Faculty Publications

Selected Recent and Forthcoming Faculty Publications

The Department’s faculty members continue to produce a large number of high quality publications. Some of the recent and forthcoming publications include:


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Prof. Julia Azari 

  • Azari, Julia R. and Alexis Nemecek. “Populism, popular sovereignty, and periphery.” In Popular Fictions: Popular Sovereignty in Theory and Practice, Ewa Attanassow, Thomas Bartscherer, and David Bateman, eds. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming (peer-reviewed)

  •  Azari, Julia R. "Preface." In Midterms and Mandates: Electoral Reassessment of Presidents and Parties, Patrick Andelic, Mark McClay, and Robert Mason, eds. University of Edinburgh Press, 2022. (invited)

  • Azari, Julia R. "Presidents and Political Parties." In New Directions in the American Presidency, pp. 86-104. Routledge, 2023.
  • Azari, Julia R., and Seth Masket. "Obama’s Party? An Examination of Whether a Reluctant Party Leader Transformed the Democratic Party in his Favor." The Forum, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 257-274. De Gruyter, 2022.
  • Azari, Julia R. "The Scrambled Cycle: Realignment, Political Time, and the Trump Presidency." In American Political Development and the Trump Presidency, pp. 13-27. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. 
  • Azari, Julia. "Are Parties Inherently Conservative?." The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020 (2019): 165-186.
  • Azari, Julia. "It's the Institutions, Stupid: The Real Roots of America's Political Crisis." Foreign Aff. 98 (2019): 52.
  • Regular Contributions at FiveThirtyEight: https://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/julia-azari/
  • Politics in Question podcast: https://www.politicsinquestion.com/ 

Prof. Lowell Barrington 

  • Barrington, Lowell. "A new look at region, language, ethnicity and civic national identity in Ukraine." Europe-Asia Studies 74, no. 3 (2022): 360-381.
  • Barrington, Lowell. "Is the regional divide in Ukraine an identity divide?." Eurasian Geography and Economics 63, no. 4 (2022): 465-490.
  • Barrington, Lowell. "Putin’s Key Mistake? Not Understanding Ukraine’s Blossoming National Identity -- Even in the Russian-friendly Southeast." The Conversation, May 23, 2023. 
  • Barrington, Lowell. "What's Next in Ukraine?" Taylor and Francis blog, June 10, 2022. 
  • Barrington, Lowell. "Citizenship as a cornerstone of civic national identity in Ukraine." Post-Soviet Affairs 37, no. 2 (2021): 155-173.

Prof. Mark Berlin 

  • Berlin, Mark S. "Does Criminalizing Torture Deter Police Torture?." American Journal of Political Science (2021).
  • Berlin, Mark S. "Response to Paul Morrow’s Review of Criminalizing Atrocity: The Global Spread of Criminal Laws against International Crimes." Perspectives on Politics 19, no. 3 (2021): 965-965.
  • Berlin, Mark S. Criminalizing Atrocity: The Global Spread of Criminal Laws against International Crimes. Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • Berlin, Mark S. "Revising the" hibernation" narrative: Technocratic legal experts and the Cold War origins of the 'justice cascade'." Human Rights Quarterly 42, no. 4 (2020): 878-901.
  • Scoville, Ryan, and Mark Berlin. "Who Studies International Law? Explaining Cross-national Variation in Compulsory International Legal Education." European Journal of International Law 30, no. 2 (2019): 481-508.

Prof. Noelle Brigden 

  • Brigden, Noelle, Katie Rose Hejtmanek and Melissa Forbis, eds., Gender and Power in Strength Sports: Strong as Feminist.London: Routledge, 2023. 
  • Brigden, Noelle. ‘Understanding Body Resistance in El Salvador: A Qualitative Discussion of a Pilot Program for Embodied Empowerment’ Violence Against Women (forthcoming)
  • Brigden, Noelle and Elsy Aracely Argueta. "Transformative Writing and Naming: Gimnasio Elba y Celina." In Gender and Power in Strength Sports: Strong As Feminist, edited by Noelle Brigden, Katie Rose Hejtmanek and Melissa Forbis, Londong: Routledge Press. 
  • Brigden, Noelle. ‘Gym Mobilities: Shaping Bodies and Lifting Community at the Edges of San Salvador’ in (Un)Settling Place, edited by Heike Drotbohm, Nanneke Winters, and Yaatsil Geuvara. Berghan Books.
  • Brigden, Noelle, and Ċetta Mainwaring. "Subversive Knowledge in Times of Global Political Crisis: A Manifesto for Ethnography in the Study of International Relations." International Studies Perspectives 23, no. 2 (2022): 191-208.
  • Brigden, Noelle. "Trauma-Informed Research Methods." Researching Gender-Based Violence: Embodied and Intersectional Approaches (2022): 144.
  • Brigden, Noelle, and Miranda Hallett. "Fieldwork as social transformation: place, time, and power in a violent moment." Geopolitics 26, no. 1 (2021): 1-17.
  • Brigden, Noelle K. "From La Monjita to La Hormiga: Reflections on Gender, Body and Power in Fieldwork." Geopolitics 26, no. 1 (2021): 118-138.
  • Brigden, Noelle K., and Anita R. Gohdes. "The Politics of Data Access in Studying Violence across Methodological Boundaries: What We Can Learn from Each Other?." International Studies Review 22, no. 2 (2020): 250-267.


Prof. Risa Brooks 

  • Allen, Nathaniel, and Risa Brooks. "Unpacking “Stacking”: Researching Political Identity and Regime Security in Armed Forces." Armed Forces & Society 49, no. 1 (2023): 207-227.
  • Brooks, Risa, and David Pion-Berlin. "Slow Rolls, Shoulder-Taps, and Coups: Building a Research Program in Military Dissent Across Regime Types." Journal of Global Security Studies 7, no. 4 (2022): ogac026.
  • Brooks, Risa A., Michael A. Robinson, and Heidi A. Urben. "What Makes a Military Professional? Evaluating Norm Socialization in West Point Cadets." Armed Forces & Society 48, no. 4 (2022): 803-827.
  • Brooks, Risa. "The Best They Could Do? Assessing US Military Effectiveness in the Afghanistan War." Armed Forces & Society (2022): 0095327X221116876.
  • Brooks, Risa. "Beyond Defection: Explaining the Tunisian and Egyptian militaries’ divergent roles in the Arab Spring." Journal of Strategic Studies (2022): 1-28.
  • Brooks, Risa, and Sharan Grewal. "“Twice the Citizen”: How Military Attitudes of Superiority Undermine Civilian Control in the United States." Journal of Conflict Resolution 66, no. 4-5 (2022): 623-650.
  • Brooks, Risa. "Tying the Hands of Militants: Civilian Targeting and Societal Pressures in the Provisional IRA and Palestinian Hamas." Journal of Global Security Studies 7, no. 1 (2022): ogab021.
  • Brooks, Risa, and Peter M. Erickson. "The sources of military dissent: Why and how the US military contests civilian decisions about the use of force." European journal of international security 7, no. 1 (2022): 38-57.
  • Brooks, Risa, and Peter B. White. "Oust the leader, keep the regime? Autocratic civil-military relations and coup behavior in the Tunisian and Egyptian militaries during the 2011 Arab Spring." Security Studies 31, no. 1 (2022): 118-151.
  • Schake, Kori, Peter D. Feaver, Risa Brooks, Jim Golby, and Heidi Urben. "Masters and Commanders: Are Civil-Military Relations in Crisis?." Foreign Aff. 100 (2021): 230.
  • Brooks, Risa. "Through the Looking Glass." Strategic Studies Quarterly 15, no. 2 (2021): 69-98.
  • Brooks, Risa, Jim Golby, and Heidi Urben. "Crisis of Command: America's Broken Civil-Military Relationship Imperils National Security." Foreign Aff. 100 (2021): 64.
  • Brooks, Risa. "Paradoxes of professionalism: Rethinking civil-military relations in the United States." International Security 44, no. 4 (2020): 7-44.
  • Brooks, Risa A. "Integrating the civil–military relations subfield." Annual Review of Political Science 22 (2019): 379-398.


Prof. Darrell Dobbs 


Prof. H. Richard Friman 

  • Friman, H. Richard. "Funding the Mission: Jesuit Networks, Outsider Access, and" The Origins of Marquette College" Revisited." The Catholic Historical Review 107, no. 3 (2021): 363-392.
  • Friman, H. Richard. "Evading the divine wind through the side door: the transformation of Chinese migration to Japan." In Globalizing Chinese Migration, pp. 9-34. Routledge, 2020.
  • Friman, H. Richard. "An “Untrammeled Right”? The McCarran Immigration Subcommittee and the Origins of Presidential Authority to Suspend and Restrict Alien Entry Under § 1182 (f)." Journal of Policy History 31, no. 4 (2019): 433-463.
  • Friman, H. Richard. Patchwork Protectionism. Cornell University Press, 2019.

Prof. Susan Giaimo 

  • Giaimo, Susan. Reforming Health Care in the United States, Germany, and South Africa: Comparative Perspectives on Health. London: Palgrave, 2016.
  • Giaimo, Susan. “Austerity Has Wounded Public Health in EU Bailout Countries–Greece Worst of All." The Conversation, July 10, 2017. 

Prof. Amanda Heideman 

  • Wichowsky, Amber, Paru Shah, and Amanda Heideman. "Call and Response? Neighborhood Inequality and Political Voice." Urban Affairs Review 58, no. 4 (2022): 1182-1197.
  • Romain Dagenhardt, Danielle M., Amanda J. Heideman, and Tina L. Freiburger. "An examination of the direct and interactive effects of race/ethnicity and gender on charge reduction." Journal of Crime and Justice 45, no. 3 (2022): 324-346.
  • Heideman, Amanda J. "Is It All About the Money? How Campaigns Spur Participation in State Court Elections." Justice System Journal 40, no. 3 (2019): 221-237.
  • Heideman, Amanda J. "Race, Place, and Descriptive Representation: What Shapes Trust Toward Local Government?." Representation 56, no. 2 (2020): 195-213.

Prof. Karen Hoffman

  • Hoffman, Karen S. "Comment forum speech as a mirror of mainstream discourse." In Controlling the message: new media in American political campaigns (2015): 221.

Prof. Paul Nolette 

  • Provost, Colin, Elysa Dishman, and Paul Nolette. "Monitoring Corporate Compliance through Cooperative Federalism: Trends in Multistate Settlements by State Attorneys General." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 52, no. 3 (2022): 497-522.
  • Konisky, David M., and Paul Nolette. "The State of American Federalism 2021–2022: Federal Courts, State Legislatures, and the Conservative Turn in the Law." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 52, no. 3 (2022): 353-381.
  • Konisky, David M., and Paul Nolette. "The state of American Federalism, 2020–2021: Deepening partisanship amid tumultuous times." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 51, no. 3 (2021): 327-364.
  • Nolette, Paul, and Colin Provost. "Change and continuity in the role of state attorneys general in the Obama and Trump administrations." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 48, no. 3 (2018): 469-494.
  • Nolette, Paul. "The dual role of state attorneys general in American federalism: Conflict and cooperation in an era of partisan polarization." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 47, no. 3 (2017): 342-377.


Prof. Jerry Prout 

  • Prout, Jerry. Chasing Automation: The Politics of Technology and Jobs from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Society. Cornell University Press, 2022.
  • Prout, Jerry. "The Six and the Sixties: Newsweek Addresses the “Crisis of the American Spirit”." Journalism History 44, no. 2 (2018): 89-100.
  • Prout, Jerry. "Populism and the Populists: The Incoherent Coherence of Coxey's March." American Journal of Economics and Sociology 78, no. 3 (2019): 593-619.
  • Prout, Jerry. Coxey’s crusade for jobs: unemployment in the Gilded Age. Cornell University Press, 2016.

Prof. Jessica Rich 

  • Rich, Jessica AJ. "Outsourcing Bureaucracy to Evade Accountability: How Public Servants Build Shadow State Capacity." American Political Science Review (2022): 1-16.
  • Rocco, Philip, Jessica AJ Rich, Katarzyna Klasa, Kenneth A. Dubin, and Daniel Béland. "Who counts where? COVID-19 surveillance in federal countries." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 46, no. 6 (2021): 959-987.
  • Rich, Jessica AJ. Ativismo patrocinado pelo Estado: burocratas e movimentos sociais no Brasil democrático. SciELO-Editora FIOCRUZ, 2021.
  • Mayka, Lindsay, and Jessica AJ Rich. "Brazil’s Participatory Infrastructure." In The inclusionary turn in Latin American democracies (2021): 155.
  • Rich, Jessica AJ. "Teaching Methods in the Context of a Writing Intensive Course." In The Palgrave Handbook of Political Research Pedagogy (2021): 447-457.
  • Rich, Jessica AJ. "Organizing twenty-first-century activism: From structure to strategy in Latin American social movements." Latin American Research Review 55, no. 3 (2020): 430-444.
  • Rich, Jessica AJ, Lindsay Mayka, and Alfred P. Montero. "Introduction the politics of participation in Latin America: new actors and institutions." Latin American Politics and Society 61, no. 2 (2019): 1-20.
  • Rich, Jessica AJ. "Making national participatory institutions work: bureaucrats, activists, and AIDS policy in Brazil." Latin American Politics and Society 61, no. 2 (2019): 45-67.
  • Rich, Jessica. State-sponsored activism: Bureaucrats and social movements in democratic Brazil. Cambridge University Press, 2019.


Prof. Philip Rocco 

  • Rocco, Philip. "Counting Like a State: The Politics of Intergovernmental Partnerships in the 2020 Census." Political Science Quarterly 138, no. 2 (2023): 189-216.
  • Kass, Amanda, Philip Rocco, and Alex Hawley. Replenish, Replace, Repair: How Illinois is Using its ARPA Aid (University of Illinois System, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, 2023). 
  • Rocco, Philip, and Amanda Kass. "Flexible Aid in an Uncertain World: The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program." State and Local Government Review 54, no. 4 (2022): 346-361.
  • Stenberg, Matthew, Philip Rocco, and Safia Abukar Farole. "Calling in “Sick”: COVID-19, opportunism, pretext, and subnational autocratization." Global Studies Quarterly 2, no. 3 (2022): ksac017.
  • Rocco, Philip, Sarah Beck, Daniel Bernard Deida, Kevin Gleeson, Uriel Lopez, Aidan Marick, and Benjamin Porter. "Voice in an asymmetric federation? The US territories as intergovernmental actors." Regional & Federal Studies (2022): 1-24.
  • Béland, Daniel, Shannon Dinan, Philip Rocco, and Alex Waddan. "COVID-19, poverty reduction, and partisanship in Canada and the United States." Policy and Society 41, no. 2 (2022): 291-305.
  • Rocco, Philip. “Laboratories of What? American Federalism and the Politics of Democratic Subversion,” in Democratic Resilience: Can the US Withstand Rising Polarization?, ed. Robert Lieberman, Suzanne Mettler, and Ken Roberts (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021). 
  • Béland, Daniel, Philip Rocco, Catarina Ianni Segatto, and Alex Waddan. "Trump, Bolsonaro, and the framing of the COVID-19 crisis: How political institutions shaped presidential strategies." World Affairs 184, no. 4 (2021): 413-440.
  • Rocco, Philip, Jessica AJ Rich, Katarzyna Klasa, Kenneth A. Dubin, and Daniel Béland. "Who counts where? COVID-19 surveillance in federal countries." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 46, no. 6 (2021): 959-987.
  • Rocco, Philip. "Keeping score: the congressional budget office and the politics of institutional durability." Polity 53, no. 4 (2021): 691-717.
  • Béland, Daniel, Gregory P. Marchildon, Anahely Medrano, and Philip Rocco. "COVID-19, federalism, and health care financing in Canada, the United States, and Mexico." Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 23, no. 2 (2021): 143-156.
  • Béland, Daniel, Shannon Dinan, Philip Rocco, and Alex Waddan. "Social policy responses to COVID‐19 in Canada and the United States: Explaining policy variations between two liberal welfare state regimes." Social Policy & Administration 55, no. 2 (2021): 280-294.
  • López-Santana, Mariely, and Philip Rocco. "Fiscal federalism and economic crises in the United States: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and great recession." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 51, no. 3 (2021): 365-395.
  • Lecours, André, Daniel Béland, Alan Fenna, Tracy Beck Fenwick, Mireille Paquet, Philip Rocco, and Alex Waddan. "Explaining intergovernmental conflict in the COVID-19 crisis: The United States, Canada, and Australia." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 51, no. 4 (2021): 513-536.
  • Rocco, Philip, Daniel Béland, and Alex Waddan. "Stuck in neutral? Federalism, policy instruments, and counter-cyclical responses to COVID-19 in the United States." Policy and Society 39, no. 3 (2020): 458-477.
  • Rocco, Philip. "Direct democracy and the fate of medicaid expansion."  JAMA Health Forum, vol. 1, no. 8, pp. e200934-e200934 (2020). 
  • Béland, Daniel, Philip Rocco, and Alex Waddan. "The Affordable care act in the states: fragmented politics, unstable policy." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 45, no. 4 (2020): 647-660.
  • Rocco, Philip, and Andrew S. Kelly. "An Engine of Change? The Affordable Care Act and the Shifting Politics of Demonstration Projects." RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 6, no. 2 (2020): 67-84.
  • Béland, Daniel, Michael Howlett, Philip Rocco, and Alex Waddan. "Designing policy resilience: lessons from the Affordable Care Act." Policy Sciences 53 (2020): 269-289.
  • Callen, Zachary, and Philip Rocco, eds. American political development and the Trump Presidency. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.
  • Kelly, Andrew S., and Philip Rocco. "From ‘trial and error’to major reform: The politics of Medicare demonstration projects." Public Administration 97, no. 3 (2019): 621-638.
  • Béland, Daniel, Philip Rocco, and Alex Waddan. "Policy feedback and the politics of the Affordable Care Act." Policy Studies Journal 47, no. 2 (2019): 395-422.

Prof. Mai Truong

  • Truong, Mai. “The “Ironic Impact” of Prodemocracy Activists: How Prodemocracy Frames Undermine Support for Policy Protests in Authoritarian Regimes” Comparative Political Studies (Forthcoming).
  • Truong, Mai. “Declining opportunities for speaking out: The impact of Vietnam’s new leadership on grassroots collective action.” Asian Journal of Comparative Politics (2022): 20578911221139764.
  • Truong, Mai, and Paul Schuler. 2021. “The Salience of the Northern and Southern Identity in Vietnam.” Asian Politics and Policy 13(1): 18-36.

  • Schuler, Paul and Mai Truong. 2020. “Connected Countryside: The Inhibiting Effect of Social Media on Rural Social Movements.” Comparative Politics 52(4): 647-669. 

Prof. Amber Wichowsky 

  • Wichowsky, Amber, Jennifer Gaul-Stout, and Jill McNew-Birren. "Creative Placemaking and Empowered Participatory Governance." Urban Affairs Review (2022): 10780874221123207.
  • Wichowsky, Amber, Paru Shah, and Amanda Heideman. "Call and Response? Neighborhood Inequality and Political Voice." Urban Affairs Review 58, no. 4 (2022): 1182-1197.
  • Wichowsky, Amber, and Meghan Condon. "The effects of partisan framing on COVID-19 attitudes: Experimental evidence from early and late pandemic." Research & Politics 9, no. 2 (2022): 20531680221096049.
  • Condon, Meghan, and Amber Wichowsky. "Economic anxiety among contingent survey workers." Current Psychology (2022): 1-4.
  • Wichowsky, Amber, and Jessica Chen Weiss. "Getting Tough on China: Are Campaign Ads a Signal of Future Policy or Just Cheap Talk?." Legislative Studies Quarterly 46, no. 3 (2021): 637-652.
  • Schneider, Andrea, Kali Murray, Amber Wichowsky, Christina Wolbrecht, Mary Kelley, and Kara Swanson. "InnoVoting: How Democracy Is Being Reshaped By Women's Innovative Voting Activism & Candidacy." Marquette Intellectual Property & Innovation Law Review 25, no. 2 (2021): 71.
  • Kennelly, Patrick, Amber Wichowsky, Luke Knapp, Erin Wissler Gerdes, Jacqueline Schram, Jennifer Byrne, Rana Altenburg, and Daniel Bergen. "The PARC Initiative: A Multianchor Approach to Community Engagement and Development." Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 25, no. 1 (2021): 117-136.
  • Condon, Meghan, and Amber Wichowsky. The economic other: Inequality in the American political imagination. University of Chicago Press, 2020.
  • Shah, Paru, and Amber Wichowsky. "Foreclosure’s Fallout: Economic Adversity and Voter Turnout." Political Behavior 41 (2019): 1099-1115.
  • Wichowsky, Amber. "Civic life in the divided metropolis: Social capital, collective action, and residential income segregation." Urban Affairs Review 55, no. 1 (2019): 257-287.
  • Condon, Meghan, and Amber Wichowsky. "Inequality in the social mind: Perceptions of status and support for redistribution." Journal of Politics (2019).