Dr Richard Frank

Research Fellow and Project Manager

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Richard Frank’s research centers on the domestic effects of international politics, the causes of electoral violence and civil conflict, and human trafficking. His work has appeared in the Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and International Interactions.

Frank is a research associate and the project manager of the Electoral Integrity Project. Before joining the department, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of New Orleans. Frank received his PhD. from Binghamton University in 2009. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on civil and international conflict, foreign policy, international relations, international organizations, the politics of development, and political methodology. Frank helped to develop the new dataset on political institutions and elections, with Patrick Regan and David Clark, and he recently was a primary investigator on two new human trafficking datasets, one of which with Beth Simmons.

Research interests

  • Transnational non-state actors and civil conflict
  • Electoral violence
  • Human trafficking
  • Civil war interventions

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

Bell, S, Frank R & Macharia P (forthcoming), "Passenger or Driver? A Cross-National Examination of Media Coverage and Civil War Interventions", International Interactions.

DiGiuseppe, M, Barry, C & Frank R 2012, "Good for the Money: International Finance, State Capacity, and Internal Armed Conflict", Journal of Peace Research, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 391-405.

Regan, P, Frank, R & Aydin, A 2009, "External Interventions in Civil Wars: A New Dataset", Journal of Peace Research, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 135-146.

Regan, P, Frank R & Clark, D 2009 "New Datasets on Political Institutions and Elections, 1972-2005", Conflict Management and Peace Science, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 320-337.

Book Chapters

Frank, R 2013, "Human Trafficking", in H Copes & C Forsyth (eds), Encyclopedia of Human Deviance, Sage, Thousand Oaks.

Book Reviews

Frank, R 2010, "Securing the Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars", by MD Toft, Political Science Quarterly, vol. 125, no. 3, pp. 148-149.

Selected Conference Papers

Frank, R 2012, "Human Trafficking Indicators, 2000-2010", paper invited to present at the Workshop on Human Trafficking, International Crime and National Security: A Human Rights Prospective. Goettingen, Germany, February 3-4, 2012. Also presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, September 1-4, 2011 and the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 3, 2011.

Frank, R & Dumas J 2012, "Causes of Electoral Violence," paperresented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, September 1, 2012 and the Peace Science Society (International), Los Angeles, CA, October 14-15, 2011.

Frank, R, DiGiuseppe M & Allen, M 2013, "State Opposition: Separation, Simultaneity, and Sequential Causation in Terrorism and Civil Conflict", paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL., April 14, 2013 and the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, September 1, 2012.

Frank, R 2011, "External Rebel Bases: Domestic and International Sources of Strategic Sanctuary", paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, March 16-19, 2011.

Selected grants

2014

  • Political Finance Transparency Project; Norris P, Frank R; Open Society Foundations/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Norris, P., Frank, R., Martinez i Coma, F. (2014). Advancing Electoral Integrity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Frank, R., Norris, P., Martinez i Coma, F. (2014). Contentious Elections: From Ballots to Barricades.

Book Chapters

  • Martinez i Coma, F., Frank, R. (2014). Expert Judgements. In Pippa Norris, Richard W. Frank, and Ferran Martinez i Coma (Eds.), Advancing Electoral Integrity, (pp. 51-70). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Norris, P., Martinez i Coma, F., Frank, R. (2014). Measuring electoral integrity around the world. PS: Political Science and Politics, 47(4), 1-10.
  • Regan, P., Frank, R. (2014). Migrant Remittances and the Onset of Civil War. Conflict Management and Peace Science. [More Information]
  • Norris, P., Frank, R., Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Assessing the Quality of Elections. Journal of Democracy, 24(4), 124-135. [More Information]
  • Bell, S., Frank, R., Macharia, P. (2013). Passenger or Driver? A Cross-National Examination of Media Coverage and Civil War Interventions. International Interactions, 39(5), 646-671. [More Information]
  • DiGiuseppe, M., Barry, C., Frank, R. (2012). Good for the money: International finance, state capacity, and internal armed conflict. Journal of Peace Research, 49(3, May), 391-405. [More Information]
  • Frank, R. (2010). Securing the Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars. Political Science Quarterly: the journal of public and international affairs, 125(fall 3), 548-549. [More Information]
  • Regan, P., Frank, R., Aydin, A. (2009). Diplomatic interventions and civil war: A new dataset. Journal of Peace Research, 46(1), 135-146. [More Information]
  • Regan, P., Frank, R., Aydin, A. (2009). External Interventions in Civil Wars: A New Dataset. Journal of Peace Research, 46, 135. [More Information]
  • Regan, P., Frank, R., Clark, D. (2009). New Datasets on Political Institutions and Elections, 1972–2005. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 26(3, July), 286-304. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Norris, P., Frank, R., Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Expert Perceptions of Electoral Integrity: A New Dataset. American Political Science Association (APSA) 2013 General Meeting, Chicago: International Studies Association (ISA)/American Political Science Association (APSA).
  • Frank, R. (2011). Human Trafficking Indicators, 2000 - 2010: A New Dataset. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 2011, USA: Midwest Political Science Association.
  • Frank, R. (2009). Individual Transnational Aid and Political Stability. American Political Science Association 2009 Annual Meeting, Washington: International Studies Association (ISA)/American Political Science Association (APSA).

Report

  • Norris, P., Martinez i Coma, F., Frank, R. (2014). The Year in Elections, 2013.

Reference Works

  • Frank, R. (2014). Human Trafficking. In Craig J. Forsyth and Heith Copes (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Deviance. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

2014

  • Norris, P., Frank, R., Martinez i Coma, F. (2014). Advancing Electoral Integrity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Frank, R., Norris, P., Martinez i Coma, F. (2014). Contentious Elections: From Ballots to Barricades.
  • Martinez i Coma, F., Frank, R. (2014). Expert Judgements. In Pippa Norris, Richard W. Frank, and Ferran Martinez i Coma (Eds.), Advancing Electoral Integrity, (pp. 51-70). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Frank, R. (2014). Human Trafficking. In Craig J. Forsyth and Heith Copes (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Deviance. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Norris, P., Martinez i Coma, F., Frank, R. (2014). Measuring electoral integrity around the world. PS: Political Science and Politics, 47(4), 1-10.
  • Regan, P., Frank, R. (2014). Migrant Remittances and the Onset of Civil War. Conflict Management and Peace Science. [More Information]
  • Norris, P., Martinez i Coma, F., Frank, R. (2014). The Year in Elections, 2013.

2013

  • Norris, P., Frank, R., Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Assessing the Quality of Elections. Journal of Democracy, 24(4), 124-135. [More Information]
  • Norris, P., Frank, R., Martinez i Coma, F. (2013). Expert Perceptions of Electoral Integrity: A New Dataset. American Political Science Association (APSA) 2013 General Meeting, Chicago: International Studies Association (ISA)/American Political Science Association (APSA).
  • Bell, S., Frank, R., Macharia, P. (2013). Passenger or Driver? A Cross-National Examination of Media Coverage and Civil War Interventions. International Interactions, 39(5), 646-671. [More Information]

2012

  • DiGiuseppe, M., Barry, C., Frank, R. (2012). Good for the money: International finance, state capacity, and internal armed conflict. Journal of Peace Research, 49(3, May), 391-405. [More Information]

2011

  • Frank, R. (2011). Human Trafficking Indicators, 2000 - 2010: A New Dataset. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 2011, USA: Midwest Political Science Association.

2010

  • Frank, R. (2010). Securing the Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars. Political Science Quarterly: the journal of public and international affairs, 125(fall 3), 548-549. [More Information]

2009

  • Regan, P., Frank, R., Aydin, A. (2009). Diplomatic interventions and civil war: A new dataset. Journal of Peace Research, 46(1), 135-146. [More Information]
  • Regan, P., Frank, R., Aydin, A. (2009). External Interventions in Civil Wars: A New Dataset. Journal of Peace Research, 46, 135. [More Information]
  • Frank, R. (2009). Individual Transnational Aid and Political Stability. American Political Science Association 2009 Annual Meeting, Washington: International Studies Association (ISA)/American Political Science Association (APSA).
  • Regan, P., Frank, R., Clark, D. (2009). New Datasets on Political Institutions and Elections, 1972–2005. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 26(3, July), 286-304. [More Information]

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