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First Name
Saskia P.
Last Name
University of Zurich
Clientelism, populism, representation, democratization, participation, direct democracy, Latin American politics
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About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science at the NCCR Democracy at the University of Zurich and the Center for Democracy Studies in Aarau (Switzerland). I hold a Diploma in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cologne (Germany). In my dissertation I focussed on the effect of clientelism and populism on the quality of political representation in Latin America. My current research extends this agenda to the study of the quality of democracy in general and beyond Latin America.

Recent Publications

Ruth, Saskia P. (2016): Clientelism and the Utility of the Left-Right Dimension in Latin America. Latin American Politics and Society, 58 (1): 72-97.

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