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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Chenoweth, Erica, and Margherita Belgioioso. "The Physics of Dissent and the Effects of Movement Momentum." Nature Human Behavior (August 5, 2019).
Hassan, Mai, and Ryan Sheely. "Executive-Legislative Relations, Party Defections, and Lower-Level Administrative Unit Proliferation: Evidence from Kenya." Comparative Political Studies 50.12 (October 2017).
Sheely, Ryan. "Regimes and Randomization: Authoritarianism and Field Research in Contemporary Kenya." Social Science Quarterly 97.4 (December 2016): 936-952.
Nugent, Elizabeth, Tarek Masoud, and Amaney A. Jamal. "Arab Responses to Western Hegemony: Experimental Evidence from Egypt." Journal of Conflict Resolution (July 2016).
Patterson, Thomas E. "Pre-Primary News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Race: Trump’s Rise, Sanders’ Emergence, Clinton’s Struggle." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-023, June 2016.
Carey, John M., Tarek Masoud, and Andrew Reynolds. "Institutions as Causes and Effects: North African Electoral Systems During the Arab Spring." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-042, August 2015.
Norris, Pippa, Andrea Abel Van Es, and Lisa Fennis. "Checkbook Elections: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective." Electoral Integrity Project, July 2015.
Bold, Tessa, Kayuki C. Kaizzi, Jakob Svensson, and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Low Quality, Low Returns, Low Adoption: Evidence from the Market for Fertilizer and Hybrid Seed in Uganda." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-033, June 2015.
Masoud, Tarek, Jason Brownlee, and Andrew Reynolds. The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Norris, Pippa, Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Max Grömping. "The Year in Elections, 2014." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-008, February 2015.
Masoud, Tarek. "Has The Door Closed on Arab Democracy?" Journal of Democracy 26.1 (January 2015): 74-87.
Yanagizawa-Drott, David. "Propaganda and Conflict: Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide." Quarterly Journal of Economics 129.4 (2014).
Masoud, Tarek. Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt. Cambridge University Press, June 2014.
Norris, Pippa, Richard W. Frank, and Ferran Martinez i Coma. "The Year in Elections 2013: The World's Flawed and Failed Contests." The Electoral Integrity Project, February 2014.
Sheely, Ryan. "Maintaining Local Public Goods: Evidence from Rural Kenya." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-051, December 2013.
Larson, Greg, Peter Biar Ajak, and Lant Pritchett. "South Sudan’s Capability Trap: Building a State with Disruptive Innovation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-041, October 2013.
Norris, Pippa, and Robert Mattes. "Does Ethnicity Determine Support for the Governing Party?" Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa. Ed. Michael Bratton. Lynne Reinner, 2013.
Dobson, William J., and Tarek Masoud. "Egypt’s Reluctant Rulers." Slate, July 4, 2013.
Masoud, Tarek. "Arabs Want Redistribution, So Why Don’t They Vote Left? Theory and Evidence from Egypt." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-007, April 2013.
Masoud, Tarek. "Beyond Political Islam." The Arab Revolutions and American Policy. Ed. Nicholas R. Burns and Jonathan Price. Aspen Strategy Group, 2013.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Egyptian Liberals' Soft Defeat." Foreign Policy, December 18, 2012.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Egypt’s Constitution Needs an Expiration Date." Bloomberg, December 13, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek, and Wael Nawara. "Will Egypt’s Liberals Ever Win?" Slate. December 4, 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "How Tribalism Stunts African Democracy." BBC News, November 27, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek. "Don't Blame Muslim Brotherhood for Morsy Power Grab." CNN.com, November 27, 2012.
Kayyem, Juliette. "Khadafy Son Should Be Tried by Libya." The Boston Globe, October 15, 2012.
Applbaum, Arthur Isak. "All Foundings Are Forced." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-042, September 2012.
Mansbridge, Jane. "Outside Intervention in Nonviolent Revolutions." Jurist.org, September 11, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Tyrant’s Brutal Legacy." Newsweek, June 25, 2012.
Kayyem, Juliette. "An Emerging Democracy Requires More Than Just Elections." Boston Globe, June 25, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek. "Egypt’s Spymaster Candidate For President, Omar Suleiman." Newsweek, April 16, 2012.
Devarajan, Shantayanan, Stuti Khemani, and Michael Walton. "Civil Society, Public Action and Accountability in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-036, September 2011.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Road to (and from) Liberation Square." Journal of Democracy 22.3 (July 2011): 20-34.
Masoud, Tarek. "Testimony to the House Intelligence Subcommittee." U.S. House of Representatives, April 14, 2011.
Masoud, Tarek. "Egypt." The Middle East. Ed. Ellen Lust. CQ Press, 2010.