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.
Tuncel, Jennifer McCoy, Benjamin Press, Murat Somer, Ozlem. “Reducing Pernicious Polarization: A Comparative Historical Analysis of Depolarization.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Ballard-Rosa, Cameron, Bryan Schonfeld, and Allison Sovey Carnegie. 2022. “The Geography of Democratic Discontent.” Forthcoming at British Journal of Political Science.
Arana Araya, Ignacio. 2021. “The Quest for Uncontested Power: Presidents’ Personalities and Democratic Erosion in Latin America, 1945–2012.” Political Psychology, forthcoming.
Arugay, Aries A., and Dan Slater. 2019. “Polarization Without Poles: Machiavellian Conflicts and the Philippines’ Lost Decade of Democracy, 2000–2010.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 681(1): 122–36.
Slater, Dan, and Aries A. Arugay. 2018. “Polarizing Figures: Executive Power and Institutional Conflict in Asian Democracies.” American Behavioral Scientist 62(1): 92–106.
Arana Araya, Ignacio. 2021. “The ‘Big Five’ Personality Traits of Presidents and the Relaxation of Term Limits in Latin America.” Democratization 29(1): 113–32.
Baron, Hannah et al. 2021. “Can Americans Depolarize? Assessing the Effects of Reciprocal Group Reflection on Partisan Polarization.” Working paper.
Ding, Iza and Dan Slater. 2021. “Democratic Decoupling.” Democratization 28(1): 63–80.
McCoy, Jennifer and Murat Somer. 2021. “Overcoming Polarization.” Journal of Democracy 32(1): 6–21.
Albertus, Michael and Guy Grossman. 2021. “The Americas: When Do Voters Support Power Grabs?” Journal of Democracy 32 (2): 116-31.
Ballard-Rosa, Cameron, Mashail Malik, Stephanie Rickard, and Kenneth Scheve. 2021. “The Economic Origins of Authoritarian Values: Evidence from Local Trade Shocks in Great Britain.” Comparative Political Studies, forthcoming.
Esen, Berk and Ş Yardımcı-Geyikçi. 2019. “An Alternative Account of the Populist Backlash in the United States: A Perspective from Turkey.” PS – Political Science and Politics 52(3): 445–50.
Versteeg, Mila et al. 2020. “The Law and Politics of Presidential Term Limit Evasion.” Columbia Law Review 120(1): 173–248.
Kendall-Taylor, Andrea and Erica Frantz. 2016. “How Democracies Fall Apart: Why Populism is a Pathway to Autocracy.” Foreign Affairs (December 5).
Esen, Berk and Sebnem Gumuscu. 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): 457–77.
Simonovits, Gabor, Jennifer McCoy, and Levente Littvay. 2022. “Democratic Hypocrisy and Out-Group Threat: Explaining Citizen Support for Democratic Erosion.” The Journal of Politics 84(3): 1806–11.
Sinpeng, Aim, Dimitar Gueorguiev, and Aries A. Arugay. 2020. “Strong Fans, Weak Campaigns: Social Media And Duterte In The 2016 Philippine Election.” Journal of East Asian Studies 20(3): 353–74.
Grossman, Guy, Dorothy Kronick, Matthew Levendusky, and Marc Meredith. 2021. “The Majoritarian Threat to Liberal Democracy.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, forthcoming.
Arriola, Leonardo, Jed Devaro, and Anne Meng. 2021. Democratic Subversion: Elite Cooptation and Opposition Fragmentation.” American Political Science Review 115(4): 1358–72.
Somer, Murat, Jennifer L. McCoy, and Russell E. Luke. 2021. “Pernicious Polarization, Autocratization and Opposition Strategies.” Democratization 28(5): 929–48.
Ballard-Rosa, Cameron, Amalie Jensen, and Kenneth Scheve. 2021. “Economic Decline, Social Identity, and Authoritarian Values in the United States.” International Studies Quarterly, forthcoming.
Esen, Berk and Sebnem Gumuscu. 2021. “Why Did Turkish Democracy Collapse? A Political Economy Account of AKP’s Authoritarianism.” Party Politics 27(6): 1075–91.
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 Science 12(4): 437–77.
Mares, Isabela and Lauren Young. 2016. “Buying, Expropriating, and Stealing Votes.” Annual Review of Political Science 19(1): 267–88.
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): 16–42.
Kendall-Taylor, Andrea, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz. 2020. Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes. New York: Oxford University Press.
Aytaç, S. Erdem and Susan C. Stokes. 2019. Why Bother? Illustrated edition. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press.
Esen, Berk and Sebnem Gumuscu. 2017. “Turkey: How the Coup Failed.” Journal of Democracy 28(1): 59–73.
Stokes, Susan C., Thad Dunning, Marcelo Nazareno, and Valeria Brusco. 2013. Brokers, Voters, and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.