Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Sweeney, Matthew M. & Perliger, Arie. (2018) Explaining the Spontaneous Nature of Far-Right Violence in the United States. Perspectives on Terrorism.
  • Sweeney, Matthew M. (Forthcoming) Who can be a Leaderless Resistor: A Case Study Test of Literature-Based Assumptions of Leaderless Resistance. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2017.1407480.

Book Chapters

  • 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.
  • Perliger, Arie & Sweeney, Matthew M. (Under Contract). "Domestic Terrorism in the United States." in Lauren R. Shapiro & Marie-Helen Maras (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management. Switzerland: Springer.

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., Pedahzur, Ami, & Perliger, Arie. Reconstructing the Theater of Terror. 
  • 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
  • Police Union Contracts