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Alexander Baturo

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Biography

Comparative Democratisation and Dictatorships, Comparative Politics, Post-Soviet and Russian Politics

Alexander Baturo works on various aspects of comparative democratization, political leadership, and post-Soviet politics. Particularly, his research focuses on presidentialism and personalism across the world, institutions in non-democracies, regime deinstitutionalisation, the effects of political leaders' background and traits on political and economic outcomes, the influence of institutions and the economy on leaders' behaviour and careers, computerised analyses of political rhetoric and the text-as-data methods, e.g., rhetoric and elite management in non-democratic regimes  and analyses of debates in the United Nations General Assembly. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political StudiesBritish Journal of Political Science, and Public Choice, among others.  Alexander Baturo received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin (2007). In 2017 he was the International Visiting Fellow at the Essex University (UK) and a visiting professor at the Leiden University (the Netherlands).    

Baturo is the author of Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits, published by the Michigan University Press (2014).  This book was awarded the 2015 Brian Farrell prize for the best book published in political studies by a member of the Political Science Association of Ireland. He is a co-editor (with Robert Elgie) of The Politics of Presidential Term Limits (under contract with the Oxford University Press). 

Alexander Baturo has supervised four PhD students successfully to completion. He welcomes PhD applications in any area of comparative democratization and dictatorships (in comparative perspective across the world), post-Soviet politics, as well as on subjects in general comparative politics and political economy of development (e.g., revolving door and business-political ties, applications of text-as-data methods, etc). 





Research Interests

Comparative Democratisation and Dictatorships, Comparative Politics, Post-Soviet and Russian Politics

Alexander Baturo works on various aspects of comparative democratization, political leadership, and post-Soviet politics. Particularly, his research focuses on presidentialism and personalism across the world, institutions in non-democracies, regime deinstitutionalisation, the effects of political leaders' background and traits on political and economic outcomes, the influence of institutions and the economy on leaders' behaviour and careers, computerised analyses of political rhetoric and the text-as-data methods, e.g., rhetoric and elite management in non-democratic regimes  and analyses of debates in the United Nations General Assembly. He has published in journals such as the Journal of PoliticsComparative Political StudiesBritish Journal of Political Science, and Public Choice, among others.  Alexander Baturo received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin (2007). In 2017 he was the International Visiting Fellow at the Essex University (UK) and a visiting professor at the Leiden University (the Netherlands).    

Baturo is the author of Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits, published by the Michigan University Press (2014).  This book was awarded the 2015 Brian Farrell prize for the best book published in political studies by a member of the Political Science Association of Ireland. He is a co-editor (with Robert Elgie) of The Politics of Presidential Term Limits (under contract with the Oxford University Press). 


Books

  Year Publication
2014 Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits (2015 Brian Farrell Book Prize for the best book published in political science by a member of the Political Studies Association of Ireland).
Baturo, Alexander (2014) Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits (2015 Brian Farrell Book Prize for the best book published in political science by a member of the Political Studies Association of Ireland). : University of Michigan Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Dictatorship'
Alexander Baturo (2017) 'Dictatorship' In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483391144.n87: Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. [Details]
2017 'Term Limits'
Alexander Baturo (2017) 'Term Limits' In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483391144.n376: Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. [Details]
2016 'From patronal first secretary to patronal president: Post-soviet political regimes in context'
Baturo A. (2016) 'From patronal first secretary to patronal president: Post-soviet political regimes in context' In: Semi-Presidentialism in the Caucasus and Central Asia. [DOI] [Details]
2007 'I Love You, You Pay My Rent: Belarus vis-s-vis Russia and the CIS'
Alexander Baturo and Slava Mikhailov (2007) 'I Love You, You Pay My Rent: Belarus vis-s-vis Russia and the CIS' In: The CIS: Form or Substance. Helsinki: Aleksanteri Institute. [Details]
2016 'From Patronal First Secretary to Patronal President: Post-Soviet Political Regimes in Context'
Alexander Baturo (2016) 'From Patronal First Secretary to Patronal President: Post-Soviet Political Regimes in Context' In: Semi-presidentialism in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2018 The Politics of Presidential Term Limits
Baturo, Alexander and Robert Elgie (Ed.). (2018) The Politics of Presidential Term Limits Oxford: (under contract, Oxford University Press). [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'When Do Family Ties Matter? The Duration of Female Suffrage and Women's Path to High Political Office'
Baturo, Alexander and Julia Gray (2018) 'When Do Family Ties Matter? The Duration of Female Suffrage and Women's Path to High Political Office'. Political Research Quarterly, forthcoming [Details]
2010 'The stakes of losing office, term limits and democracy'
Baturo A. (2010) 'The stakes of losing office, term limits and democracy'. British Journal of Political Science, 40 (3):635-662 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Why do Authoritarian Regimes Adopt Bicameralism? Cooptation, Control, and Masking Controversial Reforms'
Baturo, Alexander and Robert Elgie (2018) 'Why do Authoritarian Regimes Adopt Bicameralism? Cooptation, Control, and Masking Controversial Reforms'. DEMOCRATIZATION (PRINT), forthcoming [Details]
2018 'Bicameralism and Bicameral Reforms in Democracy and Dictatorship in Comparative Perspective'
Baturo, Alexander and Robert Elgie. (2018) 'Bicameralism and Bicameral Reforms in Democracy and Dictatorship in Comparative Perspective'. TAIWAN JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY, 12 (4):1-30 [Details]
2017 'Understanding State Preferences with Text as Data: Introducing the UN General Debate Corpus'
Baturo, Alexander, Niheer Dasandi, and Slava Mikhaylov (2017) 'Understanding State Preferences with Text as Data: Introducing the UN General Debate Corpus'. Research & Politics, 4 (2):1-9 [Details]
2017 'What Drives the International Development Agenda? An NLP Analysis of the United Nations General Debate 1970-2016'
Baturo, Alexander and Niheer Dasandi (2017) 'What Drives the International Development Agenda? An NLP Analysis of the United Nations General Debate 1970-2016'. Proceedings of 2017 International Conference on the Frontiers and Advances in Data Science (FADS), IEEE Xplore :171-176 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'On the Importance of Personal Sources of Power in Politics: Comparative Perspectives and Research Agenda'
Baturo, Alexander and Johan Elkink (2017) 'On the Importance of Personal Sources of Power in Politics: Comparative Perspectives and Research Agenda'. French Politics, 15 (4):505-525 [Details]
2017 'Democracy, Development, and Career Trajectories of Former Political Leaders'
Baturo, A (2017) 'Democracy, Development, and Career Trajectories of Former Political Leaders'. Comparative Political Studies, 50 :1023-1054 [DOI] [Details]
2017 '(forthcoming) Is There a Revolving Door to the Private Sector in Irish Politics?'
Baturo, Alexander and Jonathan Arlow (2017) '(forthcoming) Is There a Revolving Door to the Private Sector in Irish Politics?'. Irish Political Studies, [Details]
2016 'Blair Disease? Business Careers of the Former Democratic Heads of State and Government'
Alexander Baturo and Slava Mikhaylov (2016) 'Blair Disease? Business Careers of the Former Democratic Heads of State and Government'. PUBLIC CHOICE (PRINT), 166 (3):335-354 [Details]
2009 'Flatliners: Ideology and rational learning in the adoption of the flat tax'
Baturo, A;Gray, J (2009) 'Flatliners: Ideology and rational learning in the adoption of the flat tax'. European Journal of Political Research, 48 :130-159 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Cursus Honorum: Personal background, careers and experience of political leaders in democracy and dictatorship—New data and analyses'
Baturo A. (2016) 'Cursus Honorum: Personal background, careers and experience of political leaders in democracy and dictatorship—New data and analyses'. Politics And Governance, 4 (2):138-157 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Dynamics of Regime Personalization and Patron-Client Networks in Russia, 1999-2014'
Alexander Baturo and Johan A. Elkink (2016) 'Dynamics of Regime Personalization and Patron-Client Networks in Russia, 1999-2014'. POST-SOVIET AFFAIRS, 32 :75-98 [Details]
2014 'Reading the Tea Leaves: Medvedev's Presidency through Political Rhetoric of Federal and Sub-National Actors'
Baturo A.;Mikhaylov S. (2014) 'Reading the Tea Leaves: Medvedev's Presidency through Political Rhetoric of Federal and Sub-National Actors'. Europe-Asia Studies, 66 (6):969-992 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Office or Officeholder? Regime Deinstitutionalisation and Sources of Individual Political Influence'
Baturo, Alexander and Elkink, Johan (2014) 'Office or Officeholder? Regime Deinstitutionalisation and Sources of Individual Political Influence'. JOURNAL OF POLITICS, 76 :859-872 [Details]
2013 'Life of Brian Revisited: Assessing Informational and Non-Informational Leadership Tools'
Baturo, Alexander and Mikhaylov, Slava (2013) 'Life of Brian Revisited: Assessing Informational and Non-Informational Leadership Tools'. POLITICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AND METHODS (PRINT), 1 :139-157 [Details]
2010 'The Stakes of Losing Office, Term Limits and Democracy'
Baturo Alexander (2010) 'The Stakes of Losing Office, Term Limits and Democracy'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, 40 :635-662 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'United Nations General Debate Corpus Dataset, publicly available at the Harvard Dataverse at http://dx.doi. org/10.7910/DVN/0TJX8Y'
Baturo, Alexander, Niheer Dasandi, and Slava Mikhaylov (2017) 'United Nations General Debate Corpus Dataset, publicly available at the Harvard Dataverse at http://dx.doi. org/10.7910/DVN/0TJX8Y' Harvard Dataverse, . [Details]
2007 'Presidential Succession and Democratic Transitions'
Alexander Baturo (2007) 'Presidential Succession and Democratic Transitions' IIIS Discussion Series Paper No. 209, . [Details]
2005 'National Party Competition and Support for European Integration'
Benoit, Kenneth, and Alexander Baturo (2005) 'National Party Competition and Support for European Integration' Working Paper, Trinity College Dublin, available from LSE e-prints: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/48230, . [Details]

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences 1 LG602Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences 1
2019 Description of 2019_LG338 LG338Subject of 2019_LG338

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