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PoliticsPolitical institutions

Political institutions are crucial in so many ways; in the way preferences are aggregated and representation, in how votes are translated into legislative representation, in the pace of policy reform among others. Our research addresses many important questions on the role of institutions such as:

  • the economic & political effects of consensus & adversarial party systems
  • electoral systems & representation
  • comparative legislatures
  • decision-making processes in executives & legislatures cross-nationally
  • the role of political & electoral systems on economic policy
  • political elites in dictatorships & leader survival
  • civil wars