2018. How Democracies Die (with Steven Levitsky, Crown Books)

*Translated into 22 Languages
*New York Times Best seller
*Spiegel Magazine Best seller (in German)
*Foreign Affairs Book of the Year
*Washington Post Book of the Year
*New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
*2019 Goldsmith Prize (Harvard Kenney School)
*North German Radio (German Public Radio) Best Non Fiction Book Prize

2017. Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (Cambridge University Press) Media: [CNN][The Atlantic]

*2018 Woodrow Wilson Award, Best book published in the United States on government, politics or international affairs, American Political Science Association 
*2018 Barrington Moore Prize, American Sociological Association, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section
*2018 Comparative Democratization Best Book Prize, Comparative Democratization Section, American Political Science Association, 
*2018 European Politics and Society Best Book Prize, European Politics and Society Section, American Political Science Association

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

*2007 Best Book Prize, European Politics and Society Section, American Political Science Association


2023. "Conclusion: From the Micro to the Macro"  in Jeffrey S. Kopstein, Jelena Subotic, and Susan Welch (eds.) Politics, Violence, Memory: The New Social Science of the Holocaust (Ithaca: Cornell University Press)

2022. "The Causes of Populism and the Problem of Cultural Majority Rights" in Liav Orgad and Ruud Koopmans (eds.) Majorities, Minorities, and the Future of Nationhood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) 

2022. "Der Wirksame Staat: Was uns die Corona Pandemie ueber die Widerstandsfaehigkeit von Demokratien sagt" in Frank Walter Steinmeier (ed.) Zur Zukunft der Demokratie (Munich: Siedler)

2022. "Die Schwäche Konservativer Parteien und der Untergang der Weimarer Demokratie" in Thomas Weber (ed.) Als die Demokratie starb: Die Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten – Geschichte und Gegenwart (Herder)



2022, "How Voters Respond to Presidential Assaults on Checks and Balances: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Turkey" (w/ Alper Yagci and Muharrem Aytug Sasmaz)Comparative Political Studies 

2022, "Capital Meets Democracy: The Impact of Franchise Extension on Sovereign Bond Markets." (w/Aditya Dasgupta) American Journal of Political Science 

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 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