Pauliina Patana

Pauliina Patana

Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow AY 2020-2022
Party politics, political economy, political behavior, redistribution and social welfare
Pauliina Patana
Pauliina Patana is a Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Pauliina received her Ph.D. in government from Cornell University in 2020. Her research focuses on political behaviour, political economy and party politics, primarily in Western democracies. Her book project, tentatively titled “Residential Constraints and the Political Geography of the Populist Radical Right,” examines the puzzling geographic patterns in the rise and popularity of populist radical right parties. Drawing on multiple methods and extensive field research, Pauliina advances a theory of residential constraints to explain why these parties perform well in some local settings but not in others. Her other work explores descriptive, substantive and symbolic representation; the effects of globalization and structural changes; and the politics of social welfare and redistribution. Her research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, the Embassy of France in the United States, the Thanks to Scandinavia Foundation, and Cornell’s Institute for European Studies, Graduate School, and Dept. of Government