Yesterday I posted about the best papers I have read lately. Today morning it occurs to me that I sort of left one out:
Thomas E. Flores & Irfan Nooruddin. 2012. “The Broken Link Between Elections and Democratization (and How to Fix It).” Working Paper <email them for a copy?>
I say sort of because I don’t believe the paper yet exists: I saw Nooruddin present the project last fall, and the paper may still be nascent. Pester them if you’d like to see it.
Steve Saideman tweeted that a recent paper by Walt & Mearsheimer was conspicuously missing from my list.
Walt, Stephen, and John J. Mearsheimer. “Leaving Theory Behind: Why Hypothesis Testing Has Become Bad for IR.” HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-001, January 2013. <http://web.hks.harvard.edu/publications/workingpapers/citation.aspx?PubId=8723>
Indeed! I do not waste my time reading nonsense. If you are inclined to waste your time, you can find their ill-informed opinion masking as scholarship here, or you could read Saideman’s views of it, or those of Phil Schrodt.