Lisa A. Baglione, Ph.D
- Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics-Economics, Brown University
- M.A. and Ph.D. in Government, Cornell University
Chair Professor of Political Science, joined the faculty at Saint Joseph's University in the fall of 1992. Dr. Baglione's major fields of study are International Relations and Comparative Politics. She has published works exploring the arms control decision-making process in the United States, the Soviet Union, and Russia and continues to be interested in nuclear weapons and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. She has also co-authored a series of articles on the transformation of the Russian polity and economy since communism. More recently, Dr. Baglione has published works on the complexities involved in post-conflict situations, trying to understand how and under what conditions adversaries can learn to live together after violence. Finally, she has written a textbook (now in its second edition) on research-paper writing and is very interested in helping students develop their skills of inquiry and analysis. Dr. Baglione’s interests are manifested in the courses that she teaches on international and comparative politics and research methods, particularly focusing on post-conflict peacebuilding, global security, Russian politics, democratization, and gender and politics around the world.
Introductory Courses POL 105 Introduction to International Politics (first-year majors only) POL 115 Introduction to International Politics POL 150 Half the Sky: Women, Girls, and World Politics POL 231 Introduction to Political Science Research: Comparative and International Politics
American Government and Politics Course POL 323 Women, Gender, and American Politics
Comparative Politics Courses POL 334 Russian Politics
International Politics Courses POL 353 Global Security POL 355 Arms, Arms Control, and Proliferation POL 368 Global Gender Issues
For the International Relations Program IRT 250 Theory and Methods in International Relations IRT 495 IR Capstone Senior Seminar (Peacebuilding in the 21st Century)
“Doing Good and Doing Well: Teaching Research-Paper Writing by ‘Unpacking’ the Paper,” PS: Political Science and Politics 51 3 (July 2008): 595-602.
“Emphasizing Principles for a Moral Foreign Policy,” American Behavioral Scientist, special issue on Amitai Etzioni’s, Security First: For a Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy 51 9 (May 2008): 1303-1321.
“Review Essay on Peacebuilding: A Time to Listen to and Learn from Reconciliationism” Polity 40 1 (January 2008), 120-135.
To Agree or Not To Agree: Leadership, Bargaining and Arms Control (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999).
"The Challenge of Transforming Russian Unions:The Case of GMPR," Problems of Post-Communism 45 (1998): 43-53.
" A Tale of Two Metallurgical Enterprises: Marketization and the Social Contract in Russian Industry," Communist and Post-Communist Studies 30 (1997): 153-180.
"Finishing START and Achieving Unilateral Reductions: Leadership and Arms Control at the End of the Cold War,"Journal of Peace Research 34 (1997), 135-152.
"The Importance of Participation in Ensuring the Success of Economic and Political Reforms: A Lesson from the 1993 Russian Parliamentary Elections," Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 11 (1995): 215-248.
"Settling Conflict and Building Peace: Understanding Why Confrontations Settle and Why True Resolution Is Rare" A book manuscript designed for use in advanced undergraduate courses. It integrates the work of international relations specialists with those who study bargaining and negotiation and the internal (domestic political) sources of disputes. The work assesses the theoretical debates and models useful in understanding the problem of conflict settlement and transformation and examines cases with great contemporary relevance, including Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Israel-Palestine, and Iraq.
Writing a Research Paper in Political Science: A Guide to Inquiry, Research, Methods, and Writing. My goal for this book is to expose students to the ideas that underpin the logic of social science inquiry and to provide them with the skills that will enable them to write an excellent 20-25 page research paper of their own. While there are many excellent Methods textbooks available that are appropriate for graduate students or advanced undergraduates who are intent upon an academic career in Political Science (or other social sciences), this book seeks to empower students to research, write, and evaluate in ways that will be both interesting and useful to them in their varied futures. This means teaching students about basic research tools (not only a “Google search”), as well as discussing the basic parts of a research paper and what they seek to accomplish, explaining how to use headings and titles and how to pick appropriate ones, discussing the differences in kinds of sources and stressing that different parts of the paper require different types of information, and explaining the importance of and different ways to evaluate data. Thus, this book is more than a typical research methods text because it also discusses writing and research skills at both micro- and macro-levels.
This upper-division political science course provides a comprehensive study of the European Union (EU) and its member states with the goal of preparing students for an intercollegiate simulation of the EU. Students areselected to take this course and participants recognize that they are making an extensive commitment to Model EU, as they will not only work hard throughout the semester, but they must go to Washington from Wednesday night-Saturday night on the weekend before Thanksgiving (this year, Nov. 17-20). Students must also pay an additional cost to participate in this course. Model EU will be well worth the extra money and effort, as it offers students a unique experience – classroom learning, with great emphasis on student participation, and political and negotiating skill development, as students take part in the simulation as actual European politicians working to resolve real, contemporary political issues. Registration by permission of instructor; course enrollment limited to 18.
Faculty Expert Profile
Expertise: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Russian and Balkan Politics, Democratization