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Comparative Politics

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The Dilemma of Compliance

Political Parties and Post-Election Disputes

Exploring the causes and consequences of post-election disputes

Autocrats Can't Always Get What They Want

State Institutions and Autonomy under Authoritarianism

Discovering why autocrats may not be in total control

Making Sense of the Arab State

Exploring the surprising strengths and weaknesses of the Arab state

State Institutions, Civic Associations, and Identity Demands

Regional Movements in Greater Southeast Asia

An in-depth look at why autonomy movements fail or succeed

Walking the Gendered Tightrope

Theresa May and Nancy Pelosi as Legislative Leaders

Examines how women in higher office must balance feminine stereotypes with exercising their power

Lobbying the Autocrat

The Dynamics of Policy Advocacy in Nondemocracies

The surprising symbiosis between dictators and citizen lobbyists complicates our understanding of autocratic regimes

Disruptions as Opportunities

Governing Chinese Society with Interactive Authoritarianism

How authoritarian states adapt to new phenomena

Radicalization in Theory and Practice

Understanding Religious Violence in Western Europe

Building on a comparative case study, explores the conditions under religious radicalization leading to violent action

International Security in a World of Fragile States

Islamic States and Islamist Organizations

Fragile states are laboratories for Islamist terror groups

Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World

Regimes, Oppositions, and External Actors after the Spring

Long-term effects of the Arab Spring

The Dictator's Dilemma at the Ballot Box

Electoral Manipulation, Economic Maneuvering, and Political Order in Autocracies

Dictators don't dance

The Dictator's Dilemma at the Ballot Box

Electoral Manipulation, Economic Maneuvering, and Political Order in Autocracies

Dictators don't dance

Normalization in World Politics

The imposition of normalcy on fragile states and crises and its implications for world politics

Capital Choices

Sectoral Politics and the Variation of Sovereign Wealth

Revised Edition

Demystifies the process of sovereign wealth fund creation and examines the policy and economic issues surrounding them, updated for a post-Covid world

Fragile Dreams

Tales of Liberalism and Power in Central Europe

A highly readable account of Central Europe’s experience after communism

The Causes of Post-Mobilization Leadership Change and Continuity

A Comparative Analysis of Post-Color Revolution in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia

Large, fragmented coalitions disintegrate

Coronavirus Politics

The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19

Global experts develop explanations of how governments responded to COVID-19

War and Rights

The Impact of War on Political and Civil Rights

Long wars foster democratic freedom in strong states

Fragile but Resilient?

Turkish Electoral Dynamics, 2002-2015

Globalism has sharpened the urban/rural divide in 21st century Turkish elections

Coalition of the unWilling and unAble

European Realignment and the Future of American Geopolitics

An uneasy relationship with Europe threatens U.S. interests in China, and the world

Chinese Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in the 1970s

Two studies exploring the question of linkage between Beijing’s foreign policy and domestic politics in the PRC

Early Communist China

Two Studies

Two studies examine the Fu-t’ien Incident and the Agrarian Reform in Kwangtung

Central Documents and Politburo Politics in China

A study of the dynamics at the center of Chinese politics as revealed in the “Central Documents” through which the leadership communicates with the rest of the political system.

Economic Shocks and Authoritarian Stability

Duration, Financial Control, and Institutions

What topples a statue?