Paulina Pospieszna and Karl DeRouen Jr., “Civil War Mediation and Rebel Use of Violence Against Civilians.” Journal Article

Civil War Mediation and Rebel Use of Violence Against Civilians  Paulina Pospieszna (Adam Mickiewicz University) and Karl DeRouen, Jr. (University of Alabama) Armed Forces & Society (Volume 43; 500-522 – Published 2017) Abstract Violence against civilians is portrayed as an antecedent of civil war, a cause, or both. Civil war creates opportune environments for planning […]

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Karl DeRouen Jr. and Marie Olson Lounsbery, “The Viability of Civil War Peace Agreements.” Journal Article

The Viability of Civil War Peace Agreements Karl DeRouen Jr. (University of Alabama) and Marie Lounsbery (East Carolina University) Civil Wars (Volume 18; Issue 3 – Published 2016) Abstract Civil war peace agreements are prone to collapse. While some research suggests that multiple layers of power-sharing provisions lead to more viable agreements, others have suggested […]

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Karl DeRouen and Ishita Chowdhury, “Mediation, Peacekeeping And Civil War Peace Agreements.” Journal Article

Mediation, Peacekeeping And Civil War Peace Agreements Karl DeRouen (University of Alabama) and Ishita Chowdhury (University of Alabama) Defence and Peace Economics (Published May 9, 2016) Abstract The post-civil war agreement phase is vulnerable to credible commitment problems, a lack of government capacity to implement, and/or mutual vulnerability to retribution from violating the agreement. This […]

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Nicholas Nathan Kerr and Aaron Erlich, “The local mwananchi has lost trust’: design, transition and legitimacy in Kenyan election management.” Journal Article

The local mwananchi has lost trust’: design, transition and legitimacy in Kenyan election management Nicholas Nathan Kerr (University of Alabama) and Aaron Erlich (McGill University) Journal of Modern African Studies (Published 2016, 54(4), 671-702. doi:10.1017/S0022278X16000604) Abstract Across African democracies, maintaining popular trust in electoral management bodies (EMBs) is vital to enhancing election integrity and, ultimately, […]

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Nicholas Nathan Kerr and Eric Chang, “An Insider–Outsider Theory of Popular Tolerance for Corrupt Politicians .” Journal Article

An Insider–Outsider Theory of Popular Tolerance for Corrupt Politicians Nicholas Nathan Kerr (University of Alabama) and Eric Chang (Michigan State University) Governance (Published 2017, 30: 67–84. doi:10.1111/gove.12193 ) Abstract This article addresses the puzzle of electoral support for corrupt politicians in emerging democracies by examining citizens’ varying attitudes toward political corruption. We make an important […]

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Christopher W. Hale, “Religious Institutions and Collective Action: The Catholic Church and Political Activism in Indigenous Chiapas and Yucatán.” Journal Article

Religious Institutions and Collective Action: The Catholic Church and Political Activism in Indigenous Chiapas and Yucatán. Christopher W. Hale (University of Alabama) Politics and Religion (June 27, 2017) Abstract Why do religious organizations facilitate secular political activism in some settings but not others? I contend that where religious institutions are characterized by decentralized local governance, […]

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Christopher Hale and David Siroky, “Inside Irredentism: A Global Empirical Analysis .” Journal Article

Inside Irredentism: A Global Empirical Analysis Christopher Hale (University of Alabama) and David Siroky (Arizona State University) American Journal of Political Science (Volume 61; Number 1. Pages 117-128. 2017) Abstract Although many countries have ethnic kin on the “wrong side” of their borders, few seek to annex foreign territories on the basis of ethnicity. This article […]

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Terry Royed, Robert Thomson, Elin Naurin, and Mark Ferguson, “The Fulfillment of Parties’ Election Pledges: A Comparative Study on the Impact of Power Sharing.” Journal Article

The Fulfillment of Parties’ Election Pledges: A Comparative Study on the Impact of Power Sharing Terry Royed (University of Alabama), Robert Thomson (Monash University), Elin Naurin (University of Gathenburg),  and Mark Ferguson (Bennett College) American Journal of Political Science (Volume 16; Number 3. Pages 527-542. July 2017) Abstract Why are some parties more likely than […]

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Hyunjung Ji, Nicole Darnall, and Matthew Potoski, “The Institutional Design of Eco-labels: Sponsorship Signals Rule Strength.” Journal Article

The Institutional Design of Eco-labels: Sponsorship Signals Rule Strength Hyunjung Ji (University of Alabama), Nicole Darnall (Arizona State University), and Matthew Potoski (University of California, Santa Barbara) Regulation & Governance  Abstract Eco-labels are designed to help consumers identify environmentally superior products and services, however, they are not all created equal. Some eco-labels have strong rules […]

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Hyunjung Ji and Nicole Darnall, “All are not Created Equal: Assessing Local Governments’ Strategic Approaches Towards Sustainability.” Journal Article

All are not Created Equal: Assessing Local Governments’ Strategic Approaches Towards Sustainability Hyunjung Ji (University of Alabama) and Nicole Darnall (Arizona State University) Public Management Review (Published March 2017) Abstract While local governments often implement equivalent numbers of sustainability programmes, they likely utilize different strategies to design them. We posit that some local governments pursue more […]

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