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The bi-annual conference of the Comparative Politics Section of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), "Unlike Twins?! Comparing Democracies and Autocracies“ was held at the University Tübingen from March 15-17, 2017.


Network members Christian von Soest, Thomas Richter, Georg Strüver and May Darwich presented new research at the ISA's annual convention in Baltimore.

Network Conferences

On 28-30 September 2016, the third IDCAR network conference, "International Resistance to Democratization: Is it Really All About Authoritarian Co-operation?" was held at Nuffield College in Oxford.


The section on "International Dimensions of Authoritarian Rule", organized by Oisín Tansey and Thomas Richter, attracted many participants and triggered lively debates.


IDCAR network partners Betcy Jose and Christoph Stefes from the University of Denver will present their research on Norm contestation in Russia on September 27.

André Bank / Thomas Richter / Steven Heydemann / Reinoud Leenders / Etel Solingen / Maria Josua / Merouan Mekouar / Sean Yom / Oliver Schlumberger / May Darwich / Ahmet T. Kuru / Monica Marks / Wendy Pearlman / Ruth Hanau Santini / Kevin Koehler / Toby Matthiesen / Raymond Hinnebusch / Basel Salloukh

Transnational Diffusion and Cooperation in the Middle East

in: Marc Lynch (ed.), POMEPS Studies, 2016

Oisín Tansey

International Politics of Authoritarian Rule

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016