Dr Max Gallop



Personal statement

I obtained my PhD from Duke University in 2016, and am currently a lecturer (assistant professor) of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde. My primary focuses are in International Relations (particularly interstate conflict) and methodology.


Substantively, much of my work has centered around two topics: bargaining models, in
particular as they apply to war, and how strategic dynamics evolve when we move from simple
dyadic interactions to complex environments full of interdependencies. Methodologically, I
have aspired to the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models approach, striving to marry
theoretical foundations with rigorous empirical tests. My work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science and the British Journal of Political Science among other places.


[W]hat lies beneath : using latent networks to improve spatial predictions of political violence
Gallop Max, Dorff Cassy, Minhas Shahryar
International Studies Quarterly, pp. 1-32 (2020)
Networks of violence : predicting conflict in Nigeria
Gallop Max, Minhas Shahryar, Dorff Cassy
Journal of Politics (2018)
More dangerous than dyads : bargaining and war in multi-actor disputes
Gallop Max
Journal of Theoretical Politics (2017)
Assessing the impact of non-random measurement error on inference : a sensitivity analysis approach
Gallop Max, Weschle Simon
Political Science Research and Methods (2017)
Endogenous networks and international cooperation
Gallop Max B
Journal of Peace Research (2016)
Cabinet formation and portfolio distribution in European multiparty systems
Cutler Josh, De Marchi Scott, Gallop Max, Hollenbach Florian M, Laver Michael, Orlowski Matthias
British Journal of Political Science Vol 46, pp. 31-43 (2016)

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