Jamie Levin

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Jamie Levin

Associate Professor
Campus Location
Brian Mulroney Hall Rm 4069
(902) 867-2245

Jamie Levin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto and an MsC from the London School of Economics. His work focuses on the role of weapons in the resolution of civil wars. Jamie’s research demonstrates how weapons can be a stabilizing force in the resolution of conflict. Previously, Jamie was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with funding from The Azrieli Foundation. Prior to undertaking PhD studies, Jamie worked as a director of a not-for-profit organization engaged in peace process advocacy in New York City. His work has appeared in both the academic press and popular media, including: International Peacekeeping, Journal of Peace Conflict and Development, International Politics, International Studies Review, the Palestine Israel Journal, Harper’s Magazine, the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, the Walrus, Haaretz, the Jerusalem Post, the Toronto Star, and the National Post.


The role of weapons in the resolution of civil wars.


Levin, Jamie.  The European Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Customs Union: A Genealogical Approach.  Economics of Peace and Security Journal. 13.1 (2018): 21-31.

Levin, Jamie.  Exploring Palestinian Weapons Proliferation During the Oslo Peace Process.  The Middle East Journal. 72.1 (Winter 2018): 48-65.

MacKay, Joseph and Jamie Levin.  A Hegelian Realist Constructivist Account of War, Identity, and State Formation.  Journal of International Relations and Development. 21.1 (2018): 75-100.

Levin, Jamie and Dan Miodownik.  The Imperative to Explore the Impact of Disarmament on Peacemaking Efforts and Conflict Recurrence.  Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy.  22.4 (2016): 347-356.

Levin, Jamie, Joseph MacKay and Abouzar Nasirzadeh.  Selectorate Theory and the Democratic Peacekeeping Hypothesis: Evidence from Fiji and Bangladesh.  International Peacekeeping.  23.1 (2016): 107-132.

MacKay, Joseph and Jamie Levin.  Hanging Out in International Politics: Two Kinds of Explanatory Political Ethnography for IR.  International Studies Review. 17.2 (2015): 163-188.

MacKay, Joseph, Jamie Levin, Gustavo Calvalho, Kristen Kavoukian, and Ross Cuthbert.  Before and After Borders: The Nomadic Challenge to Westphalia.  International Politics.  51.1 (2014).

Alleson, Ilan, Jamie Levin, Shmuel Brenner, and Mohammad Said Al Hmaidi. Peace and Pollution: The Political Economy of Toxic Waste in the Case of the Israeli Palestinian Peace Process.  Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development. 8.1 (2013): 15-29.

Levin, Jamie.  Accord to Discord: A Political Economy Approach to the Oslo Process.  Palestine Israel Journal.  14.3 (2007): 62-68.