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Daniel Krcmaric

Assistant Professor of Political Science

B.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Duke University
Curriculum Vitae


Research Interest(s): Political violence; international justice and human rights; the role of leaders in international politics

Program Area(s): International Relations; Comparative Politics

Subfield Specialties: Conflict Studies; International Organizations and International Law


Dan Krcmaric is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. His research addresses political violence, international justice and human rights, and the role of leaders in international politics. Krcmaric's book, The Justice Dilemma, is forthcoming with Cornell University Press in 2020. You can see his published research in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Security Studies. For current information, please see his personal website.

Select Publications

  • The Justice Dilemma: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability. 2020. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
  • "Studying Leaders and Elites: The Personal Biography Approach." Forthcoming 2020. Annual Review of Political Science (with Steve Nelson and Andrew Roberts).
  • "Information, Secrecy, and Civilian Targeting." 2019. International Studies Quarterly 63 (2): 322-333.
  • "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Leaders, Exile, and the Dilemmas of International Justice." 2018. American Journal of Political Science 62 (2): 486-498.
  • "Varieties of Civil War and Mass Killing: Reassessing the Relationship between Guerrilla Warfare and Civilian Victimization." 2018. Journal of Peace Research 55 (1): 18-31.
  • "Dictators in Exile: Explaining the Destinations of Ex-Rulers." 2017. Journal of Politics 79 (2): 560-575 (with Abel Escriba-Folch).
  • "Who Democratizes? Western-Educated Leaders and Regime Transitions." 2017. Journal of Conflict Resolution 61 (3): 671-701 (with Thomas Gift).
  • "Refugee Flows, Ethnic Power Relations, and the Spread of Conflict." 2014. Security Studies  23 (1): 182-216.
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