James DeShaw Rae

  • Contact Information

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office Location: Tahoe Hall 3123
  • Office Hours: Tues, Thur 10:30 - 11:30 Or by appointment
  • E-mail: rae@csus.edu
  • Office Phone: (916) 278-7866
  • Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6043

Courses that I teach

  • Govt 35: World Politics
  • Govt 127: International Law
  • Govt 130: International Relations
  • Govt 131: International Organization
  • Govt 137: Nationalism
  • Govt 145: Government and Politics of Asia


  • Analyzing the Drone Debates: Targeted Killing, Remote Warfare, and Military Technology. New York, NY: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014.
  • “Planting Flags on the Tide: The South China Sea as Containment Policy.” China and the World Beijing: World Knowledge Press & Rutgers University. (under review)
  • “Can We Expect More Constructive Relations between the US and China after the Leadership Changes?” Euro Atlantic Quarterly 1, vol. 8 (1/2013).
  • “Transitional Justice in Divided Societies: Using Hybrid Courts to Manage Conflict.” In William J. Lahneman and Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr., eds. From Mediation to Nation-Building: Third Parties and the Management of Communal Conflict. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
  • “International Commission of Inquiry on East Timor (ICIET).” In Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky, eds. The Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • “Promoting Human Rights through Hybrid Courts: The Serious Crimes Process in East Timor.” In Lilian A. Barria and Steven D. Roper, eds. TheDevelopment of Institutions of Human Rights: A Comparative Study. London, U.K.: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010.
  • Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor. Boulder, CO: First Forum Press/Lynne Rienner, 2009.
  • Review, Victor Peskin. International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans: Virtual Trials and the Struggle for State Cooperation. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Peace Review 21, no. 3 (Fall 2009): 420-25.
  • Review, Vincent Kelly Pollard. Globalization,Democratization, and Asian Leadership: Power Sharing, Foreign Policy and Society in the Philippines and Japan. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, 2004. Political Studies Review 5, no. 2 (May 2007): 313-14.
  • “War Crimes Accountability: Justice and Reconciliation in Cambodia and East Timor.” Global Change, Peace, and Security 15, no. 2 (June 2003).
  • “Spain and the Basque Country.” In John Darby. The Effects of Violence on Peace Processes (with Cynthia Irvin). Washington, DC: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2001: 77-86.
  • “Peace Processes from 1988-98: Changing Patterns.” (with John Darby) Ethnic Studies Report 17, no. 1 (January 1999): 45-64.
  • “Montenegro-And More-At Risk.” (with Daniel Serwer and Lauren Van Metre), Special Report no. 42 (Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1999).

Newspaper Opinion Pieces

Research Projects/Interests

  • Human Rights, War Crimes, and Transitional Justice
  • UN Peacebuilding
  • East and Southeast Asia (particularly Cambodia, China, and East Timor)
  • Ethnic Conflict and Political Violence



CCTV China

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao & Prof. James Rae