I am starting to put my data at a spot on Dataverse, so look for my data there, especially for newer works.


Most Recent Publications:

My current projects include:

  • The major project is with David Auerswald and Philippe Lagassé now funded. It aims to compare democracies to assess the roles played by parliaments in their civil-military relations. This, in some sense, will be a sequel to the NATO book but with more countries and a focus beyond interventions such as Afghanistan and Libya. My slice of the project involves travel to Brazil, Japan, South Korea, and Chile (the first three are completed), with more time in Japan thanks to the SSRC Abe Fellowship. The pieces with Phil listed above along with Dave's contribution to the same issue of West European Politics are the first published pieces of this project.

  • SSHRC funded research on diasporas with Erin Jenne and Kathleen Cunningham: under what conditions will diasporas mobilize? Under what conditions will they tend towards extremism (support violence)? Given the selection bias in the existing diaspora research, focusing on the most notable cases, our effort attempts to study the range of diaspora segments to determine the factors associated with greater mobilization. Our first step has been to code diaspora segments in the US. Nearly completed with that, the next step is to code groups in Canada.

  • Working with Johanna Birnir, Will Moore and Eric Dunford on institutions and ethnic conflict. More complicated statistical work to revisit my older stuff.

  • Navel gazing about the discipline: using TRIP data collected by folks at William and Mary to understand the IR discipline.

  • Working with Ora Szekely on re-thinking bureaucratic politics and foreign policy. We got such a good reception at the ISA in 2018 that we are likely to extend this into a book project.


Older Data:

Still working on moving to dataverse Go to my old site for older data.