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Selected Publications and Papers
Comparative Historical Work on Paths to Democracy in Europe
Twenty Years After Communism: The Politics of Memory and Commemoration, Oxford University Press, 2014. Co-editor and co-author: Jan Kubik.
Large-n Cross-national Event History Studies of Democratic Survival
Institutional Subsystems and the Survival of Democracy: Do Political and Civil Society Matter? V-Dem Working Paper. Coauthors: Christopher Reenock, Allen Hicken, and Staffan Lindberg.
Communist Legacies and Democratic Survival in a Comparative Perspective, EEPS 2016. Co-authors: Jeff Carter and Timothy Nordstrom.
Regressive Socioeconomic Distribution and Democratic Survival, ISQ 2007. Coauthors: Christopher Reenock and David Sobek.
The Legacy of Western Overseas Colonialism on Democratic Survival, ISQ 2004. Co-authors:Christopher Reenock and Timothy Nordstrom.
Economic Performance and Survival in New Democracies: It There a Honeymoon Effect? CPS 2003. Co-authors: Christopher Reenock and Timothy Nordstrom.
Economic Performance, Institutional Intermediation and Democratic Breakdown, JOP 2001. Co-authors -- Christopher Reenock and Timothy Nordstrom.
Civil Society and Democracy
Making Embedded Knowledge Transparent: How the V-Dem Dataset Opens New Vistas in Civil Society Research. POP 2017. Coauthors -- Dong-Joon Jung, Eitan Tzelgov, Michael Coppedge, and Staffan I. Lindberg.
The Wages of Extrication: Civil Society and Inequality in Postcommunist Eurasia, CP 2017. Coauthor -- Dong-Joon Jung.
Civil Society and Democracy in an Era of Inequality, CP 2017. Coauthors -- Tiago Fernandes, and Rui Branco.
Civil Society and Regime-Type in European Postcommunist Countries: The Perspective Two Decades after 1989-1991. TJoD 2011. Co-author: Ruchan Kaya.
Civil Society and the Legacies of Dictatorship, WP 2007. Co-author: Ekrem Karakoc.
The Origins of Democratization in Poland. Columbia University Press 1993.
From the Polish Underground. Penn State University Press.1995. Coeditor: Henryk Szlajfer.
Party Strength and Economic Growth. V-Dem Working Paper. Co-authors: Fernando Bizarro, John Gerring, Allen Hicken, Carl Henrik Knudsen, Michael Coppedge, Svend-Erik Skaaning, and Staffan Lindberg.
State or Regime? The Impact of Institutions on Welfare Outcomes. EJDR 2016. Co-author: Simone Dietrich.
Authoritarian Emulation of Democracy
Where and When do Elections Matter? A Global Test of the the Democratization by Elections Thesis, 1900-2012. Democratization, forthcoming. Coauthors: Amanda Edgell, Valeria Mechkova, David Altman, and Staffan I. Lindberg.
“Are Elections Mechanisms of Authoritarian Stability or Democratization? Evidence from Postcommunist Eurasia,” POP 2013. Co-author: Ruchan Kaya. Web Appendix.
Party System Institutionalization
From Formlessness to Structure? The Institutionalization of Competitive Party Systems in Africa. CPS 2014. Co-author: Keith Weghorst.
Democratization and Conflict. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Co-authors: Ömer Faruk Örsün, and Reşat Bayer.
Democratization in Conflict Studies: How Conceptualization affects Operationalization and Testing Outcomes. International Interactions, forthcoming Coauthors: Ömer Faruk Örsün and Resat Bayer.
Social Revolution, the State, and War: How Revolutions affect War-Making Capacity and Interstate War Outcomes. JCR 2012. Co-authors: Jeff Carter and Glenn Palmer.
Institutional Choice in Eastern Europe
Institutions and the Fate of Democracy. University of Pittsburgh Press 2005.