“Populism and the war on drugs in Southeast Asia”, The Brown Journal of World Affairs (forthcoming)

“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 in progress (for sample chapters, please contact me here)

“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.” (with Edward Aspinall and Rashesh Shrestha), in progress (scheduled for presentation at AAS, Denver, 21-24 March 2019)

“Losing the Heartland: Immigration, Tipping Points, and the British Labour Party”, (with Charles Miller), in progress.

“The Origins of Inequality: Evidence from Sub Saharan Africa” (with Christian Houle and Nicholas Bichay), in progress (scheduled for presentation at MPSA, Chicago, 4-7 April 2019).

“Why Do Women Support Strongmen? Evidence from the Philippines,” (with Nicole Curato and Ronald Holmes), in progress (scheduled for presentation at the ASAA Women in Asia Conference, Sydney, 21-23 June 2019).

“Populism and Democratic Protests,” (with Svitlana Chernykh and Mukesh Tiwari), in progress


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

“Discipline, Identity and Cohesion in Armed Organizations,” unpublished paper, [paper]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, (2019) [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]

“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]