Books and Book Projects
Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, with Maria J. Stephan (New York: Columbia University Press, August 2011).
- Winner, 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order
- Winner, 2012 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs published in the U.S. during the previous calendar year, American Political Science Association
- 2011 Book of the Year, The Guardian
Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict, co-edited with Adria Lawrence (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2010).
Understanding Nonviolence, a Journal of Peace Research special issue, guest editor with Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham (May 2013).
Why Democracy Encourages Terrorism (book manuscript in progress; under contract with Columbia University Press)
Understanding Terrorism: Integrating Concepts, Theories, and Cases(book manuscript in progress; under contract with Oxford University Press)
Resilient Republics: Why Terrorism Does Not Destroy Democracy, with Joseph K. Young, American University (book manuscript in progress; under contract with Columbia University Press)
"The Dissident's Toolkit: Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many," Foreign Policy (October 25, 2013)
"Why Sit-Ins Succeed -- Or Fail: Without a Broader Strategy, Pro-Morsi Encampments are Unlikely to Work," Foreign Affairs, (August 11, 2013)
"Terrorism and Democracy," Annual Review of Political Science 16 (May 2013).
"Unpacking Nonviolent Campaigns: Introducing the NAVCO 2.0 Dataset," with Orion A. Lewis, Journal of Peace Research 50, no. 3 (May 2013).
- Appendix (pdf)
- Replication data (Stata) and syntax file (pdf)
- JPR Article: Errata
- Listen to an audio podcast on the JPR article.
"Understanding Nonviolent Resistance: An Introduction," with Kathleen Cunningham, Journal of Peace Research 50, no. 3 (May 2013).
"Moving Beyond Deterrence: The Effectiveness of Raising the Benefits of Abstaining from Terrorism in Israel," with Laura Dugan, American Sociological Review 77, no. 3 (August 2012).
- Listen to the "Moving Beyond Deterrence: The Effectiveness of Raising the Benefits of Abstaining from Terrorism in Israel" podcast here
"Is Terrorism Still a Democratic Phenomenon?" The Journal of International Relations 32, no. 8 (Winter 2012).
"All Terrorism is Local: Constructing Urban Coalitions for Homeland Security in the American Federal System," with Susan E. Clarke, Political Research Quarterly, 63, no. 3 (September 2010).
"Democratic Competition and Terrorist Activity," The Journal of Politics 72, no. 1 (January 2010).
"Correspondence: What Makes Terrorists Tick?" with Nicholas Miller and Elizabeth McClellan, International Security 33, no. 4 (Spring 2009).
- Written with two Wesleyan undergraduates
- Reprinted in Michel E. Brown, Owen R. Cote, Sean Lynn-Jones, and Steven E. Miller, eds., Contending with Terrorism: Roots, Strategies, and Responses (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2010)
"Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict," with Maria J. Stephan, International Security 33, no. 1 (Summer 2008).
- Among the top 10 most downloaded articles in International Security
- Reprinted (in Spanish) in Brett, Roddy and Freddy Cante. 2012. Voluntad indómita, fundamentos teóricos de la acción colectiva. Bogotá, Colombia: Universidad del Rosario
"On Classifying Terrorism: A Potential Contribution of Cluster Analysis for Academics and Policymakers," with Elizabeth Lowham, Defense and Security Analysis 23, no. 4 (December 2007).
"The Politics of Vulnerability: Constructing Local Performance Regimes for Homeland Security," with Susan E. Clarke, Review of Policy Research 23, no. 1 (January 2006).
"Political Protest and Mobilization," in Rubén Ruiz-Rufino and Jennifer Gandhi, eds.,
Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions (invited chapter under preparation).
"Insurgency," in James D. Wright, ed., International Encyclopedia of the Social and
Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition (invited chapter under preparation).
"What Do We Know about Government Responses to Terrorism in Select Countries?" with Laura Dugan, University of Maryland (under preparation).
"Government Actions in a Terror Environment (GATE): A Methodology that Reveals how Governments Behave during a Terrorist Threat," with Laura Dugan, University of Maryland (invited chapter under preparation).
In Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict, Erica Chenoweth and Adria Lawrence eds., (MIT Press, 2010)
- "Introduction," with Adria Lawrence
- "Mobilization and Resistance: A Framework for Analysis," with Maria J. Stephan.
"Democratic Pieces: Democratization and the Origins of Terrorism," in William R. Thompson and Rafael Reuveny, eds., Coping With Contemporary Terrorism: Origins, Escalation, Counter-Strategies, and Responses (SUNY Press, 2010).
"To Bribe or to Bomb: Do Corruption and Terrorism Go Together?" with Jessica C. Teets, in Robert I. Rotberg, ed., Corruption, Global Security, and World Order (Brookings Institution Press, 2009).
"A Contested Threat: The Politics of Security Collaboration for Combating Terrorism," in Isaiah Wilson III and James Forest, eds., Handbook of Defence Politics: International and Comparative Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2009).
"Italy and the Red Brigades: The Success of Repentance Policy in Counterterrorism," in James Forest, ed., Countering Terrorism in the 21st Century (Westport: Praeger, 2007).
"Open Source for Counterterrorism: Facilitating Inter-Agency Communication and Open Source Intelligence," with Orion A. Lewis, in James Forest, ed., Countering Terrorism in the 21st Century (Westport: Praeger, 2007).
"Vulnerabilities and Resilience in America's Financial Services," in James Forest, ed., Homeland Security: Protecting America's Targets, Vol. 3 (Westport: Praeger, 2006).
"Instability and Opportunity: The Origins of Terrorism in Weak and Failed States," in James Forest, ed., The Making of a Terrorist, Vol. 3 (Westport: Praeger, 2005).