Anna Meyerrose's research focuses on the ways in which international organizations and other aspects of globalization both condition and also create challenges for domestic democratic institutions.
Her current book project builds on her dissertation, which combines large-n analysis and an in-depth case study of the European Union to show that international organizations have unintentionally made democratic backsliding more likely in new democracies. This project finds evidence that these organizations contribute to backsliding by simultaneously neglecting to support important democratic institutions other than elections and elites, increasing relative executive power, and limiting domestic policy options via membership requirements. The book manuscript extends this work to consider how other aspects of globalization, such as free trade agreements and international treaties, create challenges for domestic democratic governance, accountability, and legitimacy, and thus further contribute to democratic erosion. Related research extends this work to explore how other aspects of economic globalization, such as trade shocks from low-wage economies, fuel elite polarization and populism in advanced industrialized democracies.
Meyerrose has previous policy experience with the United States Agency for International Development, where she worked as a Virtual Student Federal Service E-Intern for the Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Center, and my work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Governance, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, and the Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism.
Meyerrose completed a doctorate in political science at The Ohio State University, after which she served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Before coming to Ohio State, she earned a bachelor's degree in international studies from Rhodes College. Meyerrose is originally from Memphis, Tennessee.
Ph.D. Political Science, The Ohio State University