Faculty Profile

Paul Hensel

Title
Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Illinois, 1996.
Major: Political Science
Degree Specialization: International Relations
Dissertation Title: The Evolution of Interstate Rivalry
MA, University of Illinois, 1993.
Major: Political Science
Degree Specialization: International Relations
BA, University of Michigan, 1991.
Major: Political Science
Degree Specialization: International Relations

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 6830.001, International Conflict, Spring 2023
PSCI 2306.008, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2023
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Fall 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 3810.001, International Relations, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 3810.001, International Relations, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3300.002, Political Science Research Methods, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4828.001, Geography, History, and International Relations, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6830.001, International Conflict, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5900.600, Special Problems, Spring 2021 SPOT
PSCI 2306.008, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 3810.001, International Relations, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2300.003, Introduction to Political Research, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5830.001, International Conflict, Spring 2019 SPOT
PSCI 2306.006, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2300.003, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2017
PSCI 2306.005, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5830.001, International Conflict, Spring 2017 SPOT
PSCI 3810.002, International Relations, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2017
PSCI 6900.726, Special Problems, Spring 2017
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1040.002, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5832.001, Contexts and International Relations, Spring 2016 SPOT
PSCI 4900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2016
PSCI 3996.003, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Fall 2015
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3810.001, International Relations, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSCI 6930.724, Individual Research, Spring 2015
PSCI 3810.001, International Relations, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2015
PSCI 5820.600, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2015
PSCI 6900.726, Special Problems, Spring 2015
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 3810.002, International Relations, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.715, Practicum, Spring 2014
PSCI 1040.002, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2013
PSCI 6900.726, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 3810.002, International Relations, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 6930.724, Individual Research, Spring 2012
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 5820.002, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2012
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 6930.715, Individual Research, Fall 2011
PSCI 3810.002, International Relations, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.715, Practicum, Fall 2011
PSCI 6900.703, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2011
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.715, Practicum, Spring 2011
PSCI 1040.004, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Fall 2010
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2010
PSCI 3810.001, International Relations, Spring 2010
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Fall 2009
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2009
PSCI 3810.003, International Relations, Spring 2009
PSCI 4820.004, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2008

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Hensel, P. R. (2017). Territory and Contentious Issues. William R. Thompson, ed., Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory. New York: Oxford University Press.
Hensel, P. R. (2012). "Review of Available Data Sets.". Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Paul F. Diehl, and James D. Morrow, eds., A Guide to the Scientific Study of International Processes.. 43-62. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Hensel, P. R. (2012). "Territory: Geography, Contentious Issues, and World Politics.". John A. Vasquez, ed., What Do We Know about War?, 2nd edition.. 3-26. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Mitchell, S. M., Hensel, P. R. (2010). "Issues and Conflict.". Tor Georg Jakobsen, ed., War: An Introductioon to Theories and Research on Collective Violence.. 275-295. Haippage, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Hensel, P. R. (2010). "Review of Available Data Sets.". Robert A. Denemark, ed., The International Studies Encyclopedia.. West Sussex, UK: Blackwell.
Hensel, P. R. (2001). "Evolution in Domestic Politics and the Development of Rivalry: The Bolivia-Paraguay Case.". William R. Thompson, ed., Evolutionary Interpretations of World Politics. 176-217. New York, NY: Routledge.
Hensel, P. R. (2000). "Territory: Theory and Evidence on Geography and Conflict.". John A. Vasquez, ed., What Do We Know about War?, 1st edition. 57-84. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Hensel, P. R. (1999). "Charting a Course to Conflict: Territorial Issues and Militarized Interstate Disputes, 1816-1992.". Paul F. Diehl, ed., A Road Map to War: Territorial Dimensions of International Conflict. 115-146. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
Hensel, P. R. (1999). "The Evolution of the Franco-German Rivalry.". William R. Thompson, ed., Great Power Rivalries. 86-121. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
Hensel, P. R. (1998). "Interstate Rivalry and the Study of Militarized Conflict.". Frank Harvey and Ben D. Mor, eds., Conflict in World Politics: Advances in the Study of Crisis, War and Peace. 162-204. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press.
Data set
Hensel, P. R. ICOW River Claims data set.
Hensel, P. R. ICOW Territorial Claims data set.
Hensel, P. R. (2018). ICOW Colonial History data set, version 1.10.
Hensel, P. R. (2018). ICOW Historical State Names data set, version 1.30.
Hensel, P. R. (2017). COW Colonial/Dependency Contiguity data set, version 3.1. http://correlatesofwar.org/data-sets/colonial-dependency-contiguity
Hensel, P. R. (2017). COW Direct Contiguity data set, version 3.2. http://correlatesofwar.org/data-sets/direct-contiguity
Hensel, P. R. (2016). ICOW Historical State Names data set, version 1.2. http://www.paulhensel.org/icownames.html
Hensel, P. R. (2016). ICOW Multilateral Treaties of Pacific Settlement (MTOPS) data set, version 1.6. http://www.paulhensel.org/icowmtops.html
Hensel, P. R. (2016). ICOW Territorial Claims data set, version 1.20. http://www.paulhensel.org/icowterr.html
Hensel, P. R. (2014). ICOW Colonial History data set, version 1.0. http://www.paulhensel.org/icowcol.html
Hensel, P. R. (2014). ICOW International Rivers and River Basins data set, version 1.0. http://www.paulhensel.org/icowriver.html
Hensel, P. R. (2007). ICOW River Claims data set, version 1.10.
Hensel, P. R. (2000). Shatterbelts data set, version 1.1. http://www.paulhensel.org/vita.html#data
Journal Article
Hensel, P. R., Mitchell, S. M. (2017). "From Territorial Claims to Identity Claims: The Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) Project". Conflict Management & Peace Science. 34(2), 126-140.
Frederick, B., Hensel, P. R., Macaulay, C. (2017). "The Issue Correlates of War Territorial Claims Data, 1816-2001: Procedures and Description". Journal of Peace Research. 54(1), 99-108.
Hensel, P. R., Mitchell, S. M. (2015). "Lessons from The Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) Project". Journal of Peace Research. 52(1), 116-119.
Nemeth, S. C., Mitchell, S. M., Nyman, E. A., Hensel, P. R. (2014). "Ruling the Sea: Managing Maritime Conflicts through UNCLOS and Exclusive Economic Zones". International Interactions. 40(5), 711-736.
Brochmann, M., Hensel, P. R. (2011). "The Effectiveness of Negotiations over International River Claims". International Studies Quarterly. 55(3), 859-882.
Brochmann, M., Hensel, P. R. (2009). "Peaceful Management of International River Claims". International Negotiation. 14(2), 391-416.
Hensel, P. R., Allison, M., Khanani, A. (2009). "Territorial Integrity Treaties and Armed Conflict over Territory". Conflict Management & Peace Science. 26(2), 120-143.
Hensel, P. R., Mitchell, S. M., Sowers II, T. E., Thyne, C. L. (2008). "Bones of Contention: Comparing Territorial, Maritime, and River Issues". Journal of Conflict Resolution. 52(1), 117-143.
Mitchell, S. M., Hensel, P. R. (2007). "International Institutions and Compliance with Agreements over Contentious Issues". American Journal of Political Science. 51(4), 721-737.
Hensel, P. R., Mitchell, S. M., Sowers II, T. E. (2006). "Conflict Management of Riparian Disputes: A Regional Comparison of Dispute Resolution". Political Geography. 25(4), 383-411.
Hensel, P. R., Mitchell, S. M. (2005). "Issue Indivisibility and Territorial Claims". GeoJournal. 64(4), 275-285.
Hensel, P. R. (2002). "The More Things Change...: Recognizing and Responding to Trends in Armed Conflict". Conflict Management & Peace Science. 19(1), 27-53.
Hensel, P. R. (2001). "Contentious Issues and World Politics: Territorial Claims in the Americas, 1816-1992". International Studies Quarterly. 45(1), 81-109.
Hensel, P. R., Goertz, G., Diehl, P. F. (2000). "The Democratic Peace and Rivalries". Journal of Politics. 62(4), 1173-1188.
Hensel, P. R. (1999). "An Evolutionary Approach to the Study of Interstate Rivalry". Conflict Management & Peace Science. 17(2), 179-206.
Diehl, P. F., Reifschneider, J., Hensel, P. R. (1996). "United Nations Intervention and Recurring Conflict". International Organization. 50(4), 683-700.
Hensel, P. R. (1996). "Charting a Course to Conflict: Territorial Issues and Militarized Interstate Disputes, 1816-1992". Conflict Management & Peace Science. 15(1), 43-73.
Hensel, P. R., Diehl, P. F. (1994). "It Takes Two to Tango: Non-Militarized Response in Interstate Disputes". Journal of Conflict Resolution. 38(3), 479-506.
Hensel, P. R. (1994). "One Thing Leads to Another: Recurrent Militarized Disputes in Latin America, 1816-1986". Journal of Peace Research. 31(3), 281-298.
Hensel, P. R., Diehl, P. F. (1994). "Testing Empirical Propositions about Shatterbelts.". Political Geography. 13(1), 33-51.
Pedagogical Material
Hensel, P. R. (2019). SPSS Guide. https://paulhensel.org/Teaching/SPSS.pdf
Reprinted Article
Hensel, P. R., Mitchell, S. B. (2017). From Territorial Claims to Identity Claims: The Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) Project. Journal of Peace Research.
Reprinted article in edited volume
Mitchell, S. M., Hensel, P. R. (2015). "Issues and Conflict.". Tor Georg Jakobsen ed., War: An Introduction to Theories and Research on Collective Violence, 2nd edition..
Hensel, P. R., Mitchell, S. M., Sowers II, T. E., Thyne, C. L. (2013). “Bones of Contention: Comparing Territorial, Maritime, and River Issues.”. Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and John A, Vasquez, eds., Conflict, War, and Peace: An Introduction to Scientific Research..
Hensel, P. R. (2007). "One Thing Leads to Another: Recurrent Militarized Disputes in Latin America, 1816-1986.".
Research Report
Hensel, P. R. (2019). ICOW Quarter in Review: 2019 3rd Quarter. https://paulhensel.org/Reviews/rev2019q3.html
Hensel, P. R. (2019). ICOW Quarter in Review: 2019 2nd Quarter. https://paulhensel.org/Reviews/rev2019q2.html
Hensel, P. R. (2019). ICOW Quarter in Review: 2019 1st Quarter. https://paulhensel.org/Reviews/rev2019q1.html

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Hensel, P. R. (Principal), Mitchell, S. M. (Co-Principal), Wiegand, K. (Co-Principal), Owsiak, A. (Co-Principal), ""Identity Claims: Expanding the Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) Dataset"," Sponsored by Office of Naval Research, Federal, $751941 Funded. (20162020).
Hensel, P. R., "Pilot Research on Identity Claims," Sponsored by UNT Office of Research and Economic Development, University of North Texas, $4657 Funded. (20152015).
Hensel, P. R. (Co-Principal), Mitchell, S. M. (Principal), Gerlak, A. (Supporting), Zawahri, N. (Supporting), ""Managing International Water Conflicts"," Sponsored by US Agency for International Development, Federal, $196211 Funded. (20132014).
Hensel, P. R. (Principal), Mitchell, S. M. (Co-Principal), ""Contentious Issues in World Politics: Updating the ICOW Dataset."," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $420330 Funded. (20102013).
Hensel, P. R. (Principal), Kim, H. (Supporting), Smith, D. (Supporting), ""Colonial Legacies and Territorial Claims"," Sponsored by Northeast Asian History Foundation, International, $50000 Funded. (20082008).
Hensel, P. R. (Principal), Mitchell, S. M. (Co-Principal), ""Bones of Contention: Comparing Territorial, Maritime, and River Claims."," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $175000 Funded. (20022004).
Hensel, P. R. (Principal), ""Territorial Claims in Europe and the Middle East."," Sponsored by Florida State University Department of Political Science, State, $5000 Funded. (20022002).
Hensel, P. R. (Co-Principal), ""Collaborative Research on Updating the Militarized Interstate Dispute Data Set."," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $51806 Funded. (20002002).
Hensel, P. R. (Principal), Mitchell, S. M. (Co-Principal), ""Freshwater and Maritime Issues in World Politics"," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $86838 Funded. (20012001).
Hensel, P. R. (Principal), ""Water Disputes and Conflict in the Middle East"," Sponsored by Florida State University Committee on Faculty Research Support, State, $8000 Funded. (19991999).
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