Dr M. Mochtak (Michal)
Researcher - Empirical Political Science
Michal Mochtak is affiliated with the Department of Political Science as a Radboud Excellence Fellow. In his research, he focuses on the existing challenges to democracy, election-related conflicts, political violence, and modern forms of authoritarian rule. As a part of the REI fellowship, he works on a project that maps the spread of authoritarianism. The project utilizes advanced computational methods, especially natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning. He is the author of "Electoral Violence in the Western Balkans. From Voting to Fighting and Back" (Routledge; 2017). His papers on electoral violence, democratization, and conflicts have been published in a variety of international peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Democratization, Party Politics, Government and Opposition, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, or Journal of International Relations and Development).
- Mochtak, Michal, Adam Drnovsky, and Christophe Lesschaeve (2022): “Bias in the Eye of Beholder? 25 Years of Election Monitoring in Europe”. Democratization, 29 (5): 899-917. Full text
- Mochtak, Michal, Josip Glaurdić, and Christophe Lesschaeve (2021): “Talking War: Representation, Veterans, and Ideology in Postwar Parliamentary Debates”. Government & Opposition, 57 (1): 148-170. Full text
- Mochtak, Michal, Christophe Lesschaeve, and Josip Glaurdić (2021): “Voting and Winning: Perceptions of Electoral Integrity in Consolidating Democracies”. Democratization, 28 (8): 1423-1441. Full text