My research focuses on the design and consequences of political institutions, notably electoral systems. I have extensively studied mixed-member electoral systems, post-communist elections, and election fraud. My current research projects address political accountability and elections, and the vulnerability of civilian infrastructure along state borders. More information about my research is available on my CV and Google Scholar Profile.

  1. Erik S. Herron. Forthcoming, 2020. Normalizing Corruption: Failures of Accountability in Ukraine. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  2. Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Matthew S. Shugart (eds.). 2018. The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  3. Erik S. Herron. 2009. Elections and Democracy after Communism? New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  4. Federico Ferrara, Erik S. Herron, and Misa Nishikawa. 2005. Mixed Electoral Systems: Contamination and Its Consequences. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
  1. Cynthia J. Buckley, Ralph S. Clem, and Erik S. Herron. 2019. "An Assessment of Attributing Public Healthcare Infrastructure Damage in the Donbas Five Years after Euromaidan: Implications for Ukrainian State Legitimacy." Eurasian Geography and Economics. 60 (1): 54-72.
  2. Erik S. Herron and Michael S. Lynch. 2019. "'Friends and Neighbors' Voting Under Mixed-Member Majoritarian Electoral Systems: Evidence from Lithuania." Representation. 55 (1): 81-99.
  3. Erik S. Herron, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Maksym Palamarenko. 2019. "The Practice and Implications of Legislative Proxy Voting in Ukraine." Post-Soviet Affairs. 35 (1): 41-62.
  4. Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Matthew S. Shugart. 2018. "Terminology and Basic Rules of Electoral Systems." In Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Matthew Soberg Shugart (eds.). Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  5. Erik S. Herron, Kuniaki Nemoto, and Misa Nishikawa. 2018. "Reconciling Approaches in the Study of Mixed-Member Electoral Systems." In Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Matthew Soberg Shugart (eds.). Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  6. Erik S. Herron. 2018. "Electoral Systems in Context: Ukraine." In Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Matthew Soberg Shugart (eds.). Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  7. Erik S. Herron, Nazar Boyko, and Michael Thunberg. 2017. "Serving Two Masters: Professionalization Vs. Corruption in Ukraine's Election Administration." Governance. 30(4): 601-619.
  8. Erik S. Herron and Nazar Boyko. 2016. "Conducting Credible Elections Under Threat: Results from a Survey of Election Administrators." Election Law Journal. 15 (4): 285-301.
  9. Erik S. Herron and Fredrik Sjoberg. 2016. "The Impact of 'Boss' Candidates andLocal Political Machines on Elections in Ukraine." Europe-Asia Studies. 16 (6): 985-1002.
  10. Erik S. Herron, Michael Thunberg, and Nazar Boyko. 2015. "Crisis Management and Adaptation in Wartime Elections: Ukraine's 2014 Snap Presidential and Parliamentary Elections." Electoral Studies. 40 (December): 419-429.
  11. Nazar Boyko and Erik S. Herron. 2015. "The Effects of Technical Parties and Partisan Election Management Bodies on Voting Outcomes." Electoral Studies. 40 (December): 23-33.
  12. Erik S. Herron and Nazar Boyko. 2015. "Horizontal Accountability during Political Transition: The Use of Deputy Requests in Ukraine, 2002-2006." Party Politics. 21(1):131-142.
  13. Nazar Boyko, Erik S. Herron, and Roman Sverdan. 2014. "Administration and Management of Ukraine's 2014 Presidential Election: A Systematic and Spatial Analysis." Eurasian Geography and Economics. 55 (3): 286-306.
  14. Erik S. Herron. 2014. "The Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine, October 2012." Electoral Studies. 33 (March): 353-356.
  15. Erik S. Herron and Nazar Boyko. 2012. "Reversing Democratic Revolutions: The Implications of Ukraine's 2010 Local Elections." Journal of East European and Asian Studies. 3 (1):79-100.
  16. Erik S. Herron. 2011. "Measuring Dissent in Electoral Authoritarian Societies: Lessons from Azerbaijan's 2008 Presidential Election and 2009 Referendum." Comparative Political Studies. 44 (November): 1557-1583.
  17. Erik S. Herron. 2011. "How Viktor Yanukovych Won: Reassessing the Dominant Narratives of Ukraine's 2010 Presidential Election." East European Politics and Societies. 25 (February): 47-67.
  18. Erik S. Herron. 2010. "The Presidential Election in Ukraine, January-February 2010." Electoral Studies. 29 (December): 761-765.
  19. Erik S. Herron. 2010. "The Effect of Passive Observation Methods on Azerbaijan's 2008 Presidential Election and 2009 Referendum." Electoral Studies. 29 (September): 417-424.
  20. Erik S. Herron. 2008. "The Parliamentary Election in Ukraine, September, 2007." Electoral Studies. 27 (September): 551-555.
  21. Erik S. Herron and Paul E. Johnson. 2008. "Fraud Before the 'Revolution': Special Precincts in Ukraine's 2002 Parliamentary Election." In Ingmar Bredies, Valentin Yakushik, and Andreas Umland (eds.), Aspects of the Orange Revolution III: The Context and Dynamics of the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections. (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag).
  22. Lauren Prather and Erik S. Herron. 2007. "Enfranchising Displaced Voters: The Case of Bosnia-Herzegovina." Election Law Journal. 6 (October): 354-371.
  23. Erik S. Herron. 2007. "State Institutions, Political Context, and Parliamentary Election Legislation in Ukraine, 2000-2006." Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics. 23 (March): 57-76.
  24. Erik S. Herron. 2006. "Too Many or Too Few Parties? The Implications of Electoral Engineering in Post-Communist States." In Norman A. Graham and Folke Lindahl (eds.), The Political Economy of Transition in Eurasia. (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press).
  25. Federico Ferrara and Erik S. Herron. 2005. "Going it Alone? Strategic Entry Under Mixed Electoral Rules." American Journal of Political Science. 49 (January):16-31.
  26. Erik S. Herron and Irakli Mirzashvili. 2005. "'Georgians Cannot Help Being Original': The Evolution of Election Rules in the Republic of Georgia." In Christopher Waters (ed.), The State of Law in the South Caucasus. (London: Palgrave).
  27. Misa Nishikawa and Erik S. Herron. 2004. "Mixed Electoral Rules' Impact on Party Systems." Electoral Studies. 23 (December):753-768.
  28. Erik S. Herron. 2004. "Political Actors, Preferences and Election Rule Re-Design in Russia and Ukraine." Democratization. 11 (April):41-59.
  29. Lowell W. Barrington and Erik S. Herron. 2004. "One Ukraine or Many?: Regionalism in Ukraine and its Political Consequences." Nationalities Papers. 32 (March):53-86.
  30. Erik S. Herron. 2003 [Published in 2007]. "Election Fraud and Manipulation: Central Asia in Comparative Perspective." Journal of Central Asian Studies. Vol. 8 (Fall/Winter), 2-16.
  31. Erik S. Herron and Kirk A. Randazzo. 2003. "The Relationship Between Independence and Judicial Review in Post-Communist Courts." Journal of Politics. 65 (May):422-438.
  32. Lowell W. Barrington, Erik S. Herron and Brian D. Silver. 2003. "The Motherland is Calling: Views of Homeland Among Russians in the Near Abroad." World Politics. 55 (January):290-313.
  33. Erik S. Herron, Ronald A. Francisco and O. Fiona Yap. 2002. "The Implications for Stability" (with Ronald A. Francisco and O. Fiona Yap). In Paul Schumaker and Burdett Loomis (eds.), Choosing a President: The Electoral College and Beyond. New York: Chatham House.
  34. Erik S. Herron. 2002. "Mixed Electoral Rules and Party Strategies: Responses to Incentives by Ukraine's Rukh and Russia's Yabloko." Party Politics. 8 (November):719-733.
  35. Erik S. Herron. 2002. "Electoral Influences on Legislative Behavior in Mixed-Member Systems: Evidence from Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada." Legislative Studies Quarterly. 27 (August):361-382.
  36. Erik S. Herron. 2002. "Causes and Consequences of Fluid Faction Membership in Ukraine." Europe-Asia Studies. 54 (June):625-639.
  37. Lowell W. Barrington and Erik S. Herron. 2001. "Understanding Public Opinion in Post-Communist States: The Effect of Statistical Assumptions on Substantive Results." 2001. Europe-Asia Studies. 53 (June):573-594.
  38. Erik S. Herron and Misa Nishikawa. 2001. "Contamination Effects and the Number of Parties in Mixed-Superposition Electoral Systems." Electoral Studies. 20 (March):63-86.
  39. Erik S. Herron. 1999. "Democratization and the Development of Information Regimes: The Internet in Eurasia and the Baltics." Problems of Post-Communism. 46 (July-August):56-68.

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