Jonathan Pinckney

Researcher Studying Nonviolent Resistance, Democratization, and Political Violence

Peer-Reviewed Work

When Civil Resistance Succeeds: Lessons for Building Democracy after Popular Nonviolent UprisingsWashington, DC: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Press, 2018.

"Days of Rage: Introducing the NAVCO 3.0 Dataset." Journal of Peace Research (OnlineFirst). With Erica Chenoweth and Orion Lewis, 2018. 

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)

“Durability not Democracy: Uncovering the Organizational Roots of Democratization.” with Charles Butcher and Jessica Braithwaite.

“Activists Against Autocrats: TSMOs and Democratic Diffusion.” with John Chin. Download appendix analysis file here.

"Opposition Network Strategy and Democratization Outcomes." 

"When the Levee Breaks: An Ensemble Forecasting Model of Nonviolent and Violent Conflict." with Babak Rezaeedaryakenari.

"INGOs and the Onset of Civil Resistance Campaigns." with John Chin. 

“External Intervention, Peacekeeper Backgrounds, and the Enabling Environment for Resistance.” with Margherita Belgioioso and Jessica di Salvatore.

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

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

“Dutch Disease - Deadly to Civil Resistance: A Time-Series Analysis of Oil and Gas Rents and Nonviolent Resistance.”

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


Other Publications

“Lessons on Building Democracy after Nonviolent Revolutions.” Waging Nonviolence (November 13, 2018).

"New Data Offers Insights into the Dynamics of Nonviolent Resistance." Waging Nonviolence (May 12, 2018). With Erica Chenoweth.

"In Trump's America Who's Protesting and Why?  Here's our February Report." The Monkey Cage (April 5, 2017). With Erica Chenoweth, Jeremy Pressman, and Stephen Zunes.

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).