I hold a Diploma in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cologne (Germany). From 2013 until 2017, I worked as a Postdoc at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).
In my research I focus on different mobilization strategies of political parties – in particular clientelism and populism – and their relationship with the quality of democratic governance in Latin America and beyond.
News – Blog Posts
- “Do populist presidents always pose a threat to liberal democratic institutions?” – at presidential-power.com
- Double interview on Populism in Latin America – at populismobserver.com
News – Just Published
- Bolleyer, Nicole and Saskia P. Ruth (2018): Elite Investments in Party Institutionalization: A Two-Dimensional Approach, The Journal of Politics 80(1): 288-302.
- Huber, Robert and Saskia P. Ruth (2017): Mind the Gap! Populism, Participation and Representation in Europe, Swiss Political Science Review 23(4): 462-484.
- Ruth, Saskia P. (2017): Populism and the Erosion of Horizontal Accountability in Latin America, online first in Political Studies.
- Ruth, Saskia P., Yanina Welp, and Laurence Whitehead (2017) (Eds.) “Let the People Rule? Direct Democracy in the Twenty-first Century”, Colchester: ECPR Press.
GIGA – German Institute of Global and Area Studies
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