Jacob I. Ricks

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Peer Reviewed Publications

Forthcoming. “Public Choice, Institutional Change, and Rural Subsidies: Politics and the Price of Rice in Thailand.” Journal of Contemporary Asia. 

2017. “Sector-Specific Development and Policy Vulnerability in the Philippines.” Development and Change, 48, no. 3 (May). DOI: 10.1111/dech.12300 

2016. (with Punchada Sirivunnabood) “Professionals and Soldiers: Measuring Professionalism in the Thai Military.” Pacific Affairs 89, no. 1 (March), 7-30. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5509/20168917  *** Shortlisted for 2017 William L. Holland Prize for most outstanding article in Pacific Affairs ***

2016. “Building Participatory Organizations for Common Pool Resource Management: Water User Group Promotion in Indonesia.” World Development 77 (January), 34-47. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.08.014

2015. “Pockets of Participation: Bureaucratic Incentives and Participatory Irrigation Management in Thailand.” Water Alternatives 8, no. 2 (June), 193-214. [link]

2012. (with Sigit S. Arif) “Field Report: Local Successes in Encouraging Participatory Irrigation Management: Policy Lessons from Indonesia.” Journal of International Development 24, no. 7 (October), 946-949. DOI: 10.1002/jid.2859

2012. (with Amy H. Liu) “Coalitions and Language Politics: Policy Shifts in Southeast Asia.” World Politics 64, no. 3 (July), 476-506. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S004388711200010X

2008. “National Identity and the Geo-Soul: Spiritually Mapping Siam.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 8, no. 1 (April), 120-141. DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-9469.2008.00006.x

Working Papers (e-mail me for a copy)

“The Effect of Language on Voter Opinion: Results from a Survey Experiment in Thailand.”

“Politics of Policy Implementation: Institutional Reform in Asian Agriculture.”

“Agents as Principals: Bureaucracy and Policy Control in Thailand.”

“Tasks of Development: Beyond Technical Answers.” (with Rick Doner)

“Process Tracing Research Designs: A Practical Guide.” (with Amy H. Liu)

Other Publications

2017. “Street-Level Bureaucrats and Irrigation Policy Reform in Southeast Asia.” Invited Essay. Asian Politics & Policy 9, no. 2 (April), 310-319. DOI: 10.1111/aspp.12319

2017. “Thailand’s Delayed Structural Transformation.” Thai Data Points Blog (www.thaidatapoints.com), February 15. [link]

2016. “The Thai Military, Coups, and the False Hope of Professionalism,” Asia Pacific Memo, No. 362. [link]

2015. “Growing into Inertia,” Catalyst Asia, July 7. [link]

2015. “Guest Post: Norms and Military Interventions,” Thai Data Points Blog (www.thaidatapoints.com), February 20. [link]