Akan Malici is from a Turkish and Albanian family. He grew up in Germany and received his undergraduate education in Literature and Political Science at the University of Tuebingen. He came to the United States for graduate school in 2000. At Arizona State University he received his M.A. degree in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree in 2004. He has been teaching at Furman University since 2005.

Dr. Malici's scholarly interest is in the area of Foreign Policy Decision-Making and Peace and Conflict Studies. He is the author of When Leaders Learn and When They Don't (SUNY Press, 2008) and The Search for a Common European Foreign and Security Policy (Palgrave Press, 2008). Akan Malici is also the co-author of U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes (Stanford University Press, 2011), and the co-editor of Re-thinking Foreign Policy Analysis (Routledge, 2011) and Political Science Research in Practice (Routledge 2012). At Furman, he teaches classes in International Politics and Research Methodology.

Syllabi

Name Title Description

PSC-102

Introduction to World Politics

Examination of similarities and differences between the institutions, processes and policies of selected nations, in the context of globalization and the evolution of international politics.

PSC-150

Intro to Political Analysis

The methodology of contemporary political science, including research techniques for studying political behavior.

PSC-258

International Organizations

International organization is the ordering principle in the international system including institutions, regimes, law and norms. The goal of the organization is to govern the interactions among state and non-state actors. Challenges to these ordering principles and their effectiveness in specific cases will be studied.

PSC-354

Foreign Policy Analysis

Examination of the personalities, beliefs, and cultural milieus of foreign policy leaders and how these leadership factors contribute to historical and contemporary peace and conflict processes in world politics. Also, considering leadership assessment techniques.

Books

  • Akan Malici and Elizabeth Smith (eds.) (2012) Political Science Research in Practice. New York: Routledge.
  • Stephen Walker and Akan Malici (2011) U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes in the Exercise of Power. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Stephen Walker, Akan Malici, and Mark Schafer (eds.) (2011) Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations. New York: Routledge.
  • Akan Malici (2008) When Leaders Learn and When They Don't: Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung at the End of the Cold War. New York: SUNY Press.
  • Akan Malici (2008) The Search for a Common European Foreign and Security Policy Leaders, Cognitions, and Questions of Institutional Viability. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Refereed Articles

  • Akan Malici (2009) Rogue States: Enemies of Our Own Making? Psicología Política. No. 39 (November): 39-54.
  • Akan Malici and Allison Buckner (2008) Empathizing with Rogue Leaders: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Bashar al-Asad. Journal of Peace Research 45(6): 783-800.
  • Akan Malici (2006) Germans as Venutians: The Culture of German Foreign Policy Behavior. Foreign Policy Analysis 2(1): 37-62.
  • Akan Malici (2005) "Discord and Collaboration Between Allies: Managing External Threats and Internal Cohesion in Franco-British Relations During the 9/11 Era."; Journal of Conflict Resolution 49(1): 90-119.
  • Akan Malici and Johnna Malici (2005) "The Operational Codes of Fidel Castro and Kim-Il Sung: The Last Cold Warriors?" Political Psychology 26(3): 387-412.
  • Akan Malici and Johnna Malici (2005) When Will They Ever Learn? An Examination of Fidel Castro and Kim Jong-Il's Operational Code Beliefs. Psicología Política. No. 31 (November): 7-22.

Book Chapters

  • Akan Malici and Stephen Walker (forthcoming) “Role Theory and Rogue States.” In Deviance in International Relations, edited by Wolfgang Wagner, Wouter Werner and Michal Onderco. New York. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Akan Malici and Liz Smith (2012) “How Do We Get a Science of Politics?” In Akan Malici and Liz Smith (eds.) Doing Political Science Research. New York Routledge.
  • Liz Smith and Akan Malici (2012) “Why Do We Need a Science of Politics?” In Akan Malici and Liz Smith (eds.) Doing Political Science Research. New York Routledge.
  • Liz Smith and Akan Malici (2012) “Normative and Ethical Considerations in Political Science Research” In Akan Malici and Liz Smith (eds.) Doing Political Science Research. New York Routledge.
  • Akan Malici (2011) “The United States and Rogue Leaders: Understanding the Conflicts.” In Stephen Walker, Akan Malici and Mark Schafer (eds). Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations. New York: Routledge.
  • Akan Malici (2011) “Learning to Resist or Resisting to Learn? The Operational Codes of Fidel Castro and Kim Il Sung.” In Stephen Walker, Akan Malici and Mark Schafer (eds). Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations. New York: Routledge.
  • Akan Malici (2011) “Alliances and their Microfoundations: France and Britain in the 9/11 Era.” In Stephen Walker, Akan Malici and Mark Schafer (eds). Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations. New York: Routledge.
  • Akan Malici (2006) “Reagan and Gorbachev: Altercasting at the End of the Cold War.” In Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics: Methods and Applications of Operational Code Analysis, edited by Stephen Walker and Mark Schafer, pp. 127-150. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Education
Ph.D.
Arizona State University
M.A.
Arizona State University
Zwischenprufung
University of Tuebingen

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