Dr. Hendrix has published widely on the topics of contentious politics, the environment and civil conflict, food security, and human rights. His current work focuses on the political and economic consequences of environmental degradation and climate change for peace, security, and stability in the developing world, with a particular emphasis on Africa.
"Food Security and Conflict Dynamics," (accepted and forthcoming in Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2013.)
"When is the Pen Truly Mighty? Regime Type and the Efficacy of Naming and Shaming in Curbing Human Rights Abuses," with Wendy H. Wong, British Journal of Political Science (2013).
"Social Conflict in Africa: A New Database," with Idean Salehyan, Jesse Hamner, Christina Case, Christopher Linebarger, Emily Stull, and Jennifer Williams, International Interactions 38, no. 4 (2012).
"Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa," with Idean Salehyan, Journal of Peace Research 49, no. 1 (2012).
"Civil Conflict and World Fisheries, 1952-2004," with Sarah M. Glaser, Journal of Peace Research 48, no. 4 (2011).
- Winner, Nils Petter Gleditsch Journal of Peace Research Article of the Year
"Head for the Hills? Rough Terrain, State Capacity, and Civil War Onset," Civil Wars 13, no. 4 (2011).
"Civil War: Is it All About Disease and Xenophobia? A Comment on Letendre, Fincher & Thornhill," with Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Biological Reviews 87, no. 1 (2011).
"Measuring State Capacity: Theoretical and Empirical Implications for the Study of Civil Conflict," Journal of Peace Research 47, no. 3 (2010).
"Trends and Triggers: Climate, Climate Change, and Civil Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa," with Sarah M. Glaser, Political Geography 26, no. 6 (2007).
"Climate Change, Global Food Markets, and Urban Unrest," CCAPS Research Brief No. 7, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2013).
"Food Insecurity and Conflict Dynamics: Causal Linkages and Complex Feedbacks," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, Background paper for the FAO-WFP High Level Expert Forum on Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises (2012).
"Climate Shocks and Political Violence: Beyond Scarcity, Beyond Africa," with Idean Salehyan, CCAPS Research Brief No. 3, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2012).
"A Population-Centric View of Social, Political, and Economic Indicators of a Fragile State," In National Security Challenges: Insights from Social, Neurobiological, and Complexity Sciences, SMA White Paper, Department of Defense (2012).
"Applying Hubbert Curves and Linearization to Rock Phosphate," Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper 11-18. (2011).
"Markets vs. Malthus: Food Security and Global Economy," Peterson Institute for International Economics Policy Brief 11-12. (2011).
"Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Addressing the Challenges," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, World Food Programme Occasional Papers No. 24 (2011).
"The Brewing Storm? Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa," with Idean Salehyan, CCAPS Policy Brief No. 2, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2011).
"Science and the International Politics of Climate Change," with Idean Salehyan Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations 11, no. 2 (2010).
"Food Insecurity and Conflict: Applying the WDR Framework," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, Background paper for the World Bank's World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development (2010).
"Zimbabwe," with Idean Salehyan, in Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II, Uk Heo and Karl DeRouen eds., (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC‐CLIO, 2007).
Climate Shocks and Political Violence, with Idean Salehyan.
Knowing Your Audience: How the Structure of International Relations and Organizational Choices Affect Amnesty International's Advocacy, with Wendy H. Wong.
International Food Prices, Regime Type, and Protest in the Developing World, with Stephan Haggard.