Aleksandar Matovski

Aleksandar Matovski

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Williams College

Center Associate
Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
Contentious Politics and Civil Wars
International Security
Current Project
Diversionary Conflict as a Legitimation Strategy: Putin’s Russia in Comparative Perspective
Foreign Language


, Political Science
, Cornell University
Selected Publications

“It’s the Stability, Stupid! How the Quest to Restore Order After the Soviet Collapse Shaped Russian Popular Opinion.” Comparative Politics. Vol. 50, No.2. April 2018.

“The Logic of Vladimir Putin’s Popular Appeal.” In Bunce, Valerie; Karrie Koesel and Jessica Chen Weiss. Citizens & the State in Authoritarian Regimes: Comparing Russia & China. (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

All Quiet on the Balkan Front” (with Norman M. Naimark). Hoover Digest. Winter 2017.

“The Attitudinal Roots of Electoral Authoritarianism.” Perspectives on Europe, Vol. 43, Issue 1, Spring 2013. pp.136-140.

“Between Ohrid and Dayton: The Future of Macedonia’s Framework Agreement” (with Sašo Ordanoski). Sűdost Europa Mitteilungen (Journal of the Southeast Europe Association), Vol.47, Issue 4, August 2007. pp.46-59.