What explains democratic skepticism in Central and Eastern Europe? Kiran Auerbach and Bilyana Petrova show that post-communist citizens’ low support for democracy is linked to dissatisfaction with the way democracy is practiced in their countries
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen
Kiran’s research focuses on political parties, corruption, and subnational politics.
With expertise in democratisation and backsliding in the Western Balkans, she studies political institutions and public opinion to understand how political accountability differs between developing and advanced democracies.
Kiran will be a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich’s Department of Political Science beginning in the 2022/2023 academic year.