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Jason Sorens


Lecturer; Department of Government

Silsby 209

B.A., Economics and Philosophy (with honors), Washington and Lee University

Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University

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Recent Publications

  • Sorens, Jason. 2012. Secessionism: Identity, Interest, and Strategy. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.
  • Sorens, Jason. 2012 (accepted and forthcoming). "Does Fiscal Federalism Promote Regional Inequality? An Empirical Analysis of the OECD, 1980-2005." Regional Studies.
  • Sorens, Jason and William P. Ruger. 2012. "Does Foreign Investment Really Reduce Repression?" International Studies Quarterly 56 (2): 427-436.
  • Sorens, Jason. 2011. "Mineral Production, Territory, and Ethnic Rebellion: The Role of Rebel Constituencies." Journal of Peace Research 48 (5): 571-585.
  • Sorens, Jason. 2011. "The Institutions of Fiscal Federalism." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 41 (2): 207-231.
  • Sorens, Jason. 2010. "The Politics and Economics of Official Ethnic Discrimination: A Global Statistical Analysis, 1950-2003." International Studies Quarterly 54 (3): 535-558.

Research Interests

  • Federalism, both ethnic and political economy aspects
  • Secession & nationalism
  • Intrastate conflict
  • Ethnic discrimination


  • International Politics
  • Comparative Political Economy

Last Updated: 8/22/13