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Comparative Politics Research Group

The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes. Most research focuses on developing economies. The research group integrate members using a variety of methodologies ranging from quantitative and quasi-experimental methods to qualitative research.

Our most current research includes the following areas:

  1. Electoral integrity.
  2. Electoral fraud and electoral violence.
  3. Gender and political representation.
  4. Religious extremism and social mobilisation in the Middle East.
  5. Determinants of democracy.
  6. Political representation and regime stability.

Contact us

Dr Rubén Ruiz-Rufino is the co-ordinator of the Comparative Politics Research Group