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Published Papers

Working Papers and Papers Under Review

Short Articles and Other Publications


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Greening Aid? Understanding The Environmental Impact Of Development Assistance 

With Robert L. Hicks, Bradley C. Parks, and J. Timmons Roberts. Oxford University Press, 2008, 368 pages. 

Book Reviews: 

LSE Review 
Journal of World Systems Research 
Journal of Development Studies 
Foreign Affairs 


Delegation and Agency in International Organizations

Delegation and Authority

Co-edited with Darren G. Hawkins, David A. Lake, and Daniel L. Nielson. Cambridge University Press, 2006, 424 pages.

Book Reviews:

International Studies Review 
Perspectives on Politics 
Review of International Organizations 


Published Papers

“Policy-Relevant Publications and Tenure Decisions in International Relations,” with Dan Maliniak and Sue Peterson. PS: Political Science and Politics. Forthcoming.

"Apples and and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to Africa," with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Brad Parks, and Austin Strange.*  International Studies Quarterly.  62(1).  2018.

“Is International Relations a Global Discipline? Hegemony, Insularity, and Diversity in the Study of International Relations,”with Dan Maliniak, Ryan Powers,* and Sue Peterson. Security Studies. 1-32. 2018.

“Tracking Underreported Financial Flows: China’s Development Finance and the Aid-Conflict Nexus Revisited,” with Austin Strange*, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, and Bradley Parks. Journal of Conflict Resolution61 (4): 935-963.  2017.

“International Organizations and Development Finance,” with Daniel Nielson and Brad Parks.  Review of International Organization. 12 (2). 2017.

"Ground Truthing Chinese Development Finance in Africa: Field Evidnce from South Africa and Uganda." with Edwin Muchapondwa, Dan Nielson, Brad Parks, and Austin Strange*. Journal of Development Studies, 52 (6). August 2016.

"The IR of the Beholder: Examining Global IR Using the 2014 TRIP Survey," with Mariana Navarrete Morales, Nicholas J. Bell, and Wiebke Wemheuer-Vogelaar. International Studies Review, 18 (1). March 2016.

"Foreign Aid and Conflict: What we Know and Need to Know."with Caroline Bergeron and Brad Parks* in Peace and Conflict 2016. Routledge Press. 2016.

“Knowledge Without Power: International Relations Scholars, U.S. Foreign Policy, and the Iraq War,” with Sue Peterson, Dan Maliniak*, and James Long*. International Politics, 52 (1): 20-44. 2015.

"Rising Powers and the Regime for Development Finance," International Studies ReviewOctober, 2014.

"International Activity: A More Sustainable Direction," with John Dernbach, Brad Parks*, and Timmons Roberts in Acting as if Tomorrow Matters. Environmental Law Institute, Washington DC. 2012.

“More Dollars than Sense: Refining our Knowledge of Development Finance Using AidData,” with Ryan Powers*, Dan Nielson, Darren Hawkins, Timmons Roberts, Mike Findley, Brad Parks, Sven Wilson, and Rob Hicks.  World Development, Vol. 39, Number 11, 2011.

“International Relations in the U.S. Academy,” with Daniel Maliniak*, Amy Oakes, and Susan Peterson.  International Studies Quarterly, Volume 55, Number 2, 2011.

"The American School of International Political Economy," with Daniel Maliniak*. In International Political Economy: Debating the Past, Present, and FutureEdited by Nicola Phillips and Catherine Weaver, Routledge, 2010. 

“Controlling coalitions: Social lending at the multilateral development banks,” with Mona M. Lyne and Daniel L. Nielson.  Review of International Organizations, Volume 4, Number 4: 407-433, 2009.

“The American School of International Political Economy,” with Daniel Maliniak*.  Review of International Political EconomyVol 16: 1, February 2009: 6-33.

"Has Foreign Aid Been Greened?" with Brad Parks*, Timmons Roberts, and Rob Hicks. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. January/February, 2009. Reprinted in Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental PoliticsEdited by Ken Conca and Geoff Debelko, Westview Press, 2010.

“Delegation Success and Policy Failure: Collective Delegation and the Search for Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction,” Law and Contemporary Problems, Volume 71, Number 1: 283, Winter 2008.

“Women in International Relations,” with Daniel Maliniak*, Amy Oakes, and Susan Peterson Politics and Gender, Volume 4, Issue 1 2008.

“Divided Discipline? Comparing Views of U.S. and Canadian IR Scholars,” with Michael Lipson, Dan Maliniak*, Amy Oakes, and Sue Peterson.  International Journal, Volume 62, Number 2, Spring 2007.

“Schoolhouse Rock: Pedagogy, Politics, and Pop,” International Studies Perspectives, February 2007.

“Delegation Under Anarchy: States, International Organizations, and Principal-Agent Theory,” with David Lake, Dan Nielson and Darren Hawkins.  Chapter for Delegation and Agency in International Organizations.  Cambridge University Press, 2006. 

"Getting the Model Right: Single, Multiple, and Collective Principals in Development Aid," with Mona Lyne and Dan Nielson. In Hawkins et alDelegation and Agency in International OrganizationsCambridge University Press, 2006.

“Who Delegates? Alternative Models of Principals in Development Aid,” with Mona Lyne and Dan Nielson.  Chapter for Delegation and Agency in International Organizations.  Cambridge University Press, 2006.

“Bridging the Rationalist-Constructivist Divide: Re-engineering the Culture of the World Bank,” with Catherine Weaver and Daniel Nielson.  Journal of International Relations and Development, Volume 9, Number 2, June 2006. 

“Theory, Data, and Hypothesis Testing: World Bank Environmental Reform Redux,” with Dan Nielson, International Organization, Volume 59, Number 3, Summer 2005.    

“Delegation to International Organizations: Agency Theory and World Bank Environmental Reform,” with Dan Nielson, International Organization, Volume 57, Number 2, 2003. Reprinted in ed. L.L. Martin, International Institutions in the New Global Economy, Vol. 6 in The International Library of Writings on the New Global Economy, Edward Elgar Publishers, New York. 2005. Also reprinted in ed. R. Mitchell, International Environmental Politics, Sage Publishers, New York. 2008.


Working Papers and Papers Under Review (student co-authors indicated by*)

“Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China's Foreign Assistance,” with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Roland Hodler, Bradley C. Parks, and Paul A. Raschky (Under Review at American Journal of Economics)

“Going it Alone vs Multilateralism(s): An Experimental Approach on Public Support for Military Intervention,” with Daniel Maliniak and Brittany Parowski.* (Under Review at Review of International Organizations)

“Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries,” with Richard Bluhm, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Brad Parks, and Austin Strange.

"The Unipolar Fallacy: Common Agency, American Interests, and the International Financial Institutions," with Mark Copelovitch, Daniel Nielson, and Ryan Powers*. Prepared for presentation at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, August 28-31, 2014. 

“Constructing Constructivism through Surveys and Text Analysis,” with Kristin Ritchey*.

“What’s In a Citation? Engaged, Critical, and Drive by Citations,” with Lindsay Hundley* and Katie Paulson- Smith.

"Do Maps Matter in Aid Allocation Decisions?" with Ashley Napier*, Mike Findley, Rebecca Latourell, Dan Nielson, Rachel Trichler, and Kate Weaver. Working Paper.

“Agency Choice and Aid Allocation: The Politics and Consequences of Institutional Reform at the Global Environmental Facility,” with Chris Marcoux and Claire Peters.*

“Foreign Aid in Hard Times: The Political Economy of Aid Effort,” with Ishita Ahmed,* Brooke Russell, and Chris Marcoux.

"Aid, China, and Growth." with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, and Austin M. Strange. Prepared for presentation at the Workshop "Tracking International Aid and Investment from Developing and Emerging Economies," Heidelberg University, September 22-23, 2017.

"Principles, Principals, and Power: Institutional Reform and Aid Allocation at the Global Environment Facility (GEF)," with Christopher Marcoux and Claire Peters*. Working Paper, 22 April 2012.

“Principles and Principals? The Possibilities for Theoretical Synthesis and Scientific Progress in the Study of International Organizations,” with Catherine Weaver.  Chapter for the Politics of International Organization: Theoretical Synthesis in the Study of International Relations.

Short Articles and Other Publications

"Belt and Road projects direct Chinese investment to all corners of the globe. What are the local impacts?" with Bradley Parks, Richard Bluhm, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, and Austin M. Strange. The Washington Post, September 11, 2018

"Would Clinton or Trump Be Better at Foreign Policy? Here's What International Relations Scholars Think," with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, Hannah Petrie, and Ryan Powers. The Washington Post, October 26, 2016.

"Chinese Aid is Helping African Economies, but Not in the Places that Need It Most," with Brad Parks, Roland Hodler, Axel Dreher, Paul Raschky, and Andreas Fuchs. The Washington Post, October 7, 2016.

"How to Count What Counts: TIS the season for Syllabi Metrics?" with Katie Paulson-Smith. International Studies Quarterly, March, 31, 2016.

“Many in the West fear Chinese ‘aid’ to Africa. They’re wrong. Here’s why,” with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Brad Parks, and Austin M. Strange. The Washington PostOctober 20, 2015. 

"China Is Not a Rogue Donor: The Data Behind Chinese Aid." Foreign Affairs, October 15, 2015.

“Snap Poll: Will China, Iran, And Russia Cooperate With the United States?” with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Ryan Powers. Foreign Policy, October 9, 2015.

“Are African leaders misusing Chinese development finance? The price of country ownership,” Africa at LSE. The London School of Economics and Political Science, August 31, 2015

“Snap Poll: Is A Soccer Scandal More Scandalous If It Involves Putin?” with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Ryan Powers. Foreign Policy, June 22, 2015

Review of Organizational Progeny: Why governments are losing control over the proliferating structures of global governance (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press), by Tana Johnson. Review of International Organizations, April 17, 2015.

“Measuring what policymakers want from academics,” with Ana O’Harrow. The Washington Post, April 5, 2015.

“Snap Poll: Is the Iran Deal Good for Your Country’s National Security?” with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Ryan Powers. Foreign Policy, March 18, 2015.

“The Best International Relations Schools in the World,” with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Ryan Powers. Foreign Policy, February 3, 2015

“Snap Poll: How Likely Is War With Russia In The Next 10 Years?” , with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Ryan PowersForeign Policy, January 28, 2015.

“Snap Poll: Does Obama Need To Put Troops In Ukraine to Prove America Is Tough?” with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Ryan Powers. Foreign Policy, June 2, 2014.

“International relations scholars think that the U. S. spends too much on defense.” With Nicholas Bell, Daneil Maliniak, Susan Peterson, Ryan Powers, and Darin Self. The Monkey Cage, March 12, 2014.

“Snap Poll: The View from the Ivory Tower,” with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Ryan Powers. Foreign Policy, March 7, 2014.

"Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows: China's Development Finance and the Aid-Conflict Nexus Revisited"  with Austin M. Strange, Bradley Parks, Andreas Fuchs, and Axel Dreher, Discussion Paper Series No. 553, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics. January 2014.

“Chinese aid to Africa: the true (but not final) picture,” Interview. United Nations University. July 9, 2013.

"China's Development Finance to Africa; A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection" with Austin Strange*, Bradley Parks*, Andreas Fuchs, Axel Dreher, and Vijaya Ramachandran. Center for Global Development, WP 323, April 2013.

Interview with Michael J. Tierney on TRIP and AidData Projects. Duck of Minerva, November 30, 2012.

“IR Theory and Practice: A Parting of the Ways?” The International Relations and Security Network, July 31, 2012.

“Realism, Episode III: Return of the Realist Critics.” Foreign Policy, January 25, 2012.

"Does Political Science Research Inform Policy Opinion of Scholars?" with Ryan Powers. The Monkey Cage, January 18, 2012.

“Pipeline to the Beltway?” with Paul C. Avey, Michael C. Desch, James D. Long, Daniel Maliniak, and Susan Peterson. Foreign Policy, January 3, 2012.

“The Ivory Tower Survey,” with Paul C. Avey, Michael C. Desch, James D. Long, Dankiel Maliniak, and Susan Peterson. Foreign Policy, January 3, 2012.

“The Beltway Vs. The Ivory Tower,” with Paul C. Avey, Michael C. Desch, Daniel Maliniak, James D. Long, and Susan Peterson. Foreign Policy, January 3, 2012. 


“Inside The Ivory Tower,” with Daniel Maliniak, Amy Oakes, and Susan Peterson. Foreign Policy, October 15, 2009.