Lecturer IV and Coordinator of Experiential, Independent, & Honors Education, Program in International and Comparative Studies
Weiser Hall, 500 Church St., Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Program in International and Comparative Studies;
PICS Core Faculty;
Donia Human Rights Center;
DHRC Faculty Associates;
Center for Japanese Studies;
CJS Faculty Associates;
PhD University of Maryland 2015; MA Purdue University 2005; BA Wright State University 2003
Anthony Marcum’s research and teaching focuses on peace and security in world politics. His work addresses issues surrounding international wars and crises, military occupations, secrecy, and political accountability. Dr. Marcum develops and tests models that advance the discipline’s scientific understanding of actors’ behavior in and after conflict
Dr. Marcum is currently working on two projects. The first concerns postwar politics and how states use military occupations to enforce their preferred peace against former opponents. He is developing manuscripts on the initiation, duration, and outcome of military occupations from 1815 through 2003.
Dr. Marcum’s second project concerns the Logic of Political Accountability (“LPA”). Under the LPA theory, autocratic leaders may be more accountable to domestic supporters than are democratic leaders, due to the monitoring and sanctioning advantages of smaller winning coalitions, common in autocracies. The LPA theory helps explain the occurrence of coups and the use of secrecy in crisis bargaining. Dr. Marcum’s next manuscript will evaluate the use of domestic deception for an autocracy’s entry into war.