Milan Svolik is a Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory.
Svolik has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes and democratization in leading political science journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. He is the author of The Politics of Authoritarian Rule (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which received the best book award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association.
In addition to continuing work on the politics of authoritarianism and democratization, Professor Svolik’s current research includes projects on electoral fraud, patronage politics, the politics of identity & redistribution, and a new book Democratization in the Age of Elections.