Ora John Reuter

Associate Professor of Political Science - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Peer-reviewed Articles:

Vote Mobilization, Economic Performance, and Gubernatorial Appointments in Russia. (2022).  with Rostislav Turovsky  Russian Politics

Why is Party-Based Autocracy More Durable? Examining the Role of Elite Institutions and Mass Organization. (2022)  Democratization.

A Global Perspective on Party Organizations: Validating the Varieties of Party Identity and Organization Dataset  (2022) with Nils Dupont, Anna Luehrmann, and Berker Kavasoglu Electoral Studies.  (75)

Do Authoritarian Elections Help the Poor? Evidence from Russian Cities (2022) with Quintin Beazer, Journal of Politics

Staying out of Trouble: Criminal Cases Against Russian Mayors  (2022) with Noah Buckley, Michael Rochlitz, and Anton Aisin, Comparative Political Studies.

Civic Duty and Voting under Autocracy, (2021) Journal of Politics 

Electoral Manipulation and Regime Support: Survey Evidence from Russia (2021) with David Szakonyi, World Politics

Getting the Opposition Together: Protest Coordination in Authoritarian Regimes (2020) with David Armstrong and Graeme Robertson, Post-Soviet Affairs

Vote Brokers, Clientelist Appeals, and Voter Turnout: Evidence from Russia and Venezuela  (2019) with Timothy Frye and David Szakonyi, World Politics

Elite Defection under Autocracy: Evidence from Russia  (2019)
with David Szakonyi, American Political Science Review.

Who’s to Blame? Political Centralization and Electoral Punishment under Authoritarianism   (2019) with Quintin Beazer,
Journal of Politics.

Performance Incentives under Autocracy:  Evidence from Russia’s Regions   (2019) with Noah Buckley, Comparative Politics.

Hitting Them with Carrots: Voter Intimidation and Vote Buying in Russia (2019) with Timothy Frye and David Szakonyi,
British Journal of Political Science

Is Putin’s Popularity Real? (2017) with Timothy Frye, Scott Gehlbach, and Kyle Marquadt, Post-Soviet Affairs.

Local Elections in Authoritarian Regimes: An Elite-Based Theory with Evidence from Russian Mayoral Elections (2016) with Noah Buckley, Guzel Garifullina, and Alexandra Shubenkova,
Comparative Political Studies

Legislatures, Cooptation, and Social Protest in Contemporary Authoritarian Regimes (2015) with Graeme Robertson, Journal of Politics

Online Social Media and Political Awareness in Authoritarian Regimes (2015) with David Szakonyi, British Journal of Political Science.
Supplementary Appendix

Elections, Appointments, and Human Capital: The Case of Russian Mayors (2014) with Buckley, Noah, Guzel Garifullina, and Alexandra Shubenkova, Demokratizatsiya

Political Machines at Work: Voter Mobilization and Electoral Subversion in the Workplace (2014) with Timothy Frye and David Szakonyi,
World Politics

The Political Economy of Russian Gubernatorial Election and Appointment (2014) with Noah Buckley, Guzel Garifullina, and Timothy Frye, Europe-Asia Studies

Dominant Party Rule and Legislative Leadership in Authoritarian Regimes (2014) with Rostislav Turovsky, Party Politics.

Regional Patrons and Hegemonic Party Electoral Performance (2013) Post-Soviet Affairs

The Incentives for Pre-electoral Coalitions in Non-Democratic Elections (2013) with Jennifer Gandhi,  Democratization

Sub-national Appointments in Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence from Russian Gubernatorial Appointments (2012) with Graeme Robertson, Journal of Politics.

Economic Performance and Elite Defection from Hegemonic Parties (2011) with Jennifer Gandhi, British Journal of Political Science.

The Politics of Dominant Party Formation: United Russia and Russia’s Governors (2010) Europe-Asia Studies

Dominant Party Regimes and the Commitment Problem: the Case of United Russia (2009) with Thomas Remington
Comparative Political Studies



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