DAVID D. LAITIN
Department of Political Science
Telephone: (650) 725-9556 (office); (650) 954-4882 (mobile); 723-1808 (fax)
1968, 1972 Teaching
Assistant in Political Science,
1970-71 Master: Grenada Boys' Secondary School, West Indies
1974-75 Lecturer: Departments of Political Science at the
1975-87 Assistant Professor; Associate Professor (1979); Professor (1984); Chairman (1986): Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics,
History and Culture,
1992-1998 The William R. Kenan Jr. Professor
of Political Science and the College at the
of Political Science,
James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science at
HONORS AND AWARDS
Phi Beta Kappa,
Master's Essay Prize,
Advanced to candidacy with "distinction", May, 1972
Best dissertation in political theory,
Best dissertation 1974, Western Political Science Association (co-winner)
First Annual Alumni Teaching Award, 1977,
Alumni of U.C.
Invitation to the Center for Advanced Study
in the Behavioral Sciences,
German Marshall Fund Research Fellow, 1984-85
Howard Foundation Fellow, 1984-85
Invitation to the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., 1989-90 (declined)
Awarded the William F. Kenan,
Jr. Chair in Political Science and the College at the
Elected to the
The Mary Parker Follett Prize for the best article on politics and history from the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association, for "Language and the Construction of States", at the Annual Meeting, New York, 1995.
The Gregory M. Luebbert
Memorial Award in Comparative Politics, awarded by the Comparative Politics
Section of the American Political Science Association, for "The Tower of
Babel as a Coordination Game", at the Annual Meeting,
Invited as a long-term Resident to the
Invited to spend sabbatical year at Center
for International Affairs,
Listed in Who’s Who in the
The Gregory M. Luebbert
Memorial Award in Comparative Politics, awarded by the Comparative Politics
Section of the American Political Science Association, for "Explaining
Interethnic Cooperation" [co-authored with James Fearon] at the Annual
The Heinz Eulau
Award, for the best article in the American Political Science Review in
1996, awarded by the American Political Science Association, for
"Explaining Interethnic Cooperation" [co-authored with James Fearon]
at the Annual Meeting,
The Mattei Dogan Award from the Society for Comparative Research; the Gregory M. Luebbert Memorial Award from the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association; the David Easton Award from the Foundations of Political Theory Section of the American Political Science Association; and the Wayne Vucinich Book Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies -- for Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations of the Near Abroad.
Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1999-2000)
Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation (2003-2004)
Elected Member of the
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching (2008-09) Stanford University
1973-74 Institute of International Studies Traineeship for dissertation research
1976 U.C. San Diego Summer Grant from the Committee on Research
1977 National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend
1979-80 National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship to engage in a year of field research pursuing the theme of "Religion and Political Culture Among the Yoruba"
1984-85 German Marshall Fund Fellowship and Howard Foundation Fellowship, to engage in a year of field research in Spain, pursuing the theme of "Language in the Modern State"
Term Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies, to engage in a
summer of field research in
1988 Social Science Research Council grant to organize conference on "Institutionalization of the State" as part of the "States and Social Structures" Project (with Ian Lustick)
Foundation grant to conduct field research in
1992-94 National Science Foundation, two year grant to engage in field research in Estonia and to support related research activities in the former Soviet Union, entitled "Nationality and Politics: The Dismemberment of the Soviet Union" (in collaboration with Jerry Hough)
1995-98 MacArthur Foundation, three year grant of $750,000 to direct research and graduate education in the field of peace and international cooperation.
1995-96 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellow.
1997-99 Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, two year grant of $70,000 to examine ethnic and nationality relations in Moldova and Azerbaijan
1999 National Science Foundation Grant, in collaboration with James D. Fearon, on "’Minorities at Risk’ Data Base and Explaining Ethnic Violence"
2000-01 Carnegie Corporation Grant, in collaboration with James D. Fearon, on "Ethnicization of Civil Wars as a Problem for an International Gendarmerie" ($203,000)
2001-2004 National Science Foundation Grant, in collaboration with James D. Fearon, to support semi-annual meetings of the Laboratory in Comparative Ethnic Processes (LiCEP)
2008-2009 National Science Foundation Grant, “Muslim Integration into EU Societies: Comparative Perspectives” ($344,000)
2009-2010 Hoagland award for innovation in teaching, to develop Freshman Intro Seminar “Muslim Integration in France”
2009-2011 Minerva Research Grant, Department of Defense, “Terrorism, Governance, and Development” (With Jacob Shapiro, Eli Berman, and Jeremy Weinstein)
2010 Franco-American Foundation Residency Grant, ““Equality of Opportunity”, Paris, February-March
2010 France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (FSCIS), (with Yann Algan) “National/Religious Factionalization and Social Mobility in France: Taking Advantage of Exogenous Assignment of Housing to Migrants”
2011 Library of Congress, Kluge Fellowship (December 2010-March 2011)
Nations, States and Violence (
Identity in Formation: the Russian-speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998)
Language Repertoires and State Construction in Africa (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992).
Hegemony and Culture: The Politics of Religious Change Among the Yoruba (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986).
Politics, Language and Thought: The Somali Experience (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977)
Articles and Review Essays
“Modeling the Evolution of Ethnic Demography”. Chapter 7, in Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics (with Maurits van der Veen) ed. Kanchan Chandra (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2012)
“Ethnicity and Pork: A Virtual Test of Causal Mechanisms”. Chapter 9, in Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics (with Maurits van der Veen) ed. Kanchan Chandra (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2012)
José Luis Martí and Philip Pettit (2011) A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapatero’s Spain (Princeton: Princeton University Press), review essay in Political Theory (forthcoming 2012)
“Rational Islamophobia” Archives Européennes de Sociologie (2011)
“Identifying barriers to Muslim integration in France” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2010) (with Claire Adida and Marie-Anne Valfort)
“Sons-of-the-soil, Migrants, and Civil War” (2011) World Development 39:2 (199-211) (with James Fearon).
“Debate on David Laitin’s Nations, States, and Violence” Nations and Nationalism 15(4), (October 2009).
“Kto-Kogo?: A Cross-Country Study of the Origins and Targets of Terrorism”. In Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness eds. Philip Keefer and Norman Loayza (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 148-73. (With Alan B. Krueger).
“The Political, Economic, and Organizational Sources of Terrorism”. In Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness eds. Philip Keefer and Norman Loayza (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 209-32.
“Religion, Terrorism and Public Goods: Testing the Club Model". (2008) Journal of Public Economics [PUBEC_2790] (With Eli Berman).
"Immigrant Communities and Civil War" (2009) International Migration Review, 43:1 (35-59)
“Integrating Qualitative and
Quantitative Methods” (2008). In
“American Immigration Through Comparativists’ Eyes” (October, 2008) Comparative Politics 41(1).
‘Culture, Rationality and the Search for Discipline” (2007). In Gerardo L. Munck and Richard Snyder Passion, Craft, and Method in
Comparative Politics (
“Religion, Terrorism and Public Goods: Testing the Club Model” (2008) (with Eli Berman), Journal of Public Economics [Earlier versions: (a) November 2005: “Hard Targets: Theory and Evidence on Suicide Attacks”, NBER Working Paper 11740; (b) 2007. “Religion, Terrorism and Public Goods: Testing the Club Model” NBER, Working Paper Series, 13725.]
“The Political, Economic and Organizational Sources Of Terrorism” In Philip Keefer and Norman Loayza, eds. (2007). Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness (New York: Cambridge University Press). Co-authored with Jacob Shapiro
“Kto-Kogo: A Cross-Country Study of the Origins and Targets of Terrorism” In Philip Keefer and Norman Loayza, eds. (2007). Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness (New York: Cambridge University Press). Co-authored with Alan B. Krueger.
“Mann’s Dark Side: linking democracy and genocide”. In John A. Hall and Ralph Schroeder The Anatomy of Power (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2006), pp. 328-339.
of the Russian Diaspora: A View from
“Culture Shift in a
“Civil War Narratives” Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales, Working Paper 2005/218 (June 2005) (With James Fearon).
and Civil War” (Summer 2004)
Security Studies 13 (4): 350-65. [Reprinted in Roy
Licklider and Mia Bloom (2006) Living Together after Ethnic Killing (
“’Misunderestimating’ Terrorism: The State Department’s Big Mistake” (with Alan Krueger) Foreign Affairs (September/October 2004)
de la ciencia política” (in
a symposium with Giovanni Sartori and Josep M. Colomer) Política y gobierno
“Language Policy and Civil War” (2004) in
Philippe van Parijs, ed. Cultural Diversity versus
Economic Solidarity: Proceedings of the Seventh Francqui
“A Theory of Endogenous Institutional Change” (with Avner Greif), American Political Science Review (November 2004)
“The Political Science
Discipline” in Edward Mansfield and Richard Sisson, eds.
The Evolution of Political Knowledge (
“Language Policy and Civil
War” in Philippe Van Parijs, ed. Cultural
Diversity versus Economic Solidarity,
“Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States” (with James Fearon) International Security (Spring 2004)
“The Perestroikan Challenge to Social Science” Politics &
Society 31, 1 (2003): 163-84 [Reprinted in Kristen Renwick Monroe
(2005) Peerestroika!: The Raucous Rebellion
in Political Science (
“‘A Liberal Democratic Approach to Language Justice” (with Rob Reich) in Will Kymlicka and
Alan Patten, eds., Language
Rights and Political Theory (
“Three Models of Integration and the Estonian/Russian Reality” Journal of Baltic Studies 34, 2, (2003): 197-223
“Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War” (with James Fearon) American Political Science Review 97, 1 (February 2003): 75-90
“La Modelisation formelle et la science politique americaine: les debats actuels” Sociologie et Societés, 34, 1 (Spring 2002): 67-78 [and “Réponse aux commentaires pour
le numéro sur le choix rationnel” pp. 155-63]
Politics: The State of the Subdiscipline” in Ira Katznelson and Helen V. Milner, eds. Political Science:
The State of the Discipline (
National Identity: ‘The East’ and European Integration” West European
Politics 25, 2 (April 2002): 56-80 [Reprinted in Peter Mair
and Jan Zielonka, eds. The Enlarged European
Union: Diversity and Adaptation. (
“Language Conflict and Violence” Archives Européennes de Sociologie
41/1 (2001) [Reprinted in Daniel Druckman and Paul
Stern, eds. International Conflict Resolution After
the Cold War (
Rebellion in the Former
“The Theoretical Contribution of Ethnic Conflict and
Civic Life” in Robert Hardgrave, Jr. “Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus
and Muslims in
Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 39.1 (March 2001) pp. 97-110
Commentary on Francisco J. Gil-White “Are Ethnic Groups Biological ‘Species’ to the Human Brain?” Current Anthropology 42: 4 (August-October 2001) pp. 542-3
"Political Science and Nationalism"
in Alexander Motyl, ed. Encyclopedia of
"Violence and the Social Construction of Ethnic Identities" (with James Fearon) in International Organization (October, 2000)
"Post-Soviet Politics" in Annual Review of Political Science, vol. 3 (2000)
"Language Conflict and Violence", in Paul C. Stern and Daniel Druckman, eds., International Conflict Resolution After the Cold War (National Academy of Sciences Press, Washington, D.C., 2000); reprinted in European Journal of Sociology (2000)
"What is a Language Community?" American Journal of Political Science 44(1), 2000, pp.142-55
"Thinking a Way out of Karabakh" (with Ronald Grigor Suny) in Middle East Policy 7, 1 (1999):145-76.
"Identity Choice Under Conditions of Uncertainty" in Competition and Cooperation : Conversations With Nobelists About Economics and Political Science, eds. James E. Alt, Margaret Levi, and Elinor Ostrom (New York: Russsell Sage, 1999)
"The Cultural Elements of Ethnically Mixed States" in State/Culture: State-Formation after the Cultural Turn, George Steinmetz, ed. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999)
"Toward a Political Science Discipline: Authority Patterns Revisited" Comparative Political Studies 31, 4 (August, 1998), 423-443
"Liberal Theory and the Nation" Political Theory 26, 2 (April, 1998), pp. 221-36.
"The Cultural Identities of a European State" Politics & Society 25, 3 (1997). pp. 277-302 [Reprinted as “National Identities in the Emerging European State” in Michael Keating and John McGarry, eds., Minority Nationalism and the Changing International Order (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)]
"Explaining Interethnic Cooperation" American Political Science Review (with James D. Fearon) 90, 4, (December, 1996), pp. 715-35.
"Nationalism and Language: A Post-Soviet Perspective" in John A. Hall, ed. Ernest Gellner and the Theory of Nationalism (Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 135-57.
"Introduction" (pp. 2-3), "Language and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Republics" (pp. 4-24), and "National Revival and Competitive Assimilation in Estonia" (pp. 25-39), in Post-Soviet Affairs vol. 12, January-March, 1996.
"Transitions to Democracy and
Territorial Integrity" chap. 1 in Adam Przeworski
et al (1995) Sustainable Democracy (
"Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Nationality in the Post-Soviet Diaspora" Archives Européennes de Sociologie, 36, 2 (1995) [Printed earlier, in a slightly different version, in Studies in Public Policy, no. 249, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow], 281-316.
"Language Planning in the Former Soviet Union: The Case of Estonia", International Journal of the Sociology of Language Hans Dua, ed. (July, 1995), pp. 43-62.
"The Qualitative-Quantitative Disputation", a symposium with James Caporaso, David Collier, Ronald Rogowski, Sidney Tarrow, Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba, in American Political Science Review 89, 2 (June, 1995), pp. 454-56.
"Russian Nationalism in Post-Soviet
"Political Culture at 30" American Political Science Review 89, 1 (March, 1995), pp. 168-73.
"National Revivals and Violence" Archives Européennes de Sociologie (Spring 1995) [Translated into Spanish and published in Sistema 132/33, June, 1996] pp. 3-43.
"The Tower of Babel as a Coordination Game: Political Linguistics in Ghana” American Political Science Review (September, 1994), pp. 622-34.
"Marginality: A Micro Perspective" Rationality and Society (1995), 7, 1 (January), pp. 31-57
"Les Russophones d'Estonie" Liber 20 (December, 1994), pp. 7-9.
"Language and the Construction of
States: The Case of
"The Russian-Speaking Nationality in
"The Game Theory of Language Régimes" International Political Science Review 14, 3, (1993), pp. 227-40.
"Migration and Language Shift in Urban
"Language Normalization in
"Language, Ideology and the Press in Catalonia" (with Guadalupe Rodríguez Gómez), American Anthropologist (March, 1992), pp. 9-30.
"Language and the State:
"Structure and Irony in Social Revolutions" Political Theory (20, 1, 1992) (with Carolyn Warner), pp. 147-51
"The Four Nationality Games and Soviet Politics" Journal of Soviet Nationalities, 2, 1 (Spring, 1991), pp. 1-37.
"The National Uprisings in the
"What Language Future for
"Language Choice Among Ghanaians" Language Problems and Language Planning 15, 2 (Summer, 1991), pp. 139-61.
"The Economy", in Somalia: A Country Study 1992 edition (
"Linguistic Conflict in Catalonia" in Modest Reixach, Sociologia de la Llengua, Area 2 of the Segon Congrés Internacional de la Llengua Catalana (Girona, Spain: 1991), pp. 274-83
"Language Policy and Political Strategy
"Linguistic Revival: Politics and Culture in Catalonia" Comparative Studies in Society and History 31, 2 (April, 1989), pp. 297-317.
"Hegemony and the State" States and Social Structures Newsletter (Social Science Research Council), (Winter, 1989), (with Ian Lustick)
"Language Conflict: Transactions and Games in Kenya" Cultural Anthropology (February, 1989) (co-authored with Carol Eastman), pp. 51-72.
"Catalan Elites and Language Normalization" International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 9, 4 (October, 1989) (with Carlota Solé), pp. 1-26.
"Language Games" Comparative Politics 20, 3 (April, 1988), pp. 289-302.
"Political Culture and Political Preferences" American Political Science Review 82, 2 (June, 1988), pp. 589-93.
"Security, Ideology and Development on
"Linguistic Conflict in
"Politics, Feminism and the Ethics of
"Aplicatión de la Teoría de los Juegos a las Actitudes y Política Lingüísticas. El Caso de Inmigrantes y Autóctonos en Cataluña," Papers, Revista de Sociologia (Barcelona, Spain), (with Carlota Solé), (1986).
"Conflicto lingüístico en Cataluña. Una explicación alternativa", Sistema, Revista de Ciencias Sociales, (Madrid, Spain), (with Carlota Solé), (September, 1986).
"Hegemony and Religious Conflict," in T. Skocpol et. al., eds., Bringing the State Back In (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985)
"Changes in the Idea of the Somali
Nation," in Horn of
"Rational Choice and Culture," in F. Eidlen, ed., Festschrift for Henry Ehrmann (New York: Praeger, 1983).
"The Ogaadeen Question and Changes in Somali Identity" in V. Olorunsola and D. Rothchild, eds., State Versus Ethnic Claims: An African Policy Dilemma (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1983).
"Linguistic Dissociation: A Strategy for Africa", in J. Ruggie, ed., Antinomies of Interdependence (New York: Columbia University Press, 1983).
"Capitalism and Hegemony: Yorubaland and the International Economy," International Organization, 36, 4 (Autumn, 1982), 687-714.
Debate and the Origins of
"Conversion and Political Change: A Study of (Anglican) Christianity and Islam Among the Yorubas in Ile-Ife" Political Anthropology Yearbook (N.J.: Transaction, 1982).
"Military Rule and National Secession:
"The OAU and the Ogaadeen Question: Towards a Solution" Proceedings of the First International Congress of Somali Studies, Mogadisho, (with O. Ojo) (July, 1980)
"Somalia's Military Regime and Scientific Socialism," in Socialism in Sub-Saharan Africa, T. Callaghy and C. Rosberg (eds.), (Berkeley: Institute of International Studies, 1979).
"Language Choice and National
Development: A Typology for
"The War in the Ogaden: The Implications for Siyaad's Role in Somali History," Journal of Modern African Studies, 17, 1 (1979), pp. 95-116.
"Bearing the Burden: A Model of Presidential Responsibility in Foreign Policy," with Peter Cowhey, International Studies Quarterly 22, No. 2 (June, 1978), 267-96..
"Religion, Political Culture and the Weberian Tradition," World Politics (July, 1978), pp. 563-92.
"Revolutionary Change in
"Somali Territorial Claims in
"The Political Economy of Military Rule in Somalia," Journal of Modern African Studies (September, 1976), pp. 449-68.
"Leadership: A Comparative Perspective," with Ian Lustick in International Organization (Winter, 1974), pp. 89-118.
"Somali Nitty Gritty," Africa Report, (April, 1970).
Review of Soldiers and Kinsmen, by Ali Mazrui. Western Political Quarterly (June, 1976).
Review of Conflict in Africa, by Adda Bozeman, in Contemporary Sociology (May, 1977), 359-360.
Review of Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S.Truman, 1945-1948, by Robert J. Donovan, in The San Diego Union (November 20, 1977).
Review of Dulles: A Biography of Eleanor, Allen, and John Foster Dulles and Their Family Network, by Leonard Mosley, in The San Diego Union (April 16, 1978).
Review of Political Language: Words That Succeed and Policies That Fail, by Murray Edelman, in Contemporary Sociology (August, 1978).
Review of War Clouds on the Horn of Africa: A Crisis for Detente, by Tom J. Farer, in Horn of Africa (January- March, 1978), 51-52.
Review of Wittgenstein and Political Philosophy: A Reexamination of the Foundations of Social Science, by John Danford, in American Political Science Review, (March, 1980).
Review of Linguistic Diversity and Language Belief in Kenya: The Special Position of Swahili, by John Rhoades, in Language Problems and Language Planning, 5, 2 (Summer, 1981).
Review of A Modern History of Somalia: Nation and State in the Horn of Africa by I.M. Lewis, in Horn of Africa, 4, 2 (1981).
Review of Language and Dialect Atlas of Kenya, by Bernd Heine and Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig, in Language Problems and Language Planning, 7, 1 (Spring, 1983).
Review of Oral Poetry and Somali Nationalism: The Case of Sayyid Mahammad 'Abdille Hasan, by Said Samatar in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (1983).
Review of The Foundations of the South African Cheap Labour System, by Norman Levy in Sociology: Review of New Books.
Review of L. Dabene et al Status of Migrants' Mother Tongues, in International Migration Review, XIX, 3 (Fall, 1985).
Review of J. McCann From Poverty to Famine in Northeast Ethiopia, Journal of Interdisciplinary History (1989)
Review of A.I. Samatar, Socialist Somalia, in African Today (1989)
Review of Harry Huttenbach, Soviet Nationality Policies, in Russian History (Winter, 1990)
Review of Anatoly Khazanov, After the USSR, in Government and Opposition (Autumn 1996)
Review of Alex Inkeles, National Character: A Psycho-Social Perspective, in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 28, 3 (Winter 1998), 429-31.
Review of James C. Scott, Seeing Like a State, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 1999
Review of Hilary Pilkington, Migration, Displacement and Identity in Post-Soviet Russia, Slavic Review 58, no. 1, (1999)
Review of Robert Bates et al, Analytic Narratives, in Japanese Journal of Political Science, 2000.
Review of Michael Hechter, Containing Nationalism, in American Journal of Sociology. 106, no. 3, (2000)
Review of Anthony D. Smith: Myths and Memories of the Nation, Review of Politics, 63, no. 1, (2001)
Review of Donald Horowitz. The Deadly Ethnic Riot, Comparative Political Studies, 34, 9 (2001):1092-1099.
Review of Randall Stone, Lending Credibility, Comparative Economic Studies 45, no. 1 (2003): 104-108
Review of Rotimi Suberu, Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria, The International Migration Review 37, 2, (2003): 514
Review of John Goldthorpe, On Sociology, Archives Européennes de Sociologie 45, 4 (2004): 411-16
Review of Georgi Derluguian, Bourdieu’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus”, New Left Review 38, March/April 2006 [Translated and reprinted in La Revue internationale des Libres & des idées, Septembre-octobre 2007, No. 1]
Review of Walter Enders and Todd Sandler, The Political Economy of Terrorism, Journal of Economic Literatures, XLIV (September 2006), pp. 757-760.
Review of Randall Collins, Violence: A
Micro-sociological Theory Science,
Review of Paul Nugent,
1973: "Politics, Education and Language
Relativity: A Study of the Somalis in
1975: "Language and Political
Thought," Western Political Science Association,
1978: "A Classification of Strategies Designed to Overcome Dependency and Economic Backwardness," paper presented to the Institute for World Order Colloquium on the New International Economic Order.
1978: "The War in the Ogaden," paper presented to African Studies
1978: "Dependent Variables, Levels of Analysis and the Development of a Curriculum for International Political
Economy", presented with P. Cowhey at
International Political Economy, organized by J. Rosenau and S. Strange.
1979: "Language Choice and National
Development: A Typology for
1980: "Conversion and Political Change: A Study of (Anglican) Christianity and Islam Among the Yorubas in Ile-Ife", presented at (a) the University of Ife seminar series of the Department of Political Science; (b) the Institute of African Studies, the University of Ibadan; (c) the American Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.; and (d) the University of Indiana, Colloquium in African Studies.
1980: "Military Rule and National
1980: "The OAU and the Ogaden Question: Towards a Solution" (with O. Ojo), presented at the First International Congress of
1980: "A Thick Description of Abner Cohen's Hausa Migrants" presented to the U.C.S.D. Department of Anthropology, Faculty Colloquium.
1981: "The International Economy and
State Formation Among the Yoruba in the 19th
Century", prepared for the American Political Science Association, Annual
1981: "The Ogaadeen Question and Changes in Somali Identity", presented at the Rockefeller Foundation's Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy at a Conference on "Ethnic Self-Determination and State Coherence: African Dilemmas", organized by V. Olorunsola and D. Rothchild.
1981: "The Sharia
Debate and the Origins of Nigeria's
1981/2: "Linguistic Dissociation: A Strategy for Africa," presented to a Conference organized by W. O'Barr, Duke University, Durham, N.C. (1981); and to a Symposium at the Institute for Africanists at the University of Cologne (1982).
1982: "The New Media in State and National Development: The Changing Context of Somali Poetry," presented at an SSRC Conference, organized by B. Jules-Rosette, UCSD, La Jolla, CA.
1982: "The Reagan Foreign Policy in the Horn of Africa," talks delivered to (a) The Berkeley-Stanford Joint Africa Program Annual Conference, and (b) "Africa: Continuity and Change in the 1980s," conference organized by M. Clough and H. Kitchen, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterrey, CA.
1982: "Changes in the Idea of the Somali
Nation," paper delivered to the Symposium, "Horn of Africa: From
1982: "Hegemony and Religious
Conflict," presented to the American Political Science Association Annual
1983: "Somali Government and
Politics," presented at the Second International Congress of Somali
1982/3: "Hegemony and Culture,"
Summary of book manuscript presented to Regents Lecturer Kenneth Burke, UCSD,
May, 1982; presented to the Social Science Study Group, Institute of
1983: Discussant on panel concerned with "Crisis in the Horn," at the UCLA Conference on African Crisis Areas and American Foreign Policy.
1983: "Some Trends in
Davant la Llengua: Aplicacio de la Teoria dels jocs al cas dels immigrants i Autoctons de Catalunya" presented at the
1985: "Political Linguistics in
Catalonia After Franco" presented to the American
Political Science Association,
1985/6: "Language Games: Comparative Speculations" presented at Cornell University, Center of International Studies (November, 1985); Stanford University, Department of Political Science (May, 1986); and the International Sociological Association, New Delhi, (August, 1986) (read en absentia), the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, (October, 1986), and the Department of Political Science, University of Chicago, December, 1986.
1986: "Linguistic Conflict in
1986: "Transactions and Games: Language
1987: "The Catalan Language Under Franco," UCSD Conference on Franco
1987/8: "Politics and Culture in
1988: "Linguistic Revival: Politics and Culture
1988: "Cultura y Ciencia Política en el estudio de las Administraciones Autónomas", Asociacion Madrileña de Antropologia
1989: "Explaining Language Outcomes in India" presented to the Annual Seminar of the Comparative Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism at the University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies (May), at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Quebec (June), and at the Harvard University Seminar in Comparative Politics (April, 1990)
1989: "Immigrants russos a Estònia: és different llur situació dels andalusos a Catalunya?" Paper presented for the "Seminari Interdisciplinari Sobre l'Aplicació de la teoria dels jocs a les ciències socials" 14 December, 1989, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
1990: "A Political Perspective on
Language Repertoires in
1990: American Political Science Association,
Annual Meeting, Chair of Panel: "Dilemmas of
1990: "Toward a Formal Theory of Marginal Populations", paper presented to the SSRC working group on "The Security of Marginal Populations", November.
1991: "The National Uprisings in the
1991: "The Stable Boundaries of the
Political", paper presented at the African Studies and
1991: "Soviet Nationalities and
Comparative Politics", paper presented at the
1991: "Marginality: A Micro
Perspective" (Paper delivered to the SSRC Committee on the Security of
1991: "The Game Theory of Language
Regimes" (Paper delivered to the International Political Science
Association meeting on International Language Regimes,
1991: "Language and the Construction of States: The Case of Catalonia in Spain" (Paper presented to the Committee on Social Thought, Washington University; and to the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Department of Political Science).
1992: "Multinationalism and Democratization" (Paper presented to the East-West Systems Transformation group, chaired by Adam Przeworski, at the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, for inclusion in a jointed authored book, provisionally entitled "Sustainable Democracy", Cambridge University Press)
1992: "A Formal Theory of National
Identity" (Presentation sponsored by IREX and presented at the
1992-93: "Nationalism and Violence" (Paper presented to the Harry F. Guggenheim Foundation, conference in Madrid, 1992; at the Instituto Esdudios Avanzados, Madrid, 1993; and the Program in Post-Soviet Studies, U.C. Berkeley, April 1995)
1993: "The Cultural Identities of a European State" (Paper presented at Harvard University, May 1993; the University of Minnesota, May, 1993; UCLA, at a conference "Quo Vadis Europa, 2000?" , April 1995; and at the Ford Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania, May, 1995.)
1993: "Russian Nationalism in
Post-Soviet Estonia, Congreso Internacional, Os Nacionalismos
en Europa, Pasado y Presente, held at
1994: "Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Nationality in the Post Soviet Diaspora", presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 1994; the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, November, 1994; at the University of Connecticut, October, 1994; at Harvard University, Russian Research Center, October, 1994; at the University of Wisconsin, Political Science Department, July, 1994; at MIT, Center for International Studies, October, 1994; at the University of California, Santa Barbara, April, 1995)
1995: "Language Tipping: Ethnic and
Linguistic Politics in the Former Soviet Union", presented at UCLA,
Political Economy Seminar, April, 1995; and at
1995: "Explaining Inter-Ethnic
Cooperation" (with James Fearon), presented at the Annual Meeting of the
American Political Science Association,
1995: "Nationalism and Language: A Post-Soviet Perspective", Paper presented at the Central European University, Centre for the Study of Nationalism, Prague, December; presented in All Souls College, Oxford University, December, 1995; and at the Political Science Department, Columbia University, May, 1996.
1995: "The Cultural Elements of Ethnically-Mixed States: Nationality Re-Formation in the Soviet Successor States" paper presented at a MacArthur Symposium at the University of California, Berkeley, November, 1995; at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, December, 1995; at the Graduate Symposium in Political Science, Rugters University, in April, 1996; and at the Ford Foundation Eastern Europe history project at the University of Michigan, May, 1996. This paper is slated for publication in a volume to be edited by George Steinmetz, Culture and the State, submitted to Cornell University Press.
1995: "Ethnic Cleansing, Liberal Style", paper presented to the Weyland Colloquium at Brown University, October, 1995; at the Harvard/MIT MacArthur Symposium in February, 1996; at the University of Wisconsin MacArthur Seminar in April, 1996; and Loyola University (Chicago), November, 1996.
1996-98: "Identity Choice Under Conditions of Uncertainty", paper presented at
faculty seminars at
1997-98: "National Heterogeneity and
Democracy" paper presented at faculty seminars at
1998: "The Political Economy of
Identity" paper presented as part of the Ford Foundation Undergraduate
Lectures in political economy, at
2000: "Ordinary Language and External
Validity: Specifying Concepts in the Study of Ethnicity" (with James
Fearon), paper presented to the American Political Science Association Annual
2000: "Comparative Politics: State of the Sub-Discipline", paper presented to the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (Scheduled to be published in an edited volume on The State of the Discipline, published by the American Political Science Association.
2000: "Transitions to Independence and Commitments to Minorities" (with James Fearon), paper presented to a symposium at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA., and a faculty seminar at Cornell University (October).
2001-2008: “Sons of the Soil” (with James Fearon), paper presented at workshops at the University of Washington, Yale University, UCSD, Lake Forest College, the Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, UCLA; and at the Central European University, Budapest.
2002-2003: “Kto-Kovo: A Cross-Country Study of the Origins and Targets of Terrorism” (with Alan B. Krueger), paper developed from Conferences on the Movement of Suicide Bombing, held at Stanford University, November 2002, and September 2003; delivered at the National Bureau of Economic Research (September 2004)
2002-2005: “Rational Martyrs: Evidence from Data on Suicide Attacks” (with Eli Berman), paper developed from Conferences on the Movement of Suicide Bombing, held at Stanford University, November 2002, and September 2003, presented at the Charles Tilly seminar on Contentious Politics, Columbia University; State University of New York at Buffalo; Cornell University; the Rational Models Seminar at the University of Chicago; and Lewis and Clark College.
2002-2005 “Random Narratives on Civil War”, paper delivered to seminars at Columbia University, LiCEP; CIDE (Mexico City); Cornell University; EITM Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley; Yale University; and Harvard University
2006: “Immigrant Communities and Violence”,
paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science
2007: “Civil War Terminations”, paper in
collaboration with James Fearon presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the
American Political Science Association,
2007: "Cultural Distance: A Constraint on Mimicry?" Paper prepared for a conference on Mimicry In Civil Wars: The strategic use of identity signals, organized by Diego Gambetta, 7-8 December 2007, Collège de France, Paris
2007-2008: “Linguistic Nationalism as a Consumption Item” Presentation at All Soul’s College at Oxford University, and at London School of Economics
2008: “Language Repertoires: State vs. Non-State Societies” Paper prepared for a conference organized by Jared Diamond and James Robinson on “The World As It Was”, at Harvard University.
2008: “Response to Critics of Nations, States, and Violence”. Presentation at a symposium conducted at the London School of Economics.
2010: “The Sources of Religious Discrimination: Evidence from a Field Experiment in France” Paper presented to the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2-5, 2010.
Consultancy and Community and University Service
1973/4: Member of University Review Panel
1975/6: Lectures on African politics to AAUW and San Diego Association of Retired professionals
1978: Provided Formal Briefing at the State
Department to Mr. D. Peterson, newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to
1980: Chairman of the Review Committee examining
Undergraduate Education at the
1980: Member of the U.C.S.D. Subcommittee on Undergraduate Courses of the Committee on Educational Policy
Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Political Science,
1980/3: Member of Program Committee and Education Committee of the San Diego World Affairs Council
1980: Consultant to MacMillan Corporation,
1981: Testified Before House of Representatives'
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on
Allocation to the Horn of Africa. Prepared statement is published in the Congressional Record
1980/1: Member of Advisory Committee to
Reform Curriculum of "Urban Studies and Planning" at
1982: Op-Ed Article, "
1983: Testified Before House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee. Prepared statement is published in the Congressional Record
1983: Visiting Honors Examiner,
1984: Referee for the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Program
1984: Referee for two National Science Foundation Grant Proposals
1987: Organized a Conference at UCSD on "Game Theory and the Ethnography of Speaking" (June, 1987)
1988: Consultant for Personnel matters,
1988: Organized an SSRC-sponsored Conference
at Wilder House, University of
1989: External Review Committee,
1990-91: Served on two NSF Social Science Division panels
1992: Lectured to
1995: Editorial Board Member, Rationality and Society
1995--: Co-coordinator (with Gary Becker and
Edward Laumann) of Rational Choice Models in the
Social Sciences Workshop at the
1996-97: Chair of the Faculty Senate Honorary Degrees Committee
2001-2002 – Freshman Academic Advisor,
2001-2002 – Chair of Departmental Search Committee (Comparative Politics)
2001-2003 – Convener for Graduate Program in
2002-2003 – Omnibus Search Committee for Department and Chair of Divisional Search Committee in African Studies
2002--: Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Sociology
2003--: Editorial Board Member, International Studies Quarterly
2003-5: Consultant to Booz, Allen and Hamilton; to CENTRA Technologies, and to SAIC – for the Political Instability Task Force; and on issues of insurgency and terrorism
2004: Participated in the debriefing of the
Special Representative of the Secretary General for
2003-2007: Department of Political Science
Omnibus Search Committee; Interdepartmental Search Committee in
2005-2006: Consultant to the Worldwide
Incidents Team Brain Trust group at the
2009--: Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Sciences-Po, Paris
American Political Science Association
Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi, Research Associate (1973-74)
Founding Member, Somali Studies International Association (1978)
Visiting Fellow, ESADE,
Social Science Research Council, Member Joint Committee on African Studies (1988-90)
Visiting Lecturer, Autonomous
Social Science Research Council, Member of Planning Group for a Research Project on "Marginal Populations" (1990-1991)
American Political Science Association, Section Chair for the 1991 Annual Meeting, for "Politics in Developing Areas"
American Political Science Association, Chair of Committee to choose winner of the "Heinz Eulau" award for best article in APSR
American Political Science Association, President of Comparative Politics Subsection (1993-95)
American Political Science Association, Executive Committee of Political Economy Subsection (1992-94)
American Political Science Association, Committee to choose winner of "Ralph Bunche" award for the best book in the field of cultural or ethnic pluralism (1995-96)
American Political Science Association, Elected for a Three Year Term to serve on the Executive Council of the Association (1996-99).
American Political Science Association, Appointed to serve on the Administrative Committee of the Executive Council of the Association (1998-99)
National Science Foundation, Appointed to serve on the Political Science Panel (1998-2000)
Officer Selection Committee, American Political Science Association (2001-2002)
American Political Science Association, Task Force on Terrorism (2004--)
American Political Science Association, Vice-President (2005-2006).
Visiting Professor, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), November-December 2007-09
Member Scientific Advisory Board, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris 2009—
Member Editorial Board American Political Science Review 2008—
Member DBASSE (Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education) Council of the National Academy of Sciences 2011--
(updated December 29, 2011)