Where there is authoritarianism, there is disinformation. Nikolina Klatt and Vanessa Boese-Schlosser examine the use of disinformation in authoritarian governance and highlight how autocrats use it to maintain their grip on power. But they also caution that disinformation is not exclusive to autocratic governance: spreading deceitful narratives harms democracies Autocratic disinformation tactics Limiting transparency is […]
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Vanessa works in WZB's Transformations of Democracy Unit.
She is also a research associate of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute at the University of Gothenburg.
Prior to joining WZB, Vanessa held Assistant Professor positions at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut at Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München, Germany as well as the V-Dem Institute.
Her research focuses on the measurement of political institutions, on democratic resilience, on processes of regime transformation (democratisation and autocratisation) and on how these processes interact with conflict, or socio-economic outcomes.
The findings from her research have been published in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Democratization, and the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy.