Dr Max Gallop

Senior Lecturer

Politics

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.

Publications

Polarisation, accountability, and interstate conflict
Gallop Max, Greene Zachary
British Journal of Politics and International Relations Vol 23, pp. 121-138 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1177/1369148120944349
Who are in charge, who do i work with, and who are my friends : a latent space approach to understanding elite coappearances in China
Huhe Narisong, Gallop Max, Minhas Shahryar
Social Networks (2021)
A network approach to measuring state preferences
Gallop Max, Minhas Shahryar
Network Science (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1017/nws.2020.44
Networks of violence : predicting conflict in Nigeria
Dorff Cassy, Gallop Max, Minhas Shahryar
Journal of Politics Vol 82, pp. 476-493 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1086/706459
[W]hat lies beneath : using latent networks to improve spatial predictions of political violence
Gallop Max, Dorff Cassy, Minhas Shahryar
International Studies Quarterly Vol n/a, pp. n/a (2020)
More dangerous than dyads : how a third party enables rationalist explanations for war
Gallop Max
Journal of Theoretical Politics Vol 29, pp. 353-381 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0951629816682884

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Professional activities

Appearance on Scotland Tonight
Recipient
23/10/2018
A Latent Approach to Estimating State Preferences
Speaker
9/10/2018
Conflict Research Society Annual Conference 2017
Participant
19/9/2017
Implication of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election
Participant
9/11/2016
Networks of Organised Violence
Participant
15/10/2015

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Projects

The mechanisms of national cyber capability development and their impact
Johnson, Richard (Principal Investigator) Gallop, Max (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021

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