Department of Political Science


Academic Articles & Book Chapters

Bell, Andrew M., Thomas Gift, and Jonathan Monten. 2022. “The Moral Foundations of Restraint: Partisanship, Military Training, and Norms of Civilian Protection.” Journal of Peace Research.

Norman, Julie M. 2022. "Other People's Terrorism: Ideology and the Perceived Legitimacy of Political Violence." Perspectives on Politics. (FirstView)

Provost, Colin, Elysa Dishman and Paul Nolette. 2022. "Monitoring Corporate Compliance through Cooperative Federalism: Trends in Multistate Settlements by State Attorneys General," Publius: the Journal of Federalism, 52 (3): 497-522.

Finger, Leslie K., Thomas Gift, and Andrew. Miner. 2021. “DCPS or Sidwell Friends? How Politician Schooling Choices Affect Voter Evaluations.” American Politics Research. 50(3), 326–335.

Gift, Thomas and Jonathan Monten. Forthcoming. "Who's Out of Touch? Media Misperception of Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy." Foreign Policy Analysis

Howard, Jeffrey W. "Hate, Terror, and the Demands of Counter-Speech." British Journal of Political Science. [Online First]

Howard, Jeffrey W. "Yaffe on Democratic Citizenship and Juvenile Justice." Criminal Law & Philosophy. [Online First]

Monten, Jonathan and Radha Iyengar Plumb. "Is There an 'emboldenment' Effect: Evidence from the Insurgency in Iraq." Journal of Strategic Studies. [Online First]

Howard, Jeffrey. 2020. "Defending Broad Neutrality." Critical Review of International Social & Political Philosophy 23(1): 36-47.

Busby, Joshua W., Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, and Jordan Tama. 2020. "Multilateralism and the Use of Force: Experimental Evidence on the Views of Foreign Policy Elites." Foreign Policy Analysis 16(1): 118-129.

Provost, Colin and Brian J. Gerber.  2020. "The Contested Politics of Environmental Rulemaking." In: Edward Elgar Handbook on U.S. Environmental PolicyKonisky, David M., ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 

Howard, Jeffrey W. 2019. "Dangerous Speech." Philosophy & Public Affairs 47(2): 208-254.

Howard, Jeffrey W. 2019. "Free Speech and Hate Speech." Annual Review of Political Science 22: 93-109.

Howard, Jeffrey W. 2019. "The Labors of Justice: Democracy, Respect, and Judicial Review." Critical Review of International Social & Political Philosophy 22(2): 176-199.

Howard, Jeffrey. 2019. "The Public Role of Ethics and Public Policy." In: The Routledge Handbook in Ethics & Public Policy. Lever, Annabelle and Andrei Poama, eds. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Provost, Colin.  2019. "Multi-Level Environmental Governance in the European Union and United States." In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Gerber, Brian J., ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Provost, Colin and Brian J. Gerber.  2019. "Political Control and Policymaking Uncertainty in Executive Orders: The Implementation of Environmental Justice Policy." Journal of Public Policy 39(2): 329-358.  

Busby, Joshua and Jonathan Monten. 2018. "Has Liberal Internationalism Been Trumped?" In: Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the 21st Century. Jervis, Robert, Francis J. Gavin, Joshua Rovner, and Diane Labrosse, eds. New York: Columbia University Press.

Downes, Alexander B. and Jonathan Monten. 2018. "Does Spreading Democracy by Force Have a Place in U.S. Grand Strategy? A Skeptical View." In: U.S. Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: The Case for Restraint. Thrall, A. Trevor and Benjamin H. Friedman, eds. New York: Routledge.

Gift, Thomas and Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón. 2018. "How Voters Assess Elite-Educated Politicians: A Survey Experiment." Electoral Studies 56: 136-149.

Hilliard, Nadia. 2018. "Monitoring the U.S. Executive Branch inside and out: The Freedom of Information Act, Inspectors General, and the Paradoxes of Transparency." In: Troubling Transparency: The History and Future of Freedom of Information. Pozen, David E. and Michael Schudson, eds. New York: Columbia University Press.

Howard, Jeffrey W. 2018. "Kidnapped: The Ethics of Paying Ransoms." Journal of Applied Philosophy 35(4): 675-688.

Nolette, Paul and Colin Provost. 2018. "Change and Continuity in the Role of State Attorneys General in the Obama and Trump Administrations." Publius: the Journal of Federalism 48(3): 469-494. 

Busby, Joshua, Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, Dina Smeltz, and Jordan Tama. 2017. "Foreign Policy Beliefs Among Leaders and the Public." In: The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence. McCormick, James M., ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield.

Howard, Jeffrey W. 2017. "Punishment as Moral Fortification." Law & Philosophy 36(1): 45-75.

Gift, Thomas and D. Krcmaric. 2017. "Who Democratizes? Western-Educated Leaders and Regime Transitions." Journal of Conflict Resolution 61(3): 671-701.

Howard, Jeffrey W. 2016. "Moral Subversion and Structural Entrapment." The Journal of Political Philosophy 24(1): 24-46.

Howard, Jeffrey W. 2015. "The Instability of Democratic Contractarianism." Political Studies Review 13(2): 184-195.

Howard, Jeffrey W. 2015. "Democracy as the Search for Justice: A Defence of the Democracy/Contractualism Analogy." Political Studies 63(1): 259-275.

Monten, Jonathan. 2014. "Intervention and State-Building: Comparative Lessons From Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan." ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 656(1): 173-191.

Downes, Alexander B. and Jonathan Monten. 2013. "Forced to Be Free: Why Foreign-Imposed Regime Change Rarely Leads to Democratization." International Security 37(4): 90-131.

Howard, Jeffrey W. 2013. "Punishment, Socially Deprived Offenders, and Democratic Community." Criminal Law and Philosophy 7(1): 121-136.

Busby, Joshua W. and Jonathan Monten. 2012. "Republican Elites and Foreign Policy Attitudes." Political Science Quarterly 127(1): 105-142.

Monten, Jonathan and James Lindley Wilson. 2011. "Does Kant Justify Liberal Intervention?" Review of Politics 73(4): 633-647.

Bennett, Andrew and Jonathan Monten. 2010. "Models of Crisis Decision Making and the 1990-91 Gulf War." Security Studies 19(3): 486-520.

Busby, Joshua W. and Jonathan Monten. 2008. "Without Heirs? Assessing the Decline of Establishment Internationalism in U.S. Foreign Policy." Perspectives on Politics 6(3): 451-472.

Monten, Jonathan. 2007. "Primacy and Grand Strategy Beliefs in American Unilateralism." Global Governance 13(1): 101-133.

Monten, Jonathan. 2006. "Thucydides and Modern Realism." International Studies Quarterly 50(1): 3-26.

Monten, Jonathan. 2005. "The Roots of the Bush Doctrine: Power, Nationalism, and Democracy Promotion in U.S. Strategy." International Security 29(4): 112-156.

Monten, Jonathan and Mark Provost. 2005. "Theater Missile Defense and Japanese Nuclear Weapons." Asian Security 1(3): 285-303.