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William Davis

Associate Professor, Government and Foreign Affairs

B.A., University of the State of New York, Regents College; M.L.A., Harvard University; M.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., Florida State University

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

Dr. Davis' main research interests are the influence of security threats and domestic politics on Foreign Policy and Comparative Politics. His area focuses are: Europe/Germany as well as Comparative Political Economy. Dr. Davis' research has focused on the endogenous factors, such as public opinion, and exogenous factors, such as security threats, that affect foreign policy outputs. He is interested in theoretical relationships of theses variables as well as policy implications these relationships may imply for the US, the EU, and foreign policy formation and outputs generally.


Forthcoming in September 2013: “Left-Right Partisanship and Monetary Policy: Why do Elected Officials Acquiesce to Central Bank Independence?” Journal of Economics and Politics.

2012. “The Public Opinion - Foreign Policy Paradox in Germany: Integrating Domestic and International Levels of Analysis Conditionally” European Security 21 (3): 347-369.

2012. “Swords into Ploughshares: the Effect of Pacifist Public Opinion on Foreign Policy in Western Democracies” Cooperation and Conflict 47 (3): 308-330.

Davis, William. The New German Foreign Policy-Opinion Nexus: Europe in the Balance?, Saarbrücken, VDM Publishing House Ltd., 2008.


2012. “Ideology and its Impact Economic and Militarized Coercion: Are Hawks More Likely than Doves to Attempt and Succeed with Economic and Militarized Coercion?" Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Boston. 

2011. “Creating a Global Curriculum in a Virtual Space: Connecting with Conflict-Situated Students.” International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

2011. “Government Ideology and Threat Effectiveness.” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago.

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