Recent Publications

Dr. David H. Bearce and Dr. Seungbin Park, “Why Remittances are a Political Blessing and Not a Curse.” Journal Article

Seungbin Park (University of Alabama), David H. Bearce (University of Colorado – Boulder) Studies in Comparative International Development Abstract This paper reconsiders the proposition that remittances act as a political curse by reducing the poor’s demand for economic redistribution. With a newer democratization model focused on the demand for income protection from the rising groups

Waleed Hazbun, et al., “Towards a Beirut School of critical security studies .” Journal Article

Waleed Hazbun (University of Alabama), Samer Abboud, Omar S. Dahi, Nicole Sunday Grove, Coralie Pison Hindawi, Jamil Mouawad & Sami Hermez Critical Studies on Security (Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018), pp. 273-295) Abstract This collectively written work offers a map of our ongoing efforts to work through critical approaches to the study of security and global politics

Sungho Park, Craig Maher, and Carol Ebdon, “Local Property Tax Limits in Nebraska: Within-State Variations in Effects.” Journal Article

Sungho Park (University of Alabama), Craig Maher (University of Nebraska – Omaha) and Carol Ebdon (University of Nebraska – Omaha) Public Administration Quarterly (Vol. 42, No. 3: 328-371) Abstract Tax and expenditure limitations (TELs) have been widely imposed on state and local governments. A substantial amount of research has been conducted on the effects of

Sungho Park and Ji Hyung Park, “The Effect of Revenue Diversification and Form of Government on Public Spending.” Journal Article

Sungho Park (University of Alabama) and Ji Hyung Park (James Madison University) Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management (Vol. 30 Issue. 2, pp.211-229 ) Abstract Funding strategies, as budgetary choices, interacting with political structure, as institutions and structures, may determine the level of public spending as fiscal outputs. Revenue diversification interacting with form

Waleed Hazbun, et al., “Regional Powers and the Production of Insecurity in the Middle East.” Paper

Waleed Hazbun (University of Alabama) Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture (MENARA) WORKING PAPERS No. 11, September 2018 (Published:September 17th, 2018) Abstract What impact have regional powers had on shaping regional order in the Middle East? What role will they play in the future of the regional system? Following the US-led invasion of Iraq

Holger Albrecht, “How to Keep Officers in the Barracks: Causes, Agents, and Types of Military Coups.” Journal Article

Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama) and Ferdinand Eibl International Studies Quarterly Vol. 62, No. 2 (2018), pp. 315-32 Abstract What are the most efficient strategies to prevent military coups d’état? The answer depends on coup agency, that is, who attempts to overthrow the regime: elite officers or lower-ranking combat officers. Elite officers and lower-ranking combat

Holger Albrecht, “Going on the Run: What Drives Military Desertion in Civil War?” Journal Article

Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama), Kevin Koehler Security Studies Vol. 27, No. 2 (2018), pp. 179-203 Abstract Under which circumstances do soldiers and officers desert in a violent domestic conflict? This article studies individual military insubordination in the Syrian civil war, drawing on interviews with deserters from the Syrian army now based in Turkey, Jordan, and

Daniel J. Levine, “After Tragedy: Melodrama and the Rhetoric of Realism.” Journal Article

Daniel J. Levine (University of Alabama) Journal of International Political Theory (Published: August 14, 2018 ) Abstract Responding to renewed interest in political rhetoric among contemporary International Relations (IR)–realists, this article advances three main claims. First, it suggests that tragedy—the dominant aesthetic-narrative mode to which these realists have turned in their rhetorical considerations—is ill-suited to