Leonardo Arriola

Team Members



Leonardo Arriola

Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Senior Researcher (20%) Chr. Michelsen Institute

Political scientist whose work has focused on issues of democratization, coalition politics, ethnic politics, and political violence in developing countries.

Professor Arriola’s main role in the project is linked to conceptualization, data collection & analysis, with a particular focus on contestation, association rights and rule of law.




Paying to Party: Candidate Resources and Party Switching in New Democracies

Leonardo R. Arriola, Donghyun Danny Choi, Justine M. Davis, Melanie L. Phillips & Lise Rakner (2021)

In: Party Politics