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* Received the Best Book Award from the European Politics and Society Section of the APSA, 2014.

 

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • “The Politics of History and the History of Economic Development" Journal of Politics (Jan 2015) 77.1
  • “Democratization Theory and the Arab Spring" with Giovanni Capoccia , Middle East law and Governance Journal (2014) 6.1: 1-31.
  • "The Existential Threat: Varieties of Socialism and the Origins of Electoral Systems in Early Democracies", Studies in Comparative International Development (June 2013) 48.2: 141-171. Download (pdf) (332.29 KB)
  • “When Multi-Method Research Subverts Methodological Pluralism: Or Why We Still Need Single Method Research” with Rudra Sil, Perspectives on Politics (December 2012)10.4: 935-953. Download (pdf) (332.29 KB)
  • "Revolutionary Blind-Spots: The Politics of Electoral System Choice in the Egyptian Transition" Middle East Law and Governance Journal. 2011. Vol. 3, No. 2.
  • “Reading History Forward: The Origins of Electoral Systems in Advanced Democracies” Comparative Political Studies Special Issue on The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies. August/September 2010 43: 1059-1088.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS 

  • "Rethinking Backsliding: Insights from the Historical Turn in Democratization Studies". Comparative Democratization Newsletter, Fall 2104.
  • "Restoring the Voting Rights Act Will Not Do Enough to Ensure Fair Elections" Policy Brief for the Scholars Strategy Network.January 2014
  • “When Election Rules Undermine Democracy”, Policy brief for the Scholars Strategy Network, April 2013.
  • “Is Multi-Method Research Really Better?” with Rudra Sil, Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section Newsletter, Fall 2009.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

  • "Towards a Processual Understanding of Democratization: Rethinking the Temporalities of Political Change" (Article Manuscript, Under Review)
  • “It Didn’t Happen Here? Working Class Mobilization and the Politics of Electoral System Choice in the United States” (Book Manuscript, In Progress).
  • “The Concept of Data: Deconstructing Social Science Research”(Article Manuscript, In Progress)
  • “Dealing with Over-determined Outcomes: A Strategy for Identifying Actors’ Motivations in Historical Research” (Article Manuscript, In Progress).