Faculty in the Democratic Erosion consortium have produced a wealth of research on the causes, symptoms and consequences of democratic erosion around the world. Find a selection of their work below.
Ding, Iza & Slater, Dan. “Democratic Decoupling,” Democratization, 28:1, 63-80.
McCoy, Jennifer & Somer, Murat. “Overcoming Polarization,” Journal of Democracy, 32 (1): 6-21 (2021).
Albertus, Michael & Grossman, Guy, “The Americas: When Do Voters Support Power Grabs?” Journal of Democracy 32 (2): 116-31 (2021).
Ballard-Rosa, Cameron, Mashail Malik, Stephanie Rickard & Kenneth Scheve (2021) “The Economic Origins of Authoritarian Values: Evidence from Local Trade Shocks in Great Britain.” Forthcoming at Comparative Political Studies.
Esen, B., & Yardımcı-Geyikçi, Ş. “An Alternative Account of the Populist Backlash in the United States: A Perspective from Turkey.” PS-Political Science and Politics, 52(3), 445-450.
Versteeg, Mila, Timothy Horley, Anne Meng, Mauricio Guim and Marilyn Guirguis. “The Law and Politics of Presidential Term Limit Evasion.”
Forthcoming in Columbia Law Review.
Kendall-Taylor, Andrea and Erica Frantz. “How Democracies Fall Apart: Why Populism is a Pathway to Autocracy.”
Foreign Affairs. December 5, 2016.
Esen, Berk & Gumuscu, S. (2020). Why did Turkish democracy collapse? A political economy account of AKP’s authoritarianism. Party Politics, 1354068820923722.
Esen, Berk & Gumuscu, S. (2017). Turkey: How the coup failed. Journal of Democracy, 28(1), 59-73.
Esen, Berk & Gumuscu, S. (2016). Rising competitive authoritarianism in Turkey. Third World Quarterly, 37(9), 1581-1606.
Gamboa, Laura. 2017. “Opposition at the Margins: Strategies Against the Erosion of Democracy in Colombia and Venezuela.”
Comparative Politics 49(4): pp. 457–477.
Grossman, Guy, Dorothy Kronick, Matthew Levendusky & Marc Meredith. “The Majoritarian Threat to Liberal Democracy.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 2021, 1–10.
Arriola, Leonardo, Jed Devaro & Anne Meng. “Democratic Subversion: Elite Cooptation and Opposition Fragmentation.” American Political Science Review, 2021, 1–15.
Somer, Murat, McCoy, Jennifer & Luke, Russell Evan. “Pernicious Polarization, Autocratization and Opposition Strategies,” Democratization (2021).
Ballard-Rosa, Cameron, Amalie Jensen & Kenneth Scheve (2021) “Economic Decline, Social Identity, and Authoritarian Values in the United States.” Forthcoming at International Studies Quarterly.
Adida, Claire, Jessica Gottlieb, Eric Kramon and Gwyneth McClendon. 2017. “Reducing or Reinforcing In-Group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting.”
Quarterly Journal of Political Studies 12(4): pp. 437-477.
Mares, Isabela and Lauren Young. 2016. “Buying, Expropriating, and Stealing Votes.”
Annual Review of Political Science 19: pp. 267-288.
McCoy, Jennifer, Tahmina Rahman, and Murat Somer. 2018. “Polarization and the Global Crisis of Democracy: Common Patterns, Dynamics and Pernicious Consequences for Democratic Polities.”
American Behavioral Scientist 62(1): pp. 16-42.
Kendall-Taylor, Andrea, Natasha Lindstaedt and Erica Frantz. 2019. Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes. New York: Oxford University Press.
Stokes, Susan C. and Erdem Aytaç. 2019. Why Bother? Rethinking Participation in Elections and Protests. Cambridge University Press.
Stokes, Susan, Thad Dunning, Valeria Brusco and Marcelo Nazareno. 2013.
Voters, Brokers and Clientelism. New York: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 6.