Selected Published Articles, Chapters, and Books (Peer Reviewed)
2010. Security, development and the fragile state: Bridging the gap between theory and policy. (With D. Carment and Y. Samy). Oxford: Routledge.
2015. “Whose feedback? A multilevel analysis of student completion of end-of-term teaching evaluations.” (With Leah P. Macfadyen, Shane Dawson, and Dragan Gašević. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 1-19.
2011. “Substantial movements, substantive democracy: Recent comparative studies of Andean politics.” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 35(70): 229-247.
2011. “The Method Makes the Manuscript: Key Texts in the Theoretical and Methodological Advancement of the Study of Civil War.” (With G. Clayton, L. Gissel, L. Gomsrud, E. Leclerc Gagne, E. Paasche, J. Schaefer). Journal of Intervention and State Building.
2009. “Jamaican and Haitian diasporas.” (With D. Carment, C. Dade, A. Harrington, and P. Unheim). Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self Knowledge. 7(4): 15-36.
2008. “State fragility and implications for aid allocation: an empirical analysis.” (With D. Carment and Y. Samy). Conflict Management and Peace Science. 25(4): 349-373.
2006. “The 2006 CIFP Country Indicators for Foreign Policy: Opportunities and challenges for the Canadian Government.” (With D. Carment, S. el-Achkar, and Y. Samy). Canadian Foreign Policy. 13(1): 1-35.
2011. “Determinants of state fragility and implications for aid allocation: An assessment based on the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy project.” (With D. Carment and Y. Samy). In Naudé, W.A., Santos-Paulino, A. and McGillivray, M. eds. Fragile States: Causes, Costs, and Responses. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2008. “Jamaica, Haiti, and the role of diasporas.” (With D. Carment, A. Harrington, and P. Unheim). D. Carment and D. Bercuson, eds. Canadian foreign policy and the new 3Ds: diaspora, demography and domestic politics. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.
Selected Conference Papers and Presentations
2017. “Ostromian Communities and the Avoidance of Conflict.” International Studies Association. Baltimore 22-25 February.
2017. “Weapons of the Weak States: Strategies of Resistance in Global Governance Regimes.” International Studies Association. Baltimore 22-25 February.
2016. “Rough Peace: Ostromian Communities and the Avoidance of Armed Conflict in Bolivia.” Canadian Political Science Association. Calgary, AB. 31 May-2 June.
2016. “United for Peace? Ostromian Communities and the Avoidance of Resource Conflict in Bolivia.” International Studies Association. Atlanta, 16-19 March.
2016. “Rough Peace: Ostromian Communities and the Avoidance of Armed Conflict in Bolivia.” International Studies Association. Atlanta, 16-19 March.
2013. “The view from the Mezzanine: Micro-level violence linking to macro-level conflict.” International Studies Association. San Francisco, California. 3-6 April.
Other Scholarly and Policy Papers
2019. “Investing in Canadians’ Civic Literacy.” (With Mike Morden, Jane Hilderman and Kendall Anderson.) Samara Canada. https://www.samaracanada.com/research/active-citizenship/investing-in-canadians%27-civic-literacy.
2017. “Designing National Action for Civic Literacy in Canada.” (With Michael Morden, Jennifer Mussel, and Laura Pin). Prepared in partnership with Samara Canada for the Privy Council Office of Canada—Democratic Institutions. December.
2016. “What we Talk About When We Talk About Electoral Reform.” With Samara Canada. August 2016.
2014. “Compelled to err: Fieldwork as iterative experiential learning.” LASA Forum. 45(2): 6-8.
2006. “Assessing the circumstances and forms of Canada’s involvement in fragile states: Towards a methodology of relevance and impact.” (With D. Carment, J. Gazo, T. Bell, and S. Houghton). Human Security Bulletin. December.
2005. “Failed and fragile states: A concept paper for the Canadian Government.” (With D. Carment, J. Gazo, and T. Bell). Prepared for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). December.
2005. “Upheaval in Haiti: The criminal threat to Canada.” Background research document created for Criminal Intelligence Service Canada (CISC) SENTINEL Strategic Early Warning Pilot Project.
2018. With Chris Tenove. “Here’s how to protect Canadian democracy in 2018.” Ottawa Citizen. 29 Jan. https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/prest-and-tenove-heres-how-to-protect-canadian-democracy-in-2018.
2017. “Despite what we witnessed in Charlottesville, norms are still at work in U.S. society.” CBC.ca. 19 Aug. https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/reaction-to-charlottesville-1.4253516.
2017. The B.C. Liberals should offer up one of their own for the job of Speaker.” CBC.ca. 8 Jul. https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/bc-speaker-1.4195350.
2017. “Relax B.C., there’s no need to rush into new election.” Vancouver Sun. 14 Jun. http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-relax-b-c-theres-no-need-to-rush-into-a-new-election
2017. “The West is Dead. Long Live the West.” Policy Options. 5 Jun. http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/june-2017/west-dead-long-live-west/.
2016. “Outlier or Laggard? Canada’s Missing Neo-Nationalists.” Duck of Minverva. 20 Dec. http://duckofminerva.com/2016/12/wptpn-outlier-or-laggard-canadas-missing-neo-nationalists.html.
2016. “Here’s an argument for Proportional Representation – the yellow dog effect.” Ottawa Citizen. 18 Oct. http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/prest-heres-an-argument-for-proportional-representation-the-yellow-dog-effect
2016. With Jane Hilderman. “Don’t leave it to ‘experts’ – Here’s how you, too, can tackle electoral reform.” Ottawa Citizen. 19 Sep. https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/hilderman-and-prest-dont-leave-it-to-experts-heres-how-you-too-can-tackle-electoral-reform.
2016. “Why everybody’s talking about referendums.” Ottawa Citizen. 22 Aug. http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/prest-why-everybodys-talking-about-referendums
2016. “Referendum or citizens’ assembly? Which will give us a better electoral system?” Ottawa Citizen. 30 May. http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/prest-referendum-or-citizens-assembly-which-will-give-us-a-better-electoral-system
2016. “On electoral reform, getting the process right is crucial. Ottawa Citizen. 30 May. http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/prest-on-electoral-reform-getting-the-process-right-is-crucial
2016. “Winning Canada’s ‘progressive primary.’” National Post. 22 May. http://nationalpost.com/g00/opinion/stewart-prest-winning-canadas-progressive-primary/wcm/f6975696-8717-4c6e-a9ff-8d4d6ea3f158
2016. “The false debate over false majorities.” Ottawa Citizen. 18 Apr. http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/prest-the-false-debate-over-false-majorities
2016. “Fourth Estate: The Fifth Business of Canadian Democracy. Policy Options. 21 Feb. http://policyoptions.irpp.org/2016/02/21/fourth-estate-the-fifth-business-of-democracy/.
2015. “Considering our options: Canada and the Syrian Crisis. Policy Options. 20 Sep. http://policyoptions.irpp.org/2015/09/20/considering-our-options-canada-and-the-syrian-crisis/.
2015. A Senator’s criticisms of the Reform Act make no sense whatsoever.” 1 Jun 2015. http://nationalpost.com/g00/opinion/stewart-prest-a-senators-criticisms-of-the-reform-act-make-no-sense-whatsoever/wcm/dee6ae47-8046-48de-bd47-13f7d536c208
2015. “An informal coalition of experts has become the most effective opposition to the Tory government.” 20 Mar. http://nationalpost.com/g00/opinion/stewart-prest-an-informal-coalition-of-experts-has-become-the-most-effective-opposition-to-the-tory-government/wcm/188761db-61d9-418e-9c27-1a52db3d1f59
2015. “Canada needs to incentivize voting.” 30 May. http://nationalpost.com/g00/full-comment/stewart-prest-canada-needs-to-incentivize-voting/wcm/ec488978-16a0-4cc6-8d0f-db7d0915d4d8
2014. “Race in the NFL Draft.” Pacific Standard. (Reprinted from The Society Pages.) 19 May. https://psmag.com/social-justice/race-in-the-nfl-draft-football-sports-81740
2014. “Healthy political systems require checks on power.” Ottawa Citizen. 23 Jan. http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/prest-bias-behind-markets-overreaction-to-ndp-victory
2013. With David Carment. “Finding the ‘root causes’ of terrorism is the core of Canadian policy.” Globe and Mail. 23 Apr. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/finding-root-causes-of-terrorism-is-the-core-of-canadian-policy/article11494674/
2013. With David Carment. “Canada’s new aid policy: Responsibility to reimburse?” iPoliitics.ca. 16 Apr. https://ipolitics.ca/2013/04/16/canadas-new-aid-policy-responsibility-to-reimburse/