Steven V. Miller is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. He came to the University of Alabama as a Ph.D. student in 2006 after completing his bachelors at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Steve’s research focuses on how the political attitudes and behavior of citizens change when the state is externally threatened. He incorporates cross-national survey data and international conflict data to demonstrate how external threat affects individual self-appraisals of well-being, tolerance of government and societal corruption, and preferences for strong state leaders that can rule without legislative or judicial oversight. His other research focuses on international conflict, democratic peace and conflict behavior, and political behavior, in general. Steve’s research has been published in journals like Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Social Science Quarterly. Steve is currently serving as a visiting lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is on the market this year.
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