|Associate Professor in Comparative Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs||SE118, Southend House||+44 (0) 191 33 47204|
|Fellow in the Durham Research Methods Centre|
|Member of the Centre for Institutions and Political Behaviour|
Patrick joined Durham University in 2014 as Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 2014. From 2012 to 2014 he served as a Senior (2012-2013) and Postdoctoral Research Associate (2013-2014) in the Empirical Studies of Conflict Research (ESOC) project as well as a Lecturer in Public and International Affairs (2013-2014) at Princeton University's Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. From 2016 to 2019 he was also a part-time Lecturer at ETH Zurich's Institute of Science, Technology, and Policy.
Patrick's research falls within Comparative Political Economy of Development and Conflict. He is the principal investigator of a joint ESRC/AHRC funded project that studies the causes and consequences of electoral violence in England and Wales 1832-1914. It involves the creation of a fine-grained, geocoded event database of election violence, which is subsequently merged with various other data sources from the time period to study the causes, dynamics, and ultimately the demise of violence during elections. Aside from this project, he has been working on electoral politics, as well as economic and political development (mostly but not exclusively sub-Saharan Africa), and survey methodology, in particular regarding the measurement of sensitive items, such as turnout.
- Comparative Politics
- Comparative Political Economy of Development and Conflict
- Formal Theory
- 2018: Causes and Consequences of Electoral Violence: Evidence from England and Wales 1832-1914 (£504,077 from the ESRC/AHRC). Patrick Kuhn (PI), Gidon Cohen and Nick Vivyan.
- 2017: Reducing Turnout Misreporting Through Contextualization (£10,000.00 from the British Academy). Nick Vivyan (PI) and Patrick Kuhn.
Available for media contact about:
- Politics & Society: Political Economy of Development
- Politics & Society: Swiss Politics
- Social sciences: Quantitative Social Science Research Methods
- Bernauer, Thomas, Jahn, Detlef, Kuhn, Patrick M. & Walter, Stefanie (2015). Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft, 3. überarbeitete Auflage [Introduction to Political Science, 3rd revised Edition]. Nomos/UTB.
- Bernauer, Thomas, Jahn, Detlef, Kuhn, Patrick M. & Walter, Stefanie (2012). Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft, 2, überarbeitete Auflage [Introduction to Political Science, 2nd revised Edition]. Nomos/UTB.
- Bernauer, Thomas, Jahn, Detlef, Kuhn, Patrick M. & Walter, Stefanie (2009). Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft [Introduction to Political Science]. Nomos.
Chapter in book
- Kuhn, Patrick M. (2015). Do Contentious Elections Trigger Violence? In Contentious Elections: From Ballots to Barricades. Norris, Pippa, Frank, Richard W. & Martínez i Coma, Ferran New York: Routledge. 89-110.
- Bischof, Daniel, Cohen, Gidon, Cohen, Sarah, Foos, Florian, Kuhn, Patrick Michael, Nanou, Kyriaki, Visalvanich, Neil & Vivyan, Nick (2022). Advantages, Challenges and Limitations of Audit Experiments with Constituents. Political Studies Review 20(2): 192-200.
- von Borzyskowski, Inken, Daxecker, Ursula & Kuhn, Patrick M. (2022). Fear of campaign violence and support for democracy and autocracy. Conflict Management and Peace Science 39(5): 542-564.
- Kuhn, Patrick M. & Vivyan, Nick (2022). The Misreporting Trade-off Between List Experiments and Direct Questions in Practice: Partition Validation Evidence from Two Countries. Political Analysis 30(3): 381-402.
- Kuhn, Patrick M, Mellish, Samuel & Vivyan, Nick (2021). Psychological Threat and Turnout Misreporting. Electoral Studies 70: 102276.
- Inken von Borzyskowski & Patrick M Kuhn (2020). Dangerously Informed: Voter Information and Pre-Electoral Violence in Africa. Journal of Peace Research 57(1): 15-29.
- Kavakli, Kerim Can & Kuhn, Patrick M (2020). Dangerous Contenders: Election Monitors, Islamic Opposition Parties and Terrorism. International Organization 74(1): 145-164.
- Eynde, Oliver Vanden, Kuhn, Patrick M. & Moradi, Alexander (2018). Trickle-Down Ethnic Politics: Drunk and Absent in the Kenya Police Force (1957-1970). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 10(3): 388-417.
- Kuhn, Patrick M. & Vivyan, Nick (2018). Reducing Turnout Misreporting in Online Surveys. Public Opinion Quarterly 82(2): 300-321.
- Fair, C. Christine, Kuhn, Patrick M., Malhotra, Neil & Shapiro, Jacob N. (2017). Natural Disasters and Political Engagement: Evidence from the 2010–11 Pakistani Floods. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 12(1): 99-141.
- Rudolph, Lukas & Kuhn, Patrick M. (2018). Natural Disasters and Political Participation: Evidence from the 2002 and 2013 Floods in Germany. German Politics 27(1): 1-24.
- Kuhn, Patrick M. & Weidmann, Nils B. (2015). Unequal We Fight: Between- and Within-Group Inequality and Ethnic Civil War. Political Science Research and Methods 3(03): 543-568.
- Bernauer, Thomas & Kuhn, Patrick M. (2010). Is there an environmental version of the Kantian peace? Insights from water pollution in Europe. European Journal of International Relations 16(1): 77-102.