Scholarly Publications

Weasel Words and the Analysis of “Postcommunist” Politics: A Symposium

May 2020

A weasel word is a term used in academic or political discourse whose meaning is so imprecise or badly defined that it impedes the formulation of coherent thought on the subject to which it is...

What Would a Second Trump Term Do to the Federal Bureaucracy?

April 2020

American public service is under grave threat.

Consequences of Authoritarian Party Exit and Reinvention for Democratic Competition

February 2020

How do the successors to authoritarian ruling parties influence subsequent democratic party competition?

Other Publications

Global Populisms and Their Challenges

March 2020

“Populism” has claimed enormous amounts of popular and press attention, with the Brexit vote of 2016, the election of President Donald J.

The Dark Arts of Deception: What’s Old? What’s New? What’s Next?

March 2019

This document is a memo from the "Global Populisms and their International Diffusion Conference" held at Stanford University on March 1-2, 2019.This is a work in progress.

Democracy’s Dilemma

March 2019

This document is a memo from the "Global Populisms and their International Diffusion Conference" held at Stanford University on March 1-2, 2019. This is a work in progress.

Old Events

Book Talk | The New Party Challenge: Changing Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Central Europe and Beyond

December 4, 2020

Why do some parties live fast and die young, but other endure? And why are some party systems more stable than others?

Angrynomics | Book Talk with Mark Blyth

October 30, 2020

Download Transcript Economics increasingly fails to explain why the pressures of life appear to be intensifying at the same time as income per capita is rising, or why we work more hours for less...

Heroes and villains: How networks of influential individuals helped destroy one of the world’s most durable democracies and legitimize a racist, authoritarian state

October 30, 2020

  We provide a counterpoint to recent political developments, including the storming of the US Capitol, using novel evidence on 95,314 extreme right-wing supporters and Nazi collaborators in France...