Elections

Scholarly Publications

Geography, Uncertainty, and Polarization

March 2018

Using new data on roll-call voting of US state legislators and public opinion in their districts, we explain how ideological polarization of voters within districts can lead to legislative...

Hoist on their own petards? The reinvention and collapse of authoritarian successor parties

November 2017

What happens to authoritarian ruling parties when they accept democracy and reinvent their organizations, symbols, and programs to comply with the norms of free political competition?

Who Speaks for the Poor? Electoral Geography, Party Entry, and Representation

September 2017

Who Speaks for the Poor? explains why parties represent some groups and not others.

Other Publications

Crowdsourcing accountability: ICT for service delivery

December 2018

We examine the effect on service delivery outcomes of a new information communication technology (ICT) platform that allows citizens to send free and anonymous messages to local government...

Let’s get the facts right on foreign involvement in our elections

December 2017

President-elect Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and will be the next president of the United States.

 The Illusions of Disillusion

June 2017

 Three-quarters of 1 percent: that was the vote tally
 that Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to eke out the first time he ran for the presidency of France in the early 1970s.

News

Five key things to know about Ukraine’s presidential election

April 2019

Ukraine is halfway through a presidential election: The first round took place on March 31, and the run-off is coming up on April 21.

Macron, Brexit and the Future of European Politics

July 2017

 Patrick Chamorel, senior resident scholar at the Stanford Center in Washington DC, weighs in on the geopolitical impact of the French and UK elections in a Scholars' Circle interview.  Joining the...

The fallout from Brexit

November 2016

Christophe Crombez, Senior Research Scholar at The Europe Center, and Nick Bloom, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at SIEPR, explored the short-term and long-term consequences of Brexit and...

Events

Coalition Inclusion Probabilities: A Dynamic Measure of Party Competitiveness and Cabinet Leverage

November 5, 2018

The paper that Mark Kayser will be presenting is co-authored by Matthias Orlowski (Humboldt University, Berlin) and Jochen Rehmert (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin).Synopsis:  Policies are made...

Partnering & Parricide: Establishment reactions to new political parties, and their electoral effects

January 19, 2018

For a democracy, a necessary condition is openness to new political ideas. New ideas are often carried by new political parties.

Seminar with James Alt

January 11, 2018

James E. Alt is the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government.

Projects

The Legality of the European Data Retention Directive in Light of the Fundamental Rights to Privacy and Data Protection

The EU Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) provides an obligation for providers of publicly available electronic communications services and of public communications networks to retain traffic...
English

Technology Transfer Agreements in EU and U.S. Antitrust Law

Technological innovation and the transfer of the resulting intellectual property rights are indispensable to the economies of the European Union and the United States.
English

Principles of European Integration: Treaty revisions in multi-stage two-level processes

This project explores the revision of the treaties of the European Union using a multi-stage two-level-analysis.
English

Multimedia

Elections in a time of fragmentation and polarization: the European Parliament and Belgium

May 2019

 As the European Parliament elections draw near this month, Christophe Crombez discusses what he sees as the possible outcomes in this period of fragmentation and polarization in the European Union.Christophe Crombez is Senior Research Scholar at...

How Democracies Die

April 2019

 At Daniel Ziblatt's April 11th talk based on scholarship from his recent book co-authored with Steven Levitsky, How Democracies Die, he discussed the current dangers facing democracies around the world, and ways of preventing democracy's...

Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

March 2019

Professor Catherine De Vries'  March 21st talk "Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration" at The Europe Center could not have been more timely given the morning's news about Britain's PM Theresa May's request made to the EU to...

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018