Richard C. Eichenberg
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Western Europe,
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1981
Richard Eichenberg has held grants and fellowships from the Mellon
Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Center for International
Affairs at Harvard University, and the Social Science Research
Council. Professor Eichenberg's research focuses on public opinion, foreign policy,
European integration, and gender politics. His articles
have appeared in American Political Science Review, International
Organization, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Mershon
International Studies Review, Policy Sciences, Public Opinion Quarterly, and
Professor Eichenberg serves as an academic advisor for
Transatlantic Trends, the German Marshall Fund's annual survey of American
and European public opinion on security issues.
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INTR 91: Colloquium on International Research
PS61: International Relations
PS 188-03: Gender Issues in World Politics
PS 90D: Sophomore Seminar: Defense in Democracies
PS125: Building the European Union
PS181: Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
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"Gender Difference or Parallel Publics? The Dynamics of
Defense Spending Opinions in the United States, 1965-2007"
(with Richard J. Stoll),
Conflict Resolution, Volume 56 Issue 2 (April 2012), pp. 331 - 348.
"Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in the Obama Era,"
Politique Americaine, Nr 14, Fall 2009.
- "Citizen Opinion on Foreign Policy and World Politics," in:
Handbook of Political Behavior, editors Russell J. Dalton and
Hans-Dieter Klingemann, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
"Post-Maastricht Blues: The Welfare State and the Transformation of Public
Opinion on European Integration, 1973-2002" (with Russell Dalton),
Acta Politica, 42/2-3 (July 2007), 128-152.
- "War President: The Approval Ratings of President George W. Bush"
(with Richard J. Stoll),
Journal of Conflict Resolution, December 2006 .
- "Victory Has
Many Friends: The American Public and the Use of Military Force, 1981-2005". International Security, 35/1, (Summer 2005).
- The Political Fortunes of War: Iraq and the Domestic Standing of President
George W. Bush (with
Richard J. Stoll), London: The Foreign Policy Centre, July 2004.
- "Having It Both Ways: European Defense Integration and the Commitment to
NATO," Public Opinion Quarterly (Winter 2003), 627-659.
Differences in Attitudes Toward the Use of Force by the United States,
1990-2003" International Security, 28/1 (Summer 2003), 110-141.
"Representing Defense: Democratic Control of the Defense Budget in the
United States and Western Europe" (with Richard J. Stoll), The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 47/4
(August 2003), 399-422.
- Public Opinion and
National Security in Western Europe (Cornell, 1989)
- Defense and Public Opinion (Routledge and Kegan Paul,
- "When Gender (Sometimes) Trumps Party: Citizen Attitudes Toward Torture in the War Against Terror", Paper presented to the Convention of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2010 (revised, July, 2014).
- "Women, War, and World Order:
Gender Difference in Security Attitudes in Europe and the United
States, 2002-2011" Paper delivered to the Convention of the
International Studies Association, San Diego California, April.
"Gender Differences in Political and Civic Engagement among
Young People," American Political Science Association,
September 2009 [with Kent Portney and Richard Niemi].
"Foreign Policy in
the Electoral and Governing Coalitions of President Barack
Obama," Presented to the Shambaugh Conference on
Understanding the 2008 Presidential Election, March 5-7, 2009,
Department of Political Science, University of Iowa.
"Gender Differences in Support for the Use of Military Force in
Cross-National Perspective: The War System, Modernization, and the Universal
Logics of Military Action" Convention of the Midwest Political Science
Association, Chicago, April 2007.
"Global Public Opinion on the Use of Military Force from the First Gulf War
to the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq" International Studies
Association, March 2006.
- Gender, National Security, and the Election of 2004
- "The Gender Gap and
National Security in the United States: Dynamics and Correlates of Public
Opinion on Defense Spending and the Use of Military Force" Convention of
the International Studies Association, March 2002.