Joseph K. Young
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Joseph K. Young is now a member of Peace and Collaborative Development Network
Dec 12, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Professor Young's research interests relate to the cross-national causes and consequences of political violence. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles across academic disciplines, including political science, economics, criminology, and international studies. The National Science Foundation and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) have funded his research.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Latin America, Brazil
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
US
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Assistant Professor, American University, Political Violence
How many years professional experience do you have ?
6-10
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://nw18.american.edu/~jyoung/
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Portugese
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Human Rights, Terrorism, Violence Prevention
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Research, Quantitative Skills
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Causes and consequences of terrorism and political violence. Influence of foreign aid on violence.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Mike Findley and Joseph K. Young. 2012. “Terrorism and Civil War: A Spatial and Temporal Approach to a Conceptual Problem,” Perspectives on Politics 10(2): 285-305.

Mike Findley, Jim Piazza, and Joseph K. Young. 2012. “Games Rivals Play: Interstate Rivalry and Transnational Terrorism,” Journal of Politics 74(1): 235-248.

Christopher W. Mullins and Joseph K. Young. 2012. “Cultures of Violence and Acts of Terror: Applying a Legitimation-Habituation Model to Terrorism,” Crime & Delinquency 58(1): 28-56.

Joseph K. Young and Mike Findley. 2011. “Can Peace Be Purchased? A Sectoral-Level Analysis of Aid’s Influence on Transnational Terrorism,” Public Choice 149(3/4): 365-381.

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