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Natascha S. Neudorfer is Professor of Political Economy at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. Previously, she was Associate Professor and Birmingham Fellow in International Security at the University of Birmingham. Before that, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Munich (LMU) and Amsterdam University College. Natascha holds a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Essex. She is associate editor of the Journal of Global Security Studies.

Natascha is a comparative civil war and corruption expert working on both developing (mainly Africa) and developed countries and has an extensive background in research design, quantitative research methods (inferential statistics and machine learning), qualitative and mixed-methods methods. Her subfields of political science are political economy, comparative politics and international relations.

Having studied and worked at various universities in Europe (Amsterdam, Birmingham, Essex, Konstanz, Limerick, Munich) and the USA (Berkeley, Duke), Natascha has extensive experience in different research environments as part of interdisciplinary and multicultural teams.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Online First: N. S. Neudorfer, Tim Haughton (University of Birmingham) und Emilia Zankina (Temple University): “There are such people: The role of corruption in the 2021 parliamentary elections in Bulgaria”. East European Politics. https://doi.org/10.1080/21599165.2024.2319599

Online First: Vincent Dietrich (University of Birmingham) N. S. Neudorfer : “Fairer Sex or Fairer Analysis? Gender, Risk and Corruption” Politische Vierteljahresschrift. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11615-023-00526-7

Online First: D. Walsh & N. S. Neudorfer. “Caring is Sharing: Why Independent Commissions in Post-Conflict Societies Have Power-Sharing Arrangements Using Machine Learning.” Journal of Peace Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/00223433231164448

2021: Fontana, G., A. Kartsonaki, N. S. Neudorfer, D. Walsh, S. Wolff, & C. Yakinthou. “The Dataset of Political Agreements in Internal Conflicts (PAIC).” Conflict Management and Peace Science. 38(3): 338-364. https://doi.org/10.1177/0738894220944123

2022Neudorfer, N. S., U. G. Theuerkauf, & S. Wolff. “Territorial self-governance and proportional representation: reducing the risk of territory-centred intrastate violence.” Territory, Politics, Governance. 10(4): 504–526. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2020.1773920

2018 Neudorfer, N.S. “Commodities and Corruption – How the Middle Class and Democratic Institutions Lead to Less Corruption in Resource-Rich Countries.” Resources Policy. 58: 175-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2018.05.003

2016 Neudorfer, N.S. “Gender and Graft: How Working Women Influence Political Corruption.” Journal of Women, Politics and Policy. 37 (2): 190-216. https://doi.org/10.1080/1554477X.2016.1153337

2015 Neudorfer, N.S. “Democracy, Development and Corruption: About the Conditional Effect of Economic Development and Political Accountability on Corruption.” Journal of Public Policy 35 (3): 421-457. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0143814X14000282

2015 Neudorfer, B.H. and N. S. Neudorfer: “Decentralization and Political Corruption: Disaggregating Regional Authority.” Publius – The Journal of Federalism 45(1), 24-50. https://doi.org/10.1093/publius/pju035

2014 Neudorfer, N.S. and U. G. Theuerkauf: “Buying War Not Peace: The Influence of Corruption on the Risk of Ethnic War.” Comparative Political Studies 47(13), 1856-1886. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414013516919

2014 Neudorfer, N. S. and U. G. Theuerkauf: “Who Controls the Wealth? The Impact of Electoral System Design in Resource-rich Countries on the Risk of Ethnic War.” Electoral Studies 35 (September 2014), 171-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2014.06.002


Data Sets

2021 Fontana, G., A. Kartsonaki, N. S. Neudorfer, D. Walsh, S. Wolff, & C. Yakinthou. The Dataset of Political Agreements in Internal Conflicts (PAIC). Data Set.