Paul R. Hensel

Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas

Mailing Address:
Department of Political Science
University of North Texas
P.O. Box 305340
Denton, TX 76203-5017


 

Phone: (940) 369-7330

Fax: (940) 565-4818

phensel@unt.edu

http://www.paulhensel.org


Areas of Specialization

Education

Professional Experience

Courses Taught

For more details on my teaching interests and policies, please visit my Teaching page

Undergraduate

Graduate

Other

Grants Received

External Grants: Total $874,499 for my institution / $1,662,149 overall

"Identity Claims: Expanding the Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) Dataset" (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Krista E. Wiegand, and Andrew P. Owsiak) From the U.S. Department of Defense - Minerva Research Initiative; September 2015-August 2017. ($225,525 for UNT, $204,372 for University of Iowa, $137,136 for University of Tennessee, and $114,931 for University of Georgia)

"Managing International Water Conflicts" (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Andrea Gerlak, and Neda Zawahri) From the US Agency for International Development; January 2013 - December 2014. ($25,000 for UNT, $151,211 for the University of Iowa, $10,000 for the University of Arizona, and $10,000 for Cleveland State University)

"Contentious Issues in World Politics: Updating the ICOW Dataset." (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell) From the National Science Foundation; September 2010 - August 2013. ($260,330 for UNT, $160,000 for Iowa)

"Colonial Legacies and Territorial Claims." (with HeeMin Kim and Dale Smith) From the Northeast Asian History Foundation (South Korea); March 2008 - August 2009. ($50,000)

"Bones of Contention: Comparing Territorial, River, and Maritime Issues in World Politics." (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell) From the National Science Foundation; July 2002 - June 2004. ($175,000)

"Freshwater and Maritime Issues in World Politics." (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell) From the National Science Foundation; January 2001 - December 2001. ($86,838)

"Collaborative Research on Updating the Militarized Interstate Dispute Data Set." (part of an eleven-university project, centered at Penn State University; Florida State was the center for research on militarized conflict in South America) From the National Science Foundation; July 2000 - June 2002. ($51,806)

Intramural Grants: Total $17,657

"Pilot Research on Identity Claims.: Research Seed Grant from Office of Research and Economic Development, University of North Texas; Summer 2015 ($4657)

"Territorial Claims in Europe and the Middle East." Summer Grant Writing Appointment from the Political Science department, Florida State University; Summer 2002. ($5000)

"Water Disputes and Conflict in the Middle East." From the Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS), Florida State University; May 1999 - August 1999. ($8,000)

Data Sets Created

ICOW Issue Data Sets:

I am the founder and co-director of the Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) research project. The project's main contribution is the collection of data on the salience and management of contentious issues around the world:

ICOW Supplementary Data Sets:

The ICOW project has also collected and released several other data sets that scholars might find useful:

COW Contiguity Data:

I am the data host for the Correlates of War (COW) project's contiguity data. This means that I am in charge of updating and responding to user questions about the following two data sets:

Article Replication Data

Publications

Many of these papers may be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format; HTML abstracts are available for the remaining papers.

Journal Articles

Bryan A. Frederick, Paul R. Hensel, and Christopher Macaulay (2017). "The Issue Correlates of War Territorial Claims Data, 1816-2001." Journal of Peace Research 54, 1 (January), forthcoming.

Paul R. Hensel and Sara McLaughlin Mitchell (2017). "From Territorial Claims to Identity Claims: The Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) Project." Conflict Management and Peace Science 34: forthcoming.

Paul R. Hensel and Sara McLaughlin Mitchell (2015). "Lessons from the Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) Project." Journal of Peace Research 52, 1 (January): 116-119

Stephen C. Nemeth, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Elizabeth A. Nyman, and Paul R. Hensel (2014). "Ruling the Sea: Institutionalization and Privatization of the Global Ocean Commons." International Interactions 40, 5: 711-736.

Marit Brochmann and Paul R. Hensel (2011). "The Effectiveness of Negotiations over International River Claims." International Studies Quarterly 55, 3 (September): 859-882.

Marit Brochmann and Paul R. Hensel (2009). "Peaceful Management of International River Claims." International Negotiation 14, 2: 391-416.

Paul R. Hensel, Michael Allison, and Ahmed Khanani (2009). "Territorial Integrity Treaties and Armed Conflict over Territory." Conflict Management and Peace Science 26, 2 (April): 120-143.

Paul R. Hensel, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Thomas E. Sowers II, and Clayton L. Thyne (2008). "Bones of Contention: Comparing Territorial, Maritime, and River Issues." Journal of Conflict Resolution 52, 1 (February): 117-143.

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and Paul R. Hensel (2007). "International Institutions and Compliance with Agreements." American Journal of Political Science 51, 4 (October): 721-737.

Paul R. Hensel, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, and Thomas E. Sowers II (2006). "Conflict Management of Riparian Disputes: A Regional Comparison of Dispute Resolution." Political Geography 25, 4 (May): 383-411.

Paul R. Hensel and Sara McLaughlin Mitchell (2005). "Issue Indivisibility and Territorial Claims." GeoJournal 64, 4 (December): 275-285.

Paul R. Hensel (2002). "The More Things Change...: Recognizing and Responding to Trends in Armed Conflict." Conflict Management and Peace Science 19, 1 (Spring): 27-53.

Paul R. Hensel (2001). "Contentious Issues and World Politics: The Management of Territorial Claims in the Americas, 1816-1992." International Studies Quarterly 45, 1 (March): 81-109.

Paul R. Hensel, Gary Goertz, and Paul F. Diehl (2000). "The Democratic Peace and Rivalries." Journal of Politics 62, 4 (November): 1173-1188.

Paul R. Hensel (1999). "An Evolutionary Approach to the Study of Interstate Rivalry." Conflict Management and Peace Science 17, 2 (Fall): 179-206.

Paul R. Hensel (1996). "Charting a Course to Conflict: Territorial Issues and Interstate Conflict, 1816-1992." Conflict Management and Peace Science 15, 1 (Spring): 43-73.

Paul F. Diehl, Jennifer Reifschneider, and Paul R. Hensel (1996). "United Nations Intervention and Recurring Conflict." International Organization 50,4 (Autumn): 683-700.

Paul R. Hensel and Paul F. Diehl (1994). "It Takes Two to Tango: Non-Militarized Response in Interstate Disputes." Journal of Conflict Resolution 38,3 (September): 479-506.

Paul R. Hensel (1994). "One Thing Leads to Another: Recurrent Militarized Disputes in Latin America, 1816-1986." Journal of Peace Research 31,3 (August): 281-297.

Paul R. Hensel and Paul F. Diehl (1994). "Testing Empirical Propositions about Shatterbelts." Political Geography 13,1 (January): 33-51.

Book Chapters

Paul R. Hensel (2017). "Territory and Contentious Issues." In William R. Thompson, ed., Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory. New York: Oxford University Press, conditionally accepted.

Paul R. Hensel (2012). "Territory: Geography, Contentious Issues, and World Politics." In John A. Vasquez, ed., What Do We Know about War?, 2nd edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming

Paul R. Hensel (2012). "Review of Available Data Sets." In Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Paul F. Diehl, and James D. Morrow, eds., A Guide to the Scientific Study of International Processes. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, forthcoming.

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and Paul R. Hensel (2010). "Issues and Conflict." In Tor Georg Jakobsen ed., War: An Introduction to Theories and Research on Collective Violence. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 275-295.

Paul R. Hensel (2010). "Review of Available Data Sets." In Robert A. Denemark, ed., The International Studies Encyclopedia. Blackwell Publishing.

Paul R. Hensel (2001). "Evolution in Domestic Politics and the Development of Rivalry: The Bolivia-Paraguay Case." In William R. Thompson, ed., Evolutionary World Politics. New York: Routledge, pp. 176-217.

Paul R. Hensel (2000). "Territory: Theory and Evidence on Geography and Conflict." In John A. Vasquez, ed., What Do We Know about War?. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 57-84.

Paul R. Hensel (1999). "The Evolution of the Franco-German Rivalry." In William R. Thompson, ed., Great Power Rivalries. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, pp. 86-121.

Paul R. Hensel (1999). "Charting a Course to Conflict: Territorial Issues and Interstate Conflict, 1816-1992." In Paul F. Diehl, ed., A Road Map to War: Territorial Dimensions of International Conflict. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, pp.115-146.

Paul R. Hensel (1998). "Interstate Rivalry and the Study of Militarized Conflict." In Frank P. Harvey and Ben D. Mor, eds., Conflict in World Politics: Advances in the Study of Crisis, War and Peace. New York: St. Martin's Press, pp. 162-204.

Dissertation

The Evolution of Interstate Rivalry. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996.

Work in Progress

These papers may be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

Manuscript Submissions

Paul R. Hensel and Christopher Macaulay, "Shared Ethnic Groups and Interstate Territorial Conflict." Submitted to Journal of Politics, December 2015. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, February 2015.

Current Projects and Working Papers

***Note that this list and description of my work in progress is out of date right now and needs to be updated -- please don't take this as the current status of my research until I update it!***

Territorial Integirty

Paul R. Hensel and Bryan Frederick, "The Territorial Integrity Norm and Interstate Territorial Claims." Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Baltimore.

Ethnic/Identity Issues between States

Krista E. WIegand, Paul R. Hensel, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, and Andrew P. Owsiak, "Issue Linkage of Territorial and Identity Claims." Paper presented at the International Studies Association's 2017 International Conference, Hong Kong, June 2017.

Paul R. Hensel and Christopher Macaulay, "Interstate Identity Claims under the Territorial Integrity Norm." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, March 2016.

Paul R. Hensel and Christopher Macaulay, "Shared Ethnic Groups and Interstate Territorial Conflict." Submitted to Journal of Politics, December 2015. An early version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, February 2015.

Natural Resources and Territorial Claims

Christopher Macaulay and Paul R. Hensel, "Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict." Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto -- see also our 2013 Peace Science poster on the same topic.

Local Residents and Territorial Claims

Paul R. Hensel and Roman Krastev, "Local Residents and the Settlement of Territorial Claims." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2016.

Management of International Rivers

Paul R. Hensel and Marit Brochmann, "Armed Conflict over International Rivers: The Onset and Militarization of River Claims." Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, and the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston.

Domestic Politics and Management of Territorial Claims

Paul R. Hensel, Michael E. Allison, and John Tures, "Credible Commitments and Negotiations over Territory." Working paper, University of North Texas.

Aftermath of Territorial Claims

I am also working on several papers related to the aftermath of territorial claims, investigating the consequences of settling claims for other dimensions of domestic or international politics.

Colonial Legacies and Territorial Claims

Several former FSU grad students and I are working on a project on colonial legacies and territorial claims, which pays special attention to the legal doctrine of Uti Possidetis Juris. This project has led to a research grant from the Northeast Asian History Foundation and will ultimately produce a book. Work on this project is currently underway, and besides the book, seems likely to lead to at least three different papers (one on colonial legacies and territorial conflict between neighbors, one on colonial legacies and territorial conflict with the former colonizer, and one on Uti Possidetis more specifically, plus a paper on independence and territorial claims that does not focus so directly on specific colonial legacies):

Other Aspects of Territorial Claims

Finally, I have a number of other projects that relate to patterns or management of territorial claims. Here are some of the papers that have come from this so far:


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