Recently Published Books

John Hagan, Center on Law and Globalization Co-Director, publishes Who Are the Criminals? The Politics of Crime Policy from the Age of Roosevelt to the Age of Reagan (published 2010)



In Who Are the Criminals?, one of America's leading criminologists provides new answers to important questions by telling how the politicization of crime in the twentieth century transformed and distorted crime policymaking and led Americans to fear street crime too much and corporate crime too little.

This book which has been published by Princeton University Press is available for purchase here.

Charlotte Ku, Center on Law and Globalization Co-Director, publishes a new book entitled The Dynamics of International Law (published Jan 2010)


Paul F. Diehl and Charlotte Ku's new framework for international law divides it into operating and normative systems. The authors provide a theory of how these two systems interact, which explains how changes in one system precipitate changes and create capacity in the other. The book is available for purchase through Cambridge University Press here.

Center Co-Director, Tom Ginsburg, publishes The Endurance of National Constitutions (published Dec 2009)


Why is it that some constitutions endure while others do not?

In The Endurance of National Constitutions, Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg, and James Melton examine the causes of constitutional endurance from an institutional perspective. Supported by an original set of cross-national historical data, theirs is the first comprehensive study of constitutional mortality. The book is available for purchase from or Cambridge University Press.

Center Co-Director, Terry Halliday, published a new study that shows how systematic financial crises trigger global actions and state reactions (published 2009)


 Halliday and Carruthers show how global actors—including the IMF, World Bank, UN, and international professional associations—developed comprehensive norms for corporate bankruptcy laws and how national policymakers responded in turn. See here to purchase this book through Stanford University Press. 

Other News: 

Halliday and Carruthers Awarded Multiple Book Prizes for Book on Financial Crisis and International Organizations


Center Co-Director, John Hagan, published Darfur and the Crime of Genocide which fully examines the 2004 survey of refugees in Chad conducted by the State Deptartment (published 2008)


Why is the United States so ambivalent to genocide? Why do so many scholars deemphasize racial aspects of genocide? How can the science of criminology advance understanding and protection against genocide? This book gives a vivid firsthand account and voice to the survivors of genocide in Darfur.

In 2004, the State Department gathered more than a thousand interviews from refugees in Chad. The survey cost nearly a million dollars to conduct and yet it languished in the archives as the killing continued, claiming hundreds of thousands of murder and rape victims and restricting several million survivors to camps. This book for the first time fully examines that survey and its heartbreaking accounts.

To purchase this book published by Cambridge University Press, Cllick Here.