I specialize in international relations, with a particular emphasis on how democratization affects the emerging geopolitical landscape of the post-Arab spring world.  I have looked at how the proliferation of elections helps states signal their resolve in times of interstate crises; at the role of the international community in preventing coups and inducing juntas to go to the polls; at sanctions and the fate of leaders; at the role of aid in pushing countries to liberalize; at the phenomenon of “electing friends” – states siding with the candidates running for office in other countries.  In my work, I use surveys (existing and my own), experiments (natural, survey- and field- ones), and cross-national data. Some of my research involves geo-coding data and creating maps. I have helped create original data on elections and democracy, used in the discipline today. I received my BA from the American University in Bulgaria, and a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University.  Previously, I have held faculty positions at the University of California at Los Angeles and at Yale University.  At present, I am on the Political Science faculty of the University of Mannheim, Germany.

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Publications:

Marinov, Nikolay.  2005.  “Do Economic Sanctions Destabilize Country Leaders?” American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 49, pp. 564-576

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Hyde, Susan and Nikolay Marinov. 2012. “Which Elections Can Be Lost?” Political Analysis, Vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 191-210

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Corstange, Daniel and Nikolay Marinov. 2012. “Taking Sides in Other People’s Elections: The Polarizing Effect of Foreign Intervention.” American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 53, 2012, pp. 655-670.  MPSA Best Paper Award.

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Kinne, Brandon and Nikolay Marinov. 2013. “Electoral Authoritarianism and Credible Signaling in International Relations”.  Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 57, pp. 359-386

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Marinov, Nikolay. 2013. “Voter Attitudes When Democracy Promotion Turns Partisan: Evidence from a Survey-Experiment in Lebanon”.  Democratization, Vol. 20, pp. 1297-1321

Hyde, Susan and Nikolay Marinov.  2014.  “Information and Self-Enforcing Democracy: the Role of International Election Observation”.  Forthcoming in International Organization. 

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Goemans, Hein and Nikolay Marinov.  2014. “Coups and Democracy”.  Forthcoming in British Journal of Political Science.

“Uncovering the Persuasive E ffects of Democratic Criticism”

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“The Effects of Aid on Human Rights and Democracy: Evidence from the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union”  (with Peter Aronow and Allison Carnegie)

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“Does Electoral Proximity Affect Security Policy?” (with William Nomikos and Joshua Robbins)

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