Shawn Nichols

DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentPolitics Department
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Shawn Nichols

Research Interests

Political economy of global trade, transnational social forces, property rights, global organizations, and global governance

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Committee: Kent Eaton, Daniel Wirls, Ronnie Lipschutz, and Jan Knippers-Black

Master of Arts, International Policy Studies (2004), Monterey Institute of International Studies
Emphasis: International Trade, Conflict Resolution and Negotiations

Bachelor of Arts, French and Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Certificate of European Studies, Universite' de Caen, Caen, France (1 year study abroad)

Certificate of French language studies, Universite' d'Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France (1 year study abroad)

Selected Publications

"Transnational Capital and the Transformation of the State: Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)," Critical Sociology (Print version, forthcoming). Critical Sociology 0896920516675205, first published on November 11, 2016 as doi:10.1177/0896920516675205

Teaching Interests

Global Politics, International Relations, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy, International Security, Global Trade

Courses Taught

Global Politics
Global Organization
U.S. Foreign Economic Policy
International Security
Capitalism and War