Publications

BOOKS

 

2018. How Democracies Die (with Steven Levitsky), New York: Crown.

-New York Times best seller
-Spiegel Magazine best seller (German edition)
-Translated into 22 languages
-Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2018
-Time Best Nonfiction Book of 2018
-Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2018
-WBUR Best Book of 2018
-New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
-2019 Goldsmith  Book Prize, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School;
-2018 NDR Kultur Sachbuchpress (North German Radio , German Public Radio Best Non Fiction Book of the year)
-Top 29 Books of 2018 List, recommended by President Barack Obama
 

2017. Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

-Winner Woodrow Wilson Award, American Political Science Association (2018)
-Barrington Moore Prize, American Sociological Association (2018);
-Best Book, European Politics and Society Section, APSA (2018);
-Best Book, Democratization Section, APSA (2018)

 *Press/Reviews: David Frum "Why do Democracies Fail" The Atlantic (2017);Matt O'Brien "Why liberal democracy only dies when conservatives help" Washington Post (2017); Marshall Steinbaum, "Guardians of Property" Jacobin Magazine (2017)

2006. Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

-Co-Winner of 2007 Best Book Prize, European Politics and Society Section, APSA;
-2004 Winner of Gabriel Almond Prize, Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics APSA;
-2003 Winner of Ernst B. Haas Prize, Best Dissertation in European Politics and Society APSA
 

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

 

2020. "Authoritarian-Led Democratization" Annual Review of Political Science (with Rachel Riedl, Dan Slater, and Joseph Wong) 23: 1-18.

2019. "Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset: Political Institutions in the Long Nineteenth CenturyJournal of Peace Research 56 (3) (with Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell, Tore Wig, Agnes Cornell, John Gerring, et al).

2019. "Center-Right Political Parties in Advanced Democracies" (with Noam Gidron), Annual the Review of Political Science 22: 17-35

2018. "How do voters perceive changes to the rules of the game? Evidence from the 2014 Hungarian elections" (with John Ahlquist, Nahomi Ichino, and Jason Wittenberg) Journal of Comparative Economics

2015 "How did Britain Democratize? A View from the Sovereign Debt Market” (with Aditya Dasgupta), Journal of Economic History 75 (1) March: 1-29.[lead article] [replication data]

2013. The Enduring Indispensability of the Controlled Comparison (with Dan Slater) Comparative Political Studies 46:10 (October 2013), 1301-1327.

2013. "Why Do we Still Read Barrington More? Some Reflections on the Survival of an Intellectual Icon" Comparative Democratization Newsletter, APSA 11 (1)

2011  "An Institutional Theory of Direct and Indirect Rule" (with John Gerring et al.) World Politics 63 (3): 377-433. [replication data]

2010. "The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies" (with Giovanni Capoccia) Comparative Political Studies 43 (8-9): 931-968

2009.  "Shaping Democratic Practice and the Causes of Electoral FraudAmerican Political Science Review 103 (1): 1-21. [replication data]

2008. "Does Landholding Inequality Block Democratization? The "Bread and Democracy" Thesis and the Case of Prussia World Politics 60 (4): 610-641. [replication data]

2006.  "How Did Europe Democratize?" World Politics 58 (2): 311-338

2004.  "Rethinking the Origins of FederalismWorld Politics 57 (1): 70