Social Movements and the New State: The Fate of Pro-DemocracyOrganizations When Democracy is Won (Stanford University Press, 2012)


The Costs of Justice: How New Leaders Respond to Previous Rights Abuses (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010)

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Peer Reviewed Publications

“Ties, Opportunities and Institutions: Explaining the Fate of Pro-Democracy Organizations after Democratic Breakthrough,” Government and Opposition (July 2015): 1-23.


“Transitional Justice and Political Goods,” Chapter 1 in Post-Communist Transitional Justice: Lessons from 25 Years of Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2014).


“Transitional Justice in East-Central Europe,” (with Peter Rozic), Chapter 7 in Central and East European Politics (3rd edition, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).


“Human Rights Activists and Transitional Justice: Explaining Silence Among the Outspoken,” Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 14(1)(January 2014): 1-21.


“Counter-Elites Swimming Up-Stream: The Challenge of Pursuing a Political Rights Agenda where Economic Rights Trump,” New Global Studies 6(3)(December 2012).


“Co-optation or Empowerment? The Fate of Pro-Democracy NGOs after the Rose Revolution,” Europe-Asia Studies 64(9) (November 2012): 1684-1708.

                                    - Reprinted in Nino Kemoklidze, Cerwyn Moore, Jeremy Smith and Galina                                                       Yemelianova (ed.s), Many Faces of the Caucasus (Routledge, 2014)


“Genocide Campaigns: The Use and Abuse of Atrocities in the Quest for International Recognition,” Journal of Genocide Research 14(1) (January 2012): 1-21.


“Exploring the Schelling Conjecture in Reverse: ‘International Constraints’ and Cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia,” European Journal of International Relations 17(1) (March 2011): 121-143.


“Beyond Lustration: Truth-Seeking Efforts in the Post-Communist Space,” Taiwan Journal of Democracy 5(2) (December 2009): 21-44.


“International Prosecutions and Domestic Politics: The Use of Truth Commissions as Compromise Justice in Serbia and Croatia,” International Studies Review 11(4) (December 2009): 687-706.


“Re-Ordering Justice: Towards A New Methodological Approach to Studying Transitional Justice,” Journal of Peace Research 46(6) (November 2009): 819-837.


“From Neo-Corporatism to Delegative Corporatism? Empowerment of NGOs during Early Democratization,” Democratization 16(5) (October 2009): 898-921.


“On the Other Side of the Curtain: A Reassessment of Non-Elite Human Rights Experiences and Values in Poland,” Human Rights Review 10(2) (June 2009): 219-238.


“Lessons (Not) Learned: A New Look at Bureaucratic Politics and US Foreign Policy Making in the Post-Soviet Space,” Problems of Post-Communism 56(2) (March-April 2009): 43-57.


“Weighing the Costs of Accountability: The Role of Institutional Incentives in Pursuing Transitional Justice,” Journal of Human Rights 7(4) (Fall 2008): 353-375.


“Justice Without Transition: Truth Commissions in the Context of Repressive Rule,” Human Rights Review 9(3) (September 2008): 281-297.


“Looking for Solidarność in Central Asia: The Role of Human Rights Organizations in Political Change,” Slavic Review 66(3) (Fall 2007): 442-462.


“Producing Truth: The Politics of Investigating Past Human Rights Violations in Post-Communist States,” World Affairs 169(3) (Winter 2007): 125-133.


“Resource Dependency and Political Opportunity: Explaining the Transformation from Excluded Political Opposition Parties to Human Rights Organizations in Post-Communist Uzbekistan,” Government and Opposition 42(1) (Winter 2007): 96-120.


“Direct Pressures for Human Rights in Uzbekistan:  Understanding the U.S. Bargaining Position,” Central Asian Survey 23(3) (December 2004): 327-344.


“The New Game in Central Asia: Comparative Uzbek and Kazakh Foreign Policy,” Journal of Central Asian Studies 5(2) (Spring/Summer, 2003): 16-31.


Works Under Review

The Democratization Disconnect: How Recent Democratic Revolutions Threaten the Future of Liberalism (book manuscript under review)


Works In Progress


“Understanding Union Strength During Early Democratic Consolidation: The Political Rise of COSATU and Fall of Solidarity,” manuscript in progress


“When Two Giants Collide: Explaining Civic Decline and Union Strength after the Fall of Apartheid,” manuscript in progress


“Grand Symbolism and Human Rights: The Impact of International Leadership Positions on Domestic Politics,” manuscript in progress

Book Review

Review of Europe and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia, Richard Caplan (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005) in Comparative Political Studies 39 (December 2006): 1285-1287.