Jonathan Pinckney

Researcher Studying Nonviolent Resistance, Democratization, and Political Violence

Peer-Reviewed Work

Making or Breaking Nonviolent Discipline in Civil Resistance Movements. Washington, DC: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Press, 2016.

“Best Practices in Unarmed Civilian Protection in Israel/Palestine.” in Wielding Nonviolence in the Midst of Violence: Case Studies of Good Practices in Unarmed Civilian Protection ed. by Ellen Furnari. Wahlenau, Institute for Peace Work and Nonviolent Conflict Transformation, 2016. With Eli McCarthy.

 "Collecting Data on Nonviolent Action: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward," Journal of Peace Research, 52(1):129-133 January 2015. With Joel Day and Erica Chenoweth.

Insurgency,” in James D. Wright, ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2nd Edition (Elsevier, 2015) With Erica Chenoweth.


Working Papers (Selected)

 "No Place for a Street-Fighting Man: New Exploration of the Sources of Nonviolent Discipline.”

"Nonviolent Resistance and the Quality of Democracy.” With Felix Bethke. V-Dem Working Papers Series 

"Days of Rage: Introducing the NAVCO 3.0 Dataset.” With Erica Chenoweth and Orion Lewis.

“Winning Well: Civil Resistance, Democracy, and Civil Peace.”

“Resources and Revolution: A Time-Series Analysis of Oil and Gas Rents and Civil Resistance Onset.”

“Co-Optation, Opportunity, or Agency? Non-Democratic Institutions and Civil Resistance Onset.”

“The Major Episodes of Contention (MEC) Data Project: An Introduction” with Erica Chenoweth, Pauline Moore, Joel Day, Kyleanne Hunter, and Nicole Stauch.


Other Publications

Review of Adam Burgos, Political Philosophy and Political Action (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol 29, no. 2 (2017).

Struggles from Below: Literature Review on Human Rights Struggles by Domestic Actors. Washington, DC: USAID Democracy Fellows and Grants Program. 2017.  With Erica Chenoweth, Tricia Olsen, Kyleanne Hunter, Pauline Moore, and Heidi Reynolds-Stenson.

"Why Do Peaceful Protests "Turn Violent?" Political Violence at a Glance (October 25, 2016).

Review of Brian Martin, Nonviolence Unbound (Irene Publishing, 2015), Journal of Peace Research (August 2015).

“Why This Week’s Coup in Burkina Faso Might Not Last.” Foreign Policy Democracy Lab (September 18, 2015).

“What Next for the Lwili Revolution? What the History of Successful Nonviolent Movements Teaches us About the Political Transition in Burkina Faso.” Foreign Policy Democracy Lab (November 18, 2014).