Alexander Cooley

Alexander Cooley is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University and author of Logics of Hierarchy (Cornell University Press, 2005). This article is based on chapter 7 of his new book Base Politics: Democratic Change and the U.S. Military Overseas, forthcoming from Cornell University Press in March 2008. This research was supported by research grants from the Smith Richardson Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.