Scott Tyson

Research Faculty


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Assistant Professor, LSA Political Science


PhD Politics 2015 New York University


Scott Tyson’s Website & Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4256, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–763–2864
Fax: 734–764–3341

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Scott Tyson's research focuses on formal political theory, political economy, authoritarian politics, and collective action. Specifically, the main line of his research studies the relationship between different coordination problems that share some common element, thereby isolating the role of factions in collective action. His previous research has focused on studying the conflict dynamic between two imperfectly coordinated groups to understand how the two coordination problems are interrelated, and hence, study strategic feedback that results through conflict. He also studies issues of political accountability in non-democratic environments, where government officials are sanctioned by non-electoral institutions.

Selected publications. Please also see Scott Tyson’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Popular Protest and Elite Coordination in a Coup Detat (with Brett Allen Casper), Journal of Politics 76 (2) : 548-564.

Information Acquisition, Strategic Voting, and Improving the Quality of Democratic Choice, Journal of Politics (forthcoming).