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Michael T. Koch

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Director of Undergraduate Studies and Study Abroad
Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
Contact
  • (979) 458-0686
  • mtkoch@tamu.edu
  • LASB 130
Professional Links
Personal Website

Research Interests

  • The intersection of domestic and international politics

Biography

Michael Koch’s research focuses on the intersection of domestic and international politics. He examines how domestic political competition and the institutions that structure it affect the foreign policy behavior of states and the reciprocal relationship of how foreign policy outcomes affect democratic political competition. He is also principal co-investigator of the MIPS (Military Interventions by Powerful States) data project with Patricia Sullivan.

He has published in a variety of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution and Journal of Peace Research.

Dr. Koch’s recent publications include “Casualties and Incumbents: Do the Casualties from Interstate Conflicts affect Incumbent Party Vote Share?” in the British Journal of Political Science and “Should I Stay or Should I Go: Partisanship, Approval and the Duration of Democratic Military Interventions” in the Journal of Politics with Patricia Sullivan.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses

  • POLS 206: American National Government
  • POLS 413: American Foreign Policy
  • POLS 415: Contemporary Issues in American Foreign Policy
  • POLS 418: Theories of International Relations
  • POLS 429: Issues in World Politics
  • POLS 447: National Security Policy

Graduate courses

  • POLS 630: International Politics
  • POLS 689: Special Topics in…

Representative Publications

  • “Casualties and Incumbents: Do the Casualties from Interstate Conflicts affect Incumbent Party Vote Share?”
  • “Should I Stay or Should I Go: Partisanship, Approval and the Duration of Democratic Military Interventions”