3rd International Conference: The Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship

Donnerstag, 28. Februar 2019 (Ganztägig) bis Samstag, 2. März 2019 (Ganztägig), Scharnhorststr. 100, 48151 Münster

Conference Description

The conference addresses the origin and prospects of democracy and dictatorship, policy control and governance structures in comparative political systems and transition processes from dictatorship to democracy and vice versa.  Bringing together scholars interested in interdisciplinary work on comparative political systems is our focus.

We welcome theoretical as well as empirical papers by both economists and other social scientists. In particular, papers may cover topics such as:

  • Political accountability in autocracies and democracies
  • Violence, conflicts, and revolutions
  • Political stability and transitions
  • Institutional change and prosperity
  • Constitutional history of democracy
  • Culture, religion, and political institutions


Keynote Speakers

Tim Besley, LSE, United Kingdom

Martin Paldam, Aarhus University, Denmark


For further information visit: https://www.wiwi.uni-muenster.de/loep/en/pedd