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Researcher Profile

Stephen Dawson

PhD student
Department of Political Science
University of Gothenburg
I am a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, associated with the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute. I hold a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala Universitet. My previous work has focused primarily on electoral violence, democratisation, and political institutions. Further interests include elections in autocracies, clientelism, and political behaviour. My dissertation will investigate the accountability dynamics of electoral systems, and assess whether these have implications for policy provision and the quality of government.

Selected Publications

Dawson, S. (2022a). Poll Wars: Perceptions of Poll Credibility and Voting Behaviour. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 19401612221087180.
Dawson, S. (2022b). Perceptions of opinion poll credibility: The role of partisan bias. Party Politics, 13540688221098836.