“Populism in Southeast Asia” in The Palgrave Handbook on Populism edited by Michael T. Oswald (forthcoming)

“Civil Wars,” (with Stathis N. Kalyvas), in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, edited by Robert Denemark and Renée Marlin-Bennett, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2017 [2010]), [encylopedia link] [paper]


Biying Power: The Economics of Populism from Ancient Greece to the Present, book manuscript in progress (for sample chapters, please contact me here)

Killing Democracy: Rodrigo Duterte and the War on Drugs in the Philippines (with Nicole Curato and Ronald Holmes), book manuscript in progress

“Betraying the Heartland: Estimating the Political Cost of the British Labour Party’s Asylum Seeker Immigration Policy”, (with Charles Miller), under review, [paper]

“Is there a Populist Personality? Populist Attitudes, Personality, and Voter Preference in Australian Public Opinion” (with Boris Bizumic). Under review, [paper]

“The Origins of Inequality in Sub Saharan Africa” (with Christian Houle and Nicholas Bichay), under review (previous versions presented at MPSA, Chicago, 4-7 April, 2019; EPSA, Belfast, 20-22 June, 2019; APSA, Washington DC, 29 Aug-1 Sep, 2019), [paper]

“Commodity booms, conflict, and crime” (with Rashesh Shrestha and Edward Aspinall), in progress (previous versions presented at AAS, Denver, 21-24 March 2019; APSA, Washington DC, 29 Aug-1 Sep 2019; PIPCOSS, 29 July, 2020), [paper]

“Industry-Specific Corruption” (with Eve Warburton), in preparation for APSA, Online, 11-13 Sept., 2020.


“Populism and the Australian Election: What Could Fringe Voters Deliver to Our Parliament?” The Guardian, 11 May 2019

“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, New York: Cambridge University Press (2019)

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

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


“Does Asylum Seeker Immigration Increase Support for the Far Right? Evidence from the United Kingdom, 2000-2015”, (with Charles Miller), Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, (2020) [journal link] [paper] [online appendix]

"A New Penal Populism? Rodrigo Duterte, Public Opinion, and the War on Drugs in the Philippines." (with Ronald Holmes), Journal of East Asian Studies, (2020) [journal link] [paper]

““The Enemy of the People”: Populists and Press Freedom” Political Research Quarterly, 73(2) (2020): 261-275 [journal link] [paper] [online appendix] [data] [do]

“The structure of ethnic inequality and ethnic voting,” (with Christian Houle and Chunho Park), The Journal of Politics 81(1), (2019): 187-200, [journal link] [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]

“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]