Henry Thomson

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Arizona State University

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Research Profile

Urban political mobilization and violence.


Food and Power: Regime Type, Agricultural Policy and Political Stability. Forthcoming,
Cambridge University Press.
Awards Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation in the Comparative Study of Democratization,
American Political Science Association, 2015
Media BBC World Service, The Food Chain, Interview, May 2018
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
2018 “Grievances, Mobilization and Mass Opposition to Authoritarian Regimes: A Sub-
National Analysis of East Germany’s 1953 Abbreviated Revolution.” In Comparative
Political Studies 51(12): 1594-1627.
2017 “Food and Power: Agricultural Policy Under Democracy and Dictatorship.” In
Comparative Politics 49(2):273-293.
2017 “Repression, Redistribution and the Problem of Authoritarian Control: Responses
to the 17 June Uprising in Socialist East Germany.” In East European Politics &
Societies 31(1): 68-92.
2016 “Rural Grievances, Landholding Inequality and Civil Conflict.” In International Studies
Quarterly 60(3):511-519. Winner, best paper in International Relations, Midwest
Political Science Association, 2016.
2015 “Landholding Inequality, Political Strategy, and Authoritarian Repression: Structure
and Agency in Bismarck’s ‘Second Founding’ of the German Empire.” In Studies in
Comparative International Development 50(1):73-97.