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Political Science

Srinivas Sitaraman

Srinivasan Sitaraman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 508-793-7684
Email: ssitaraman@clarku.edu


B.A., University of Madras, India, 1987
M.A., University of Madras, India, 1989
M.A., Ohio State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2003

Current Research and Teaching

United Nations, international relations theory, international organizations and international law, human rights, globalization and international political economy, and Asian politics

Selected Publications


State Participation in International Treaty Regimes (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, August 2009).


"Prosecuting Pakistani Terror Suspects: Implications for International Criminal Law and Global War on Terrorism," Amsterdam Law Forum, Vol 4, No 1 (2012), pp: 102-130.

Afghan War (2001-present), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa edited by Edward Ramsamy, et. al, Sage Reference, 2012

“Conflict, Hegemony, and Power Balancing,” in Support, Follow, or Challenge? The Limits of Hegemony and the Rise of the Rest, eds., Williams, Lobell, Jesse, et. al., Stanford University Press, 2011.

Pakistan’s India ‘BogeymanThe Diplomat 11/8/2011

Why India Is Not an Existential Threat to Pakistan.Foreign Policy Journal 11/24/2011

“Privatization, Efficiency, Development, and Inequality—Transnational Conflicts Over Access to Water and Sanitation.” Human Rights and Human Welfare, Vol. 8 (April 2008), pp: 94-113.

“Regulating the Belching Dragon: Rule of Law, Politics of Enforcement, and Pollution Prevention in Post-Mao Industrial China,” The Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 18. No. 2 (2007), pp: 267-334.

“Colonialism, Masculinity, and Revivalist Hindu Nationalism: Communal Tensions and Weapons of Mass Destruction,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Winter 2007), pp: 52-80.

“Regulating the Environment: Development of Domestic Environmental Law and Participation in International Treaties of China,” China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Greater China, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 2006), pp: 183-196.

Book Chapter

“Evolution of the Ozone Regime: Local, National, and International Influences,” in Environmental Change and U.S. Foreign Policy edited by Paul G. Harris (Washington DC, Georgetown University Press, 2001), pp: 111-133.

“Domestic and Grand Foreign Policy Motivations of the Indian Nuclear Weapons Program,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies  (Vol. 24, No.1, Fall 2000), pp: 57-74.

Law Review

“Regulating the Belching Dragon: Rule of Law, Politics of Enforcement, and Pollution Prevention in Post-Mao Industrial China,” The Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 18. No. 2 (2007), pp: 267-334.

Research Monographs

“Explaining China’s Continued Resistance Towards International Human Rights Norms: A Historical Legal Analysis.” (Occasional Paper Series, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, June 2008). (Available online)

“International Institutional Order and Intermediate State Strategies: The Case of Indian Nuclear Program,” in Intermediate States' Strategies Toward Multilateral Arenas (Woodrow Wilson Center for International Affairs, Working Paper Series, Washington DC, May 1999).

“Why did India Conduct Underground Nuclear Tests?” in After the South Asian Bombs: The Global Implications of Recent Developments Concerning Nuclear Weapons edited by Clifford E. Singer (Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1999).

Book Reviews

Jeffrey Davis, Justice Across Borders: The Struggle for Human Rights in U.S. Courts (New ork: Cambridge University Press, 2008) Law and Politics Book Review, American Political Science Association (Vol.19 No. 7, July, 2009), pp:572-577. Available online

Tim stephens, International Courts and Environmental Protection (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009) Review of International Organization (Vol.4, Issue No. 3, Sept. 2009), pp: 319-324.

Lisa Tortell, Monetary Remedies for Breach of Human Rights: A Comparative Study (Oxford, UK, Hart Publishing, 2006) Law & Politics Book Review of American Political Science Association (Vol. 18, No. 2, February 2008), pp.138-142. (Available online)

Sang Ye, China Candid: The People of the People’s Republic, ed. by Geremie R. Barme’ with Miriam Lang (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006) Journal of Chinese Political Science (Vol. 12, No. 2, August 2007), pp: 193-194.

Delano Verwey, The EC, the EU and the International Law of Treaties (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Law & Politics Book Review, American Political Science Association (Vol. 16, No. 9, September, 2006), pp: 672-675. (Available online)

Julie A. Mertus, Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy, Perspectives on Politics, American Political Science Association (Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2005) pp: 381-382.

Stephen Hopgood, The Global Politics of the Environment by Lorraine Elliott and American Foreign Environment Policy and the Power of the State, Millennium: Journal of International Relations (Vol. 27, No. 3, 1998), pp: 770-773.

Fuat Keyman, Globalization, State, Identity/Difference: Toward a Critical Social Theory of International Relations, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (Vol. 15, No. 3, Fall 1998), pp: 32-135.