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Article accepted in AJPS

My study on “Winning Hearts and Minds in Civil Wars: Governance, Leadership Change, and Support for Violent Groups in Iraq” was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Political Science. It argues that leadership transitions that raise popular expectations of government service and security delivery increase government support and sap sympathy for violent opposition groups. To test the argument, the study leverages a unique research design opportunity that stems from the Iraqi prime minister’s unanticipated resignation announcement in 2014 while an original survey was in the field. The article traces the impact of this seminal event on the attitudes of the embattled Arab Sunni minority. Expecting the incoming prime minister to improve on the delivery of public goods and services, many Arab Sunnis realigned away from violent groups like ISIS and toward the government. Effective signals about future service delivery started to change attitudes prior to actual policy changes.

  1. Harvard Bok Center Teaching Award Leave a reply
  2. R&R in International Organization Leave a reply
  3. R&R in AJPS Leave a reply
  4. Article forthcoming in Review of International Organizations Leave a reply
  5. Two research grants for nationally representative survey Leave a reply
  6. Presentation at Harvard conference on experiments Leave a reply
  7. Presentation at international law & IR conference at UPenn Leave a reply
  8. Paper at ISA Leave a reply
  9. R&R in Review of International Organizations Leave a reply
  10. Paper presentation at ESOC conference at USIP Leave a reply
  11. Article forthcoming in Journal of Conflict Research Leave a reply
  12. 2 papers at PEIO 2016 Leave a reply
  13. 2 papers at ISA 2016 Leave a reply
  14. Competitive dissertation fellowship awarded Leave a reply
  15. Grant to fund qualitative interviews on UN Security Council Leave a reply
  16. Dissertation fellowship from Center for International Security Studies Leave a reply
  17. 2 new papers at APSA 2015 Leave a reply
  18. Paper at PEIO 2015 Leave a reply
  19. Paper at IPES 2014 Leave a reply