Jack Paine – University of Rochester Political Science, jackpaine@rochester.edu

Peer-Reviewed Articles


Ethnic Violence in Africa: Destructive Legacies of Pre-Colonial States
International Organization, 2019, 73(3): 645-683.


Democratic Contradictions in European Settler Colonies
World Politics, 2019, 71(3): 542-585.


British Colonialism and Democracy: Divergent Inheritances and Diminishing Legacies
(with Alexander Lee) Forthcoming, Journal of Comparative Economics


Redistributive Political Transitions: Minority Rule and Liberation Wars in Colonial Africa

Journal of Politics, 2019, 81(2): 505-523.


Economic Grievances and Civil War: An Application to the Resource Curse
International Studies Quarterly, 2019, 63(2): 244-258.


What Were the Consequences of Decolonization? (with Alexander Lee)
International Studies Quarterly, 2019, 63(2): 406-416.


Qualitative Investigation of Theoretical Models: The Value of Process Tracing  

(with Peter Lorentzen and M. Taylor Fravel)

Journal of Theoretical Politics,  2017, 29(3): 467-491. LIST OF FORMAL THEORY ARTICLES


Rethinking the Conflict Resource Curse: How Oil Wealth Prevents Center-Seeking Civil Wars

International Organization, 2016, 70(4): 727-761. APPENDIX


Set-Theoretic Comparative Methods (STCM): Less Distinctive Than Claimed

Comparative Political Studies, 2016, 49(6): 703-741.


Invited Submissions

Uses and Abuses of Formal Models in Political Science  (with Scott A. Tyson)

Prepared for the SAGE Handbook of Political Science: A Global Perspective 


Still Searching for the Value-Added: Persistent Concerns about Set-Theoretic Comparative Methods

Comparative Political Studies, 2016, 49(6): 793-800.


Under Review

The Great Revenue Divergence ​(with Alexander Lee)


A Theory of Strategic Civil War Aims: Explaining the Mixed Oil-Conflict Curse​


The Dictator's Power-Sharing Dilemma: Countering Elite and External Threats​


The Loyalty-Efficiency Tradeoff in Authoritarian Repression

Work in Progress


Historical Origins of Modern Ethnic Violence: Pre-Colonial States and Separatist Civil Wars 


Elections under Colonialism (book manuscript with Alexander Lee)


The Repression-Revolution Dilemma


Threatening, Building, and Constraining the State (with Brenton Kenkel)


Undemocratic Consequences of Democratic Constitutions

(with Gretchen Helmke and Mary Kroeger)


Ideological Polarization and Externalized Civil War: Evidence from Post-World War II Africa

(with Philip Roessler)