Regime Threats and State Solutions: Bureaucratic Loyalty and Embeddedness in Kenya. Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

Mai Hassan, Daniel Mattingly, and Elizabeth Nugent. 2022. “Political Control.” Annual Review of Political Science, 25: 155 – 174. politicalcontrol_printedition

Mai Hassan. 2022. “New Insights on Africa’s Autocratic Past.” African Affairs, 121(483): 321 – 333. africanautocracy_printedition

Brett L. Carter and Mai Hassan. 2021. Regional Governance in Divided Societies: Evidence from the Republic of Congo and Kenya.” Journal of Politics, 83(1): 40-57.


Anthony Bertelli, Mai Hassan, Daniel Honig, Daniel Rogger, Martin Williams. 2020. “An Agenda for the Study of Public Administration in Developing Countries.” Governance, 33(4): 735 – 748.

Mai Hassan and Thomas O’Mealia. 2020. “Representative Bureaucracy, Role Congruence, and Kenya’s Gender Quota.”Governance, 33(4): 809 – 827.
Mai Hassan and Ahmed Kodouda. 2019. “Sudan’s Uprising: The Fall of a Dictator.” Journal of Democracy, 30(4): 89-103.

Hassan, Mai and Thomas O’Mealia. 2018. “Uneven Accountability in the Wake of Violence: Evidence from Kenya’s Archives and Ashes.” Journal of Peace Research, 55(2): 161 – 174.
Hassan, Mai. 2017.  “The Strategic Shuffle: Ethnic Geography, the Internal Security Apparatus, and Elections in Kenya.” American Journal of Political Science, 61(2): 382 – 395.
Hassan, Mai and Ryan Sheely.  2017.  “Executive–Legislative Relations, Party Defections, and Lower Level Administrative Unit Proliferation: Evidence From Kenya.” Comparative Political Studies, 50(12): 1595 – 1631.

Hassan, Mai. 2016. “A State of Change: District Creation in Kenya after the Beginning of Multi-party Elections.” Political Research Quarterly 69(3): 510 – 521.

Hassan, Mai. 2015. “Continuity Despite Change: Kenya’s New Constitution and Un-Changing Executive Power.” Democratization 22(4) 587: 609.

Book Chapters
Hassan, Mai. “The Local Politics of Resource Distribution” in The Oxford Handbook of Kenyan Politics.

Hassan, Mai. “Decentralization and Democratization” in Handbook of Democratization in Africa. decentralizationanddemocratization

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