Editorial Board


Editor in Chief


portrait of William R. Thompson

is Distinguished Professor and the Donald A. Rogers Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a former president of the International Studies Association (2005-06), editor-in-chief of International Studies Quarterly (1994-1998 and 2009-13), and has been on the editorial boards of numerous journals. He has published a number of articles in leading politics journals and is the author, coauthor, or editor of such books as The Arc of War: Origins, Escalation and Transformation and Transition Scenarios: China and the United States in the Twenty-first Century (both University of Chicago Press), How Rivalries End (University of Pennsylvania Press), Asian Rivalries: Conflict, Escalation, and Limitations on Two-Level Games, (Stanford University Press), Globalization and Global History (Routledge), Strategic Rivalry: Space, Position, and Conflict Escalation in World Politics (Cambridge University Press), and Puzzles of the Democratic Peace: Theory, Geopolitics and the Transformation of World Politics (Palgrave-Macmillan). He has also received the World Society Foundation’s Award of Excellence in World Society Research, the International Global Research Association and Moscow State University’s V.I. Vernadsky Gold Medal of Honor (for contribution to global studies), and the International N.D. Kondratieff Foundation and Russian Academy of Sciences’ Silver Kondratieff Medal (for contribution to the social sciences).

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is a Professor in the department of Government and Politics and the director of GVPT Global Learning. Jóhanna studies the effect of identity (ethnicity, religion, gender) on contentious political outcomes (elections and violence), and has done extensive fieldwork in the Andes, South-East Europe and Indonesia. Her first book Ethnic Electoral Politics (Cambridge University Press) examines the relationship between political access and minority strategic choice of peaceful electoral participation, protest or violence against the state. Her most recent book (with Nil Satana) Alternatives in Mobilization: Ethnicity, Religion and Political Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2022), examines the relationship between identity (ethnicity and religion) and minority peaceful and violent political mobilization. Jóhanna´s articles on identity and politics are published in numerous academic journals including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Party Politics, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Journal of Global Security Studies. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Global Religion Research Initiative among others.




portrait of Erik Martinez Kuhonta

is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. His research focuses on political development and state formation, democracy, religion, political economy, and comparative-historical analysis, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. He is the author of The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia (2011) and co-editor of Party System Institutionalization in Asia: Democracies, Autocracies, and the Shadow of the Past (2015) and Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis (2008). He has published articles in Comparative Political Studies, Pacific Affairs, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Asian Survey, and Pacific Review, as well as in many edited volumes. He currently serves as an executive officer in the Democracy and Autocracy Section and in the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, as well as on the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. He is a past president of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies.




is the Stirling Professor of Constitutional Studies at UVU where he researches, teaches, and writes about the interaction of ideas and institutions in American politics. His writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Hill, Political Science Quarterly, Party Politics, Studies in American Political Development, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and The Forum. His first book, Ideas of Power, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. His second book, The Myth of Left and Right, was published by Oxford University Press in 2023.




is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. Her primary research interest is in the dynamics of state-society relations in transitional and electoral authoritarian regimes. She has also has written extensively on political development in the Russian Federation, including her recent book Elections, Protest, and Authoritarian Regime Stability: Russia 2008–2020 (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Her research, largely based on original data collection and analysis, has been funded by the National Science Foundation, International Research and Exchanges Board, US - Russia Foundation, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the National Security Education Program, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Russian and East European Center, Ostrom Workshop, Department of Political Science, and College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. At IU she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on comparative politics, protest movements, and Russian politics. She received her PhD from Duke University in 1997.


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Advisory Board


portrait of Muthiah Alagappa

is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to that he was Distinguished Senior Fellow at the East-West Center, founding director of East-West Center Washington and director of the integrated research program in East-West Center Honolulu. Alagappa has written numerous articles for leading journals and is author of more than ten books. His recent publications include: Nation Making in Asia: From Ethnic to Civic Nations? (Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia), The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia (Stanford University Press), Civil Society and Political Change in Asia: Expanding and Contracting Democratic Change (Stanford University Press), Asian Security Order: Instrumental and Normative Features (Stanford University Press), and Coercion and Governance: The Declining Political Role of the Military in Asia (Stanford University Press).




portrait of Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

is Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology (courtesy) and Divisional Dean of Social and Behavioral Science at the Ohio State University. She directs the Program in Statistics and Methodology (PRISM). Box-Steffensmeier served as President of the Midwest Political Science Association and the Political Methodology Society as well as Treasurer of the American Political Science Association. She has twice received the Gosnell Award for the best work in political methodology and the Emerging Scholar Award of the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association in 2001. She was an inaugural Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology. Her articles have been published in top journals and she is the coauthor of Time Series Analysis for Social Scientists and Event History Modeling: A Guide for Social Scientists (Cambridge University Press) and coeditor of the Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology (Oxford University Press).




portrait of James Caporaso

is a professor of the Department of Political Science at University of Washington. He is a former president of the International Studies Association and received its Distinguished International Political Economy Scholar Award. He was the longstanding editor of Comparative Political Studies and is the coauthor of Theories of Political Economy (with David Levine), coauthor of Globalization, Institutions, and Governance with Mary Anne Madeira (Sage Publications), and coeditor of Transforming Europe: Europeanization and Domestic Change (Cornell University Press). His articles have been published by prominent international politics journals.




portrait of Indra De Soysa

is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology—Trondheim. His research interests are primarily in the field of political economy and has published widely in top international journals, such as International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, World Development, and Social Science and Medicine. Prof. de Soysa is a member of the Royal Norwegian Academy.




portrait of Donatella Della Porta

is professor of political science, dean of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences and Director of the PhD program in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, where she also leads the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos). She has directed a major ERC project Mobilizing for Democracy, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Mattei Dogan Prize for distinguished achievements in the field of political sociology. She is Honorary Doctor of the universities of Lausanne, Bucharest, Goteborg, Jyvaskyla and the University of Peloponnese. Among her publications are: Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research (Oxford University Press), Mobilizing for Democracy (Oxford University Press), Can Democracy be Saved? (Polity), Clandestine Political Violence (Cambridge University Press), The Blackwell Enciclopaedia on Political and Social Movements (with D. Snow, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam), Mobilizing on the Extreme Right (with M. Caiani and C. Wagemann), (Oxford University Press); Meeting Democracy (ed. With D. Rucht), (Cambridge University Press) Los movimientos sociales (with M. Diani),(Madrid, CIS); and Social Movements and Europeanization, (Oxford University Press).




portrait of Robert Erikson

is a professor of political science at Columbia University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A former editor of Political Analysis and The American Journal of Political Science, he has also served on the editorial boards of many leading political science journals. He is the coauthor of The Timeline of Presidential Elections: How Campaigns Do (and Do Not) Matter (University of Chicago Press), American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content, and Impact, (Pearson) and The Macro Polity (Cambridge University Press).




portrait of Mark Kayser

teaches applied quantitative methods and comparative politics at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. His research primarily focuses on elections and political economy. Current major projects focus on cross-national comparisons in the formation of economic perceptions and voting decisions, media reporting of the economy, and the effect of electoral competitiveness on incumbent behavior. He is the coauthor of Electoral Systems and the Balance of Consumer-Producer Power (Cambridge University Press). He is the author or coauthor of articles in leading journals.




portrait of Heemin Kim

is Professor of Political Education, Seoul National University, Korea and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Florida State University, U.S.A. He is also director of the Institute for the Study of Democratic Performance and the Political Education Institute (Korea). His research interests include democratic performance (general) and the application of rational-choice theory in developing countries. Author/Co-author of Rationality and Politics in the Korean Peninsula (Michigan State University); Mapping Policy Preferences: Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments, 1945-1998 (Oxford University Press); Korean Democracy in Transition: A Rational Blueprint for Developing Societies (University of Kentucky Press) among others. Author/Co-author of about 40 top political science journal articles. A former Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and a recipient of Korean Presidential Decoration.




portrait of Bahgat Korany

is professor of International Relations and Political Economy at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and Director of the AUC Forum. He is an honorary professor at the University of Montreal and, since 1994 , an elected member of Canada’s Royal Society. He has also been a visiting professor at various universities, including Paris Sciences Po, Oxford, Harvard, and Algiers. In addition to media activity and public talks, Korany has published about 95 book chapters/articles in specialized periodicals from Revue Francaise de Sciences Politiques to World Politics. He has also published twelve books in English or French. His first book , Social Change, Charisma and International Behavior , was awarded the Hauchman Prize in Switzerland . His The Changing Middle East has been noted by CNN as indicating the “Arab Spring” a year before it happened. He was or is on the editorial board of such journals as European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Quarterly, International Political Science Review, El-Siassa El-Dawliyya, and Mediterranean Politics. He was Lead Author of the 10th Anniversary special volume of the UNDP’s Arab Human Development Report.




portrait of Paula D. McClain

is James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Professor of Public Policy and Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, having moved to Duke from the University of Virginia in 2000. She became Dean on July 1, 2012. She also directs the American Political Science Association’s Ralph Bunche Summer Institute hosted by Duke University, and funded by the National Science Foundation and Duke University. A Howard University Ph.D., her primary research interests are in racial minority group politics, particularly inter-minority political and social competition, and urban politics. She is past president of the Midwest Political Science Association, a past vice president of the American Political Science Association, a past president of the Southern Political Science Association, a past president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, and served on the Advisory Committee of the Directorate of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation. McClain is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Duke University Blue Ribbon Diversity Award (2012), the Graduate School Mentoring Award (2010), the American Political Science Association’s Frank J. Goodnow Award for contributions to the profession of political science (2007), and a Meta Mentoring Award from the Women’s Caucus for Political Science of the American Political Science Association (2007). She is the coauthor of Can We All Get Along?": Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics (Westview Press); and American Government in Black and White (Oxford University Press), with Steven Tauber, which won the American Political Science Association’s Race, Ethnicity and Politics Organized Section Best Book Award.




portrait of Andrei Melville

is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and Distinguished Research Professor. His research interests include regime change, democratization, and comparative authoritarianism. Among his publications are the following: Political Atlas of the Modern World: An Experiment in Multidimensional Statistical Analysis of the Political Systems of Modern States (editor and co-author), 2010: Wiley-Blackwell; Political Science. Textbook (editor and co-author) 2004-2013: Prospect Press (in Russian); Russian Foreign Policy: Concepts and Realities (co-editor and co-author), 2005: Central European University; Categories of Political Science (editor and co-author), 2002: ROSSPEN (in Russian); Democratic Transitions, 1999: MONF (in Russian); The Glasnost Papers (co-editor and co-author), 1990: Westview Press; and others.




portrait of Phillip E. Tetlock

is the Leonore Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania with appointments in the Wharton School and departments of psychology and political science. He has published roughly 200 articles in peer-refereed journals and edited or written 10 books, including Expert political judgment: How good is it? How can we know? (Princeton University Press), Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics (Princeton University Press) and The Clash of Rights: Liberty, Equality, and Legitimacy in Liberal Democracy (Yale University Press). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford) and the Russell Sage Foundation.




portrait of Ilter Turan

is the President of the International Political Science Association and Emeritus Professor of Political Science in the Department of International Relations of Istanbul Bilgi University, with previous positions at Istanbul and Koç Universities. He is the author of books and articles in English and Turkish on Comparative Politics, Turkish Politics and Turkish Foreign Policy. He has held visiting appointments at various American and British universities. He has served as the Rector of Istanbul Bilgi University, the President of the Turkish Political Science Association and Vice President and Program Chair of the International Political Science Association. He is a columnist for the economics daily Dünya. Her serves on the boards of several corporations and foundations.




portrait of Ren Xiao

Dr. Ren Xiao is currently a professor of international politics at the Institute of International Studies (IIS), Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy at IIS. Previously he was Senior Fellow and Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Department, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) and he has held research or visiting positions at the University of Turku, Finland, Nagoya University, Japan, and The George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA. His research concentrates on theory of international politics, international relations of the Asia-Pacific, Northeast Asian security, and Chinese foreign policy. He is coeditor of New Frontiers of China’s Foreign Relations (Lexington Books). His other publications (available in Chinese) include New Perspectives on International Relations Theory, The Changzheng Press, 2001 and U.S.-China-Japan Triangular Relationship, The Zhejiang People’s Publishing House, 2002. Dr. Ren serves on the editorial boards of some international academic journals including Globalizations, Journal of Global Policy and Governance, East Asia: An International Quarterly, and East Asian Policy. He is a member of the China National Committee of Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) and he worked at the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo in 2010 and 2011.


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Former Editors

Andrew Bennett

Georgetown University

Tereza Capelos

University of Surrey

Josep M. Colomer

Georgetown University

Russell Dalton

University of California, Irvine

James W. Davis

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Ronald Inglehart

University of Michigan

Shanto Iyengar

Stanford University

Robert Jervis

Columbia University

Niilo Kauppi

Academy of Finland

Mona L. Krook

Rutgers University

Finn Laursen

University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

Aarhus University

Kathryn Manzo

University of Newcastle, UK

B. Guy Peters

University of Pittsburgh & Zeppelin University

Karen Rasler

Indiana University

Lydia Brashear Tiede

University of Houston

Vera E. Troeger

University of Warwick

Keith E. Whittington

Princeton University

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