I am interested in what legislatures do in authoritarian regimes. Specifically, my current research examines how factionalised executive actors with divergent policy preferences use legislative institutions to reconcile conflicts in the policy-making process. I focus on Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union.
My other research interests include the policy-making process for criminal law in the former Soviet Union; Russian regional politics; and budgeting dynamics in non-democratic states. I use a mixture of qualitative and quantitative techniques in my research, and am particularly interested in developing methods for their combination when studying authoritarian regimes.