​​ 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


Accepted for publication: Flanigan, Shawn. “Advantages of Syrian Diaspora Aid to Refugees in Middle Eastern States of the Global South”. Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society

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.