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University of Notre Dame
Chinese politics, Russian politics, religion and politics, comparative authoritarianism, civic and political education
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About Me

Karrie J. Koesel is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame where she specializes in the study of contemporary Chinese and Russian politics, authoritarianism, and religion and politics. She is the author of Religion and Authoritarianism: Cooperation, Conflict and the Consequences (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and her work has appeared in Perspectives on Politics, The China Quarterly, Post-Soviet Affairs, Politics & Religion, Economics and Politics, and Review of Religion and Chinese Society.

Koesel is currently working on a book, “Learning to Be Loyal: Patriotic Education in Authoritarian Regimes,” that explores how authoritarian leaders socialize citizens and the future elite to be patriotic and supportive.

Recent Publications

Karrie J. Koesel. Religion and Authoritarianism: Cooperation, Conflict, and the Consequences. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Karrie J. Koesel. “The Political Economy of Religious Revival.” Politics and Religion (June 2015): 211-235.

Karrie J. Koesel and Valerie J. Bunce. “Diffusion-Proofing: Russian and Chinese Responses to Waves of Popular Mobilizations Against Authoritarian Rulers.” Perspectives on Politics 11, no. 3 (September 2013): 753-768.

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China, Russia

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