John J. Chin, Joseph G. Wright, and David B. Carter. Historical Dictionary of Modern Coups D'état. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2022).
Description: This two-volume 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 2021. 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. It is part of the series "Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest" edited by Jon Woronoff.
* John J. Chin, Kiron Skinner, and Clay Yoo. "Understanding National Security Strategies through Time." Texas National Security Review (*Accepted / Forthcoming).
John J. Chin and Jessica Kirkpatrick. "African Coups D'etat in the Covid-19 Era: A Current History." Frontiers in Political Science 5 (2023): 1-20.
Joan C. Timoneda, Abel Escriba-Folch, and John J. Chin. “The Rush To Personalize: Power Concentration After Failed Coups in Dictatorships.” British Journal of Political Science (2023): 1-24.
John J. Chin, Wonjun Song, and Joseph G. Wright. “Personalization of Power and Mass Uprisings in Dictatorships.” British Journal of Political Science 53, no. 1 (2023): 25-44.
John J. Chin, Abel Escriba-Folch, Wonjun Song, and Joseph G. Wright. “Reshaping the Threat Environment: Personalism, Coups, and Assassinations.” Comparative Political Studies 55, no. 4 (2022): 657-687.
Jonathan Pinckney and John J. Chin. “Activists Against Autocrats: TSMO Networks and Democratic Diffusion.” Frontiers in Political Science 3 (2021): 1-15.
John J. Chin, David B. Carter, and Joseph G. Wright. “The Varieties of Coups D'etat: Introducing the Colpus Dataset.” International Studies Quarterly 65, no. 4 (2021): 1040-1051.
John J. Chin. "The Longest March: Why China's Democratization Is Not Imminent." Journal of Chinese Political Science 23, no. 1 (2018): 63-82.
Other Publications (Policy / Blog / Opinion Articles)
John J. Chin. “Coup Politics in the COVID-19 Era.” The Brown Journal of World Affairs 28, 2 (2022): 161-174.
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.
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.