Peer-Reviewed Articles

Kumar, Tanu, and Matthew Stenberg. 2022. “Why Political Scientists Should Study Smaller Cities.” Urban Affairs Review, online first. doi: 10.1177/10780874221124610. • [Article Link]

Stenberg, Matthew, Philip Rocco, and Safia Abukar Farole. 2022. “Calling in ‘Sick’: COVID-19, Opportunism, Pretext, and Subnational Democracy”. Global Studies Quarterly 2(3), ksac017. doi: 10.1093/isagsq/ksac017 • [Article Link (Open Access)]

O’Dwyer, Conor and Matthew Stenberg. 2022. “Local-Level Democratic Backsliding? Right-Wing Regime Consolidation in Hungary and Poland.” Government and Opposition 57(3), 508-531. doi: 10.1017/gov.2021.12 • [Article Link (Open Access)] • [Abstract] • [Replication (zipped)] • [Blog post]

Stenberg, Matthew and Niko Switek. 2022. “Using Television Series to Teach Comparative and European Politics.” European Political Science, online first. doi: 10.1057/s41304-022-00395-5. • [Article Link (Open Access)]

Jakli, Laura and Matthew Stenberg. 2021. “Everyday Illiberalism: How Hungarian Subnational Politics Propel Single Party Dominance.” Governance 34(2), 315-334. doi: 10.1111/gove.12497 • [Article Link] • [Replication] • [Abstract]

Bosilca, Ruxandra, Matthew Stenberg, and Marianne Riddervold. 2021. “Copying in EU security and defence policies: The case of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia.” European Security 30(2), 218-236. doi: 10.1080/09662839.2020.1845657 • [Article Link (Open Access)] • [Abstract]

Posch, Konrad and Matthew Stenberg. 2021. “Play Your Role: A Policymaker Simulation to Ground East Asian International Relations.” Journal of Political Science Education 17(3), 437-447. doi: 10.1080/15512169.2019.1635024 • [Article Link] • [PDF]

Book Chapters

Newsome, Akasemi and Matthew Stenberg. 2020. “The European Parliament” In The Palgrave Handbook of EU Crises, eds. Marianne Riddervold, Jarle Trondal, and Akasemi Newsome. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 259-276. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-51791-5_14 • [Chapter Link] • [Abstract]

Under Review

“Subnational Consolidation in Single-Party Dominant Regimes: Evidence from Hungarian Mayoral Elections” (Under Review) • [PDF] • [Abstract]

Working Papers

“Regional and National Variation in Parliamentary Questions at the European Parliament” • [PDF]

“Incremental Subnational Transformation and Democratic Backsliding in Eastern Europe” – with Laura Jakli • [Abstract]

“When Do Local Governments Discriminate?” – with Conor O’Dwyer

“The Rift between Executive Order and Bureaucratic Autonomy: A Study of Administration in U.S. States over Time.” – with Jarle Trondal

Current Projects

“Measuring Euroskepticism in Parliamentary Questions at the European Parliament”

“Electoral Impacts of Local Minority Self-Governance in Dominant Party Regimes” – with Isha Patel

“Enemy at the (Campus) Gates: The Erosion of Academic Freedom as Political Strategy – with Laura Jakli

“Municipal Populism in Moscow: Local Challenges to Single-Party Dominant Regimes” – with Otto Kienitz

“Copy and Paste Illiberalism? Party Learning and Far Right Vote Cooptation in Poland and Hungary” – with Laura Jakli and Spencer McCall

“Within the System: Rising Powers and Infrastructure Diplomacy” – with Sasikumar S. Sundaram