Hein Goemans

Hein Goemans is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester. Professor Goemans earned his B.A. in Law and M.A. in International Law from the University of Amsterdam, M.A. in International Economics and Global Theory and History from Johns Hopkins University, and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

He researches international relations and conflict, with a strong emphasis on territory and borders. His current project involves the construction of borders and the nationalism that fuels territorial conflict.

Representative Publications

Debs, Alexandre, and Hein E. Goemans. “Regime Type, The Fate of Leaders, and War.” American Political Science Review 104.03 (2010): 430-445.

Goemans, Hein E., and Mark Fey. “Risky but Rational: War as an Institutionally Induced Gamble.” The Journal of Politics 71.01 (2009): 35-54.

Goemans, Hein E. “Which Way Out? The Manner and Consequences of Losing Office.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 52.6 (2008): 771-794.

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