Her most recent book is Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2011), with Emilia Justyna Powell. She co-directs the Issue Correlates of War Project, for which she has received a series of awards from the National Science Foundation
Contentious Issues as Opportunities for Diversionary Behavior (with Clayton L. Thyne), Conflict Management and Peace Science (2010)
Scholars have long been fascinated by the potential for leaders to engage in diversionary behavior,...
How Democracies Keep the Peace: Contextual Factors That Influence Conflict Management Strategies (with Glynn Ellis and Brandon C. Prins), American Political Science Association Conference (2008)
Some studies find that democratic states are more amenable to third party forms of conflict...
IO Mediation of Interstate Conflicts: Moving Beyond the Global vs. Regional Dichotomy (with Holley Hansen and Stephen C. Nemeth), Journal of Conflict Resolution (2008)
Regional and global intergovernmental organizations have grown both in number and scope, yet their role...
The Creation and Expansion of the International Criminal Court: A Legal Explanation (with Emilia Justyna Powell), Midwest Political Science Association Conference (2008)
International courts have proliferated in the international system in the past century, with one hundred...
Bones of Contention: Comparing Territorial, Maritime, and River Issues (with Paul R. Hensel; Thomas E. Sowers, II; and Clayton L. Thyne), Journal of Conflict Resolution (2008)
Contentious issues are important sources of militarized conflict. This article advances an issue-based approach to...
The Evolution and Duration of Issue Rivalries (with Cameron G. Thies), Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, (2011)
Time Series Analysis: Method and Substance: Introductory Workshop on Time Series Analysis, Consortium for Education and Social Science Research (2010)
Constructing Theoretical Indices: The ICOW Project., Directions in Political Methodology Conference (2010)
Norms Still Matter: What the Systemic Democratic Peace Can Teach us about Conflict Processes, What Do We Know About War Conference (2010)