Selected Publications

Books and Special Issue:

The Armed Conflict of the Dniester: Three Decades Later (Peter Lang, 2023)

The Development of Institutions of Human Rights: A Comparative Study (Palgrave, 2010)

Special Issue: The Political Science Discipline in the Study of Human Rights Human Rights Review 10:3 (September 2009)

coverPublic Finance and Post-Communist Party Development (Routledge, 2008)

coverDesigning Criminal Tribunals: Sovereignty and International Concerns in the Protection of Human Rights (Routledge, 2006)

  cover Romania: The Unfinished Revolution (Routledge, 2000)

Selected Articles and Book Chapters:

Applying Universal Jurisdiction to Civil Cases: Variations in State Approaches to Monetizing Human Rights Violations.” Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 24:1 (January 2018):103-118.

Compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights: Testing Competing Theoretical Perspectives with Post-Communist Countries.” East European Quarterly 45:3-4 (September-December 2017):123-141.

"Understanding Variations in Gulf Migration and Labor Practices" (co-author Lilian A. Barria). Middle East Law and Governance 6:1 (March 2014):32-52.

"Burden Sharing in the Funding of the UNHCR: Refugee Protection as an Impure Public Good" (co-author Lilian A. Barria). Journal of Conflict Resolution 54:4 (August 2010):616-637.

"Why Do States Commission the Truth? Political Considerations in the Establishment of African Truth and Reconciliation Commissions" (co-author Lilian A. Barria). Human Rights Review 10:3 (September 2009):373-391.

"Judicial Capacity-Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Understanding Legal Reform beyond the Completion Strategy of the ICTY" (co-author Lilian A. Barria). Human Rights Review 9:3 (September 2008):317-330.

"State Co-operation and International Criminal Court Bargaining Influence in the Arrest and the Surrender of Suspects" (co-author Lilian A. Barria). Leiden Journal of International Law 21:2 (May 2008):457-476.

From Semi-Presidentialism to Parliamentarism: Regime Change and Presidential Power in Moldova.” Europe-Asia Studies 60:1 (January 2008):113-126.

Gate-Keeping versus Allocating in Foreign Assistance: Donor Motivations and Contributions to War Crime Tribunals” (co-author Lilian A. Barria). Journal of Conflict Resolution 51:2 (April 2007):285-304.

The Differential Impact of State Finance on the Romanian Party System.” Europe-Asia Studies 59:1 (January 2007):97-109.

The Influence of Party Patronage and Public Finance on Electoral Outcomes: Evidence from Romania.”Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 22:3 (September 2006):362-382. Reprinted in Political Parties and the State in Post-Communist Europe, ed. Petr Kopecky. Routledge (2008):112-132.

"The Politicization of Education: Identity Formation in Moldova and Transnistria." Communist and Post-Communist Studies 38:4 (December 2005):501-514.

"Assessing the Record of Justice: A Comparison of Mixed International Tribunals versus Domestic Mechanisms for Human Rights Enforcement" (co-author Lilian A. Barria). Journal of Human Rights 4:4 (October-December 2005):521-536.

"How Effective are International Criminal Tribunals? An Analysis of the ICTY and the ICTR" (co-author Lilian A. Barria). International Journal of Human Rights 9:3 (September 2005):349-368.

“"Economic Transition in Latin American and Post-Communist Countries: A Comparison of Multilateral Development Banks" (co-author Lilian A. Barria). International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 17:4 (Summer 2004):619-638.

"Is There an Economic Basis of Post-Communist Voting? Evidence from Romanian Elections, 1992-2000." East European Quarterly 37:1 (March 2003):85-100.

"Historical Legacies and Their Impact on Post-Communist Voting Behaviour" (co-author Florin Fesnic). Europe-Asia Studies 55:1 (January 2003):119-131.

"Timing an Election: The Impact on the Party in Government" (co-author Christopher Andrews). The American Review of Politics 23:2 (Winter 2002):305-318.

"The Impact of Moldovan Parliamentary Committees on the Process of Institutionalization." In Committees in Post-Communist Democratic Parliaments: Comparative Institutionalization, ed. David M. Olson and William E. Crowther. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press (2002):154-167.

"Are All Semi-Presidential Regimes the Same? A Comparison of Premier-Presidential Regimes." Comparative Politics 34:3 (April 2002):253-272.

"The Influence of Romanian Campaign Finance Laws on Party System Development and Corruption." Party Politics 8:2 (March 2002):175-192.

"Regionalism in Moldova: The Case of Transnistria and Gagauzia." Regional and Federal Studies 11:3 (Autumn 2001):101-122. Reprinted in Ethnicity and Territory in the Former Soviet Union, ed. James Hughes and Gwendolyn Sasse. London: Frank Cass (2002):101-122.

"A Comparison of East European Constitutional Rights." The International Journal of Human Rights 5:2 (Summer 2001):30-45.

"From Opposition to Government Coalition: Unity and Fragmentation within the Democratic Convention of Romania." East European Quarterly 31:4 (January 1998):519-542.

"A Comparative Analysis of Institutional Development in the Romanian and Moldovan Legislatures" (co-author William Crowther). Journal of Legislative Studies 2:1 (Spring 1996):133-160. Reprinted in The New Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe, ed. David M. Olson and Philip Norton. London: Frank Cass (1996):133-160.

"Ethnic Mobilization and Reactive Nationalism: The Case of Moldova" (co-author Jeff Chinn). Nationalities Papers 23:2 (June 1995):291-325.

"The Romanian Political Party System and the Catch-All Party Phenomenon." East European Quarterly 28:4  (January 1995):519-532.