Stephen Dawson


Department of Political Science
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Stephen Dawson

I am an associate researcher at the Department of Political Science. My research focuses on comparative politics, accountability, and the conduct of elections. I am affiliated with the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute and the Knowledge Resistance (KR) project.

Currently I am involved in several research projects which consider the legitimacy of political leaders, the politics of protected areas, and misconduct in political parties.

In February 2022, I defended my PhD dissertation, “Perceptions of Political Competition and the Integrity of Elections.” In this project, I assess the consequences of close elections – and information indicative of them such as opinion polls – for the conduct of elections and voting behaviour across several national contexts.