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 Uganda

Does 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 Autocracy

Is state repression effective in fostering regime survival?
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Mehdi Shadmehr

Rebel Motivations and Repression

How 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, 1939–45

What effect does public recognition have on performance and risk-taking?
Kara Ross Camarena, Nils Hägerdal

When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount Lebanon

Under what conditions will forcibly displaced persons return to their original homes after war has ended?
Kara Ross Camarena,

Repatriation During Conflict: A Signaling Analysis

Under what conditions do Tripartite Repatriation Agreements signal that it is safer in a country of origin?
Maliha Chishti

The Pull to the Liberal Public: Gender, Orientalism, and Peace Building in Afghanistan

The 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.
Richard English,

The Consequences of Terrorism

What 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 Agenda

The research argues for a paradigm shift towards an embodied approach to reconciliation.
Leopoldo Fergusson, Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson

Population and Conflict

Has an increase in population increased the likelihood of resource-based conflict?
Leopoldo Fergusson, Carlos A. Molina, James A. Robinson

The Weak State Trap

Using 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 Transitions

How do foreign powers disengage from a conflict?
Thiemo Fetzer, Stephan Kyburz

Cohesive Institutions and Political Violence

Can revenue sharing of resource rents be a source of distributive conflict?
Scott Gehlbach, Evgeny Finkel

Reform and Rebellion in Weak States

Why 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 Economy

By 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 regimes

Opinion polls suggest that Vladimir Putin has broad support in Russia, but there are concerns that some respondents may be lying to pollsters.
Tom Ginsburg

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, Lebanon

Can drama therapy be an effective psychological intervention for refugee women?
Soeren Henn,

Complements or Substitutes? How Institutional Arrangements Bind Traditional Authorities and the State in Africa

How does the central state affect public goods provision by local actors?
Soeren Henn, James A. Robinson

Africa's Latent Assets

Despite the past centuries' economic setbacks and challenges, are there reasons for optimism about Africa's economic prospects?
Benjamin Lessing

Legitimacy in Criminal Governance: Managing a Drug Empire from Behind Bars

How do prison gangs create rational-bureaucratic legitimacy in criminal governance?
Benjamin Lessing

Conceptualizing Criminal Governance

The 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.
Ramzy Mardini

Preventing the Next Insurgency: A Pathway for Reintegrating Iraq's Sunni Population

How 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 Germany

The 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.
Luis Martinez,

How Much Should We Trust the Dictator’s GDP Growth Estimates?

How much do autocracies overestimate economic growth?
Monika Nalepa,

After Authoritarianism: Transitional Justice and Democratic Stability

What 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 Regimes

Why are transparency regimes relatively rare?
Paul Poast, Jordan Becker, Sarah E Kreps, and Rochelle Terman

Transatlantic Shakedown: Presidential Shaming and NATO Burden Sharing

What is the effectiveness of using public shaming language of allies’ defense spending?
Sophie Richardson

Biden Must Stand Up to China on Human Rights

How can a U.S. administration promote human rights in China?
Michael Rubin,

Rebel Territorial Control and Civilian Collective Action in Civil War: Evidence from the Communist Insurgency in the Philippines

Under 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 Conflict

What 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 Congo

Can 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 Operations

Does rebel capacity influence how these forces fight or are they simply unpredictable?
Konstantin Sonin, Austin L. Wright

Information Operations Increase Civilian Security Cooperation

How effective are information operations?
Paul Staniland, Avinash Paliwal

Strategy, Secrecy, and External Support for Insurgent Groups

States 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 Afghanistan

A History of Afghanistan in 100 Objects tells the story of this extraordinary country by highlighting significant pieces in the National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul.
Austin L. Wright, Stephen Stapleton, Andres Uribe

Televising Justice During War

How 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 Ukraine

How effective are air raid alerts in Ukraine?
Nussaibah Younis

Why Turkey Should Stay Out of Sinjar

What are the negative consequences of a Turkish military incursion?

Malakal, Sudan

A classroom of a school in Malakal.

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