Dr M. Mochtak (Michal)

Researcher - Empirical Political Science

Dr M. Mochtak (Michal)
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Heyendaalseweg 141
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN

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Postbus 9108
6500 HK NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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 studying political discourse. 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) and War Narratives in Post-Conflict Societies: Keeping the Past Alive in the former Yugoslavia (Routledge; 2024). 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).

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