This project is designed to test whether information about incumbent performance, particularly with respect to highly salient drought mitigation policies, can induce accountability in northeastern Brazil.
This work offers the first large-scale empirical analysis of ideology in contemporary China to determine whether individuals fall along a discernible and coherent ideological spectrum.
This research examines external intervention in the Angolan civil war between 1975 and 1991.
Researchers in the MIT Department of Political Science, the World Bank, and the New Economic School in Moscow assessed the largest development aid program in Afghanistan.
The annual Bustani Seminar invites experts on the Middle East to MIT to present recent research findings on politics, society and culture, and economic and technological development in the region.
The ISG conducts research projects focusing on the cultural, social, economic, and political development of the Iranian society.
This work proposes a simple theoretical mechanism to explain the divergent trajectories of violence and political order in failed states, and tests the theory empirically using evidence from the CAR.
This analysis examines the dynamics of political violence and partition in the conflict over the 1921 partition of Ireland.
Through a number of projects, researchers provide analysis and technical support for nuclear diplomacy in Iran.
This project looks at how elections affect ordinary citizens in new democracies, examining evidence from post-apartheid South Africa.
Experts discussed the long-term implications of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in Crimea during the 2014 Starr Forum at MIT.
This study is testing new electoral programs that could increase transparency, voter knowledge of candidates, and voter engagement.