Felix E. Martin, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics & International Relations in the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.
Dr. Martin holds M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. He also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. His areas of expertise include international relations theory, security/peace studies, and international political economy. He is a specialist in the security and political economy of Latin America and Southern Europe. His research interests expand from the theories of international relations, strategic culture, strategic interactions, peace studies, management of international life, the political economy of healthcare services on a global scale, to the management and resolution of the tragedy of the commons. He spent the 2000-2001 academic year in Madrid, Spain, at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares as a Senior Lecturer and Researcher with a Fulbright Fellowship. He authored Militarist Peace in South America: Conditions for War and Peace (New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2006), co-authored Russia and Latin America: From Nation-State to Society of States (New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2013), and coedited Latin America's Quest for Globalization: The Role of Spanish Firms (London: Ashgate, 2005).
He is currently working on the notion of "dis-development," its theoretical underpinnings, and its manifestations in selected Latin American economies. Also, he continues to work on a longer-term project on cross-national comparative analysis of the Militarist Peace hypothesis and its effects on the causes of war and peace in peripheral world regions. His academic articles have been published in Revista Quórum; Revista Española de Estudios Norteamericanos, Madrid, Spain; Foro Internacional, Colegio de Mexico, Mexico; Economica, Grenoble, France; the Delaware Review of Latin American Studies, U.S.A.; Peace Research Journal: Canadian Journal of Peace Studies, Canada; and The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, U.S.A.