Category: Research

Posted on April 20th, 2022 in Faculty, Research, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

IUPUI Professors Weigh In on the Ukraine War Christopher Claffey  Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. In the days that followed, IUPUI students began to learn names and places that never left their mouths before. Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Kyiv. NATO. These names and places are nothing new to Scott Pegg and Andrew McFarland, both political …

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Posted on January 13th, 2022 in Faculty, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Demirel-Pegg and Dr. Dusso won an RSFG grant to conduct voter surveys after this year’s national elections in Hungary, Columbia, Brazil, and the Philippines. The project’s title is “Executive Takeover and Democratic Backsliding: Voters’ Concern for Democratic Decline and Support for Authoritarian Leaders.” This follows up on work they conducted in Turkey after the …

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Posted on October 22nd, 2021 in Alumni, Research, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Beth Windisch who graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor of Arts’ degree in Political Science in 2005 returned to campus earlier this month to be a guest speaker in Professor Scott Pegg’s POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations class. Since graduating from IUPUI, Beth has remained actively engaged in terrorism and security studies research. Her …

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Posted on August 2nd, 2021 in Faculty, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Demirel-Pegg and Dr. Aaron Dusso’s work titled “Partisanship versus Democracy: Voting in Turkey’s Competitive Authoritarian Election,” was recently published in the journal Political Studies Review. Abstract Do voters care about anti-democratic behavior by their leaders? While political pundits and academics often hope that they do, there has been little research that tests the effects …

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