After Authoritarianism:Transitional Justice & Democratic Stability -- Book Discussion by Monika Nalepa

Sem Coop

October 21, 2022 | 6PM


Join us at Seminary Co-op for a book launch for After Authoritarianism with Prof. Nalepa and Prof. Svolik. The

event starts at 6PM with a reception to follow. RSVP is requested but not required. RSVP at this link:


Seminary Co-op Book Store

5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Please note: Masks are required inside Seminary Coop during the event. If you require assistance to participate in the event, please email prior to the event.



Monika Nalepa is professor of political science at the University of Chicago. With a focus on post-communist Europe, her research interests include transitional justice, parties and legislatures, and game-theoretic approaches to comparative politics. Her first book, Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe was published in the Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series and received the Best Book award from the Comparative Democratization section of the APSA and the Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the Political Organizations and Parties section of the APSA. Her new book with Cambridge University Press, published in 2022, is entitled After Authoritarianism: Transitional Justice and Democratic Stability. Monika Nalepa is the Director of the Transitional Justice and Democratic Stability Lab, which produces the Global Transitional Justice Dataset.




Milan Svolik is Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory. Svolik has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes, democratization, and democratic backsliding. He is the author of The Politics of Authoritarian Rule (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which received the best book award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association. In addition to continuing work on the politics of authoritarianism and democratization, Professor Svolik’s current research includes projects on democratic backsliding, support for democracy, and electoral manipulation. His latest book project examines why ordinary people support politicians who undermine democracy.


This event is presented by the Center for International Social Science Research (CISSR) in partnership with Seminary Co-op, the Department of Political Science, and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies