Elizabeth Chrun’s research explores the issues of institutional failure and how new institutions can be established to mitigate them. Her dissertation looks at these failures in the context of corruption in democracies. More specifically, she examines 1) the conditions under which anti-corruption agencies are established; 2) the contributing factors that explain their wide structural diversity and; 3) the conditions under which they are effective, employing both statistical and comparative case study methodologies. Her other projects look at institutional failure in the context of environmental problems and examine how new institutions such as information-based policies help to alleviate them, both domestically and internationally.
Elizabeth is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellow, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Fellow in Environmental Politics & Governance, the Graduate Chair of the Duck Family Colloquium Series and a Comparative Law and Society Studies Fellow.
Research interests: Comparative Politics, Comparative Judicial Politics, Public Law, Methods