Boundariecover.gifs of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics Have Shaped Government Responses to AIDS. (Princeton University Press, 2009.)

An abstract and sample chapter are available from PU Press. This book won the 2010 Giovanni Sartori book award from the Qualitative and Multi-Method research section of the American Political Science Association, and was named a 2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title.


Race and Regionalism in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa. (Cambridge University Press, 2003).raceregion

An abstract is available from Cambridge U Press. This book won the 2004 Mattei Dogan award (awarded by the Society for Comparative Research) for best book published in 2003 in the field of comparative analysis. The book is largely based on my doctoral dissertation, which won the 2002 Gabriel Almond award (awarded by the American Political Science Association) for the best dissertation in comparative politics in 2000 and 2001.




  • South Africa’s Apartheid Regime Ended 25 Years Ago,” Washington Post Monkey Cage(April 27, 2018).

  • South Africa’s Healthy Democracy: Why Zuma’s Resignation is a Good Sign,” with Daniel de Kadt and Philip Martin, Foreign Affairs (February 20, 2018).

  • Politicians’ Perspectives on Voice and Accountability: Evidence from a Survey of South African Local Councillors,” with Philip Martin and Nina McMurry,Making All Voices Count Research Report, December 2017 . See also, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation report on presentation of these findings.

  • Here are 4 reasons that South Africa’s ANC lost ground in this month’s elections,” with Nina McMurry, Philip Martin, and Daniel de Kadt, Washington Post Monkey Cage(August 12, 2016).

  • Do voters reward the party that delivers basic services? Not in South Africa,” with Daniel De Kadt, Washington Post Monkey Cage(November 10, 2015).

  • How Nelson Mandela Pulled His Punches and Helped Transform South Africa,” Washington Post Monkey Cage(December 7, 2013).

  • Review of Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health. (Edited by Peter A. Hall and Michèle Lamont. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), Perspectives on Politics (August 2010), 971-2. Click here for access to review.

  • “Measuring State Institutionalization of Ethnic Categories across Time and Space (with Prerna Singh),”Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. Spring 2009, v7, n1: 29-35.

  • “Moving the Doormat to the Main Menu: Case Study Research Methods in the Social Science Toolkit,” remarks from the APSA 2007 Roundtable on John Gerring’s, Case Study Research: Principles and Practices, Qualitative Methods Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section on Qualitative Methods.

  • Review of African Politics in Comparative Perspective (By Goran Hyden), Journal of Politics (February 2007), 259-60.

  • Strategies for Field Research,” Qualitative Methods Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section on Qualitative Methods, 2:1 (Spring 2004). Click here for full-text pdf.

  • “Spotlight on Research,” American Political Science Association Graduate Student Newsletter (v2, n1 Spring 2003).

  • “Nested Analysis in Cross-National Research,” APSA-Comparative Politics Newsletter, (Winter 2003), 14, 1: 17-20.

  • “Paying for ‘Us’ or for ‘Them?’ Attitudes Towards Income Tax Compliance in the ‘New’ South Africa.” IDASA Public Opinion Service Report No. 6, October, 1998. Business Day (November 2, 1998) published an article summarizing the findings of this research. ANC MP, Andrew Feinstein cited this report in a speech to the National Assembly of the South African Parliament. (May 12, 1998).

  • “Who Will Pay for a Post-Apartheid South Africa? SA Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective,” IDASA Intergovernmental Relations Series Working Paper, 1998.

  • “Raising Funds for Provincial Government: Can Taxes Breathe Life into the Provinces?” (With Albert Van Zyl). Business Day (September 23, 1998).

  • “Should the Poor Sacrifice More to the Taxman?” Reconstruct in The Sunday Independent (May 24, 1998).

  • “Beyond a Political Solution to Apartheid: Economic and Social Policy Proposals for a Postapartheid South Africa,” Princeton, N.J., Center of International Studies Princeton University, 1993. Sole editor and author of 2/6 chapters. (You can order this through Amazon or Barnes and Noble.)

  • The Orange & Black in Black & White: A Century of Princeton Through the Eyes of the Daily Princetonian. Co-edited with Louis Jacobson and Paul Lim. Princeton, N.J.: The Daily Princetonian Publishing Company/Princeton University Press, 1992. (You could try to order this used at Amazon.)