Ursula Daxecker

Associate Prof. of Political Science
University of Amsterdam

Ursula  Daxecker  is  Associate  Professor  of  Political  Science  at  the  University  of Amsterdam and a member of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research. Her work   explores   the   dynamics   of   election   quality,   in   developing   countries,   the relationship between politics and crime, and maritime security issues, including but not limited to piracy.

Together  with  Brandon  Prins  (University  of  Tennnesse),  she  is currently  completing  a  book  manuscript  on  maritime  piracy  (under  contract  with Oxford  University Press). Her research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, and the European Commission’s Marie Curie actions. In 2020, she is starting a project on elections in India and Nigeria funded by the European Research Council.

Daxecker is associate  editor  at  European  Journal  of  International  Relations  and  serves  on  the editorial  board  of  the  journal  International  Interactions.  Her work is published in British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Public Choice, Electoral Studies, among others.

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