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The presence of large cities increases the probability of authoritarian breakdown, but the literature has offered
little empirical insight as to how challenges to authoritarian rule develop in urban space. I develop a theory of cities as complex sociopolitical spaces that are difficult to...
This article explores a distinctive approach to parliamentarism advanced by key figures from India's founding period in response to their anxieties about concerns about the masses’ backwardness alongside a commitment to democratic self‐rule. Both orientations, one democratic and the other,...
We study the role of perceived threats from other cultures induced by terrorist attacks and criminal events on public discourse and support for radical‐right parties. We develop a rule which allocates Twitter users to electoral districts in Germany and use a machine‐learning method to compute...
Recent political developments worldwide have focused attention on the fraying of political norms, often understood as informal restraints on opportunistic behavior. We present a model to study how norms of restraint interact with institutional checks and balances. In the model, an election...
In a well‐ordered society, democratic officials face an assurance problem. They want to ensure that others will act reasonably when they do the same. According to political liberals, public reason can solve this problem, but the details of how assurance is generated are unclear. This article...
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