PAUL D KENNY
My research covers several areas of comparative politics including the political economy of populism, the effects of colonial rule, and immigration.
My first book, Populism and Patronage: Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond (forthcoming with Oxford University Press) demonstrates a causal link between the disruption of political patronage networks and the electoral success of populist candidates. My research has previously been published or is forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science and Government & Opposition among other journals. Full details of published research and work in progress are listed below.
Populism and Patronage: Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
“The Political and Economic Consequences of Populist Rule,” (with Christian Houle), Government & Opposition (published online), (gated), (ungated)
“The Origins of Patronage Politics: State Building, Centrifugalism, and Decolonization”
British Journal of Political Science, 45(1), (2015): 141-
“Colonial Rule, Decolonization, and Corruption in India,” Commonwealth & Comparative
Politics, 53(4), (2015): 401-
“A Mixed Blessing: Karen Resettlement to the United States” (with Kate Lockwood-
“Structural Integrity and Cohesion in Insurgent Organizations: Evidence from Protracted
Conflicts in Ireland and Burma,” International Studies Review, 12 (2010): 533-
“The Meaning of Torture,” Polity, 42(2) (2010): 131-
WORKS UNDER REVIEW AND IN PROGRESS
Populism and Democracy in Southeast Asia, book manuscript under contract with Cambridge University Press.
“The Political Effects of Asylum Seeker Immigration: Evidence from the Asylum Seeker
Dispersal Program in England and Wales 2000-
“The Ontology of Populism: A Framework for Understanding Populist Electoral Success”
“Populism and Press Freedom”
“Weak Ties and Dark Networks: The Social Basis of Terrorism in Colonial India” (with Alexander Lee), dormant