David B. Carter

David B. Carter is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Princeton University. He earned his B.A. in Government from Lawrence University and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

His research is in the field of international relations, with a focus on conflict. More specifically, his recent work explores territoriality and conflict and how border institutions shape international relations among states.

Representative Publications

Carter, David B., and Paul Poast. “Why Do States Build Walls? Political Economy, Security, and Border Stability.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 61.2 (2017): 239-270.

Carter, David B. “Provocation and the Strategy of Terrorist and Guerrilla Attacks.” International Organization 70.01 (2016): 133-173.

Carter, David B. “The Compellence Dilemma: International Disputes with Violent Groups.” International Studies Quarterly 59.3 (2015): 461-476.

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