Political Institutions under Colonialism
How did Western colonial rule influence political institutions during and after colonialism? Motivated by foundational theories of democratization and stability, I analyze the actions and legacies of various actors, in particular white settlers and British rule. I have collected extensive data on elections and other institutions under colonialism to understand the origins and evolution of political representation under colonial rule, varying decolonization experiences, and post-colonial legacies. In related ongoing research, I extend my analysis of colonial legacies beyond national-level electoral institutions to focus on bureaucratic development, drawing borders, and local Native Authority institutions.
Democratic Contradictions in European Settler Colonies
World Politics, 2019, 71(3): 542–585.
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Redistributive Political Transitions: Minority Rule and Liberation Wars in Colonial Africa
Journal of Politics, 2019, 81(2): 505–523. JOURNAL LINK • APPENDIX • REPLICATION DATA
British Colonialism and Democracy: Divergent Inheritances and Diminishing Legacies
(with Alexander Lee) Journal of Comparative Economics, 2019, 47(3): 487–503.
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What Were the Consequences of Decolonization? (with Alexander Lee)
International Studies Quarterly, 2019, 63(2): 406–416. JOURNAL LINK • APPENDIX • REPLICATION DATA
African Political Institutions and the Impact of Colonialism
(with Jutta Bolt, Leigh Gardner, Jennifer Kohler, and James Robinson)
Endogenous Colonial Borders: Precolonial States and Geography in the Partition of Africa
(with Xiaoyan Qiu and Joan Ricart-Huguet) Under review