MPSA 2016 Flores and Nooruddin Roundtable

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 09:01

Marinov will discuss a book project by Flores and Nooruddin and serve as discussant on a separate panel on democratization.  More below.


Author Meets Critics: Electing Democracy? by Thomas Flores and Irfan Nooruddin

Roundtable: Experts on elections and democratization engage a new book that shows why democracy might fail even if elections are free and fair.



Emily Ann Beaulieu, University of Kentucky



Susan Dayton Hyde, Yale University

Nikolay Marinov, University of Mannheim

Alberto Simpser, ITAM

Irfan Nooruddin, Georgetown University

Thomas Edward Flores, George Mason University


Panel: International Factors and Democratization



The United States of America‘s role in the promotion of democracy: an approach to the transitions to democracy in Cuba and Venezuela.

Maria Isabel Puerta, University of Carabobo


The Autocracy Diffusion: the case study of Post-Soviet Eurasia

Anastasia Viktorovna Obydenkova, Harvard University


Dictators in Exile: Explaining the Destinations of Ex-Rulers

Abel Escribà-Folch, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Daniel Krcmaric, Duke University


With a Little Help from Our (Autocratic) Friends: The Aid-Democratization Nexus and Chinese Development Assistance

Nicholas R. Davis, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Poisoning the Well: Foreign Aid and the Consolidation of Democracy in the Developing World

Alexandra Zena Alicia Wishart, Georgia State University



Nikolay Marinov, University of Mannheim

Henry Roderick Thomson, Nuffield College, University of Oxford