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Jeannie Annan, Christopher Boyer, Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Tvisha Nevatia, Jasper Cooper, Jackline Namubiru, Lori Heise, and Rachel Lehrer
Religious leaders can motivate men to cede power and reduce intimate partner violence: Experimental evidence from UgandaDoes providing men with more progressive religious interpretations of gender roles by religious leaders during premarital or couples counseling encourage men to share power, thus reducing violence?
Maria Angélica Bautista, Felipe González, Luis Martínez, Pablo Muñoz, Mounu Prem
The Geography of Repression and Opposition to AutocracyIs state repression effective in fostering regime survival?
Maria Angélica Bautista, Felipe González, Luis R. Martínez, Pablo Muñoz, and Mounu Prem
The Intergenerational Transmission of Higher Education: Evidence from the 1973 Coup in ChileWhat impact did the Pinochet dictatorship have on college enrollment?
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Mehdi Shadmehr
Rebel Motivations and RepressionHow do different types of motivation influence the politics of collective action?
Leonardo Bursztyn, Philipp Ager, Lukas Leucht, and Hans-Joachim Voth
Killer Incentives: Rivalry, Performance and Risk-Taking among German Fighter Pilots, 1939–45What effect does public recognition have on performance and risk-taking?
Kara Ross Camarena
When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount LebanonUnder what conditions will forcibly displaced persons return to their original homes after war has ended?
Kara Ross Camarena
Repatriation During Conflict: A Signaling AnalysisUnder what conditions do Tripartite Repatriation Agreements signal that it is safer in a country of origin?
The Pull to the Liberal Public: Gender, Orientalism, and Peace Building in AfghanistanThe article argues that countless rural and urban women are, for many reasons, unable to or lack the desire to enter the liberal public and may not even have the choice or desire to retreat from the interpenetrating spaces of customs, values, traditions, culture, and religion.
The Consequences of TerrorismWhat does a close reading of the history of terrorism tells us about the effectiveness of such violence?
Richard English, Roddy Brett, Élise Féron, and Valerie Rosoux
Embodied Reconciliation: a New Research AgendaThe research argues for a paradigm shift towards an embodied approach to reconciliation.
Leopoldo Fergusson, Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson
Population and ConflictHas an increase in population increased the likelihood of resource-based conflict?
Leopoldo Fergusson, Carlos A. Molina, James A. Robinson
The Weak State TrapUsing original data from Colombia, the authors present evidence of the interconnection between two critical political components: state weakness and clientelism.
Thiemo Fetzer, Pedro CL Souza, Oliver Vanden Eynde, Austin L. Wright
Security TransitionsHow do foreign powers disengage from a conflict?
Thiemo Fetzer, Stephan Kyburz
Cohesive Institutions and Political ViolenceCan revenue sharing of resource rents be a source of distributive conflict?
Scott Gehlbach, Evgeny Finkel
Reform and Rebellion in Weak StatesWhy does reform often lead to rebellion—not just by the losers of reform, but also among its intended beneficiaries?
Scott Gehlbach, Tracy Dennison
Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Historical Political EconomyBy bringing together different forms of expertise, interdisciplinary collaboration helps to shine new light on existing problems in historical political economy while opening new avenues of research within and across the disciplines.
Scott Gehlbach, Timothy Frye, Kyle L. Marquardt, and Ora John Reuter
Is Putin’s popularity (still) real? A cautionary note on using list experiments to measure popularity in authoritarian regimesOpinion polls suggest that Vladimir Putin has broad support in Russia, but there are concerns that some respondents may be lying to pollsters.
Authoritarian International Law?What would international law look like in an increasingly authoritarian world?
Lina Haddad Kreidie, Sara Sakhi, Farah Wardani, Karima Anbar
Drama therapy as a mental health intervention for women in the shatila refugee camp, LebanonCan drama therapy be an effective psychological intervention for refugee women?
Complements or Substitutes? How Institutional Arrangements Bind Traditional Authorities and the State in AfricaHow does the central state affect public goods provision by local actors?
Soeren Henn, James A. Robinson
Africa's Latent AssetsDespite the past centuries' economic setbacks and challenges, are there reasons for optimism about Africa's economic prospects?
Legitimacy in Criminal Governance: Managing a Drug Empire from Behind BarsHow do prison gangs create rational-bureaucratic legitimacy in criminal governance?
Conceptualizing Criminal GovernanceThe author develops a conceptual framework centered around the who, what, and how of criminal governance, organizing extant research and proposing a novel dimension: charismatic versus rational-bureaucratic forms of criminal authority.
Anup Malani, Jaymee Sheng, Ashish Goel, Purushotham Botla
JUE Insights: Does mobility explain why slums were hit harder by COVID-19 in India?SARS-CoV-2 has had a greater burden, as measured by rate of infection, in poorer communities within cities. This research shows there is little evidence for two explanations offered to explain the greater burden in poorer communities.
Preventing the Next Insurgency: A Pathway for Reintegrating Iraq's Sunni PopulationHow can we address reintegration in post-ISIS Iraq?
Luis Martinez, Jonas Jessen, Guo Xu
A Glimpse of Freedom: Allied Occupation and Political Resistance in East GermanyThe researchers use novel data on the appointment of local mayors and a retrospective survey to argue that even a "glimpse of freedom" can foster civilian opposition to dictatorship.
How Much Should We Trust the Dictator’s GDP Growth Estimates?How much do autocracies overestimate economic growth?
Luis Martinez, Felipe González, Pablo Muñoz, and Mounu Prem
Higher Education and Mortality: Legacies of an Authoritarian College Contraction
After Authoritarianism: Transitional Justice and Democratic StabilityWhat are the differing effects of the mechanisms of transitional justice, and what impact do they have on the democratic process?
Monika Nalepa, Konstantin Sonin
How Does Kompromat Affect Politics? A Model of Transparency RegimesWhy are transparency regimes relatively rare?
Paul Poast, Jordan Becker, Sarah E Kreps, and Rochelle Terman
Transatlantic Shakedown: Presidential Shaming and NATO Burden SharingWhat is the effectiveness of using public shaming language of allies’ defense spending?
Biden Must Stand Up to China on Human RightsHow can a U.S. administration promote human rights in China?
Rebel Territorial Control and Civilian Collective Action in Civil War: Evidence from the Communist Insurgency in the PhilippinesUnder what conditions do rebel organizations control territory during civil war?
Michael Rubin, Daniel Arnon, and Richard J. McAlexander
Social Cohesion and Community Displacement in Armed ConflictWhat are the origins of conflict-related population displacement?
Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra,
On the Origins of the State: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern CongoCan armed actors perform essential functions of a state and increase welfare?
Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra,
Whither Formal Contracts?Research documents two ways society limits the benefits of contracts.
Konstantin Sonin, Austin L. Wright
Rebel Capacity, Intelligence Gathering, and the Timing of Combat OperationsDoes rebel capacity influence how these forces fight or are they simply unpredictable?
Konstantin Sonin, Austin L. Wright
Information Operations Increase Civilian Security CooperationHow effective are information operations?
Paul Staniland, Avinash Paliwal
Strategy, Secrecy, and External Support for Insurgent GroupsStates support transnational insurgents in an important variety of ways, from highly public efforts to transform the status quo to covert backing with limited ambitions.
Gil Stein, Alejandro Gallego López, and M. Fahim Rahimi
A History of Afghanistan in 100 Objects, Treasures from the National Museum of AfghanistanA History of Afghanistan in 100 Objects tells the story of this extraordinary country by highlighting significant pieces in the National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul.
Rebecca J. Wolfe, Christopher Grady, Danjuma Dawop, and Lisa Inks
How contact can promote societal change amid conflict: An intergroup contact field experiment in NigeriaCan conflict-based interventions improve intergroup relations?
Austin L. Wright, Stephen Stapleton, Andres Uribe
Televising Justice During WarHow do governments use television as a means of building state legitimacy during conflict?
Austin L. Wright, David Van Dijcke, and Mark Polyak
Public response to government alerts saves lives during Russian invasion of UkraineHow effective are air raid alerts in Ukraine?