Travis B. Curtice. Spring 2018. “The Autocrat’s Dilemma: The Politics of Ethnic Policing.” CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association, 28 (1): 24–29.
“The Limits of Linkage: The Political Economy of Human Rights Trade Sanctions” (with Eric Reinhardt) (Under review).
“Rebels and the Regime: The Politics of Civilian Victimization” (Under review).
“Street-Level Repression: Protest, Policing, and the Generation of Dissent in Uganda” EGAP ID: 20180716AA.
Registered Survey Experiments/Studies:
“Examining Policing in Uganda: A List and Endorsement Experiment” EGAP ID: 20180605AC.
Does ethnicity influence the way individuals cooperate with the police? Existing studies have explored whether ethnicity affects cooperation and conflict. Yet prior research has not explored the politics of policing. Specifically, the literature on ethnicity and conflict has not shown whether ethnicity affects the willingness of civilians to cooperate with the police. This study seeks to answer this question by employing a list experiment and an endorsement experiment in a nationally representative survey of Uganda. The list experiment tests whether the lack of ethnic representation in the police force decreases whether people report crimes to the police. The endorsement experiment varies whether a recent initiative (Mayumba Kumi) is endorsed by the Ugandan Police Force or local politicians. Mayumba Kumi is an initiative to provide neighborhood watches to increase information provisions to the police. The endorsement experiment tests the effects of support by a local politician compared to the Uganda Police Force on respondents’ support for the initiative. By exploring the politics of policing in a multiethnic autocracy, this study contributes to a growing literature on policing, repression, and ethnic politics.
Works in Progress: