-authored with Kristen Williams, UCLA).  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Cork, Ireland, October 13-15, 2000.
  • “Resolving Nationalist Conflicts: Constructing Overlapping Identities and Pooling Sovereignty: The 1998 Northern Irish Peace Agreement.” (Co-authored with Kristen Williams, UCLA). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 18-21, 1999.
  • "The Irish Party System in Comparative Perspective: Malta, Tasmania and the Australian Senate."   Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Limerick, Ireland, October 11-13, 1996.
  • “Seeking Sophisticated Voting: Correspondence Analysis, Ordinal Ballots, and Vote Transfers.”  Invited Presentation to the Center for Democracy and Elections (CDE), University of Manchester, United Kingdom, October 25, 2006.
  • "A Sophisticated Voter Model of Preferential Electoral Systems."  Presented at Elections in Australia, Ireland and Malta under the Single Transferable Vote.  University of California, Irvine, December 14-15, 1996.
  • Neal G. Jesse and Kristen Williams, Ethnic Conflict: A Systematic Approach to Cases of Conflict. (Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly Press).  Revised and Expanded, 2nd Edition.
  • Neal G. Jesse and John Dreyer, “Utility or Futility: A Statistical Analysis of Neutrality.”  Preparation for submission as an article.
  • Neal G. Jesse and John Dreyer, “Utility or Futility: A Policy History of Neutrality.”  Manuscript in preparation for submission as an article.
  • Neal G. Jesse and John Dreyer, “Harder than it Looks: Compiling a List of Neutral Countries.”  Manuscript in preparation for submission as an article.
  • Neal G. Jesse and John Dreyer, “Neutrality: A Comprehensive Analysis of Its Success and Failure.”  Manuscript in preparation for submission as a book.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Comparative Government
  • West European Politics
  • British and Irish Politics
  • Research Methods
  • European Union Politics
  • Post-Communist Politics
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking (Honors Program)
  • Great Ideas (Honors Program)