Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“Analytic Transparency, Radical Honesty, and Strategic Incentives,” PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 51: No. 3 (April 2018), pp. 416-421.

“Jordan and Morocco: The Palace Gambit,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 28, No. 2 (April 2017), pp. 132-146.

“Comparative Politics and Area Specialization: The Hidden Costs of Analytic Transparency,” Chinese Political Science Review, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Fall 2016), pp. 489-505.

“Understanding the Arab Spring: One Region, Several Puzzles, and Many Explanations,” Government and Opposition, Vol. 50, No. 4 (October 2015), pp. 682-704.

“The New Landscape of Jordanian Politics: Social Opposition, Fiscal Crisis, and the Arab Spring,” British Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 42, No. 3 (Spring 2015), pp. 284-300.

“From Methodology to Practice: Inductive Iteration in Comparative Research,” Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 48, No. 5 (April 2015), pp. 616-644.

“Authoritarian Monarchies as an Epistemic Community: Diffusion, Repression, and Survival during the Arab Spring,” Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol. 10, No. 1 (July 2014), pp. 43-62.

“Tribal Politics in Contemporary Jordan: The Case of the Hirak Movement,” The Middle East Journal, Vol. 68, No. 1 (Spring 2014), pp. 229-247.

“Jordan: The Ruse of Reform,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2013), pp. 127-139.  Reprinted in Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World, eds. Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), pp. 351-363.

“Resilient Royals: How Arab Monarchies Hang On,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 23: No. 3 (October 2012), pp. 74-88 (with F. Gregory Gause III).  Reprinted in Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World, eds. Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), pp. 112-127.

“Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, ed. Rick Valelly (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).  Revised 2015.

“Oil, Coalitions, and Regime Durability: The Origins and Persistence of Popular Rentierism in Kuwait,” Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 46: No. 2 (June 2011), pp. 217-241.

“Washington in the Mideast: A Doctrine, A Dilemma, and Durable Despotism,” in Democratic Peace in Theory and Practice, ed. Steven W. Hook (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2010), pp. 198-221.

“Jordan: Ten More Years of Autocracy,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 20: No. 4 (October 2009), pp. 151-166.

“The International Dimensions of Authoritarian Regime Stability: Jordan in the Post-Cold War Era,” Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 30: No. 1 (Winter 2007-8), pp. 39-60.

“Understanding the Durability of Authoritarianism in the Middle East,” Arab Studies Journal, Vols. 13-14: Nos. 2,1 (Fall 2005/Spring 2006), pp. 227-233.

“Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab World: Critical Views from the Middle East,” Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 9: No. 4 (Winter 2005), pp. 14-33.

“The Endurance of Autocracy: Explaining Stable Authoritarianism in Arab States,” Global Development Studies, Vol. 3: Nos. 3-4 (Spring 2004), pp. 23-56.

“Islam and Globalization: Secularism, Religion, and Radicalism,” Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, Vol. 5: No. 4 (Autumn 2002), pp. 84-109.  Reprinted in Challenges of Globalization: New Trends in International Politics and Society, eds. Alfred Pfaller and Marika Lerch (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2005), pp. 27-46.