Books and Monographs

2020. From Dissent to Democracy: The Promise and Peril of Civil Resistance Transitions. New York, NY: Oxford University Press

2018. When Civil Resistance Succeeds: Lessons for Building Democracy after Popular Nonviolent UprisingsWashington, DC: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Press.

2016. Making or Breaking Nonviolent Discipline in Civil Resistance Movements. Washington, DC: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2022. “Moral Logics of Support for Nonviolent Civil Resistance: Evidence From a Cross-National Survey Experiment.” Comparative Political Studies. With Sirianne Dahlum and Tore Wig.

2022. “When the Levee Breaks: An Ensemble Forecasting Model of Violent and Nonviolent Dissent.” International Interactions. With Babak RezaeeDaryakenari.

2022. “Friday on my Mind: Re-Assessing the Impact of Protest Size on Government Concessions.” Journal of Conflict Resolution (OnlineFirst). With Charles Butcher.

2022. “Organizations, Resistance, and Democracy: How Civil Society Organizations Impact Democratization.International Studies Quarterly 66(1). With Charles Butcher and Jessica Maves Braithwaite.

2022. “Introducing the Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns Dataset.” Journal of Peace Research (OnlineFirst). With Charles Butcher, Jessica Maves Braithwaite, Eirin Haugseth, Ingrid Vik Bakken, and Marius Wishman.

2021. “Close but Not Too Close: Opposition Network Strategy and Democratization in Zambia.” Social Movement Studies (OnlineFirst).

2021. “Activists Against Autocrats: TSMO Networks and Democratic Diffusion.” Frontiers in Political Science 3. With John Chin.

2021. “Nonviolent Resistance and the Quality of Democracy” Conflict Management and Peace Science 38(5): 503-523. With Felix Bethke.

2021. “Tangled up in Blue: The Effect of UN Peacekeeping on Nonviolent Protest in Post-Civil War Countries.” International Studies Quarterly 65 (1): 1-15. With Margherita Belgioioso and Jessica di Salvatore

2020. “Sickness or Silence: Social Movement Adaptation to COVID-19.” Journal of International Affairs 73(2): 23-42. With Miranda Rivers.

2020. “Curving the Resource Curse: Negative Effects of Oil and Gas Revenue on Civil Resistance Campaign Onset.” Research & Politics (OnlineFirst).

2018. “Days of Rage: Introducing the NAVCO 3.0 Dataset.” Journal of Peace Research 55(4): 534-544. With Erica Chenoweth and Orion Lewis. 

2015.  “Collecting Data on Nonviolent Action: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward,” Journal of Peace Research, 52(1):129-133. With Joel Day and Erica Chenoweth.

Reports and Book Chapters

2022. “Promoting Peace and Democracy After Nonviolent Action Campaigns.” USIP Special Report.

2022. “Nonviolent Action in the Era of Digital Authoritarianism: Hardships and Innovations.” USIP Special Report. With Matthew Cebul.

2021. “Motives, Benefits, and Sacred Values: Examining the Psychology of Nonviolent Action and Violent Extremism.” USIP Special Report. With Michael Niconchuk and Sarah Ryan.

2021. “Precarity and Power: Reflections on Women and Youth in Nonviolent Action.” USIP Peaceworks. With Miranda Rivers.

2021. “Digital Authoritarianism and Nonviolent Action: Challenging the Digital Counterrevolution.” USIP Special Report. With Matthew Cebul.

2021. “Nonviolent Resistance, Social Justice, and Positive Peace” in The Palgrave Handbook of Positive Peace ed. by Katerina Standish, Heather Devere, Rachel Rafferty, and Adan Suazo. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.

2021. “Nonviolent Action and Transitions to Democracy: The Impact of Inclusive Dialogue and Negotiation.” USIP Peaceworks. With Veronique Dudouet

2020. “Setting the Stage for Peace Processes: The Role of Nonviolent Movements.” in Pioneering Peace Pathways: Making Connections to End Violent Conflict, Accord Issue 29 (September).

2020. “Donning the Velvet: Nonviolent Resistance in the 2018 Armenian Revolution.” in Armenia’s Velvet Revolution: Authoritarian Decline and Civil Resistance in a Multipolar World. ed. By Anna Ohanyan and Laurence Broers. London, UK: I.B. Tauris.

2017. Struggles from Below: Literature Review on Human Rights Struggles by Domestic Actors.Washington, DC: USAID Democracy Fellows and Grants Program. With Erica Chenoweth, Tricia Olsen, Kyleanne Hunter, Pauline Moore, and Heidi Reynolds-Stenson.

2016. “Unarmed Civilian Protection in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict.” in Wielding Nonviolence in the Midst of Violence: Case Studies of Good Practices in Unarmed Civilian Protectioned. by Ellen Furnari. Wahlenau, Institute for Peace Work and Nonviolent Conflict Transformation. With Eli McCarthy.

2015. “Insurgency,” in James D. Wright, ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2nd Edition. Elsevier. With Erica Chenoweth.

Other Publications (Selected)

2022. “In the Struggle for Peace, Four Lessons From a Leader.The Olive Branch (May 5).

2022. “Young People are Overcoming Political Polarization.The Forge (January 20). With Maha Mirza and Miranda Rivers.

2021. “Four Takeaways on the Intersection of Nonviolent Action and Peace Processes.USIP Analysis and Commentary (May 13). With Adam Gallagher, Miranda Rivers, and Tabatha Thompson.

2021. “Civil Resistance Breakthroughs: A Democratizing Force?Minds of the Movement (April 8).

2021. “Myanmar in the Streets: A Nonviolent Movement Shows Staying Power.USIP Analysis and Commentary (March 31). With Billy Ford and Zarchi Oo.

2021. “2021 Will See More Global Protest: Can it Remain Peaceful?USIP Analysis and Commentary (January 21). With Emmanuel Davalillo Hidalgo.

2020. “When the World Moves On: What’s Next for Nigeria’s EndSARS Movement?USIP Analysis and Commentary (December 10). With Erin Zamora.

2020. “Mali’s Coup: Harbinger of Hope or Uncertainty?USIP Analysis and Commentary (September 10). With Anushka Bose.

2020. “What’s Next for the Peaceful Uprising in Belarus.USIP Analysis and Commentary (August 27). With Anushka Bose.

2020. “Nonviolent Action in the Time of Coronavirus.” USIP Analysis and Commentary (March 25). With Miranda Rivers.

2020. “Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding: Contradictory or Complementary?” The Olive Branch (January 27). With Maria J. Stephan

2019. “Can Hong Kong’s Extradition Protesters Succeed Without a Leader?” South China Morning Post (June 15)

2018. “Lessons on Building Democracy after Nonviolent Revolutions.” Waging Nonviolence (November 13).

2018. “New Data Offers Insights into the Dynamics of Nonviolent Resistance.” Waging Nonviolence (May 12). With Erica Chenoweth.

2017. “In Trump’s America Who’s Protesting and Why?  Here’s our February Report.” The Monkey Cage (April 5). With Erica Chenoweth, Jeremy Pressman, and Stephen Zunes.

2017. Review of Adam Burgos, Political Philosophy and Political Action(Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol 29, no. 2.

2016. “Why Do Peaceful Protests “Turn Violent?” Political Violence at a Glance (October 25).

2015. Review of Brian Martin, Nonviolence Unbound(Irene Publishing, 2015), Journal of Peace Research (August).

2015. “Why This Week’s Coup in Burkina Faso Might Not Last.” Foreign Policy Democracy Lab (September 18).

2014. “What Next for the Lwili Revolution? What the History of Successful Nonviolent Movements Teaches us About the Political Transition in Burkina Faso.” Foreign Policy Democracy Lab (November 18).

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