Publications

Book

John J. Chin, Joseph G. Wright, and David B. Carter. Historical Dictionary of Modern Coups D'état. Series: Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest. Series Editor: Jon Woronoff. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (under contract / forthcoming).

Description: The book is the essential reference work containing historical narratives on each coup attempt and biographical material on all major coup leaders worldwide from 1946 to 2019. It is useful for scholars and students of coups d'état, civil-military relations, political instability, and regime change. The book may be read as a qualitative companion and historical documentation for the Colpus dataset.

Academic Articles

John J. Chin, David B. Carter, and Joseph G. Wright. “The Varieties of Coups d'etat: Introducing the Colpus Dataset.” International Studies Quarterly (Accepted / Forthcoming).

John J. Chin, Abel Escriba-Folch, Wonjun Song, and Joseph G. Wright. “Reshaping the Threat Environment: Personalism, Coups, and Assassinations.” Comparative Political Studies (Accepted / Forthcoming).

John Chin. "The Longest March: Why China's Democratization Is Not Imminent." Journal of Chinese Political Science 23,1 (2018): 63-82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11366-017-9474-y.

Book Chapters

John Chin. "Nonviolent Revolution in China: Past and Prospects," Chapter 32 in Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies, Chris Shei and Weixiao Wei eds. Routledge (2021). Book available for pre-order here.

Online / Blog / Opinion Articles

John J. Chin. "A ‘good coup’ in Africa? Mali’s Latest Military Coup in Perspective." CIRP Journal (online). October 5, 2020. See the accompanying appendix of historical narratives of Colpus coup events in Mali here.

John J. Chin. "When are coups fake news?" Political Violence at a Glance. June 16, 2020.

John J. Chin, Joseph G. Wright, and David B. Carter. "Could a Coup D'etat Happen in the United States in 2020?" Political Violence at a Glance. June 2, 2020. See our appendix for historical narratives and our coding of the cases mentioned in that piece.

John J. Chin. "Five myths about coups." The Washington Post (Outlook section). May 8, 2020.

John J. Chin. “Hong Kong’s Escalating Protests: Three Questions.” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (online), December 9, 2019.

John J. Chin, David B. Carter, and Joseph G. Wright. "No, the Trump impeachment inquiry is not a coup." The Washington Post (The Monkey Cage blog) . October 15, 2019. See the accompanying appendix of historical narratives of Colpus coup events in the United States here.

Policy Articles

John J. Chin. "Promoting Democracy: A Blueprint for the Next Administration." PolicyMatters 5,2 (2008): 33-39. PDF.

John J. Chin. "Coping with Chaos: The National and International Security Aspects of Global Climate Change." Journal of International Policy Solutions Vol. 9 (2008): 15-26. PDF.