Areas of Teaching and Research Interest:
International Political Economy; Comparative Political Economy; Comparative Politics; Rational Choice Theory; Statistical Methodology; Normative Theory
PSC 104 Introduction to Political Philosophy
PSC 211 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
PSC 222 Politics and Society
PSC 328 International Political Economy
PSC 341 Political Change
PSC 413 Comparative Political Economy
PSC 641 The Political Economy of International Relations
Secessionism, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict; Electoral Politics in Advanced Democracies; International Monetary Political Economy; Comparative Sub-National Politics
Selected Recent Research:
Secessionism: Identity, Interest, and Strategy. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. (accepted for publication).
"Does Foreign Investment Really Reduce Repression?”International Studies Quarterly. With William Ruger. (forthcoming)
"The Institutions of Fiscal Federalism.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism (2010) Advance online doi:10.1093/publius/pjq016.
“The Politics and Economics of Official Ethnic Discrimination: A Global Statistical Analysis, 1950-2003.” International Studies Quarterly v.54, n.3 (2010): 535-558.
"The Partisan Logic of Decentralization in Europe.” Regional and Federal Studies v.19, n.2 (2009): 255-272.
"Regionalists Against Secession: The Political Economy of Territory in Advanced Democracies.” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics v.14, n.3 (2008): 325-60.
"State and Local Public Policies in 2006: A New Database.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly v.8, n.3 (2008): 309-26. With Fait Muedini and William P. Ruger.