Staff Catalogue


Department of Social and Political Sciences
FEB 01 - Faculty of Economics and Management, B107
University Campus
Daniela Donno is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Cyprus. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University and her B.S. from the University of Miami. Her research on international norms, electoral conduct, human rights, women's rights, international organizations and conflict resolution has appeared in International Organization, Journal of Politics, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, American Journal of Political Science, and Review of International Organizations, among others. Her book Defending Democratic Norms is published by Oxford University Press.
 International organization and norms; electoral integrity; women's rights; authoritarian regimes


Defending Democratic Norms: International Actors and the Politics of Electoral Misconduct. 2013. New York: Oxford University Press.


"Not All Elections Are Created Equal: Election Quality and Civil Conflict," with Kelly Morrison and Burcu Savun. Forthcoming at the Journal of Politics.

International Incentives for Women's Rights in Dictatorships” with Sara Fox and Joshua Kaasik. 2021. Comparative Political Studies.

Extended Intergroup Contact in Frozen Conflicts: Experimental Evidence from Cyprus,” with Omer Zarpli and Charis Psaltis. 2021. Conflict Management and Peace Science  38(4).

David and Goliath? Small Developing Countries, Large Emerging Markets and South-South Trade Agreements,” with Nita Rudra. 2019. International Studies Quarterly 63(3). See the related Monkey Cage article.

Authoritarian Institutions and Women’s Rights,” with Anne-Kathrin Kreft. Forthcoming at Comparative Political Studies. See the related Monkey Cage post.

Can Human Rights Conditionality Reduce Repression? Examining the European Union’s Economic Agreements,” with Michael Neureiter. 2018. Review of International Organizations 13(3).

Screening out Risk: IGOs, Member State Selection and Interstate Conflict,” with Shawna Metzger and Bruce Russett. 2015. International Studies Quarterly 59(2).

To Fear or Not to Fear? BRICs and the Developing World,” with Nita Rudra. 2014. International Studies Review 16(3).

Elections and Democratization in Authoritarian Regimes.” 2013. American Journal of Political Science 57(3).

Does Cheating Pay? The Effect of Electoral Misconduct on Party Systems” with Nasos Roussias. 2012. Comparative Political Studies 45(5).

Can International Election Monitoring Harm Governance?” with Alberto Simpser. 2012. Journal of Politics 74(2).

Who is Punished? Regional Intergovernmental Organizations and the Enforcement of Democratic Norms.” 2010. International Organization 64(4).

Islam, Authoritarianism and Female Empowerment: What are the Linkages?” with Bruce Russett. 2004. World Politics, Vol. 56 (4).