Vesna Danilovic


Vesna Danilovic.

Vesna Danilovic


Vesna Danilovic


Scholarly Interests

International relations theory; international conflict; strategic bargaining; domestic institutions; foreign policy; quantitative research methods in international relations

Contact Information

505 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8443


Vesna Danilovic is an associate professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo. She is the author of When the Stakes Are High: Deterrence and Conflict among Major Powers (University of Michigan Press). Her work has also been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, and edited books. She has served as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Politics. She is currently serving as a member of the editorial board of International Interactions.


  • PhD, University at Buffalo

Current Research

Liberal peace; issue-linkage bargaining; authoritarian regimes and international conflict

Courses Taught

  • PSC 102 – Introduction to International Politics
  • PSC 199 – UB Seminar-Issues in U.S.​ Foreign Policy
  • PSC 330 – International Relations Problems
  • PSC 333 – International Relations Theory
  • PSC 335 – American Foreign Policy
  • PSC 544 – International Theory
  • PSC 644 – International System Evolution
  • PSC 645 – Conflict Processes
  • PSC 648 – International Relations Research

Selected Publications

  • “Reputation for Resolve, Interests, and Conflict,” (with Joe Clare) Conflict Management and Peace Science Vol. 29, no.
    1 (February 2012), pp. 3-27.
  • “Multiple Audiences and Reputation Building in International Conflicts,” (with Joe Clare), Journal of Conflict Resolution Vol. 54, No. 6 (December 2010)., pp. 860-82.
  • Kantian Liberal Peace (Revisited),” (with Joe Clare) American Journal of Political Science Vol. 51. No. 2 (April 2007), pp. 397-414.
  • “Global Power Transitions and Regional Interests,” (with Joe Clare) International Interactions Vol. 33, No. 3, (July 2007), pp. 289-304.
  • When the Stakes Are High: Deterrence and Conflict among Major Powers, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2002.
  • “The Sources of Threat Credibility in Extended Deterrence,” Journal of Conflict Resolution Vol. 45, No. 3 (June 2001), pp. 341-69.
  • “Conceptual and Selection Bias Issues in Deterrence,” Journal of Conflict Resolution Vol. 45, No. 1 (February 2001), pp. 97-125.