Wilson Center Projects
Making Elections Work: Policy, Protest, and Social Capacity in Non-democratic Regimes
Regina Smyth is Professor, Political Science at Indiana University. Her primary research interest is in the dynamics of state-society relations in transitional and electoral authoritarian regimes. She has also has written extensively on post-Soviet political development in the Russian Federation focusing on elections, political parties, civic initiatives, and the effects of social policy. Her research, largely based on original data collection and analysis, has been funded by the National Science Foundation, International Research and Exchanges Board, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the Smith Richardson Foundation. It appears in a wide range of regional studies and disciplinary journals. Smyth’s new book, Elections, Protest, and Authoritarian Regime Stability: Russia 2008-2020, is forthcoming November 2020.