Berlin, Namensverleihung Wachregiment Feliks Dzierzynski / Bundesarchiv

The Anatomy of Repression in Authoritarian States

Berlin, Namensverleihung Wachregiment Feliks Dzierzynski / Bundesarchiv

The Anatomy of Repression in Authoritarian States

Principal Investigator:

Alexander De Juan

Project Staff:

Felix Haass

Project Summary:

This project investigates the determinants of career advancement in the bureaucracies of autocratic states, using micro-level data from the former German Democratic Republic’s security police (“Stasi”) as well as the GDR’s “cadre project” personnel information.

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Felix Haass
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Publications

. The partial effectiveness of indoctrination in autocracies: Evidence from a natural experiment in the German Democratic Republic. World Politics. Forthcoming, 2021.

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