Staton, Jeffrey K. 2010. Judicial Power and Strategic Communication in Mexico. New York: Cambridge University Press. [Amazon]


Gauri, Varun, Jeffrey K. Staton and Jorge Vargas Cullell. 2015. "The Costa Rican Supreme Court's Compliance Monitoring System." Journal of Politics. 77 (3): 774 - 786 [PDF]

Clark, Tom S. and Jeffrey K. Staton. 2014. "An Informational Model of Constitutional Jurisdiction." [

Linzer, Drew and Jeffrey K. Staton. 2015. "A Global Measure of Judicial Independence, 1948-2012" (formerly, "A Measurement Model for Synthesizing Multiple Comparative Indicators: The Case of Judicial Independence").
Journal of Law and Court. 3 (2): 223 - 256. [PDF]

Reenock, Christoper, Jeffrey K. Staton, and Marius Radean. Forthcoming. “Legal Institutions and Democratic Survival.
Journal of Politics. [PDF]

Ríos-Figueroa, Julio and Jeffrey K. Staton. Forthcoming. “An Evaluation of Cross-National Measures of Judicial Independence.”
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. [PDF]

Lindstädt, Rene and Jeffrey K. Staton. 2012. “Managing Expectations.”
Journal of Theoretical Politics. 24 (2): 274-302. [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey K. and Will H. Moore. 2011. “Judicial Power in Domestic and International Politics.”
International Organization 65: 553-587. [PDF]

Coppedge, Michael and John Gerring, with David Altman, Michael Bernard, Steven Fish, Allen Hicken, Matthew Kroenig, Staffan I. Lindberg, Kelly McMann, Pamela Paxton, Holli A. Semetko, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jeffrey K. Staton, and Jan Teorell. 2011. “Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy: A New Approach." Perspectives on Politics 9(2): 247-267. [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey K. and Christopher Reenock. 2010. “Substitutable Protections: Socioeconomic Insulation and Credible Commitment Devices.”
Political Research Quarterly.63 (1): 115-128. [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey K. 2010. “A Comment on ‘The Rule of Law Unplugged.’” Emory Law Journal. 59(6): 1495-1513. [PDF]

Powell, Emilia J. and Jeffrey K. Staton. 2009. “Domestic Judicial Institutions and Human Rights Treaty Violation.” International Studies Quarterly 53: 149-174. [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey K. and Georg Vanberg. 2008. “The Value of Vagueness: Delegation, Defiance, and Judicial Opinions.”
American Journal of Political Science 58 (3): 504-519. [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey K., Robert A. Jackson and Damarys Canache. 2007. “Dual Nationality Among Latinos: What Are the Implications for Political-Connectedness?”
Journal of Politics 69 (2): 470-482. [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey K. 2006. “Constitutional Review and the Selective Promotion of Case Results.”
American Journal of Political Science 50 (January): 98-112. [PDF]

Meinke, Scott, Jeffrey K. Staton and Steve Wuhs. 2006. “State Delegate Selection Rules for Presidential Nominations, 1972-2000.”
Journal of Politics 68 (February): 180-193. [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey K. 2004. “Judicial Policy Implementation in Mexico City and Mérida.”
Comparative Politics 37 (October): 41-60. [PDF]

Manuscripts in Development

Carrubba, Clifford J., Matthew Gabel, Gretchen Helmke, Jeffrey K. Staton and Andrew D. Martin. 2015. "When Parchment Barriers Matter: De jure judicial independence and the concentration of power." [PDF]

Clark, Tom S., Jeffrey K. Staton, Eugene Agichtein and Yu Wang. 2015. "Using Twitter to Study Public Discourse in the Wake of Judicial Decisions: Public Reactions to the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Cases." [

Clark, Tom S., Jeffrey K. Staton and Benjamin Engst. 2015. "Estimating the Effect of Leisure on Judicial Performance." [

Staton, Jeffrey K., Christopher Reenock and Staffan Lindberg. "Bending but not Breaking: Rule of Tensions and Regime Survival." [PDF]

Arrington, Nancy, Adam Glynn, Jeffrey K. Staton and Brian Delgado. 2015 "Gender Diversity on High Courts." [PDF]

Gauri, Varun and Jeffrey K. Staton. 2015. Non-Compliance as a Democratic Virtue. Book project.

Chapters and other musings

Staton, Jeffrey K. 2015. "Reforming graduate education through the undergraduate curriculum." Comparative Politics Newsletter. [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey. 2012. “Rule of Law Concepts and Rule of Law Models.”
The Justice System Journal. 33. [PDF]

Helmke, Gretchen and Jeffrey K. Staton. 2010. “The Puzzle of Judicial Politics in Latin America: A Theory of Litigation, Judicial Decisions, and Inter-branch Conflict.” In
Courts in Latin America, Gretchen Helmke and Julio Ríos-Figueroa, Eds. New York: Cambridge University Press. [Amazon]

Staton, Jeffrey K. 2007. “Lobbying for Judicial Reform: The Role of the Mexican Supreme Court in Institutional Selection.” In
Reforming the Administration of Justice in Mexico, Eds. Wayne Cornelius and David A. Shirk. South Bend: Notre Dame University Press. [PDF] [Amazon]
  • Spanish Version: “Cabildeo por una reforma judicial: el papel de la Suprema Corte de Justicia mexicana en la selección institucional.” Arturo Alvarado, Ed. La Reforma de Justia en México. México: El Colegio de México.

Clark, Tom S. and Jeffrey K. Staton. 2011. “Challenges and Opportunities of Judicial Independence Research.”
Law & Courts Newsletter. 21 (2): 10-16. [PDF]

Rios-Figueroa, Julio and Jeffrey K. Staton. 2009. “Summary: Unpacking the Rule of Law.”
Comparative Politics Newsletter 20 (1). [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey K. 2009. “Shaping the Field? The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics.”
Law & Courts Newsletter. 19 (1): 19-22. [PDF]

Staton, Jeffrey K. 2008. “Formal Theory in Comparative Judicial Politics.”
Law & Courts Newsletter. 18 (3): 10-15. [PDF]