“Civil Wars,” (with Stathis N. Kalyvas), in International Studies Encyclopedia, edited by Robert Denemark and Renée Marlin-Bennett, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2017), originally published in International Studies Encyclopedia/International Studies Online, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, (2009), [encylopedia link] [paper]

“The Design-Based Revolution in Comparative Politics,” book chapter in N. Farrelly, A. King, M. Wesley, and H. White (eds.) Muddy Boots and Smart Suits: Researching Asia-Pacific Affairs, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (2017) [chapter]


Situation Normal: Populism from Antiquity to the Age of Trump, book manuscript

“Does Asylum Seeker Immigration Increase Support for the Far Right? Evidence from in England and Wales 2000-2015”, (with Charles Miller), under review, [paper]

"A New Penal Populism: Rodrigo Duterte, the War on Drugs, and Public Opinion in the Philippines." (with Ronald Holmes), under review, [paper]

“The New Oil Wars: The Predatory Political Economy of Palm Oil Production, Indonesia 2005-2014” (with Edward Aspinall and Rashesh Shrestha), in progress.

“Addicted to Fear: Populism and the War on Drugs in Southeast Asia,” in progress.

“Losing the Heartland: Immigration and the Decline of the British Labour Party, 1997-2016”, (with Charles Miller), in progress.

“The Origins of Ethnic Inequality: Evidence from Sub Saharan Africa” (with Christian Houle and Nicholas Bichay), in progress.

“Ethnic inequality, cultural distance, and social trust,” (with Christian Houle and Nicholas Bichay), in progress.


“Organizational Weapons: Explaining Cohesion in the Military” HiCN Working Paper, No. 107, [paper]


“Populist Leaders, not Populist Parties, are Driving Asian Politics,” East Asia Forum 26 June 2018, (republished in Today Online, Eleventh Column)

“Populist leaders undermine democracy in these 4 ways: Would a president Trump? (With Kirk Hawkins and Saskia Ruth) The Washington Post, Monkey Cage 18 August 2016

“Duterte a Law unto himself” New Mandala 18 August 2016


Populism in Southeast Asia, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press (2019)

Populism and Patronage: Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press (2017)

- Winner of the American Political Science Association's 2018 Robert A. Dahl Award.


““The Enemy of the People”: Populists and Press Freedom” Political Research Quarterly, forthcoming, [paper] [online appendix] [data] [do]

“The structure of ethnic inequality and ethnic voting,” (with Christian Houle and Chunho Park), The Journal of Politics (2018) [paper] [online appendix]

“The Political and Economic Consequences of Populist Rule,” (with Christian Houle), Government & Opposition, 53(2), (2018): 256-287, [journal link] [paper]

“The Origins of Patronage Politics: State Building, Centrifugalism, and Decolonization” British Journal of Political Science, 45(1), (2015): 141-171, [journal link] [paper]

“Colonial Rule, Decolonization, and Corruption in India,” Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 53(4), (2015): 401-427, [journal link] [paper]

“A Mixed Blessing: Karen Resettlement to the United States” (with Kate Lockwood-Kenny), Journal of Refugee Studies, 24(2) (2011): 217-38, [journal link] [paper]

“Structural Integrity and Cohesion in Insurgent Organizations: Evidence from Protracted Conflicts in Ireland and Burma,” International Studies Review, 12 (2010): 533-555, [journal link] [paper]

“The Meaning of Torture,” Polity, 42(2) (2010): 131-155, [journal link] [paper]