Working Group on Law and Democracy

Terrence Chapman

Ph.D., Emory University

Associate Professor
Terrence Chapman



International organizations, international conflict, international law, international political economy, formal modeling


In addition to his role in the Government Department, Professor Chapman is a distinguished scholar of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and affiliated faculty member of both the Center for European Studies and the Clements Center on History Strategy, and Statecraft.  His research interests span the study of international institutions, international security, and international political economy. In 2009-2010 he held a position as a visiting associate research scholar at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in International Organization, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, International Interactions, and International Studies Quarterly. His book, Securing Approval: Domestic Politics and Multilateral Authorization for War, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2011 and won the 2011-2012 American Political Science Association Conflict Processes Section Book Award.  Since 2014 he has also served as an associate editor for International Studies Quarterly.   He received his Ph.D. in 2007 from Emory University. His current projects address the relationship between domestic bargaining over taxation and international diplomacy, the reaction of financial markets to crisis lending, international investment arbitration, the international criminal court, and the origins and consequences of constitutional balanced budget amendments. 

Courses taught: He teaches courses on international relations, international organizations, international political economy and game theory.


Terrence L. Chapman, Songying Fang, Xin Li, and Randall Stone. Forthcoming. "Mixed Signals: Crisis Lending and Capital Markets." British Journal of Political Science.

Terrence L. Chapman, Patrick J. McDonald and Scott Moser. Forthcoming. "The Domestic Politics of Strategic Retrenchment, Power Shifts, and Preventive War." International Studies Quarterly.

Terrence L. Chapman and Henry Pascoe. 2015. "Information and Institutions Redux: A Response to Fey, Jo, and Kenkel." Journal of Conflict Resolution 59(1): 161-172.

Terrence L. Chapman and Eric Reinhardt. 2013. Global Credit Markets, Political Violence, and Politically Sustainable Risk Premia." International Interactions 39(3).

Terrence L. Chapman and Stephen Chaudoin. 2013. "Ratification Patterns and the International Criminal Court." International Studies Quarterly 57(2): 400-409.

Terrence Chapman, Johannes Urpelainen, Scott Wolford. 2013. "International Bargaining, Endogenous Domestic Constraints, and Democratic Accountability." Journal of Theoretical Politics 25(2). 

Terrence L. Chapman. 2011. Securing Approval: Domestic Politics and Mutilateral Authorization for War.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Terrence L. Chapman and Scott Wolford. 2010. "International Organizations, Strategy, and Crisis Bargaining." Journal of Politics 72(1): 227-42.

Terrence L. Chapman. 2009. "Audience Beliefs and International Organization Legitimacy." International Organization 63(4): 733-764.

Terrence L. Chapman. 2008. "Unraveling the Ties Between Civic Engagement and Attitudes Toward Political Violence." International Studies Quarterly 52(3): 515-532.

Terrence L. Chapman. 2007. "International Security Institutions, Domestic Politics, and Institutional Legitimacy." Journal of Conflict Resolution 31(1): 134-166.

Terrence L. Chapman and Dan Reiter. 2004. "The UN Security Council and the Rally 'Round-the-Flag Effect." Journal of Conflict Resolution 48(6): 886-909.

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