Maiah Jaskoski , PhD

Maiah  Jaskoski Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Northern Arizona University
Politics and International Affairs
Phone: 928-523-8605

Interests

  • Maiah Jaskoski specializes in environmental politics, security privatization, borders, and military roles in Latin America. Her current book project examines social conflict over proposed extraction in mining and hydrocarbons. It emphasizes how institutions that govern community participation during and prior to environmental licensing can trigger and organize conflict. Jaskoski has conducted research in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru for the project, a portion of which is published in World Development.

Education

  • Jaskoski holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Political Science from Swarthmore College.

Select Publications 

Books

  • Jaskoski, Maiah. 2013. Military Politics and Democracy in the Andes. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Edited Volumes

  • Jaskoski, Maiah, Arturo C. Sotomayor, and Harold A. Trinkunas. 2015. American Crossings: Border Politics in the Western Hemisphere. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press

Refereed Journal Articles  

  • Jaskoski, Maiah, Michael Wilson, and Berny Lazareno. Forthcoming. “Approving of But Not Choosing Violence: Paths of Nonviolent Radicals.” Terrorism and Political Violence.
  • Jaskoski, Maiah. 2014. “Environmental Licensing and Conflict in Peru’s Mining Sector: A Path-Dependent Analysis.” World Development 64 (December): 873–883.
  • Jaskoski, Maiah. 2013. “Private Financing of the Military: A Local Political Economy Approach.” Studies in Comparative International Development 48, no. 2 (June): 172–195.
  • Jaskoski, Maiah. 2012. “Public Security Forces with Private Funding: Local Army Entrepreneurship in Peru and Ecuador.” Latin American Research Review 47, no. 2: 79–99.
  • Jaskoski, Maiah. 2012. “The Ecuadorian Army: Neglecting a Porous Border while Policing the Interior.” Latin American Politics and Society 54, no.1 (Spring): 127–157.
  • Jaskoski, Maiah. 2012. “Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in Democratic Latin America: Military Prerogatives, Contestation, and Mission Performance in Peru.” Armed Forces and Society 38, no. 1 (January): 70–91.

Refereed Book Chapters 

  • Jaskoski, Maiah. 2015. “The Colombian FARC in Northern Ecuador: Borderline and Borderland Dynamics.” In Maiah Jaskoski, Arturo C. Sotomayor, and Harold A. Trinkunas, eds., American Crossings: Border Politics in the Western Hemisphere. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Jaskoski, Maiah, Arturo C. Sotomayor, and Harold A. Trinkunas. 2015. “Borders in the Americas: Theories and Realities.” In Maiah Jaskoski, Arturo C. Sotomayor, and Harold A. Trinkunas, eds., American Crossings: Border Politics in the Western Hemisphere. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Jaskoski, Maiah, Arturo C. Sotomayor, and Harold A. Trinkunas. 2015. “Conclusions.” In Maiah Jaskoski, Arturo C. Sotomayor, and Harold A. Trinkunas, eds., American Crossings: Border Politics in the Western Hemisphere. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Jaskoski, Maiah. 2015. “The Military Protection Markets in Peru and Ecuador: A Detailed Analysis.” In Molly Dunigan and Ulrich Petersohn, eds., The Markets for Force: Privatization of Security Across World Regions, 38–51. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

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