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

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

     - See related opinion writing in The Washington Post, Monkey Cage and New Mandala

“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]


“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]


“Populists and Press Freedom” revise and resubmit at Political Research Quarterly

The Populists: From Antiquity to the Age of Trump, book manuscript, proposal and sample under review

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

"A New Penal Populism: Rodrigo Duterte, the War on Drugs, and Public Opinion in the Philippines." (with Ronald Holmes), to be presented at the International Political Science Association (2018) [paper]

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

“Populism and Domestic Protests” (with Svitlana Chernyk), to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science (2018).

“Immigration, the White Working Class, and the British Labour Party, 2000-2010”, (with Charles Miller), in progress.

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

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


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


Populism in Southeast Asia, Cambridge Elements in Southeast Asian Politics & Society, New York: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)

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.

- Populist governments, 1980-2010 [data]; populist vote share, 1980-2010 [data].

- See related opinion writing: East Asia Forum (republished in Today Online, Eleventh Column); interviews: ANU, Australian Financial Review; and other media commentary: ANU, Shillong TImes.