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Social Science and Public Policy

Conversations in Conflict Studies Presents Erin Hern

October 12, 2023 at 12:45pm1:45pm

Maxwell Hall, 204

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Erin Hern, associate professor of political science, will discuss “Visibility of Autocratization, Voter Behavior, and Election Outcomes.” 

A growing body of research seeks to understand how voters respond to democratically elected incumbents who undermine democratic institutions. Hern argues that an important factor in understanding citizen responses is how visibly autocratic incumbent behavior is. She develops this concept and shows that, across African elections since 1990, visibly autocratizing presidents are much more likely to lose office.

This event was first published on September 21, 2023 and last updated on October 3, 2023.

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