Authoritarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know, forthcoming at Oxford University Press

How Dictatorships Work, forthcoming at Cambridge University Press (with Barbara Geddes and Joseph Wright)

Development and the State in the 21st Century: Tackling the Challenges Facing the Developing World. Palgrave Publishing, 2015 (with Natasha Ezrow and Andrea Kendall-Taylor)

Failed States and Institutional Decay: Understanding Instability and Poverty in the Developing World. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013 (with Natasha Ezrow)

The Politics of Dictatorship: Institutions and Outcomes in Authoritarian Regimes. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011 (with Natasha Ezrow)

Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011 (with Natasha Ezrow)

Book Chapters:

"Trends in Democratization: Leadership Transitions and Systemic Change." In Peace and Conflict 2014, eds. David Backer, Paul Huth, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld. University of Maryland, CIDCM, 2014

"Comparative Leadership in Non-Democracies." In Comparative Political Leadership, ed. Ludger Helms. Palgrave MacMillan Publishers, 2012 (with Elizabeth A. Stein)

"Trends in Democratization: Unpacking Anocracies." In Peace and Conflict 2012, eds. J. Joseph Hewitt, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Ted Robert Gurr, and Birger Heldt. University of Maryland, CIDCM, 2012