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

Peer-Reviewed Articles


Ethnic Violence in Africa: Destructive Legacies of Pre-Colonial States
Accepted, International Organization


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

Accepted, Journal of Politics


Democratic Contradictions in European Settler Colonies
Accepted, World Politics


Economic Grievances and Civil War: An Application to the Resource Curse
Accepted, International Studies Quarterly


What Were the Consequences of Decolonization? (with Alexander Lee)
Accepted, International Studies Quarterly


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


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

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

R&R, American Political Science Review


The Great Revenue Divergence ​(with Alexander Lee)


Working Papers


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


Crafting the Dictator's Military: Loyalty, Efficiency, and the Guardianship Dilemma


The Repression-Revolution Dilemma