Dr. Saskia P. Ruth-Lovell


Dr. Saskia P. Ruth-Lovell

  • Short CV

    • Since 02/2020: Associate at GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Radboud University Nijmeg

    • 12/2017 - 01/2020: Research Fellow, GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, Hamburg

    Current Research

    • Clientelism and Social Policy in Mexico

    • Causes and Consequences of Populism in Comparative Perspective

    • Quality of Representative Democracy and the Measurement of Democracy

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America


    • Harrison Prize 2018, Political Studies Association (PSA), 2019

    Dr. Saskia P. Ruth-Lovell


    Dataset | 2019

    Political Representation, Executives, and Political Parties Survey: Data from Expert Surveys in 18 Latin American Countries, 2018-2019. PREPPS Latam V1

    Data from an expert survey on policy positioning and linkage mechanisms in 18 Latin American countries. Please see Conditions & Codebook for more details


    Nina Wiesehomeier

    Dr. Matthew Singer

    Edited Volume | Rowman & Littlefield | 10/2019

    Clientelism and Democratic Representation in Comparative Perspective

    Maria Spiroca

    Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft | 2019

    Party Institutionalization as Multilevel Concept: Base- versus Elite-Level Routinization

    Nicole Bolleyer

    Research Project | 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2022

    Democracy and Games: Analog and Digital Game-Based-Learning Tools for Youth Work (DEMOGAMES)

    DEMOGAMES is a Youth in Action project within the Erasmus+ framework. Through the development of several analogue and digital games, the project will advance knowledge transfer in the field of democracy education. Democracy education enables young people to recognize and represent their interests, to participate in political processes and, in doing so, to meet their fellow human beings and their concerns with respect. The project addresses these issues and uses the didactic approach of game-based learning to engage young citizens with respect to learning about, through and for democracy.
    EC, Erasmus+, 2019-2022

    Research Project | 01/01/2017 - 01/12/2019

    Political Representation, Parties and Presidents Survey

    PREPPS measures policy positioning and democratic linkage mechanisms in Latin American presidential systems, using expert surveys. Our 2018/2019 Latin American expert survey data allows for a comprehensive comparative assessment of policy dimensions for a large number of parties and presidents across 18 Latin American countries in conjunction with mechanisms of accountability and modes of competition.
    IE Universiry, University of Conneticut, GIGA, 2017-2019

    GIGA Talk | 18/09/2019

    The Populist Challenge in Foreign Affairs: Which Communications Strategies Are Successful?

    The Populist Challenge in Foreign Affairs: Which Communications Strategies Are Successful?, GIGA Berlin, Berlin Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen (Moderator), Dr. Saskia P. Ruth-Lovell (Panelist), Dr. Johannes Plagemann (Panelist), Moritz Müller-Wirth (Discussant), Ambassador Andreas Kindl (Discussant)

    Die populistische Herausforderung in der Außenpolitik: Welche Kommunikationsstrategien sind erfolgreich?. Vorträge und Diskussion

    Teaching | University of Zurich | 2017

    “We the People” – Shaping democracy through play

    University of Zurich Zurich Switzerland

    Teaching | University of Zurich | 2015

    Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America

    University of Zurich Zurich Switzerland

    Teaching | University of Zurich | 2015

    Clientelism and Democracy around the World

    University of Zurich Zurich Switzerland


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