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John Mueller

Professor Mueller's research interests include:
International politics, foreign policy, defense policy, public opinion, democratization, economic history, post-Communism, terrorism, musical theater, and dance history.

Recent books:

Chasing Ghosts : The Policing of Terrorism. New York: Oxford University Press, to be published October 31, 2015

The Remnants of War. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them. New York: Free Press, 2006. Information about the book

Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al-Qaeda. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.   Information about the book

Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films.   Information about the book

Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Costs, and Benefits of Homeland Security. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.   Information about the book

Terrorism since 9/11: The American Cases.   Information about the book

War and Ideas: Selected Essays.    Information about the book


Curriculum Vitae (html)(pdf)

Bio (HTML)

Bio (PDF)

Notes on Dance Films

Predictions about terrorism

Trends in public opinion on terrorism

Appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Halloween 2006