​​ Shawn Te​resa Flanigan, Ph.D​​​​​
Researcher and Educator 

Professor, School of Public Affairs
San Diego State University

See full texts of my publications HERE


Flanigan, Shawn (2018). “Advantages of Syrian Diaspora Aid to Refugees in Middle Eastern States of the Global South”. Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society, 2(2), 35-66.

Abdel-Samad, Mounah and Flanigan, Shawn (2018). “Social accountability in diaspora organizations aiding Syrian migrants.” International Migration. First Online: 21 Aug 2018, DOI: 10.1111/imig.12494.
Flanigan, Shawn (2017). “Crowdfunding and Diaspora Philanthropy: An Integration of the Literature and Major Concepts.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28(2), 492-509. First Online: 29 June 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s11266-016-9755-7.

Flanigan, Shawn and Mounah Abdel-Samad (2016). “Syrian Diaspora Members as Transnational Civil Society Actors: Perspectives from a Network for Refugee Assistance.” Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, 4(1-2), 51-65.

Flanigan, Shawn and O’Brien, Cheryl (2015). “Service Seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Armed Actors, and Preferences Regarding Governance: Evidence from the Palestinian Territories.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 38 (8), 1-29, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2015.1030194

Flanigan, Shawn; Asal, Victor; and Brown, Mitchell (2015). “Community Service Provision by Political Associations Representing Minorities in the Middle East and North Africa.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 26 (5), 1786-1804. First online September 2014: DOI 10.1007/s11266-014-9516-4.

Flanigan, Shawn (2014). “Shifting Perceptions of NGOs with the Creation of the Palestinian National Authority.” Development in Practice. 24 (7), 867-882.

Flanigan, Shawn (2014). “Motivations and Implications of Community Service Provision by La Familia Michoacána/ Knights Templar and other Mexican Drug Cartels.” Journal of Strategic Security.7 (3), 63-83.

Pope, Ricky and Flanigan, Shawn (2013). “Revolution for Breakfast: Intersections of Activism, Service, and Violence in the Black Panther Party's Community Service Programs.” Social Justice Research. 26 (4), 445-470.

Flanigan, Shawn. (2013). “Bureaucratic Discretion and Same-Sex Couples: Considering Administrative Advocacy as an Activism Strategy.” Administrative Theory and Praxis. 35 (3), 448-456.

Flanigan, Shawn. (2012). “Terrorists Next Door? A Comparison of Mexican Drug Cartels and Middle Eastern Insurgent Organizations.” Terrorism and Political Violence. 24(2), pp. 279-294. Also published in Intersections of Crime and Terror, edited by James J.F. Forest (2012), New York: Routledge.

Flanigan, Shawn. (2011). “Barriers to Immigrant Engagement with Government: Perceptions from Immigrant Nonprofit Organizations in California and New York State.” Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. 17(2), pp. 63-80.

Flanigan, Shawn. (2010). “Factors influencing nonprofit career choice in faith-based and secular NGOs in three developing countries.” Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 21(1), pp. 59-75.

Flanigan, Shawn. (2009). “Staff Perceptions of the Benefits of Religion in Health and Human Services Nonprofits: Evidence from International Development.” Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 32(2), pp. 164-194.

Flanigan, Shawn and Abdel-Samad, Mounah (2009). “Hezbollah’s Social Jihad: Nonprofits as Resistance Organizations.” Middle East Policy, 16(2), pp. 122-137.  

Flanigan, Shawn. (2008). “Nonprofit Service Provision by Insurgent Organizations – The Cases of Hizballah and the Tamil Tigers.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 31(6), pp. 499-519.

Allison, Lisa; Chen, Xiaolei; Flanigan, Shawn; Keyes-Williams, Joyce; Vasavada, Triparna; and Saidel, Judith. (2007). “Toward Doctoral Education in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 36(4), pp. 51S-63S.

Flanigan, Shawn. (2007). “Paying for God's Work: a Rights-Based Examination of Faith-Based NGOs in Romania.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 18(2), pp. 156-175.

Flanigan, Shawn, (2006). “Charity as Resistance: Connections between Charity, Contentious Politics, and Terror.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 29(7), pp. 641-655

Flanigan, Shawn & Varma, Roli. (2006). “Promoting Community Gardening Among Low-Income Women in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program in New Mexico.” Journal of Community, Work and Family, 9(1), pp. 69-74.
BOOKS:                                                                                                Flanigan, Shawn (2010). For the Love of God: NGOs and Religious Identity in a Violent World. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press.

Flanigan, Shawn (2013). “Conflict and Peace Building” in Handbook of Research on Development and Religion. Edited by Matthew Clarke. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Flanigan, Shawn (2010). “The Role of Community Services in Radicalization and Deradicalization: The Potential Power of Aid to Marginalized Communities” in Protecting the Homeland from International and Domestic Terrorism Threats: Current Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Root Causes, the Role of Ideology, and Programs for Counter-radicalization and Disengagement. Washington, D.C.: Topical Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) Multi-Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory. pp. 313-317.
Flanigan, Shawn (2005). “Albania” and “Macedonia” in Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities. Macmillan Reference USA.

                                                        Flanigan, Shawn (2015). Review of Anthony Gorman and Sossie Kasbarian (eds.), Diasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualizing Community. Edinburgh University Press, 2015 in Middle East Media and Book Reviews, 3(11), online first: http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=241.

Flanigan, Shawn (2008). Review of Dita Vogel (ed.), Highly Active Immigrants: A resource for European civil societies. Peter Lang, 2008 in VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 19(3), pp. 316-324.