Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Harris, Christopher & Sweeney, Matthew M. [Forthcoming]. Understanding Police Union Contracts. Policing: A Journal of Police and Practice. DOI: 10.1093/police/paz042
  • Sweeney, Matthew M. (2019) Who can be a Leaderless Resistor: A Case Study Test of Literature-Based Assumptions of Leaderless Resistance. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 42(7), 617-635. DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2017.1407480.
  • Sweeney, Matthew M. & Perliger, Arie. (2018) Explaining the Spontaneous Nature of Far-Right Violence in the United States. Perspectives on Terrorism 12(6). 52-71. Weblink.

Book Chapters

  • Perliger, Arie & Sweeney, Matthew M. (Forthcoming). "Terrorism: Domestic." in Lauren R. Shapiro & Marie-Helen Maras (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management. Switzerland: Springer. Weblink.
  • Perliger, Arie & Sweeney, Matthew M. (2018). "The Role of Deterrence in US Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan," in Eli Liberman (Ed.) Deterring Terrorism, New York: Routledge.

Technical Papers

  • Managing for Results: Implementation of GPRA Modernization Act Has Yielded Mixed Progress in Addressing Pressing Governance Challenges. GAO-15-819. Washington, D.C.: September 30, 2015. Retrievable at:

Book Reviews and Media Publications

Manuscripts Under Review

  • Sweeney, Matthew M. & Kubit, Meghan. Blood and Scripture: How the Islamic State Frames Religion in Violent Video Propaganda. [Revise and Resubmit]
  • Dmello, Jared Romeo, Perliger, Arie, & Sweeney, Matthew M. The Violence of Political Empowerment: Electoral Success and the Facilitation of Terrorism in the Republic of India.
  • Dmello, Jared Romeo, Sweeney, Matthew M., & Perliger, Arie. Explaining the Association
    between Electoral Victory and Majoritarian Violence.

Current Projects

  • Terrorist Organizations and Tactical Diversity
  • Terrorist Video Propaganda
  • Media Portrayals of Sovereign Citizens