Adrian del Rio Rodriguez

Adrian del Rio Rodriguez received his Ph.D. in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute in May 2020. Currently, he is a research affiliate of DEMED as well as the project ‘The social construction of political consensus in multiparty politics’ at the National Distance Education University. His research interests include elite politics, authoritarianism and regime change, and other fascinating topics in comparative politics and political economy. His largest project focuses on divisions within the ruling elite in electoral autocracies. It provides a novel theory, data, and research to explain the strains and disruptions within authoritarian governments as well as defectors’ contribution to regime change. For more information visit his personal website.