Publications

Latest Working Papers

Origins and Consequences of Spatial Inequality

Roessler, Philip, Yannick Pengl, Kyle Titlow, Rob Marty and Nicolas van de Walle. 2016. “The Empty Panorama: The Colonial Origins of Spatial Inequality in Africa.” College of William and Mary.

Mobile Technology and Women’s Empowerment

Roessler, Philip, Flora Myamba, Peter Carroll, and Daniel Nielson. 2016. “Mobile Phone Ownership and Civic Engagement: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Tanzania.” College of William and Mary.

Roessler, Philip, Flora Myamba, Peter Carroll, and Daniel Nielson. 2016. “From Mobile Phone Ownership to the Uptake and Usage of Digital Financial Services: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania.” College of William and Mary.

Roessler, Philip, Flora Myamba, and Daniel Nielson. 2015. “Mobile Phone Ownership as a Catalyst for Development: Findings from a Pilot Study in Tanzania.” Center for African Development at W&M, Working Paper No. 1, August 2015.

Conflict

Paine, Jack, and Philip Roessler. 2016. “Systemic Polarization and Externalized Civil War: Evidence from Post-World War II Africa.” College of William and Mary.

Roessler, Philip, and David Ohls. Forthcoming. “Self-Enforcing Powersharing in Weak States.” International Organization.

“Self-Enforcing Powersharing in Weak States” Supplementary Information.

China and the African State

Blair, Rob, and Philip Roessler. 2016. “China and the African State: Evidence from Surveys, Survey Experiments and Behavioral Games in Liberia,” USAID, Research and Innovation Grants Working Papers Series, November 1, 2016.

Micro-Comparative Evidence on the Consequences of State Partition 

Beber, Bernd, Philip Roessler, and Alexandra Scacco. 2016. “Coping with Partition: Wealth, Security and Migration in Post-Separation Sudan.” New York University.

Beber, Bernd, Philip Roessler, and Alexandra Scacco. 2016. “Partition, Migration and Ethnic Identities: Evidence from a Panel Survey in Sudan.” New York University.

Books

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Roessler, Philip. Ethnic Politics and State Power in Africa: The Logic of the Coup-Civil War Trap (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Book Overview

Roessler, Philip, and Harry Verhoeven. Why Comrades Go To War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa’s Deadliest Conflict (Hurst Publishers/Oxford University Press, 2016).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Beber, Bernd, Philip Roessler, and Alexandra Scacco. 2014. “Intergroup Violence and Political Attitudes: Evidence from a Dividing Sudan.” The Journal of Politics 76 (03): 649-65.

“Intergroup Violence and Political Attitudes” Replication Data and Files

Roessler, Philip. 2011. “The Enemy Within: Personal Rule, Coups, and Civil War in Africa.” World Politics 63 (2): 300-46.

“The Enemy Within” Online Appendix

“The Enemy Within” Replication Data

Ethnicity of Coup Conspirators Coding Material

Howard, Marc Morjé , and Philip G. Roessler. 2006. “Liberalizing Electoral Outcomes in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes.” American Journal of Political Science 50 (2): 365-81.

“Liberalizing Electoral Outcomes in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes” Replication Data.

Roessler, Philip G. 2005. “Donor-Induced Democratization and the Privatization of State Violence in Kenya and Rwanda.” Comparative Politics 37 (2): 207-27.

Other Publications

Roessler, Philip, and Harry Verhoeven. “Did Congo’s Crisis Just Get A lot Worse,” The Monkey Cage blog, Washington Post online, February 3, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/02/03/why-democracy-in-congo-is-so-hard-to-achieve/?utm_term=.84928761188a

Blair, Robert, and Philip Roessler. 2014. “Chinese Development Finance and the African State: A Capacity-Legitimacy Trade-Off?” First Tranche blog, AidData.org, June 19, 2014. http://aiddata.org/blog/chinese-development-finance-and-the-african-state-a-capacity-legitimacy-trade-off

Roessler, Philip. 2013. “Why South Sudan Has Exploded in Violence.” The Monkey Cage blog, Washington Post online. December 24, 2013. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/12/24/why-south-sudan-has-exploded-in-violence/

Roessler, Philip. 2013. “Civil War.” In Routledge Handbook of African Politics, ed. N. Cheeseman, D. Anderson and A. Scheibler. New York, NY: Routledge.

Roessler, Philip G., and Marc Morjé Howard. 2009. “Post-Cold War Political Regimes: When Do Elections Matter?” In Democratization by Elections: A New Mode of Transition, ed. S. I. Lindberg. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.