Anna Meyerrose

Anna Meyerrose is an Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the ways in which international organizations and other aspects of globalization both condition and also create challenges for domestic democratic institutions. Her current book project proposes and tests an international-level theory of democratic backsliding. Specifically, she argues the increased delegation of policy authority from the domestic to the international level that has characterized the post-Cold War international environment has made backsliding more likely by simultaneously increasing executive power and eroding domestic representative institutions. Related research extends this work to explore how other aspects of economic globalization, such as trade shocks from low-wage economies, fuel elite polarization and populism in advanced industrialized democracies, while other projects examine how the growing number of backsliding states protect and advance their interests on the international stage. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in World Politics, the Review of International Organizations, Comparative Political Studies, Governance, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, and the Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism.

Prior to coming to Arizona State, Anna completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at the Ohio State University and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.