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    • The Agrarian Origins of Mau Mau: A Structural Account 

      Bates, Robert (Published for the Agricultural History Society by the University of California Press, 1987)
    • Aid, Agency, and the Malleability of International Law: The Post-2003 Iraqi Refugee Crisis 

      Goldenziel, Jill Iris (2013-03-06)
      Why do states tolerate large numbers of refugees? This dissertation offers an answer to this puzzle by examining changes in policy responses by the international community toward Iraqis displaced after the U.S. invasion ...
    • Analytic Narratives Revisited 

      Bates, Robert; Greif, Avner; Levi, Margaret; Rosenthal, Jean-Laurent; Weingast, Barry (Duke University Press, 2000)
    • The Analytical Narrative Project 

      Bates, Robert; Greif, Avner; Levi, Margaret; Rosenthal, Jean-Laurent; Weingast, Barry (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
    • Area Studies and the Discipline: A Useful Controversy? 

      Bates, Robert (Cambridge University Press, 1997)
    • Community versus Market: A Note on Corporate Villages 

      Bates, Robert; Curry, Amy Farmer (Cambridge University Press, 1992)
      We return to the literature on collective villages and reexamine its central arguments. In doing so, we focus on an institution for allocating land that we call the Rule. As claimed by its advocates, the Rule secures land ...
    • Comparative Politics and Rational Choice: A Review Essay 

      Bates, Robert H. (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 1997)
    • Cooperation by Design: Leadership, Structure, and Collective Dilemmas 

      Bianco, William; Bates, Robert (Cambridge University Press, 1990)
      We return to the analysis of cooperation among interdependent rational individuals. We emphasize the limited impact of iteration (or repeated play) and explore the possibility of an alternative: intervention by rational ...
    • Democracy in Africa: A Very Short History 

      Bates, Robert H. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)
      When discussing governance in Africa, one must be circumspect when applying the term "democracy." One reason for doing so is because the term is imprecise. However, while differing in the attributes they posit and the ...
    • Democratic Transitions 

      Epstein, David; Bates, Robert; Goldstone, Jack; Kristensen, Ida; O'Halloran, Sharyn (Blackwell Publishing, 2006)
      Przeworski et al. (2000) challenge the key hypothesis in modernization theory: political regimes do not transition to democracy as per capita incomes rise, they argue. Rather, democratic transitions occur randomly, but ...
    • Democratic Transitions 

      Epstein, David L.; Bates, Robert; Goldstone, Jack; Kristensen, Ida; O’Halloran, Sharyn (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2004-01)
      Recent studies of democratization, most importantly Przeworski, Alvarez, Cheibub, Limongi, 2000 (PACL), question the modernization hypothesis that richer countries are more likely to be democratic. PACL claim instead that ...
    • Domestic Interests and Control Regimes 

      Bates, Robert H. (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
    • Electoral Politics Amid Africa's Urban Transition: A Study of Urban Ghana 

      Nathan, Noah (2016-03-02)
      Africa is rapidly urbanizing. With so many African voters now living in cities, understanding African electoral politics now requires understanding the politics of urban areas. How does urbanization affect the accountability ...
    • Endogenizing Syndromes 

      Collier, Paul; Bates, Robert H.; Hoeffler, Anke; O'Connell, Stephen A. (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
    • Essays on Political Corruption 

      Faller, Julie Kathleen (2015-04-29)
      This dissertation presents three essays offering explanations for the persistence of corruption despite electoral competition. The first essay, co-authored with Adam Glynn and Nahomi Ichino, asks what the effect of electoral ...
    • Ethnic Cleansing as Military Strategy: Lessons From Lebanon, 1975-1990 

      Hagerdal, Nils (2016-05-12)
      The Lebanese civil war of 1975-1990 is widely viewed as a canonical example of ethnic cleansing where violence separated a previously intermixed country into Christian and Muslim enclaves. In contrast, I introduce new data ...
    • Ethnicity 

      Bates, Robert H. (Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., 2006)
    • Ethnicity, Capital Formation, and Conflict 

      Bates, Robert (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 1999-10)
      Ethnicity plays an ambiguous role in the great transformation. On the one hand, ethnicity creates: by providing incentives that organize the flow of resources across generations, it provides the capital for urban migration ...
    • Evolution of Risk and Political Regimes 

      Petrova, Maria; Bates, Robert H. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
      The risk of political predation impedes the achievement of economic prosperity. In this study, we analyze how the risk of predation evolves in different political regimes. Formally, we look at the interaction between a ...
    • A Global Model for Forecasting Political Instability 

      Goldstone, Jack A.; Bates, Robert H.; Epstein, David L.; Gurr, Ted Robert; Lustik, Michael B.; Marshall, Monty G.; Ulfelder, Jay; Woodward, Mark (Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing), 2010)
      Examining onsets of political instability in countries worldwide from 1955 to 2003, we develop a model that distinguishes countries that experienced instability from those that remained stable with a two-year lead time and ...