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Clifford Bob, Ph.D., J.D.

Professor and Chair of Political Science
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Political Science

College Hall 509
Phone: 412.396.6482

http://cliffordbob2.googlepages.com/

Education:

Ph.D., Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997
J.D., Law, New York University School of Law, 1984
B.A., Social Studies, Harvard University, 1980
Publications

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics, Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2012) (cloth and paper) Reviewed in Foreign Affairs (review essay by Walter Russell Mead), International Studies Review, Human Rights Quarterly, Political Studies Review, Interest Groups & Advocacy, Mobilization, Acta Sociologica, Choice, Journal of Church & State

The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism, Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2005) (cloth and paper) Best Book Award, International Studies Association, 2007 Scholarly Achievement Award, North Central Sociological Association, 2007 (co-winner) A "Top Book of 2006," The Globalist 

Reviewed in Perspectives on Politics, World Politics, International Studies Review, Contemporary Sociology, Journal of Conflict Studies, Political Studies Review, American Journal of Sociology, Political Communication, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Global Governance, Journal of International Law & Politics, Voluntas, Nations and Nationalism, Sociological Forum, Mobilization, Review of International Organization, Peace and Conflict Review, Global Social Policy, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, African Studies Quarterly, The Australian, Utne Magazine, Choice

EDITED BOOK

The International Struggle for New Human Rights, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009) (editor; chapter author) (cloth and paper)
Reviewed in Human Rights Quarterly, H-Net, International Sociology

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

The Global Battle over Religious Expression: Sweden's Homophobic Hate Speech Law in Local and Transnational Perspective, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 14: 2 (2014), 212-29

The Global Right Wing and Theories of Transnational Activism, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs 48: 4 (2013), 71-85

La problemática de los nuevos derechos humanos, Colombia Internacional 69 (June 2009), 14-35 (lead)

Kill a Leader, Murder a Movement? Leadership and Assassination in Social Movements, American Behavioral Scientist 50: 10 (June 2007) (co-author with S.E. Nepstad), 1370-94

‘Dalit Rights are Human Rights!' Caste Discrimination, International Activism, and the Construction of a New Human Rights Issue, Human Rights Quarterly 29: 1 (Feb. 2007), 167-93

When Do Leaders Matter? Hypotheses on Leadership Dynamics in Social Movements, Mobilization 11: 1 (Mar. 2006), 1-22 (lead article; co-author with S.E. Nepstad); featured in Contexts Magazine 7: 1, 3

Political Process Theory and Transnational Movements: Dialectics of Protest among Nigeria's Ogoni Minority, Social Problems 49: 3 (Aug. 2002), 395-415; reprinted in J. Goodwin and J. Jasper, eds., Social Movements: Critical Concepts in Sociology (Routledge: 2007)

Overcoming Indifference: Internationalizing Human Rights Violations in Rural Mexico, Journal of Human Rights 1: 2 (June 2002), 247-61

Marketing Rebellion: Insurgent Groups, International Media, and NGO Support, International Politics 38: 3 (Sept. 2001), 311-334 (lead)

A Question and an Argument: Enhancing Student Writing through Guided Research Assignments, PS: Political Science & Politics 34: 3 (Sept. 2001), 653-55 (lead article, "The Teacher" section)

The Return of Humpty-Dumpty: Foreign Relations Law after the Chadha Case, American Journal of International Law 79: 4 (1985), 912-60 (co-author with T.M. Franck); excerpted in T.M. Franck and M. Glennon, Foreign Relations and National Security Law, 2nd ed. (West Publishing, 1993)

BOOK CHAPTERS

The Transnational Battle over Gun Control: Implications for NGO Governance, in R. B. Hall, ed., Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance (Routledge, Global Institutions Series, 2014), 133-45

Civil and Uncivil Society, M. D. Edwards, ed., Oxford Handbook of Civil Society (Oxford University Press, 2011), 209-19

The Market for Human Rights, in A. Prakash and M.K. Gugerty, eds., Advocacy Organizations and Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2010), 133-54

Packing Heat: Pro-Gun Groups as Global Governors in Small Arms Control, in D.D. Avant, M. Finnemore, and S.K. Sell, eds., Who Governs the Globe? Cambridge Studies in International Relations, No. 114, (Cambridge University Press, 2010), 183-201

Conservative Forces, Communications, and Global Civil Society: Toward Conflictive Democracy, in M. Albrow, H. Anheier, M. Glasius, M. Price, and M. Kaldor, eds., Global Civil Society 2007/8: Communicative Power and Democracy (London School of Economics Center for the Study of Global Governance/UCLA Center for Civil Society/Sage Publishers, 2007), 198-203

Globalization and the Social Construction of Human Rights Campaigns, in A. Brysk, ed., Globalization and Human Rights (University of California Press, 2002), 133-47

Beyond Transparency: Visibility and Fit in the Internationalization of Internal Conflict, in B.I. Finel and K.M. Lord, eds., Power and Conflict in the Age of Transparency (Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, 2000; paperback reissue 2002), 287-314

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Self-Inflicted Wounds: The War on Terror's Continuing Toll on Civil Liberties, The State of the Transatlantic World 2015 (Transatlantic Academy, 2015), 82-85

Ken Saro-Wiwa, "The Coming War in the Delta," introduction in A. Schiffrin, ed., Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World (New Press, 2014), 117-19

What Rouses Global Civil Society? Global Civil Society: Shifting Powers in a Shifting World, Conference Proceedings, Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (2012), 83-90

Bringing Human Rights Home? The Promises and Pitfalls of Rights Strategies in American Social Justice Advocacy, American Society of International Law Proceedings of the101st Annual Meeting (2008), 22-24

Dalit Rights on the International Stage, Dalit International Newsletter 11: 3 (Oct. 2006), 5-7.

Merchants of Morality, Foreign Policy 129, Mar./Apr. 2002, 36-45 (cover article; summarized in Chronicle of Higher Education online; featured in Arts & Letters Daily, Electronic Policy Network, Alternet) (Mar./Apr. 2002 issue was one of three issues submitted by Foreign Policy to win the 2003 National Magazine Award for General Excellence)

The Global Morality Market, Social Policy 32: 4 (2002), 37-42 (adaptation of Merchants of Morality)

Singapore, chapter in Lawyers Committee on Human Rights, ed., Critique: Review of the Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1989 (New York: Lawyers Committee on Human Rights, 1990) (co-author)

INVITED ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

Exploitation Creep in American Journal of International Law Unbound, http://www.asil.org/blogs/re-framing-exploitation-creep-fight-human-trafficking-response-janie-chuang

Fighting Abuses in Existing Powers, Open Global Rights, Sept. 24, 2013, http://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights/clifford-bob/fighting-abuses-in-existing-powers

Engagement for Whose Good? The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere, Social Science Research Council, June 2, 2010, http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/author/bobc/

Government, Civil Society and Religious Freedom, The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere, Social Science Research Council, Mar. 12, 2010, http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/author/bobc/

BLOG POSTS

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights in Indiana, Transatlantic Academy Blog, Apr. 15, 2015, http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/node/799

Obama Program Threatens Civil Society Abroad, Transatlantic Academy Blog, Oct. 2, 2014, http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/node/732

MEDIA PUBLICATIONS/APPEARANCES

Conservative Causes Go Global, Yale Global Online Magazine, Jan. 16, 2013 (cover story) (reprinted in Epoch Times, Jakarta Globe, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Weekend Edition, National Public Radio, book interview with Scott Simon, April 22, 2006

Midmorning, Minnesota Public Radio, featured author (one hour), March 7, 2006

Marketing Humanitarian Crises, Yale Global Online Magazine, February 21, 2006 (cover story) (reprinted in International Herald Tribune, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Daily Mail (Islamabad), La Vanguardia (Spain); reprinted in N. Chanda and S. Froetschel, eds., A World Connected: Globalization in the 21st Century (Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, 2012)

Slum Survivor, Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2002 (op. ed.), reprinted in San Francisco Examiner, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (online edition), Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Sidney Morning Herald (Australia), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale)

Merchants of Morality, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 5, 2002 (op. ed.) (adaptation of Foreign Policy article)

CNN & Company, panelist, April 19, 1999; May 3, 1999; May 17, 1999.

Grants

Transatlantic Academy: Fellowship, 2014-15, for book project, Faith, Freedom and Foreign Policy:

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS): Fellowship, 2007-08, for book project, Globalizing the Right-Wing: Conservative Activism and World Politics

Smith Richardson Foundation: Junior Faculty Fellowship in International Security, 2003

United States Institute of Peace: Solicited Grants in Nonviolent Conflict Resolution, 2003

Carr Center for Human Rights, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University: Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 1998-99

Albert Einstein Institution: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Nonviolent Conflict Studies at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 1997-98

Harvard-MIT MacArthur Transnational Security Program, Doctoral Fellowship, 1996-97

Social Science Research Council/American Council of Learned Societies: International Doctoral Research Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies, 1994

Social Science Research Council/American Council of Learned Societies: Predissertation Fellowship, 1992

Honors

For The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism
Best Book Award, International Studies Association, 2007
Scholarly Achievement Award, North Central Sociological Association, 2007 (co-winner)
A "Top Book of 2006," The Globalist

Oxford University Press, Founding Co-Editor of Oxford Studies in Culture & Politics book series

Guest Researcher, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany), July 2015

Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy (Washington, DC), 2014-15

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto), June 2013

Duquesne University, McAnulty College Summer Grant Writing Award, 2013

Duquesne University, Africa Studies Program, Course Development Grant, 2012

Duquesne University, Wimmer Family Foundation Course Development Award, 2007

Duquesne University, Faculty Development Fund Award, 2006, 2011

Duquesne University, Russo Family Foundation Award, 2005

Duquesne University, Presidential Scholarship, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010

Courses

GRADUATE COURSES

Human Rights: Politics and Policy
Ethnic Conflict: Politics and Policy
Global Public Policy
Global Civil Society
Terrorism

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

International Relations
International Law and Organization
Theories of Comparative Government
Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
Asian Politics
Comparative Political Systems: Developing States
Comparative Political Systems: Advanced Industrial States
Current Problems in International Affairs

Presentations

Norm Assassination: The Rise of Targeted Killing and the Fall of Anti-Assassination Norms. Frankfurt Peace Research Institute, July 21, 2015

Wielding the Rights Crowbar in Political Conflict. German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, July 13, 2015

Foreign Government Support for Threatened Civil Societies: Helpful or Harmful? Conference on Risks and Opportunities in the Civil Society-Public Institutions Relationship. LUISS University School of Government and Department of Political Science, May 7-9 2015

Wielding the Rights Crowbar in Political Conflict. Columbia University International Politics Seminar, Apr. 23, 2015

Generation, Diffusion, and Institutionalization of Secrecy Norms in International Society. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Secrecy, Privacy, & International Relations workshop, Apr. 17. 2015

Freedom of Religion as a Political Weapon: Contending Transnational Networks in Italy's Lautsi Case. Transatlantic Academy Workshop on Religion in EU and U.S. Foreign Policy, Apr. 13, 2015

Wielding the Rights Crowbar in Political Conflict. George Washington University Political Science Speaker series, Mar. 27, 2015International Institutions, Religious Freedom, and National Practices: Implications of Italy's Lautsi Case. International Studies Association annual meeting, Feb. 18, 2015 (panel)

Norm Assassination: The Rise of Targeted Killing and the Fall of Human Rights. International Studies Association annual meeting, Feb. 18, 2015 (panel)

Learning from the Law: Using Rules of Evidence to Improve Political Science Research. American Political Science Association annual meeting, Aug. 30, 2014 (panel)

Global Muckraking and the Ogoni Conflict. New America Foundation, Nov. 17, 2014

Religious Groups in Foreign Policy Making. Atlantic Dialogues, Marrakech, Morocco, Oct. 25, 2014

Rights as Weapons: The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics. Oxford University, Merton College International Relations Group, May 27, 2014

The Strategic Deployment of Rights. School of Oriental and African Studies (London), Centre for International International Relations Speakers Series, May 22, 2014

The Marketing of Rebellion. U.S. Department of State, Virtual Student Foreign Service Lecture Series on Social Movements and Political Change, Apr. 17, 2014

Human Rights Promoted and Attacked. International Studies Association annual meeting, Mar. 28, 2014 (panel)
Targeted Killing: A New Norm, Its Promoters, and Its Opponents. Workshop on "Norm Anti-Preneurs," International Studies Association annual meeting, Mar. 25, 2014 (panel)

Rule, Resistance and Authority in International Relations. Goethe University (Frankfurt), Normative Orders Cluster of Excellence, Jan. 22, 2014
Marketing Humanitarian Causes. Bologna University (Italy), Jan. 21, 2014

The Strategic Deployment of Rights. American Political Science Association annual meeting, Aug. 31, 2013 (panel)

The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics. Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto), May 29, 2013

Rights as Weapons. Batten School of Public Policy, University of Virginia, May 2, 2013

Rights as Weapons in Political Conflict. International Studies Association annual meeting, Apr. 5, 2013 (panel)

Hypotheses on Transnational Policy Networks. Conference on Financial Stability and Energy Security in the Americas and Europe: The Role of Transnational Policy Networks, Boston University, Feb. 15, 2013

Backlashes to LGBT Rights and Strategies to Counter Them. Conference on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on LGBT Human Rights Advocacy, Duke University, Feb. 8, 2013

Rights as Weapons in Political Conflict. Colloquium in Ethics, Politics and Society, Luiss University School of Government (Rome), Dec. 6, 2012

Rights as Weapons in Political Conflict. Seminar on Changing Democracies, European University Institute (Florence), Nov. 26, 2012

Right Wing Civil Society and the Global Fight against Gay Rights. Workshop on Civil Society and Global Politics, Luiss University School of Government (Rome), Oct. 12, 2012

The Baptist-Burqa Network: Coalitions of Convenience and Implications for Transnational Politics. Italian Political Science Association annual meeting, Sept. 14, 2012 (panel)

For God's Sake: Transnational Activism and Local Religious Conflict. Italian Political Science Association annual meeting, Sept. 13, 2012 (panel)

The Transnational Battle over Gun Control: Implications for NGO Governance. Oxford University, Department of International Development Conference on Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance, June 3, 2012

Rights as Weapons in Political Conflict. George Washington University, Institute for Global and International Studies Research Seminar Series, March 1, 2012

Fighting for Rights: Gay vs. Anti-Gay Players in International Arenas. Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting, Feb. 24, 2012 (panel)

When Rights Become Weapons: Comparative Insights from Europe, the United States, and Elsewhere. University of Pennsylvania, Penn Comparative Politics Workshop, Oct. 19, 2011

Gay Rights vs. the Baptist-Burqa Network: The Battle over International Law. Northwestern University International Law & International Organizations Working Group, Apr. 27, 2011

Conflict of Values and NGO Governance. Oxford University, Department of International Development conference on Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance, Apr. 16, 2011

Local Protest and Transnational Activism: Setting the Agenda in the Age of the Internet. Uppsala University Centre for Sustainable Development, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) conference on Global Civil Society: Shifting Powers in a Shifting World, Apr. 12-13, 2011

International Norm Contestation and Political Change. International Studies Association annual meeting, Mar. 18, 2011 (panel)

Globalizing the Culture Wars: The Transnational Battle over Sexual Rights. American Political Science Association annual meeting, Sept. 2, 2010 (panel)

Litigating for the Lord: Religious Conservatives, Transnational Legal Advocacy, and Battles over the Family. International Studies Association annual meeting, Feb. 20, 2010 (panel)