Yonatan Lupu

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University.  Below you can find links to my research and data.


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Contact Information: 
Monroe Hall, Room 417

2115 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20052 
ylupu at gwu dot edu


1. The Networked Peace: Intergovernmental Organizations and International Conflict (with Brian Greenhill)..  
    Forthcoming, Journal of Peace Research

2. Clubs of Clubs: Fragmentation in the Network of Intergovernmental Organizations (with Brian Greenhill).  
    Forthcoming, International Studies Quarterly

3. Explaining Human Rights Abuses: Comparing Contemporary Factors and Historical Factors.  
    Virginia Journal of International Law

4. Do Arms Control Treaties Work? Assessing the Effectiveness of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (with Matthew Fuhrmann).  
    International Studies Quarterly

5. Why Do States Join Some Universal Treaties but not Others? An Analysis of Treaty Commitment Preferences
    Journal of Conflict Resolution

6. Team of Former Rivals: A Multilateral Theory of Nonaggression Pacts (with Paul Poast).  
    Journal of Peace Research

7. Power Sharing, Protection, and Peace (with Scott Gates, Benjamin Graham, Håvard Strand, and Kaare Strøm).  
    Journal of Politics

8. Legislative Veto Players and the Effects of International Human Rights Agreements.  
    American Journal of Political Science

9. Best Evidence: The Role of Information in Domestic Judicial Enforcement of International Human Rights Agreements
    International Organization

10. The Informative Power of Treaty Commitment: Using the Spatial Model to Address Selection Effects.  
    American Journal of Political Science

11. Trading Communities, the Networked Structure of International Relations and the Kantian Peace (with Vincent Traag).
      Journal of Conflict Resolution

12. International Judicial Legitimacy: Lessons from National Courts.
      Theoretical Inquiries in Law

13. Strategic Citations to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court (with James H. Fowler).
      Journal of Legal Studies

14. Still Looking for Audience Costs (with Erik Gartzke).
      Security Studies

15. Trading on Preconceptions: Why World War I Was Not a Failure of Economic Interdependence (with Erik Gartzke).
       International Security
16. Precedent in International Courts: A Network Analysis of Case Citations by the European Court of Human Rights (with Erik Voeten).
      British Journal of Political Science
17. Political Science Research on International Law: The State of the Field (with Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and David G. Victor)
      American Journal of International Law

Work In Progress

1. Does Technology Undermine Authoritarian Regimes? (with Tiberiu Dragu).

2. Collective Action and Constraints on Repression at the Endgame (with Tiberiu Dragu).

3. The Strength of Weak Review: National Courts, Interpretive Canons, and Human Rights Treaties (with Pierre-Hugues Verdier and Mila Versteeg).

4. The Relationship between the Forms of Repression and Violent Dissent (with David Carter).

5. Is There More Violence in the Middle? (with Zachary M. Jones).

6. Violence, Non-Violence, and the Effects of International Human Rights Law (with Geoffrey P.R.Wallace).

7. The Substitution Effects of International Law.

8. The Repression-Dissent Nexus and Authoritarian Signaling in International Crises (with Scott Wolford).

9. Inferring Mechanisms for Global Constitutional Progress (with Alex Rutherford, Manuel Cebrian, Iyad Rahwan, Brad LeVeck, and Manuel Garcia-Herranz).