Is Democracy Failing? A Primer for the 21st Century (London: Thames & Hudson), 2018.

Journal Articles

Loyalty or Accountability? Public Attitudes to Holding Soldiers Accountable for the Murder and Abuse of Civilians” (with Neil Mitchell), Journal of Politics, 2023, forthcoming.

The Flag and the Stick: Aid Suspensions, Human Rights, and the Problem of the Complicit Public” (with Lior Erez), World Development, 2023, 168: 106264.

Positive, Global, Health or Environment Framing Bolsters Public Support for Climate Policies” (with Hilary Graham, David Hudson, Slava Jankin, Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson & Nick Watts), Communications Earth & Environment, 2022, 3: 239.

The 2022 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Health at the Mercy of Fossil Fuels” (with Marina Romanello et al.), The Lancet, 2022, 400(10363): 1619-1654.

The 2022 Europe Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Towards a Climate Resilient Future” (with Kim van Daalen et al.), The Lancet Public Health, 2022, 7(11): E942-E965.

Human Rights Violations, Political Conditionality, and Public Support for Foreign Aid: Evidence from Survey Experiments” (with Jonathan Fisher, David Hudson & Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson), Political Studies, 2022, 70(3): 603-623.

The Inclusion of Health in Major Global Reports on Climate Change and Biodiversity” (with Wenjia Cai, Peter Friberg, Slava Jankin, Johan Kulylenstierna & Maria Nilsson), BMJ Global Health, 2022, 7(6): e008731.

Foreign Aid Donors, Domestic Actors, and Human Rights Violations: The Politics and Diplomacy of Opposing Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act“, Journal of International Relations and Development, 2022, 25(3): 657-684. [Pre-print version]

Do Intergovernmental Organizations Have a Socialization Effect on Member State Preferences? Evidence from the UN General Debate” (with Nicola Chelotti & Slava Jankin Mikhaylov), International Studies Quarterly, 2022, 66(1): sqab069.

The 2021 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Code Red for a Healthy Future” (with Marina Romanello et al.), The Lancet, 2021, 398(10311): 1619-1662.

Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change in Europe” (with Marina Romanello et al.), The Lancet Public Health, 2021, 6(11): e858-e865.

Engagement with Health in National Climate Change Commitments under the Paris Agreement: A Global Mixed-Methods Analysis of the Nationally Determined Contributions” (with Hilary Graham, Pete Lampard & Slava Jankin Mikhaylov), The Lancet Planetary Health, 2021, 5(2): E93-E101.

Intergovernmental Engagement on Health Impacts of Climate Change” (with Hilary Graham, Pete Lampard & Slava Jankin Mikhaylov), Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2021, 99(2): 102-111.

“The 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Responding to Converging Crises” (with Nick Watts et al.), The Lancet, 2021, 397(10269): 129-170. [Available for free via The Lancet].

Power Plays and Balancing Acts: The Paradoxical Effects of Chinese Trade on African Foreign Policy Positions” (with Pádraig Carmody & Slava Jankin Mikhaylov), Political Studies, 2020, 68(1): 224-246. [Pre-print version][Replication material]

The 2019 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Ensuring That the Health of a Baby Born Today is Not Defined by a Changing Climate” (with Nick Watts et al.), The Lancet, 2019, 394(10211): 1836-1878. [Available for free via The Lancet].

“Multiplex Communities and the Emergence of International Conflict” (with Caleb Pomeroy & Slava Jankin Mikhaylov), PLoS ONE, 2019, 14(10): e0223040.

“The Donor’s Dilemma: International Aid and Human Rights Violations” (with Lior Erez), British Journal of Political Science, 2019, 49(4) 1431-1452. [Pre-print version]

What Does the Evidence Tell Us About ‘Thinking and Working Politically’ in Development Assistance?” (with Ed Laws, Heather Marquette & Mark Robinson), Politics and Governance, 2019, 7(2): 155-168.

Making and Unmaking Cosmopolitans: An Experimental Test of the Mediating Role of Emotions in International Development Appeals” (with David Hudson, N. Susan Laehn & Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson), Social Science Quarterly, 2019, 100(3): 544-564.

The 2018 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Shaping the Health of Nations for Centuries to Come” (with Nick Watts et al.), The Lancet, 2018, 392(10163): 2479-2514. [Available for free via The Lancet].

“The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: From 25 Years of Inaction to a Global Transformation for Public Health” (with Nick Watts et al.), The Lancet, 2018, 391(10120): 581-630. [Available for free via The Lancet].

“The Politics-Bureaucracy Interface in Developing Countries” (with Marc Esteve), Public Administration and Development, 2017, 37(4): 231-245. [Pre-print version]

“Understanding State Preferences with Text As Data: Introducing the UN General Debate Corpus” (with Alex Baturo & Slava Mikhaylov), Research and Politics, 2017, 4(2). [Replication material] [UN General Debate Corpus]

“Does Poverty Cause Conflict? Isolating the Causal Origins of the Conflict Trap” (with Alex Braithwaite & David Hudson), Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2016, 33(1): 45-66. [Replication material]

“Governing the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Interactions, Infrastructures, and Institutions” (with Jeff Waage et al.), The Lancet Global Health, 2015, 3(5): e251-e252.

“Tweeting Alone? An Analysis of Bridging and Bonding Capital in Online Networks” (with Javier Sajuria, Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson, David Hudson, and Yannis Theocharis), American Politics Research, 2015, 43(4): 708-738. [Pre-print version]

“International Inequality and World Poverty: A Quantitative Structural Analysis”New Political Economy, 2014, 19(2): 201-226. [Replication material coming soon].

Book Chapters

International Development NGOs, Representations in Fundraising Appeals, and Public Attitudes in UK-Africa Relations” (with Danielle Beswick, David Hudson & Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson), in Britain and Africa in the 21st Century: Between Ambition and Pragmatism, edited by D. Beswick, J. Fisher & S. R. Hurt (Manchester: Manchester University Press), 2019.

Governance and Institutions” (with David Hudson & Tom Pegram), in Thinking Beyond Sectors for Sustainable Development, edited by J. Waage & C. Yap (London: Ubiquity Press), 2015, pp. 63-76.

“The Global Governance of Development: Development Financing, Good Governance, and the Domestication of Poverty” (with David Hudson), in Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance, edited by A. Payne & N. Phillips (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar), 2014, pp. 238-258.

Conference Proceedings, Book Reviews, Other Research and Policy Publications

The Politics of Consultation in Donor-Led Reforms: The Case of Myanmar’s Investment Law” (with Jasmine Burnley & David Hudson), DLP Research Paper, 2020, Developmental Leadership Program.

AI for SDG 16 on Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: Tracking Progress and Assessing Impact” (with Slava Jankin Mikhaylov), Position Paper for the IJCAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, 10-16 August 2019, Macao, China.

“What Drives the International Development Agenda? An NLP Analysis of the United Nations General Debate, 1970-2016” (with Alex Baturo),  IEEE Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on the Frontiers and Advances in Data Science (FADS), 23-25 October 2017, Xi’an, China: 210-216. [Pre-print version]

“The Political Road to Digital Revolution: How Myanmar’s Telecoms Reform Happened” (with David Hudson), DLP Research Paper 43, 2017, Developmental Leadership Program.

“Thinking and Working Politically: From Theory Building to Building an Evidence Base” (with Heather Marquette & Mark Robinson), DLP Research Paper 37, 2016, Developmental Leadership Program.

“What Do Indian Middle Class Attitudes to Poverty Tell Us About the Politics of Poverty Reduction?” DLP Research Paper 33, 2015, Developmental Leadership Program.

“Key Health and Conflict Related Indicators in Liberia and Sri Lanka” (with Anna Hanchar & Fiona Samuels), ODI ReBuild Consortium Background Report, 2015, Overseas Development Institute.

“Book Review of The Millennium Development Goals and Beyond: Global Development After 2015 by Rorden Wilkinson & David Hulme (eds.) Abingdon: Routledge, 2012″Political Studies Review, 2014, 12(3): 429.

“The Politics-Bureaucracy Interface: Impact on Development Reform”, DLP State of the Art Paper 2, 2014, Developmental Leadership Program.

“Using Action Research and Learning for Politically Informed Programming” (with Michael O’Keefe, John T. Sidel, Heather Marquette, Chris Roche & David Hudson), DLP Research Paper 29, 2014, Developmental Leadership Program.

“Poverty Reductionism: The Exclusion of History, Politics, and Global Factors from Mainstream Poverty Analysis”International Political Economy Group (IPEG) Papers in Global Political Economy, Paper 39, 2009, British International Studies Association (BISA).

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