Research

Publications

“The Two-step Model of Clustered Democratization,” with Mark Kayser. Forthcoming. Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Religion, Language, Race and Ethnic Voting,” Forthcoming. Electoral Studies.

Social Mobility and Democratic Attitudes: Evidence from Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa,” with Michael Miller. Forthcoming. Comparative Political Studies

The Structure of Ethnic Inequality and Ethnic Voting,” with Paul Kenny and Chunho Park. 2019. Journal of Politics. 81(1): 187-200.

Social Mobility and Political Instability,2019.  Journal of Conflict Resolution. 63(1): 85-111.

Ethnic Inequality and the Strength of Ethnic Identities in Sub-Saharan Africa,” with Masaaki Higashijima. 2018. Political Behavior. 40(4): 909-932.

Does Economic Inequality Breed Political Inequality?” 2018. Democratization. 25(8): 1500-1518.

“ Does Ethnic Voting Harm Democracy?” 2018. Democratization. 25(5): 824-842.

The Political and Economic Consequences of Populist Rule in Latin America,” with Paul Kenny. 2018. Government and Opposition. 53(2): 256-287.

A Two-Step Theory and Test of the Oil Curse: The Conditional Effect of Oil on Democratization,2018. Democratization. 25(3): 404-421.

“Does Inequality Harm Economic Development and Democracy? Accounting for Missing Values, Non-Comparable Observations and Endogeneity.” 2018. In “Oxford Handbook of Politics of Development,” eds. Lancaster, Carol, and Nicolas van de Walle. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

“ Ethnic Inequality and Coups in Sub-Saharan Africa,” with Cristina Bodea. 2017. Journal of Peace Research. 54(3): 382-396.

Do Civil Wars, Coups and Riots Have the Same Structural Determinants?” with Cristina Bodea and Ibrahim Elbadawi. 2017. International Interactions. 43(3): 537-561.

“ Inequality, Ethnic Diversity, and Redistribution,” 2017 Journal of Economic Inequality. 15(1):1-23.

Diffusion or Confusion? Clustered Shocks and the Conditional Diffusion of Democracy,” with Mark Kayser and Jun Xiang. 2016. International Organization. 70(4): 687-726.

Why Class Inequality Breeds Coups but Not Civil Wars,” 2016. Journal of Peace Research. 53(5): 680-695.

Inequality, Economic Development, and Democratization,” 2016. Studies in Comparative International Development. 51(4):503-529.

Ethnic Inequality and the Dismantling of Democracy: A Global Analysis,” 2015. World Politics. 67(3): 469-505.

“Inequality, Democratization and Democratic Consolidation,” 2013. APSA-Comparative Democratization Newsletter. 11(3): 21-24.

Working Papers and Work in Progress

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