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Jack Snyder

Jack Snyder is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations in the political science department and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his books include Human Rights for Pragmatists: Social Power in Modern Times (Princeton University Press, forthcoming); Human Rights Futures (co-edited with Stephen Hopgood and Leslie Vinjamuri, Cambridge University Press, 2017); Ranking the World: Grading States as a Tool of Global Governance (co-editor with Alexander Cooley, Cambridge University Press, 2015); From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict (Norton Books, 2000); Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics and International Ambition (Cornell University Press, 1991). Recent articles include “The First Amendment Is Not a Suicide Pact,” American Purpose, February 22, 2021,; “The Broken Bargain: How Nationalism Came Back,” Foreign Affairs 98:2 (March/April 2019), 54-60; “Backlash against Human Rights Shaming: Emotions in Groups,” International Theory (first view online, December 2019, forthcoming in 2021);“Backlash against Naming and Shaming: The Politics of Status and Emotion,” British Journal of Politics and International Relations 22:4 (2020), symposium on “Backlash Politics”; “The Modernization Trap,” The Journal of Democracy, April 2017, examining populist nationalism.