• Milena Ang Collan Granillo: Corrupting Accountability: Elite Control and Corruption Prosecution in Comparative Perspective
  • Gordon Arlen: Oligarchs Among Us: Confronting Wealth and Power in a Democratic Age
  • Alexandra Bass: Defining Invisible Problems: The Intersection of Politics and Science in American Public Opinion about Climate Change
  • Sherri Bevel: Deferred Dreams: How Nonprofit Governance Structures Impact Minority Political Participation
  • Amanda Blair: Going Beyond Accountability and Untangling the Politics of Conflict-Related Rape
  • Marcus Board: Preparing A Defeat: Invisible Power Causing Non-Events By Inhibiting Decision-Making and Autonomy
  • Roberto Carlos: Late to the Party: Exploring the Political, Social, and Familial Effects of the Prolonged Socialization Process on the Children of Immigrants and their Parents
  • Ashleigh Campi: After Equality: Conservative Consciousness Formation in the Late Twentieth Century United States
  • Jinbaek Choi: Embedded Authoritarianism: China's Labor Politics and its Market Transformation
  • Jay Cost: One Great American System: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the Problem of Republican Nationalism
  • Sofia Fenner: Life after Co-optation
  • Joseph Ford: Funerary Practices and Political Succession: Three Regime Types
  • Allison Harris: Who’s on the Bench?: Political Implications of Judicial Characteristics and Judicial Selection Methods in the U.S.
  • Eric Hundman: Networks and Loyalties: The Social Roots of Military Disobedience in the Sino-French War
  • Hwang, In Hyee: Managing the Threat to Social Stability: Authoritarian Survival through Selective Welfare Provision in China
  • Ibarra de Cueto, Juan Fernando: Paths Out of Patrimonialism: The Political Economy of State Building in 20th Century Latin America
  • Junyan Jiang: Fragmented Unity: Patronage Politics and Authoritarian Resilience in China
  • Stephanie Kelley: Securing the State: A Theory of Military Arbitration
  • Steven Klein: The Work of Politics: Radical Democracy, Political Economy, and the Twentieth-Century Welfare State
  • Morgan Kaplan: Persuading Power: Insurgent Diplomacy and the International Politics of Rebellion
  • Yeonju Lee: Democracy Without Redistribution: The Sense of Injustice, Perceived Inequality, and Preferences for Redistribution in East Asia
  • Chad Levinson: Moral Subsidy: The Origins of Influential Extra-Governmental Organizations in US National Security Politics
  • Kathryn Lindquist: Facing Revolutionary Realities: Understanding High-Intensity State Sponsorship of Non-State Actors 
  • Ramon Lopez: The Politics of Natural Right: Moral Deliberation in Democratic Regimes
  • Emma Stone Mackinnon: Imperial Promises: The Contested Politics of Human Rights in the Twentieth Century
  • Amanda Maher: The Corrupt Republic:  The Contemporary Relevance of Machiavelli’s Critique of Inequality and Dependence
  • Asfandyar Mir: Explaining Effectiveness in Modern Counterinsurgency
  • Nara Park: The Nature of Japanese Governance: Seikai-Tensin (政界転身)’s Political Success in Postwar Japan, 1947-2014
  • Bogdan Popescu: Empires in the Making: Legacies of the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires in Europe
  • Ethan Porter: The Consumer Citizen
  • Dina Rashed: Authoritarianism and the Civilianization of Force: Police Power in Militarized Regimes
  • Robert Reamer: Reconstructing Capitalism: Critical Theory, New Materialism, and the Politics of Possibility
  • Jeremy Siegman: Enemies in the Aisles: The Politics of Market Encounter on Israel's Settler Frontier
  • Matthew Slack: Conventional Tripwire Deterrence
  • Dilara Uskup: Sex in God’s City: Theology as Political Persuasion
  • Robert Valentine: Decisiveness: The Real Calculus of Nuclear Weapons-Use
  • Kevin Weng: Shaping Leviathan's Teeth: State-Building and Military Strategy in Republican China, 1937-1949

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