Coercion as electoral strategy in Hungarian elections
This project examines the use of formal policies and informal institutions to influence the political choices of voters during the 2014 parliamentary elections in Hungary. Using advances in survey methods, we document a wide variety of coercive strategies deployed by candidates during elections.
The political vulnerability of minority groups in Romania and Hungary
This project examines electoral strategies of politicians directed towards voters that belong to minority ethnic groups. We examine whether members of these ethnic groups are more vulnerable to clientelistic strategies, when compared to members of the dominant group. We also examine the variation in the incidence of these political strategy and identify the political conditions in a locality that increase the likelihood of clientelistic targeting of minority groups.
Economic intimidation in contemporary elections.
This project investigates the use of private economic intimidation in electoral campaigns. We analyze the importance of workplace intimidation in the broader portfolio of clientelistic strategies used by politicians at times of elections and the influence of economic fragmentation on electoral vulnerability of employees.