Five months have passed since I posted here because I found myself drawn to finishing an earlier project. I thought it would take a couple of weeks but it ended up taking five months. The end result is called "Identity, Institutions, and Uprisings", is available at SSRN, and over the next few weeks I'm going to provide a more accessible, more political, and less academic version of the project here. I suspect the potential audience is vanishingly small but hey, I'm pleased with it. I'll start tomorrow.