The Harvard Kennedy School working papers published a report by Pippa Norris and Mona Lena Krook, One of Us: Multilevel models examining the impact of descriptive representation on civic engagement.
Who Wants to Deliberate – and Why? is a paper published by the Harvard Kennedy School that looks at deliberative participation within politics.
Cultural Explanations of Electoral Reform: A Policy Cycle Model by Pippa Norris from the Harvard Kennedy School analyzes the causes of electoral reform using a statistical model.
In The Tragedy of the Nomenklatura, James Kai-Sing Kung and Shuo Chen argue that the career incentives of elites can explain the varying political radicalism across China's provinces during its Great Leap Famine.
Kentaro Fukumoto and Yusaku Horiuchi have written a paper, which explores the impact of registration requirements on electoral fraud.
Political and Social Foundations for Reform: Anti-Corruption Strategies for the Philippines by Michael Johnston looks at the role corruption plays in the Philippines and recommends both short-term and long-term solutions to mitigate the problem.
Transitions to the Rule of Law, by Francis Fukuyama, looks at the promotion of the rule of law and why it succeeds in some locations but fails in others.
Policy Responsiveness? Evidence for one side of the thermostat. by Kathrin Thomas, from the University Exeter, examines the effects of democratic responsiveness and the need for increased research on the topic.
Gero Erdmann addresses the lack of research on the reversal of democracy in the GIGA workign paper "Transition from Democracy. Loss of Quality, Hybridisation and Breakdown of Democracy".
Alexander B. Downes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University, analyses the impact of Foreign-imposed regime change (FIRC) in his paper, Catastrophic Success: Foreign-Imposed Regime Change and Civil War.