Brian A. Boecherer

Ph.D. Candidate

Political Science

Research Interests

My interests focus on the development of political trust in new democracies, with a particular focus on Estonia and the other countries of the Former Soviet Union. The scholarly intersections of Law & Society with Comparative Politics allow for a new and deep investigation into political trust at a moment when polities are establishing their identities. Additional and complementing interests are: comparative law & society, nationalism, identity, law & emotion, and democratization.


M.A. University of Toronto, Munk Centre for International Studies; Centre for Russian and East European Studies. Major: Political Science; Minors: Russian and History
B.A. University of Connecticut, German Studies; Russian & East European Studies; Universit├Ąt Konstanz, Study Abroad

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