Because we spend so much of our time reading dreck (helping our students develop their ideas in written form that is ready for consumption by human beings, and reviewing submitted “articles” that have not yet achieved that standard) I thought I’d take a moment to share a handful of papers I have read over the past year that I really enjoyed. Whether these land in the APSR, IO, AJPS, or elsewhere is immaterial. You will both enjoy and learn from these papers.
M.D. Ward; N.W. Metternich; C. Dorff; M. Gallop; F.M. Hollenbach; A. Schultz & S. Weschle. Dec 2012. “Learning from the past and stepping into the future: The next generation of crisis prediction”
Marianne Dahl, Scott Gates & Håvard Mokleiv Nygård. 2012. “Repression and Regime Survival,” PRIO Working Paper <email them for a copy>
Leonard Wantchekon & Omar García-Ponce. 2011. “The Institutional Legacy of African Independence Movements”