Dr Yasser Kureshi

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Seeking Supremacy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022).


“Mechanisms of Democratic Authoritarianism: De-Centring the Executive in South Asia and Beyond.” Democratization, 2022 (w/Rochana Bajpai).

“Selective Assertiveness and Strategic Deference.” Democratization 28 (3), 2021.

“When Judges Defy Dictators: An Audience-Based Framework to Explain the Emergence of Judicial Assertiveness against Authoritarian Regimes.” Comparative Politics. 2021.

“How to Sell a Coup: Elections as Coup Legitimation.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 63 (4), 2019 (w/Sharan Grewal).