"Democracy for All: Conceptualizing and Measuring Egalitarian Democracy" (with Staffan Lindberg),
Political Science Research and Methods
"Will 'Ghana First' Protests Threaten a U.S. Military Agreement?" Washington Post's Monkey Cage
Book Review: States in the Developing World, forthcoming in Perspectives on Politics
I am Assistant Professor of political science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where I conduct research and teach courses on African politics, governance, public administration and development. I am also a Research Associate with the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute at the University of Gothenburg.
My current research focuses on the effects of political competition on bureaucratic and executive institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. I am also working on projects related to the measurement of state capacity, the relationship between neopatrimonialism and democracy and the determinants of public service performance in Africa.
Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School
1411 Cunningham Rd
Monterey, CA 93943