December 16, 2009
Professor Jeffrey S. Lantis
WOOSTER, Dec. 16 – “Strategic Culture and Tailored
Deterrence: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice,” by Jeffrey S.
Lantis, professor of political science and chair of the international relations
program at the College of Wooster, has been nominated for the Bernard Brodie
Prize as the outstanding article published this year in the journal Contemporary Security Policy. The winner
will be announced at the International Studies Association convention in
Lantis’ article examines recent academic research on the
role of cultural influences in national security strategy, and how policy
makers might apply those insights most effectively, including areas where
cultural insights may help explain the security policy patterns of non-state
actors. It concludes with recommendations for new lines of culturally based
research that may aid the Obama administration in tailoring their deterrence
Lantis, whose latest book, The Life and Death of International
Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in
Comparative Perspective, was published in 2009, has been a member of the
Wooster faculty since 1994.
Founded in 1980, Contemporary Security Policy is one of the oldest peer-reviewed
journals in international conflict and security. The
Bernard Brodie Prize is named for the originator of the concept of nuclear
deterrence, whose ideas remain at the center of security debates today.
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