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University of Michigan
authoritarian regimes, hybrid (or competitive/electoral authoritarian) regimes, democratization, bureaucracy, administration, decentralization, ethnic politics, coercion, internal security
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About Me

I broadly research comparative politics with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.    My work focuses on bureaucracy and coercion in authoritarian regimes.  My current book project is about how autocrats manage the internal security apparatus to stay in power and looks closely at Kenya’s authoritarian regimes since independence.


Recent Publications

The Strategic Shuffle: Ethnic Geography, the Internal Security Apparatus, and Elections in Kenya. American Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming.

A State of Change: District Creation in Kenya After the Beginning of Multi-Party Elections. Political Research Quarterly. Forthcoming.

Continuity Despite Change: Kenya’s New Constitution and Un-Changing Executive Power. Democratization 22 (4): 587-609.

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Kenya, Sudan

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