Dan Slater, Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies and professor of political science, co-authored the article "Democratic Decoupling" in the journal Democratization with Iza Ding, assistant professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh and 2019-20 WCED visiting associate. They analyze "democratic backsliding through the lens of institutional change," offering examples from Asia while primarily focusing on India. Read the article here.

Dan Slater specializes in the politics and history of enduring dictatorships and emerging democracies, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. His research interests include comparative politics, international relations, world politics, and methodology.