Arno Tausch is Adjunct Professor (Universitaetsdozent) of Political Science at Innsbruck University. In his academic career, he was also Associate Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Guest Researcher, International Institute for Comparative Social Research, Science Center, West Berlin, upon invitation by the late Karl Wolfgang Deutsch, Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University. He served as an Austrian diplomat abroad and was Counselor for Labor and Migration at the Austrian Embassy in Warsaw. His research program is focused on world systems studies, development and dependency studies, European studies, and quantitative peace research. In addition, he authored or co-authored 15 books in English for major social science publishers, such as Dutch University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Nova Science Publishers, Rozenberg, and Saint Martin's Press, N.Y. In all, Tausch's works were published or republished in 26 countries around the globe.