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Miroslav Nincic


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University, 1977
  • M.A., Political Science, Yale University, 1974
  • Licence en Sciences Politiques el Diplomatiques, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1970

Research Focus

International security, U.S. foreign policy, research methods

Selected Publications

  • Nincic, M. (2011) The Logic of Positive Engagement, Cornell University Press.
  • Nincic, M. (2005) Renegade Regimes: Confronting Deviant Behavior in World Politics, Columbia University Press.
  • Nincic, M., & Lepgold, J. (Eds.) (2001) Beyond the Ivory Tower: Scholarship and Statesmanship In International Relations, New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Nincic, M., & Lepgold, J. (Eds.) (2000) Being Useful: The Policy Relevance of International Relations Theory, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Nincic, M. (1992) Democracy and Foreign Policy: The Fallacy of Political Realism, New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Nincic, M. (1989) Anatomy of Hostility: The US-Soviet Rivalry in Perspective, San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
  • Nincic, M. (1988) United States Foreign Policy: Choices and Tradeoffs, Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly Press.
  • Nincic, M. (1985) How War Might Spread to Europe, London: Taylor and Hudson.
  • Nincic, M. & Wallensteen, P. (1984) Dilemmas of Economic Coercion, New York: Praeger.
  • Nincic, M. (1982) The Arms Race: The Political Economy of Military Growth, New York: Praeger.


Distinguished UC Educator, 2004
Outstanding Educator, Division of Social Sciences, 2006