Henry Carey

Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University

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Carey’s research and teaching focuses on electoral administration, human rights, and democratization. He is a member of the board of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a long-time contributor to projects at the Clarkston Community Center and Little Harbor Chapel.


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"Invoke the Inter-American Democratic Charter for the USA," Henry Carey (with Jennifer L. McCoy and ), Jurist, January 13, 2021.
Henry Carey quoted on returning illegal immigrants to their country of origin by Christina Maxouris, "Denied and Deported" The Signal, February 23, 2016.
Henry Carey quoted on recovery efforts in Haiti by Alice Popovic, "Haiti on Shaky Road to Recovery" National Catholic Reporter, March 29, 2012.
Henry Carey quoted on the possibility of renewed political involvement by Jean-Bertrand Aristide by Isabeau Doucet and Ezra Fieser, "Back in Haiti, is Aristide Eyeing Presidency?" The Christian Science Monitor, March 18, 2011.
"Globally, Soccer All Too Often Imitates Life," Henry Carey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 7, 2010.
"All’s Fair in Love and Soccer," Henry Carey, Foreign Policy, June 18, 2010.
Henry Carey quoted on Wyclef Jean’s influence in Haiti by Stephen Kurczy, "Wyclef Jean Mulling Haiti Presidential Run against Politician Uncle" The Christian Science Monitor, January 30, 2010.
"Is Haiti’s Earthquake a ‘Game-Changer’?," Henry Carey, Columbia Journalism Review, January 22, 2010.
"How Will the World Help Haiti Rebuild?," Henry Carey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 19, 2010.
"To Avoid More Chaos at the Polls," Henry Carey, Letters, New York Times, August 4, 2001.
"Partial Freedom is Best for Kosovo," Henry Carey, Letters, New York Times, March 6, 1999.
Regular contributions by Henry Carey to the World Policy Institute’s World Policy Blog.


"Understanding International Law through Moot Courts: Genocide, Torture, Habeas Corpus, Chemical Weapons and the Responsibility to Protect" (with Stacey M. Mitchell) (Lexington Books, 2014).
Uses five sets of opposing legal briefs and judge’s decisions for five moot court cases held before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court to help students formulate legal arguments that will be applicable to other similar cases.
"The Domestic Politics of Protecting Human Rights in Counter-Terrorism: Poland, Lithuania and Romania’s Secret Detention Centers and Other East European Collaboration in Extraordinary Rendition" East European Politics and Societies 27, no. 3 (2013): 429-465.
Analyzes the variation in the domestic responses of Poland, Lithuania, and Romania to investigations of their secret detention sites for the CIA’s interrogation program from 2002 to 2006; argues that international pressure was a necessary condition for domestic political processes, especially in the legislative and judicial branches supervising executive actions.
Trials and Tribulations of International Prosecution (edited with Stacey M. Mitchell) (Lexington Books, 2013).
Examines the practices of international criminal courts, which are increasingly becoming norm entrepreneurs, defining the norms of coexistence among states, such that internal atrocities are seen not only as international crimes, but threats to the stability and order of international society.
"Privatizing the Democratic Peace: Policy Dilemmas of NGO Peacebuilding" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
Examines the effects of the United Nations and powerful states increasingly relying on NGO peacebuilding in diverse cases like Bosnia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, the Philippines, Chechnya, Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
"Reaping What You Sow: A Comparative Examination of Torture Reform in the United States, France, Argentina, and Israel" (Praeger, 2011).
Presents a new angle in the study of state-sponsored torture by studying how these countries attempt to account for these secret practices and reform future interrogations against this universal crime; also analyzes the costs of torture, whether in terms of intelligence gaffes or alienating potential supporters and enemies alike, creating strategic dilemmas in the war on terrorism.
Subcontracting Peace: The Challenges of NGO Peacebuilding (edited with Oliver P. Richmond) (Ashgate, 2005).
Examines the relatively positive record of non-governmental organizations, as well as the constraints, limitations, and sometimes contradictory impact of their activities and interventions.