Publications

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

(Forthcoming). “Sickness or Silence: Social Movement Adaptation to COVID-19.” Journal of International Affairs (OnlineFirst). With Miranda Rivers.

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

2020. “Tangled up in Blue: The Effect of UN Peacekeeping on Nonviolent Protest in Post-Civil War Countries.” International Studies Quarterly (OnlineFirst). With Margherita Belgioioso and Jessica di Salvatore

2019. “Nonviolent Resistance and the Quality of Democracy” Conflict Management and Peace Science (OnlineFirst). With Felix Bethke.

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.


Book Chapters

(Forthcoming) “Nonviolent Resistance” in The Springer Handbook of Positive Peace ed. by Katerina Standish, Heather Devere, Rachel Rafferty, and Adan Suazo. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

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.

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)

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. “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.

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. “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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