Boundaries of the International: Law and Empire 

Political scientist Jennifer Pitts explores the emergence of modern international law alongside European imperialism and the implications of that history for global justice today


Paramilitarism in the United States

Historian Kathleen Belew delivers the first full history of the white power movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. 


Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy

Political scientist Michael Albertus explores the origins of democracy and the impact that autocratic legacies have after democratization.


Organizing Democracy

Political scientist Paul Poast and co-author Johannes Urpelainen argue that leaders of transitional democracies often have to draw on the support of international organizations to provide the public goods and expertise needed to consolidate democratic rule. Looking at the Baltic states’ accession to NATO, Poast and Urpelainen provide a compelling and statistically rigorous account of the sorts of support transitional democracies draw from international institutions.