Keyword: Democracy and Democratisation

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Prof. Richard Caplan

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Professor Giovanni Capoccia

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Benedict Coleridge

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Mr Malcolm Deas

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Susan Divald

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Ashrakat Elshehawy

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Dr Elizabeth Frazer

Associate Professor of Politics, Official Fellow, New College

Farsan Ghassim

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Dr Jane Gingrich

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Dr Ezequiel González Ocantos

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Robin Harding

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Dr David Hine

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Mr Mikheil Kechaqmadze

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Professor Desmond King

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Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

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Professor Timothy Power

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Mr. Richard Roewer

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Prof. Gwendolyn Sasse

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Professor Petra Schleiter

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Mr Joonas Taras

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Professor James Tilley

Professor of Politics and Fellow of Jesus College

Ms Ariadna Tsenina

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Associate Professor Maya Tudor

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Dr Stuart White

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