People

Professor David Siroky

Professor
Department of Government
Professor David Siroky

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Politics (GV100)

  • War and Conflict in the Post-Soviet World (GV529)

Publications

Journal articles (42)

Hale, C. and Siroky, D., (2022). Irredentism and Institutions. British Journal of Political Science, 1-18

Siroky, DS., Souleimanov, EA., Ratelle, J-F. and Popovic, M., (2022). Purifying the Religion: An Analysis of Haram Targeting among Salafi Jihadi Groups. Comparative Politics. 54 (3), 525-546

Souleimanov, EA., Siroky, DS. and Krause, P., (2022). Kin Killing: Why Governments Target Family Members in Insurgency, and When It Works. Security Studies. 31 (2), 183-217

Aslan Souleimanov, E., Siroky, D. and Colombo, R., (2022). Blood Revenge in Civil War: Proof of Concept. Security Studies. 31 (4), 1-36

Siroky, DS., Mueller, S., Fazi, A. and Hechter, M., (2021). Containing Nationalism: Culture, Economics and Indirect Rule in Corsica. Comparative Political Studies. 54 (6), 1023-1057

Siroky, DS., Popovic, M. and Mirilovic, N., (2021). Unilateral secession, international recognition, and great power contestation. Journal of Peace Research. 58 (5), 1049-1067

Mirilovic, N. and Siroky, DS., (2021). International recognition, religion, and the status of Western Sahara. Acta Politica. 56 (3), 548-566

Siroky, D., Jenne, E. and Popovic, M., (2021). Great Power Rivalry and Proxy Wars. International Studies Review. FORUM: CONFLICT DELEGATION IN CIVIL WARS (23), 2048-2078

Aprasidze, D. and Siroky, DS., (2020). Technocratic Populism in Hybrid Regimes: Georgia on My Mind and in My Pocket. Politics and Governance. 8 (4), 580-589

Siroky, D., Warner, CM., Filip-Crawford, G., Berlin, A. and Neuberg, SL., (2020). Grievances and rebellion: Comparing relative deprivation and horizontal inequality. Conflict Management and Peace Science. 37 (6), 694-715

Bustikova, L., Siroky, DS., Alashri, S. and Alzahrani, S., (2020). Predicting Partisan Responsiveness: A Probabilistic Text Mining Time-Series Approach. Political Analysis. 28 (1), 47-64

Souleimanov, EA., Abbasov, N. and Siroky, DS., (2019). Correction to: Frankenstein in Grozny: vertical and horizontal cracks in the foundation of Kadyrov’s rule. Asia Europe Journal. 17 (1), 105-105

Souleimanov, EA., Abbasov, N. and Siroky, DS., (2019). Frankenstein in Grozny: vertical and horizontal cracks in the foundation of Kadyrov’s rule. Asia Europe Journal. 17 (1), 87-103

Gvalia, G., Lebanidze, B. and Siroky, DS., (2019). Neoclassical realism and small states: systemic constraints and domestic filters in Georgia’s foreign policy. East European Politics. 35 (1), 21-51

Muchlinski, DA., Siroky, D., He, J. and Kocher, MA., (2019). Seeing the Forest through the Trees. Political Analysis. 27 (1), 111-113

Abbasov, N. and Siroky, D., (2018). Joining the club: explaining alliance preferences in the South Caucasus. Caucasus Survey. 6 (3), 252-267

Guasti, P., Siroky, DS. and Stockemer, D., (2017). Judgement without justice: on the efficacy of the European human rights regime. Democratization. 24 (2), 226-243

Siroky, DS. and Hale, CW., (2017). Inside Irredentism: A Global Empirical Analysis. American Journal of Political Science. 61 (1), 117-128

Siroky, DS., Mueller, S. and Hechter, M., (2017). Cultural legacies and political preferences: the failure of separatism in the Swiss Jura. European Political Science Review. 9 (2), 303-327

Mirilovic, N. and Siroky, DS., (2017). International Recognition and Religion: A Quantitative Analysis of Kosovo’s Contested Status. International Interactions. 43 (4), 668-687

Siroky, DS., Simmons, AJ. and Gvalia, G., (2017). Vodka or Bourbon? Foreign Policy Preferences Toward Russia and the United States in Georgia. FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS. 13 (2), 500-518

Mueller, S., Siroky, DS. and Hechter, M., (2016). Conclusion: Center-Periphery Bargaining in the Age of Democracy. Swiss Political Science Review. 22 (4), 625-630

Dzutsati, V., Siroky, D. and Dzutsev, K., (2016). The Political Economy of Support for Sharia: Evidence from the Russian North Caucasus. Politics and Religion. 9 (4), 695-719

Siroky, D. and Hechter, M., (2016). Ethnicity, class, and civil war: the role of hierarchy, segmentation, and cross-cutting cleavages. Civil Wars. 18 (1), 91-107

Siroky, DS. and Mahmudlu, C., (2016). E Pluribus Unum?. Problems of Post-Communism. 63 (2), 94-107

Souleimanov, EA. and Siroky, DS., (2016). Random or Retributive?. World Politics. 68 (4), 677-712

Siroky, D., (2016). The sources of secessionist war: the interaction of local control and foreign forces in post-Soviet Georgia. Caucasus Survey. 4 (1), 63-91

Muchlinski, D., Siroky, D., He, J. and Kocher, M., (2016). Comparing Random Forest with Logistic Regression for Predicting Class-Imbalanced Civil War Onset Data. Political Analysis. 24 (1), 87-103

Siroky, DS., Mueller, S. and Hechter, M., (2016). Center-Periphery Bargaining in the Age of Democracy. Swiss Political Science Review. 22 (4), 439-453

Mirilovic, N. and Siroky, DS., (2015). Two States in the Holy Land?: International Recognition and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Politics and Religion. 8 (2), 263-285

Siroky, D. and Dzutsati, V., (2015). The Empire Strikes Back: Ethnicity, Terrain, and Indiscriminate Violence in Counterinsurgencies*. Social Science Quarterly. 96 (3), 807-829

Siroky, DS. and Cuffe, J., (2015). Lost Autonomy, Nationalism and Separatism. Comparative Political Studies. 48 (1), 3-34

Salehyan, I., Siroky, D. and Wood, RM., (2014). External Rebel Sponsorship and Civilian Abuse: A Principal-Agent Analysis of Wartime Atrocities. International Organization. 68 (3), 633-661

Siroky, DS. and Sigwart, H-J., (2014). Principle and Prudence: Rousseau on Private Property and Inequality. Polity. 46 (3), 381-406

Siroky, DS., Dzutsev, V. and Hechter, M., (2013). The differential demand for indirect rule: evidence from the North Caucasus. Post-Soviet Affairs. 29 (3), 268-286

Gvalia, G., Siroky, D., Lebanidze, B. and Iashvili, Z., (2013). Thinking Outside the Bloc: Explaining the Foreign Policies of Small States. Security Studies. 22 (1), 98-131

Guss, J. and Siroky, DS., (2012). Living with Heterogeneity. Comparative Sociology. 11 (3), 304-324

Siroky, DS., (2012). Each Man For Himself? Rival Theories of Alliance Economics in The Early State System. Defence and Peace Economics. 23 (4), 321-330

Siroky, DS. and Dzutsev, V., (2012). Rational or reckless? Georgia's zugzwang in the Caucasus. Nationalities Papers. 40 (3), 303-314

Gortzak, Y. and Siroky, D., (2012). Prometheus Bound? Indigenous Forces and Third-party State-building. Ethnopolitics. 11 (1), 101-104

Siroky, DS. and Aprasidze, D., (2011). Guns, roses and democratization: Huntington's secret admirer in the Caucasus. Democratization. 18 (6), 1227-1245

Siroky, DS., (2009). Navigating Random Forests and related advances in algorithmic modeling. Statistics Surveys. 3 (none), 147-163

Books (1)

Siroky, DS., Dzutsati, V. and Bustikova, L., (2022). Defection Denied. Cambridge University Press. 9781009016452

Book chapters (7)

Siroky, D. and Sambanis, N., (2023). The Lifecycle of Secession: Interactions, Processes and Predictions. In: The Routledge Handbook of Self-Determination and Secession. Routledge. 146- 163. 0367478110. 9780367478117

Jenne, E. and Siroky, D., (2023). The Return of Great Power Proxy Wars?. In: Routledge Handbook of Proxy Wars. Editors: Assaf, M., Wyss, M. and Rauta, V.,

Siroky, D. and Hechter, M., (2019). Ethnicity, class, and civil war: The role of hierarchy, segmentation, and cross-cutting cleavages. In: Rational Choice Sociology: Essays on Theory, Collective Action and Social Order. 113- 129. 9781789903249

Muchlinski, D. and Siroky, D., (2016). Identity politics on the world stage. In: Encounters with World Affairs: An Introduction to International Relations. 295- 310. 9781472411150

(2013). Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia. In: Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia: To Have a State of One's Own. Routledge. 37- 52. 9780203094266

Siroky, DS., (2013). Explaining secession. In: The Ashgate Research Companion to Secession. 45- 80. 9780754677024

Siroky, DS., (2011). Explaining secession. In: The Ashgate Research Companion to Secession. 45- 79. 9780754677024

Contact

david.siroky@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Thursdays 16:10-17:10

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