Lieberman, Evan and Singh, Prerna. 2012. “The Institutional Origins of Ethnic Violence.” Comparative Politics 45 (1): 1-24.
Lieberman, Evan and Singh, Prerna. 2017. “Census Enumeration and Group Conflict: A Global Analysis of the Consequences of Counting.” World Politics 69 (1): 1-53.
Lieberman, Evan, and Singh, Prerna. 2012. “Conceptualizing and Measuring Ethnic Politics: An Institutional Complement to Demographic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches.” Studies in Comparative International Development (v47, n2): 255-86.
Lieberman, Evan and McClendon, Gwyneth. 2013. “The Ethnicity-Policy Preference Link in sub-Saharan Africa.” Comparative Political Studies 46 (5): 574-602.
Along with co-author Andrew Miller, Evan Lieberman is studying whether online newspapers promote or undermine nation-building in divided societies. Editorial decisions to reference specific, subnational ethnic groups can serve as consequential reminders of relevant social categories. Using evidence from Africa, the authors find that the use of some ethnic categories in headlines is associated with a significant increase in the probability of at least one reader making an ethnic-based comment.
Cammett, Melani and Lieberman, Evan. 2020. “Building Solidarity: Challenges, Options, and Implications for COVID-19 Responses.” Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
Norris, Michele. 2020. “The ‘Us and Them’ Pandemic Shows America Is Still Impervious to Black Pain.” The Washington Post.
Lieberman, Evan. 2020. “Risk for ‘Us,’ or for ‘Them’? The Comparative Politics of Diversity and Responses to AIDS and Covid-19.” Social Science Research Council.
Thanks to the support of a Catalyst grant from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CiFAR), Evan Lieberman and Allison Harell are examining the effects of information about race disparities in COVID-related mortality on public opinion. They examine whether providing information about ethnic- and race-based disparities concerning the prevalence of infectious disease elicits a sense of urgency, and helps foster the types of attitudes and behaviors that contribute to a more thoroughgoing and effective response? Or whether such information causes some to believe that this is a problem that affects “them,” but not “us”, effectively reducing personal and collective urgency? The authors test these theories with a nationally representative study.
Lieberman, Evan. 2003. Race and Regionalism in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa. Cambridge University Press, Studies in Comparative Politics.