Publications

On this page, I have organized my publications by topic (cultural classification, contentious politics, and methods). Several publications are listed under more than one topic. In addition to academic publications, I also write articles and essays for non-academic audiences, and these are also listed below. For a chronological list of publications, please see my CV.

Publications

(* = equal authorship, alphabetically listed)

Cultural Classification

*Asal, Victor R. Karl Rethemeyer, Eric W. Schoon. 2019. “Crime, Conflict and the Legitimacy Trade-off: Explaining Variation in Insurgents' Participation in Crime.” Journal of Politics 81(2): 399-410.

Schoon, Eric W. and A. Joseph West. 2018. “From Prophecy to Practice: Mutual Selection Cycles in the Routinization of Charismatic Authority.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56(4): 781-797.

Schoon, Eric W. and Courtney DeRoche. 2018. “Ambiguity and Illegitimacy in Counterinsurgency: The Case of US Private Military and Security Contractors (PMSC) in Afghanistan.” In The Sociology of Privatized Security, edited by O. Swed and T. Crosbie. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan.

Schoon, Eric W. 2017. “Building Legitimacy: Interactional Dynamics and Popular Evaluations of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey.” Small Wars & Insurgencies 28(4): 734-754.

      • Reprinted 2018 in Rebels and Legitimacy: Processes and Practices, edited by I. Duyvesteyn. New York, NY: Routledge.

Schoon, Eric W. and Kathryn Freeman Anderson. 2017. “Rethinking the Boundaries: Competitive Threat and the Asymmetric Salience of Race/Ethnicity in Attitudes Towards Immigrants.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 3: 1-14.

Schoon, Eric W. 2016. “Rethinking Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Violent Political Conflict. Sociology Compass 10(2): 143-152.

Schoon, Eric W. 2015. “The Paradox of Legitimacy: Resilience, Successes, and the Multiple Identities of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Turkey”. Social Problems 62(2): 266-285.

Schoon, Eric W. 2014. “The Asymmetry of Legitimacy: Analyzing the Legitimacy of Violence in 30 Cases of Insurgent Revolution.” Social Forces 93(2): 779-801.

Contentious Politics

*Asal, Victor R. Karl Rethemeyer, Eric W. Schoon. 2019. “Crime, Conflict and the Legitimacy Trade-off: Explaining Variation in Insurgents' Participation in Crime.” Journal of Politics.

Schoon, Eric W. 2018. “Why Does Armed Conflict Begin Again? A New Analytic Approach.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 59(5).

Beck, Colin J. and Eric W. Schoon. 2018. “Terrorism and Social Movements.” Pp. 698-713 in Wiley- Blackwell Companion to Social Movements, 2nd Ed., edited by D. Snow, S. Soule, H. Kriesi, and H. McCammon. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Schoon, Eric W. 2017. “Building Legitimacy: Interactional Dynamics and Popular Evaluations of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey.” Small Wars & Insurgencies 28(4): 734-754.

Schoon, Eric W. 2015. “The Paradox of Legitimacy: Resilience, Successes, and the Multiple Identities of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Turkey”. Social Problems 62(2): 266-285.

Guetzkow, Joshua and Eric W. Schoon. 2015. “If You Build It, They Will Fill It: The Consequences of Prison Overcrowding Litigation.” Law & Society Review 49(2): 401-432.

*Asal, Victor, H. Brinton Milward and Eric W. Schoon. 2015. “When Terrorists Go Bad: Analyzing Terrorist Organizations’ Involvement in Drug Smuggling.” International Studies Quarterly 59(1): 112-123.

Methods

Schoon, Eric W. 2018. “Why Does Armed Conflict Begin Again? A New Analytic Approach.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 59(5).

Breiger, Ronald L., Eric W. Schoon, David Melamed, Victor Asal and R. Karl Rethemeyer. 2014. "Comparative Configurational Analysis as a Two-Mode Network Problem: A study of terrorist group engagement in the drug trade." Social Networks 36(1): 23-39.

Melamed, David, Ronald L. Breiger and Eric W. Schoon. 2013. “The Duality of Clusters and Statistical Interactions.” Sociological Methods & Research 41(4).

Melamed, David, Eric W. Schoon, Ronald L. Breiger, Victor Asal, and R. Karl. Rethemeyer. 2012. "Using Organizational Similarity to Identify Statistical Interactions for Improving Situational Awareness of CBRN Activities". S.J. Yang, A.M. Greenberg,and M. Endsley, eds., Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7227: 61-68.

Breiger, Ronald L., Gary A. Ackerman, Victor Asal, David Melamed, H. Brinton Milward, R. Karl Rethemeyer, and Eric W. Schoon. 2011. “Application of a Profile Similarity Methodology for Identifying Terrorist Groups that Use or Pursue CBRN Weapons.” In J. Salerno, S.J. Yang, and S.-K. Chai, eds., Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6589: 26-33.

Public Sociology

Schoon, Eric W. and Corey Pech. 2019. “Why is American democracy in danger?” Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/03/05/why-is-american-democracy-danger/?utm_term=.7fb74cc088bf)

Lopez, Steven and Eric W. Schoon. 2017. “Legitimacy and Donald Trump.” Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/legitimacy-and-donald-trump_us_58a3349fe4b0e172783aa108).

Schoon, Eric W. 2016. “ISIS, Ideology, and the Illicit Drug Economy.” Political Violence @ a Glance (https://politicalviolenceataglance.org/2015/07/24/isis-ideology-and-the-illicit-drug-economy/).

Schoon, Eric W. and Cindy Cain. 2011.c“Facebook’s Boundaries.” Contexts 10(2): 70-71.