The Organizational Ecology of Global Governance, European Journal of International Relations 27, 2 (2021): 345-368.
Challenges to the Liberal Order: Reflections on International Organization (with Lisa L. Martin and Thomas Risse), International Organization 75, 2 (2021): 225-257.
Broadening the Pipeline: A Summer Research Program for HBCU Students (with Claire Adida, Fatemeh Shafiei, and Matthew Platt), PS: Political Science 53, 4 (2020): 723-728.
Economic Openness and Great Power Competition: Lessons for China and the United States, Chinese Journal of International Politics 11, 3 (2018): 237-270.
International Legitimacy Lost? Rule and Resistance When America Is First, Perspectives on Politics 16, 1 (2018): 6-21. doi:10.1017/S1537592717003085
Domination, Authority, and the Forms of Chinese Power, Chinese Journal of International Politics 10, 4 (2017): 1-26. doi: 10.1093/cjip/pox012.
The Behavioral Revolution and International Relations (with Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, Stephan Haggard, and David G. Victor), International Organization 51, S1 (2017): S1- S31.
White Man’s IR: An Intellectual Confession, Perspectives on Politics 14, 1 (2016): 1-11. 46.
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The Challenge: The Domestic Determinants of International Rivalry between the U.S. and China, International Studies Review 16, 4 (2014):442-447.
Why International Trusteeship Fails: The Politics of External Authority in Areas of Limited Statehood, (with Christopher J. Fariss), Governance 27, 4 (2014): 569-587.
Legitimating Power: The Domestic Politics of U.S. International Hierarchy, International Security 38, 2 (2013): 74-111.
Theory is Dead, Long Live Theory: The End of the Great Debates and the Rise of Eclecticism in International Relations, European Journal of International Relations 19, 3 (2013): 558-578.
Markets, Networks and Hierarchies: An Agent-Based Organizational Ecology (with Danielle Jung), American Journal of Political Science 55, 4 (2011): 972-990.
Why ‘Isms’ are Evil: Theory, Epistemology, and Academic Sects as Impediments to Understanding and Progress, International Studies Quarterly 55, 2 (2011): 465-480.
Two Cheers for Bargaining Theory: Rationalist Explanations of the Iraq War, International Security 35, 3 (2010-11): 7-52.
Making America Safe for the World: Multilateralism and the Rehabilitation of US Authority, Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 16, 4 (2010): 471-484.
Rightful Rules: Authority, Order, and the Foundations of Global Governance, International Studies Quarterly 54, 3 (2010): 587-613.
The Practice and Theory of U.S. Statebuilding, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 4, 3 (2010): 257-284.
Open Economy Politics: A Critical Review. Review of International Organization 4, 3 (2009):219-244.
Open Economy Politics: A North American Perspective on an Emerging Interdiscipline. World Economics and Politics (August 2009). Published in Chinese.
Hobbesian Hierarchy: The Political Economy of Political Organization. Annual Review of Political Science 12 (2009): 263-283.
TRIPS across the Atlantic: Theory and Epistemology in IPE. Review of International Political Economy 16, 1(2009): 47-57.
Relational Authority and Legitimacy in International Relations. American Behavioral Scientist 53 , 3 (2009): 331-353.
Regional Hierarchy: Authority and the Local International Order. Review of International Studies 35, supplement (2009): 35-58. Reprinted in Globalising the Regional, Regionalising the Global, Rick Fawn, ed., (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
The New American Empire. International Studies Perspectives 9 (2008): 281-289.
Delegating Divisible Sovereignty: Sweeping a Conceptual Minefield. Review of International Organization Vol. 2, No. 3 (September 2007) 219-237.
Escape from the State-of-Nature: Authority and Hierarchy in World Politics, International Security Vol. 32, No. 1 (Summer 2007): 47-79.
American Hegemony and the Future of East-West Relations, International Studies Perspectives 7 (2006): 23-30.
International Relations as a Social Science: Rigor and Relevance (with Jeffry A. Frieden). Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 600 (July 2005): 136-156.
The Incredible Shrinking State: Explaining the Territorial Size of Countries (with Angela O’Mahony). Journal of Conflict Resolution 48, 5 (October 2004): 699-722.
International Relations Theory and Internal Conflict: Insights from the Interstices. International Studies Review 5, 4 (December 2003): 81-89. Reprinted in Dissolving Boundaries, edited by Suzanne Werner, David Davis, and Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003).
The New Sovereignty in International Relations. International Studies Review 5, 3 (September 2003): 303-323.
Fair Fights?: Evaluating Theories of Democracy and Victory. International Security, 28, 1 (Summer 2003): 154-67.
The Political Economy of Growth: Democracy and Human Capital(with Matthew A. Baum). American Journal of Political Science, 47, 2 (April 2003): 333-347.
Rational Extremism: Understanding Terrorism in the 21st Century. Dialogue-IO. Spring 2002: 15-29.
Beyond Anarchy: The Importance of Security Institutions, International Security 26, 1 (Summer 2001): 129-60.
The Invisible Hand of Democracy: Political Control and the Provision of Public Services (with Matthew A. Baum), Comparative Political Studies 34, 6 (August 2001): 587-621.
Balancing Empires: Competitive Decolonization in International Politics (with Robert P. Hager, Jr.), Security Studies 9, 2 (Winter 2000).
Ulysses’ Triumph: American Power and the New World Order, Security Studies 8, 4 (Summer 1999).
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Anarchy, Hierarchy and the Variety of International Relations, International Organization, 50, 1 (Winter 1996): 1-33.
Cooperation and Governance in International Relations, Review of International Political Economy, 2, 2 (1995): 367-79.
In, Out, and Between: Reflections on Statist Theory, Contention: Debates in Society, Culture and Science, 3, 3 (Spring 1994): 155-62.
Leadership, Hegemony, and the International Economy: Naked Emperor or Tattered Monarch with Potential, International Studies Quarterly, 37, 4 (December 1993): 459-89.
Powerful Pacifists: Democratic States and War, American Political Science Review, 86, 1 (March 1992): 24-37.
Toward a Realist Theory of State Action (with Michael Mastanduno and G. John Ikenberry), International Studies Quarterly, 33, 4 (December 1989): 457-74.
The Second Face of Hegemony: Britain’s Repeal of the Corn Laws and the American Walker Tariff of 1846 (with Scott C. James), International Organization, 43, 1 (Winter 1989): 1-29. Reprinted in Joseph M. Grieco, ed., The International System and the International Political Economy , Volume 1 (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1993); and Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, ed., The Rise of Free Trade, Volume 4 (New York: Routledge 1997).
Export, Die, or Subsidize: The International Political Economy of American Agriculture, 1875-1940, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 31, 1 (January 1989): 81-105.
The State and American Trade Strategy in the Pre-Hegemonic Era, International Organization, 42, 1 (Winter 1988): 33-58.
Introduction: Approaches to Explaining American Foreign Economic Policy (with G. John Ikenberry and Michael Mastanduno), International Organization, 42, 1 (Winter 1988): 1-14.
Power and the Third World: Toward a Realist Political Economy of North-South Relations, International Studies Quarterly, 31, 2 (June 1987): 217-234. Review Essay.
Beneath the Commerce of Nations: A Theory of International Economic Structures, International Studies Quarterly, 28, 2 (June 1984): 143-170. Reprinted in Joseph M. Grieco, ed., The International System and the International Political Economy , Volume 1 (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1993).
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