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State of Repression: Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (forthcoming, 2018) [publisher description] [Amazon link]

Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak's Egypt, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011 (paperback edition with updated preface, 2013) [publisher description] [Google Books preview] [Amazon link]


"Muslim Trade and City Growth before the 19th Century: Comparative Urbanization in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia” (with Christopher Paik), working paper [pdf]

"Mirrors for Princes and Sultans: Advice on the Art of Governance in the Medieval Christian and Islamic Worlds" (with Justin Grimmer and Alison McQueen), Journal of Politics, forthcoming [pdf]

"State Building in the Middle East," Annual Review of Political Science,20 (2017) [pdf]

"The Impact of Holy Land Crusades on State Formation: War Mobilization, Trade Integration and Political Development in Medieval Europe" (with Christopher Paik), International Organization, 70, 3 (Summer 2016) [pdf]

"Social Capital and Dispute Resolution in Informal Areas of Cairo and Istanbul" (with Ceren Belge), Studies in Comparative International Development, 49, 4 (December 2014) [pdf]

"How Does Islamist Local Governance Affect the Lives of Women?  A Comparative Study of Two Cairo Neighborhoods," Governance, 27, 3 (July 2014) [pdf]

"Religiosity-of-Interviewer Effects: Assessing the Impact of Veiled Enumerators on Survey Response in Egypt" (with Rachel Gillum), Politics & Religion, 6, 3 (September 2013) [pdf]

"The Feudal Revolution and Europe's Rise: Political Divergence of the Christian West and the Muslim World before 1500 CE" (with Eric Chaney), American Political Science Review, 107, 1 (February 2013) [pdf]

"Elite Competition, Religiosity and Anti-Americanism in the Islamic World" (with Drew Linzer), American Political Science Review, 106, 2 (May 2012) [pdf]

"One Man, One Vote, One Time? A Model of Democratization in the Middle East" (with James Lo), Journal of Theoretical Politics, 24, 1 (January 2012) [pdf]

"Counting Calories: Democracy and Distribution in the Developing World" (with Mark Kayser), International Studies Quarterly, 55, 4 (December 2011) [pdf]

"Spoiling the Peace? Peace Process Exclusivity and Political Violence in North-central Africa" (with Jennifer De Maio),  Civil Wars, 12, 1 (March 2010) [pdf]

"Women's Electoral Participation in Egypt: The Implications of Gender for Voter Recruitment and Mobilization" (with Safinaz El-Tarouty), Middle East Journal, 63, 3 (July 2009) [pdf]

"Ideological Reorientation and Counterterrorism: Confronting Militant Islam in Egypt" (with Lawrence Rubin), Terrorism and Political Violence, 20, 4 (October 2008) [pdf]

"The Political Economy of Women's Support for Fundamentalist Islam" (with Drew Linzer), World Politics, 60, 4 (July 2008) [pdf]

"Rewarding Impatience Revisited: A Response to Goodrich," International Organization, 60, 2 (April 2006) [pdf]

"Rewarding Impatience: A Bargaining and Enforcement Model of OPEC," International Organization, 58, 2 (April 2004) [pdf]

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