Sam van Noort, Princeton University: Do American Voters Really Not Punish Overt Authoritarian Behavior at the Polls? Natural Experimental Evidence from the 2021 Insurrection of the US Capitol

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Sam van Noort is a Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance of Princeton University. His research focuses on the causes and effects of democratization and democratic backsliding. Ongoing work examines the effect of industrialization on democracy; the conditions under which voters do and do not hold state executives electorally accountable for democratic backsliding; the effect of democratic backsliding in the US on America's soft power abroad; and whether informing voters about the content of scientific evidence can reduce political polarization on issues ranging from climate change to systemic racism. His work has been funded by a Vice-Chancellor's Award from the University of Cambridge, a Fox International Fellowship from Yale University, a Field Experiment Grant from the International Growth Centre, and a Research Grant from the Cambridge Political Economy Society.

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