Assistant Professor of Political Science
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: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability, was published by Cornell University Press in 2020. Using both statistical analyses and case studies, the book highlights the difficult trade-offs associated with prosecuting heads of state.
Krcmaric's articles have been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Annual Review of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Security Studies. For current information, please see his personal website.
- The Justice Dilemma: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability. 2020. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs).
- "Studying Leaders and Elites: The Personal Biography Approach." 2020. Annual Review of Political Science. 23: 133-151 (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.