ECPR Standing Group in Political Parties


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Ajenjo, Natalia

Institution: European University Institute


Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Methodology (Quantitative), Constitutional Theory, Institutional Analysis, Latin American Politics.


Allern, Elin Haugsgjerd

Institution: Associate Professor Department of Political Science, Oslo

Postal Address: University of Oslo,P.O. Box1097 Blindern, 0317 OSLO , Norway



Research Interests: Political parties as organizations, the relationship between political parties and interest groups, multi-level government and political parties, the relationship between (party) government and public administration, political parties and democratic theory, empirical focus on established democracies in general and Europe and Norway/Scandinavia in particular.

Recent Publications: – Allern, Elin H. and Jo Saglie (forthcoming): “Inside the Black Box: Parties as Multi-level Organizations in a Unitary State”, West European Politics (accepted for publication).
– Allern, Elin H. and Tim Bale (2012): “Political Parties and Interest Groups: Disentangling Complex Relationships”, Party Politics 18 (1): 7-25.
– Allern, Elin H. and Tim Bale (2012): “Conclusion: Qualifying the Common Wisdom”,Party Politics 18 (1): 99-106.


Andersen, Jørgen Goul

Institution: Aalborg University

 Postal Address: Fibigerstraede 1, DK-9220 Aalborg Ø



Research Interests: new political cleavages and changing party positions; right-wing populism

Recent Publications: -Andersen, Jørgen Goul (2003) ‘The General Election in Denmark, November 2001′, Electoral Studies, vol.22, pp.186-193.
-Andersen, Jørgen Goul and Ole Borre (eds.) (2003). Politisk forandring. Værdipolitik og nye skillelinjer ved folketingsvalget 2001 (“Political change. Value conflict and new cleavages in the Danish 2001 election”).Aarhus: Systime

Andeweg, Rudy

Institution: Leiden University

Postal Address: Dept of Political Science,LeidenUniversity,PO   Box 9555,

NL-2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands



Research Interests: Coalition government; legislative behaviour; political


Recent Publications: – R.B. Andeweg, L. De Winter, P. Dumont (eds), Puzzles of Government Formation; Coalition Theory and Deviant Cases, Abingdon/New York: Routledge, 2011

– R.B. Andeweg and J.J.A. Thomassen, ‘Pathways to Party Unity: Sanctions, Loyalty, Homogeneity, and Division of Labor in the Dutch Parliament’, Party Politics, 17:5 (2011) 655-672

– J.J.M. van Holsteyn and R.B. Andeweg, ‘Demoted Leaders and Exiled Candidates; Disentangling Party and Person in the Voter’s Mind’, Electoral Studies, 29:4 (2010): 628-635


Andreadis, Ioannis

Institution: Aristotle University Thessaloniki

Postal Address: Laboratory of Applied Political Research, Department of Political Sciences, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 46 Egnatia St, Thessaloniki, 54625 Hellas (Greece)



Research Interests: Elections, voting behaviour, candidates

Recent Publications: -Andreadis, Ioannis and Chadjipadelis, Theodore (2009) ‘A method for the estimation of voter transition rates,’ Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 19(2):203-218.
-Teperoglou, E. Chadjipadelis, T. & Andreadis I. (2010) ‘Cleavages of Voters and Candidates in the National and the European Dimension: Convergences and Divergences,’ Science and Society, issue 25 (in Greek).


Arnold, Christine

Institution: Maastricht University

Postal Address: Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands


Research Interests: Political Parties and Party Systems, European Union politics and institutions, Political Methodology

Recent Publications: -Hosli, M., Arnold, C., (2010, forthcoming). “The Importance of Actor Cleavages in Negotiating the European Constitution.” International Studies Quarterly
-Arnold, C., Pennings, P., (2009) “Party Positions on the European Constitution during the EP election of 2004.” Journal of Contemporary European Research 5(1): 24-42.
-Pennings, P., Arnold, C., (2008). “Is constitutional politics like politics ‘at home’? The case of the EU Constitution.” Political Studies 56(4): 789-806.


Auers, Daunis

Institution: Dept. of Political Science, University of Latvia

Postal Address: Dept. of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University ofLatvia

Lomonosova Iela 1A,Riga, LV-1046,Latvia


Research Interests: Party Cleavages, Party Institutional Structures, Radical Right Populism, Initiatives and Referendums.

Recent Publications: – “An Electoral Tactic? Citizens’ Initiatives in Post-Soviet Latvia” in Maija Setala and Theo Schiller (eds), Citizens’ Initiatives in Europe.London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2012. 53-68.
– “Explaining the electoral failure of extreme-right parties in Estoniaand Latvia”. Journal of Contemporary European Studies. 17(2), 241-254, 2009. (with Andres Kasekamp).
– “Green, Black, and Brown: Uncovering Latvia’s Environmental Politics”. Journal of Baltic Studies. Special issue ‘From Phosphate Springs to Nordstream’, 40(3), 333-349, September 2009. With David Galbreath.


Aylott, Nicholas

Institution: Södertörn University College

Postal Address: School of Social Sciences; SE-141 89 Huddinge, Sweden



Research Interests: Party organisation, party management, Europeanisation, party linkage.

Recent Publications: 2005 – “‘President Persson’ – How Did Sweden Get Him?”, in Thomas Poguntke and Paul Webb (eds), The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

2004 – “From People’s Movements to Electoral Machines? Interest Aggregation and the Social Democratic Parties of Scandinavia”, in Kay Lawson and Thomas Poguntke (eds), How Political Parties Respond (London: Routledge).


Bader, Max (*)

Institution: Amsterdam University

Postal Address: Spuistraat 134; 1012VB Amsterdam; the Netherlands



Research Interests: Political parties in the post-Soviet area; post-communist politics; democracy promotion.


Bale, Tim

Institution: University of Sussex

Postal Address: Politics and Contemporary European Studies; University of Sussex; Falmer; BN1 9SN; UK


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Research Interests: Comparative, European and British party politics; centre-right, radical right, social democratic and left parties; government formation; parties and interest groups; citizen understandings of politics and political parties.

Recent Publications:The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2011).

– In from the cold? Left parties and government involvement since 1989 (with Richard Dunphy), Comparative European Politics, 9, 2011, pp. 269-291.

– If you can’t beat them, join them? Explaining social democratic responses to the challenge from the populist radical right in Western Europe (with Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Andre Krouwel, K. Richard Luther and Nick Sitter), Political Studies, 58, 2010, pp. 410-426.


Bardi, Luciano

Institution: University of Pisa

Postal Address: Via Serafini, 3 (casa Torre) I- 56126; PISA


Research Interests: European Union politics and institutions, parties at the European Union level, Italian parties and the Italian party system.

Recent Publications: – International Political Science Review special issue on European Union Enlargement (2002), co-editor; Italian Politics. Mapping the Future (1998), Il Parlamento Europeo (1999), co-author.


Bergbauer, Stephanie (*)

Institution: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Postal Address: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Political Science, 55099 Mainz, Germany.


Research Interests: Parties and EU integration; mass-elite linkages in EU integration; euroscepticism and European identity.


Betanzo, Alejandra (*)

Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Postal Address: Forn del Vidre #14, 3ero, 2nda; Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona; E-08800


Research Interests: Political Parties, Multi-level Governance, Federalism, Descentralization, Comparative Politics.

Bil, Monika (*)

Institution: University of Sussex

Postal Address: The Department of Politics, School of Law, Politics and Sociology, Friston Building 121, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9SP, UK



Research Interests: Party development; the relationship between parties and state; public media and parties; democratisation; impact of EU on domestic politics; Central and Eastern Europe; Poland

Recent Publications: – Szczerbiak Aleks, Bil Monika (2009) When in doubt, (re-)turn to domestic politics? The non-impact of the EU on Polish party politics. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 25 (4). pp. 447-467. ISSN 1352-3279

– Simona Guerra, Bil Monika (2009) Election or Referendum?: The 2007 Polish Parliamentary Election’. Representation 1 April 2009

Bille, Lars

Institution: University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science

Postal Address: Department of Political Science; University of Copenhagen; Øster Farimagsgade 5; P.O.Box 2099; 1014 Copenhagen K.; Denmark



Research Interests: Political Parties, Party Systems, Elections

Recent Publications: -Karina Pedersen, Lars Bille, “Sleeping or Active Partners? Danish Party Members at the Turn of the Millennium.” Party Politics, 2004 Vol. 10. No.4, pp. 367 – 383
-Lars Bille and Karina Pedersen: “Electoral Fortunes and Responses of the Social Democratic Party and Liberal Party in Denmark: Ups and Downs”. In: Peter Mair, Wolfgang C. Müller and Fritz Plasser (eds.): Political Parties & Electoral Change. London, Sage, 2004, pp.207 – 233
-Lars Bille: Democratizing a Democractic Procedure: Myth or Reality? Candidate Selection in Western European Parties, 1960-1990. Party Politics Vol.7. No. 3. 2001, pp. 363-380.

Biorcio, Roberto

Institution: Dipartimento di Sociologia e ricerca sociale dell’Università Milano Bicocca

Postal Address: Roberto Biorcio; Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale; Via bicocca degli Arcimboldi 8; 20126 Milano; Italy


Research Interests: Political Participation, Political Parties, Social Movements.

Recent Publications: Sociologia Politica. Partiti, movimenti sociali, partecipazione. Il Mulino, Bologna, 2003

Blumenberg, Johannes N.

Institution: MannheimCentre for European Social Research (MZES)

Postal Address: Universityof Mannheim,Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), 68131 Mannheim, Germany



Research Interests: Political Parties, Party Systems, Elections, Electoral Behaviour

Recent Publications: – Blumenberg, Johannes N.; Kulick, Manuela S. (2010): Der geliebte Verräter – Zum Einfluss von Spitzenkandidaten auf das Wahlverhalten am Beispiel der saarländischen Landtagswahl 2009. In: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen (ZParl), Heft 4, 41. Jahrgang. S. 803 – 817.


Bolleyer, Nicole

Institution: University of Exeter, Department of Politics

Postal Address: Amory Building, Office 236E, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4RD



Research Interests: Institutional theory, comparative federalism, party politics, party organization and party-state relations in Western democracies.

Recent Publications: – “Intergovernmental Cooperation – Rational Choices in Federal Systems and Beyond”, Oxford University Press, 2009.
– “Inside the Cartel Party: Party Organization in Government and Opposition”, Political Studies, 2009.
– “Small Parties – from Party Pledges to Government Policy”, West European Politics, 30: 1, 2007, 121-47.


Bottom, Karin A

Institution: INLOGOV, Birmingham University

Postal Address: INLOGOV; School of Public Policy; Birmingham University; Edgbaston; Birmingham, B15 2TT



Research Interests: Political parties; party theory; fortunes of small / challenger parties; national and local elections; policy analysis.


Boucek, Françoise

Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Postal Address: Mile End Road; London, E1 4NS


Research Interests: Factionalism and intra-party politics; dominant parties; party systems; electoral systems; comparative politics; rational choice theory; EU politics and institutions.

Recent Publications: – Françoise Boucek (Oct 2012) Factional Politics: How Dominant Parties Implode or Stabilize (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

– Françoise Boucek and Matthijs Bogaards eds. (2010) Dominant Political Parties and Democracy: Concepts, Measures, Cases and Comparisons (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science).

– Françoise Boucek (2009) ‘Rethinking Factionalism: Typologies, Intra-Party Dynamics and Three Faces of Factionalism’ Party Politics Vol. 15 (4) 455-485.


Bouteca, Nicolas (*)

Institution: Ghent Institute for Political Studies

Postal Address: Universiteitstraat 8, 9000 Gent, Belgium


Research Interests: Political parties, ideology and party competition.

Brack, Nathalie

Institution: Université Libre de Bruxelles

Postal Address: Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50 (CP124) B-1050 Brussels



Research Interests: European integration, European political groups, European Parliament and MEPs, euroscepticism; political opposition.


Carter, Elisabeth

Institution: Keele University

Postal Address: Keele European Parties Research Unit (KEPRU); School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE); Keele University; Staffordshire; ST5 5BG; UK


Research Interests: Comparative European Politics; Political Parties and Party Systems; Electoral Institutions and Electoral Behaviour; Right-Wing Extremism

Recent Publications: – Kai Arzheimer and Elisabeth Carter (2006), ‘Political Opportunity Structures and Right-Wing Extremist Party Success’, European Journal of Political Research.
– Elisabeth Carter (2005), The Extreme Right in Western Europe: Success or Failure?, Manchester: ManchesterUniversityPress.
– Elisabeth Carter (2002), ‘Proportional Representation and the Fortunes of Right-Wing Extremist Parties’, West European Politics, 25(3): 125-46.


Carty, Kenneth R.

Institution: University of British Columbia

Postal Address: Department of Political Science UBC; C472 – 1866 Main Mall; Vancouver, B.C.; CANADA V6T 1Z1



Research Interests: Party organization; The impact of electoral systems; Party system change.

Recent Publications: – ‘Politics is Local: Canadian National Politics at the Grassroots’, Oxford U. P., 2005 (with M. Eagles)
– “Parties as Franchise Systems: The Stratarchical Organizational Imperative” Party Politics 10 (1) 2004
– “Political Parties and the Canadian Federation’s Coalition Politics” in P. Meekison et al. eds., ‘Canada: The State of the Federation, 2002 Reconsidering the Institutions of Canadian Federalism’, McGill-Queen’s U.P., 2004 (with S. Wolinetz)


Casado Asensio, Juan

Institution: University of Vienna

Postal Address: Department of Methods in the Social Sciences, University of Vienna, Rooseveltplatz 2/4, A-1090 Vienna, Austria



Research Interests: Europeanisation, Implementation, Party Politics, Representation.

Recent Publications: – 2008: “Transposition Beyond Policy Legacies and Veto Players? The Case of Anti-Discrimination Policy in Austria”, Political Thought: Croatian Political Science Review 5:153-174.
– 2008: “Cutting through the ‘misfit’ jungle: Can a re-construction of the goodness-of-fit hypothesis help us understand the transposition of EU anti-discrimination directives in Austria?”, Institute for Advanced Studies Working Papers No. 117, Political Science Series, IHS Vienna.

Childs, Sarah

Institution: University of Bristol

Postal Address: 11 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TU, UK



Research Interests: Gender and political parties

Recent Publications: Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party: From Iron Lady to Kitten Heels (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012), with Paul Webb.

– ‘The Substantive Representation of Women:  What to do with Conservative Claims?’ Political Studies, 2012, 60, 1, with Karen Celis.

Women and British Party Politics: Descriptive, Symbolic and Substantive Representation (London: Routledge, 2008).

Chiru, Mihail (*)

Institution: Central European University Budapest, Department of Political Science

Postal Address: 1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9.


Research Interests: Political representation; legislative behaviour; voting behaviour

Recent Publications: – ‘When Voter Loyalty Fails: Party Performance and Corruption in Romania and Bulgaria’, with Sergiu  Gherghina, European Political Science Review, 2012, 4(1): 29-49.

– ‘Voting after Watching: The Strategic Role of Election Polls’, with Sergiu Gherghina, European Review, 2012, 20(2): 210-221.

– ‘Practice and Payment: Determinants of Candidate List Position in European Parliament Elections’,  with Sergiu Gherghina, European Union Politics, 2010, 11(4):  533-552.


Cholova, Blagovesta (*)

Institution: Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Postal Address: Centre d’etudes de la vie politique (CEVIPOL) Institut de sociologie, av.Jeanne 44, CP 124 1050 Bruxelles


Research Interests: Political parties in Central andEastern Europe, Center-right parties inPoland,CzechRepublic andBulgaria, Europeanization of political parties.


Chryssogelos, Angelos-Stylianos (*)

Institution: European University Institute

Postal Address: Department of Political and Social Science, European University Institute, Via dei Roccettini 9, I-50014, Florence, Italy


Research Interests: Party systems and party system change, comparative politics.


Ciobanu, Ionut (*)

Institution: University of Bucharest

Postal Address: Carpati 2, Bl. a3, Sc.A, ap.16; Alexandria, Teleorman; Romania


Research Interests: Political parties and party systems in Eastern Europe, political party organization,; party linkage.

Recent Publications: Party System Stability in Eastern Europe, Sfera Politicii, no.112, 2004.


Clark, Alistair

Institution: Queens University Belfast

Postal Address: School of Politics, ; International Studies & Philosophy, ; 21 University Square, ; Queens University, ; Belfast, ; BT7 1NN



Research Interests: Local party organisation; comparative parties; party organisations; party systems; elections, Scottish and British party politics.

Recent Publications: – ‘Between Iraq and a Hard Place? The Scottish Local Government Elections of 2003’, Representation, 41, (1), 2005, pp42-51.
– ‘The Continued Relevance of Local Parties in Representative Democracies’, Politics, 24, (1), 2004, pp35-45.
– With L. Bennie, ‘Towards Moderate Pluralism:Scotland’s Post-Devolution Party System, 1999-2002’ in C. Rallings et. al. (eds.) British Elections and Parties Review Volume 13,London: Cass, 2003, pp134-155.


Coffé, Hilde

Institution: Victoria University of Wellington

Postal Address: Victoria University of Wellington, Political Science & International Relations Programme, Murphy Building, Kelburn Parade, PO Box 600, Wellington, 6140, New Zealand


Research Interests: Public opinion, Political behaviour, Voting behaviour, Political parties

Recent Publications: – Coffé, H. (2005). Do individual factors explain the different success of the two Belgian extreme right parties? Acta Politica, 40(1), 74-93.
– Coffé, H. (2006). ‘The vulnerable complexity’. The 2004 regional elections in Brussels. Regional and Federal Studies. 16(1), 99-107
– Coffé, H. & Geys, B. (2008). ‘Measuring the bridging nature of voluntary organizations: A note on the importance of association size’. Sociology, 42(2), 357-369.


Copus, Colin

Institution: De Montfort University

Postal Address: Local Governance Research Unit Room 7.5, Bosworth House, Department of Public Policy, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK



Research Interests: Local politics, local party politics, minor parties in local government, council party groups.

Recent Publications: – Party Politics and Local Government, Manchester University Press, 2004.

– Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in English Local Governance.
– Scrutiny and the Political Party Group in UK Local Government: New Models of Behaviour Public Administration, Vol. 82 (2), 2004, pp.331-354.

Cross, Bill

Institution: Carleton University

Postal Address: Department of Political Science; Carleton University; B640 Loeb Building; Ottawa Ontario K1S 5B6; Canada


Research Interests: Canadian and comparative political party organization, political party members, and parties in election campaigns.

Recent Publications: – Political Parties (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2004)
– “The Contours of Political Party Membership inCanada,” Party Politics, 2004.

De Angelis, Andrea (*)

Institution: University of Siena

Postal Address: via Mattioli 10, 53100Siena (Italy)



Research Interests: Economic voting theory; comparative political behavior;  quantitative research methods.

Recent Publications: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Dealing with the Economic Explanation of Voting Choice”. Paper presented at the “1st Conference on Comparative Electoral Research”.Sofia, 1-3 December 2011.
– “Partisanship, Leader Evaluations, and the Vote: Breaking the New Iron Triangle in Electoral Research” (with Diego Garzia). Paper presented at the “1st Conference on Comparative Electoral Research”.Sofia, 1-3 December 2011.

Deacon, Russell

Institution: University of Wales Institute Cardiff

Postal Address: Centre for Humanities; Queenswood, Cyncoed Campus; Cardiff, CF23 6XR



Research Interests: British devolution, Welsh Liberal Democrats, Welsh Liberals and Liberalism, Welsh devolution.

Recent Publications: – The Welsh Office and the Policy Process (1964-1999), Welsh Academic Press, 2002
– ‘Lord Garient’ Journal Of Liberal History, Autumn 2004
– ‘The Slow Death of LiberalWales’ Journal Of Liberal History, Winter 2005


Debus, Marc

Institution: Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim

Postal Address: University of Mannheim, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research A5, 6, 68159 Mannheim, Germany


Research Interests: Party competition, coalition politics, political agenda-setting and legislative decision-making.

Recent Publications: – Legislative Agenda-Setting in Parliamentary Democracies. European Journal of Political Research 48: 6, 804-839 (with Thomas Bräuninger, 2009).
– Marc Debus (2009): Pre-Electoral Commitments and Government Formation. Public Choice 138: 1-2, 45-64.
– The Behaviour of Political Parties and MPs in the Parliaments of theWeimarRepublic. Party Politics (with Martin Ejnar Hansen, forthcoming).


Deegan-Krause, Kevin

Institution: Wayne State University/University of Michigan

Postal Address: Wayne State University; 2040 FAB; Detroit, MI



Research Interests: Political Parties; Cleavages and Issue Divides; Central and Eastern Europe.

Recent Publications: – Elected Affinities: Democracy and Party Competition in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Palo Alto, California: Stanford University Press, 2006.
– “Out of Many, One: Coherence and Politicization of National Opinion in Slovakia.” East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Fall) 2004.
– “Slovakia’s Second Transition.” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 14, No. 2, (April 2003), pp. 65-79.


Delibas, Kayhan

Institution: Adnan Menderes University

Postal Address: Fen-Edebiyat Fakultesi,; Sosyoloji Bolumu; 09100, Aydin- TURKEY


Research Interests: Political parties; social movements; party organizations; political participation; membership; grassroots activism;Islamic fundamentalism; political Islam in Turkey and Middle East.

Recent Publications: – 2004 From Islamic Fundamentalism to International Terrorisms: Can Islamophobia be considered as a New Source of Inequality in the West? BILGI Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi (9)2004/2: 1-41.
– 2005 The Experience of Secularization in ModernTurkey: Secularization From Above. The volume will be published by Leske+Budrich (German publisher) sociology of religion of the German Sociological Association.

Delwit, Pascal

Institution: Université libre de Bruxelles

Postal Address: VUB – Roosevelt, 39 ; B- 1050 Brussels



Research Interests: Political Parties in Belgium and in Europe

Recent Publications: – Social Democracy in Europe, Brussels, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2005.
– With Herwig REYNAERT, Kristof STEYVERS, Jean-Benoit PILET, Revolution or Renovation? Reforming Local Politics inEurope,Bruges, Vanden Broele, 2005, 643 pages.

Deschouwer, Kris

Institution: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Postal Address: VUB – Department of Politics, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium



Research Interests: Political parties,  Elections,  regionalism and federalism

Recent Publications: – DESCHOUWER, Kris & VAN PARIJS, Philippe (2011), Electoral engineering for a stalled federation: a country-wide electoral district for Belgium’s federal parliament, In Philippe Van Parijs, Just democracy. The Rawls-Machiavelli programme, Essex: ECPR Press, p.123-142.
– HOOGHE, Marc & DESCHOUWER, Kris (2011), Veto players and electoral reform in Belgium, West European Politics, vol 34, no 3, p. 626-643.

Detterbeck, Klaus

Institution: University of Magdeburg/Germany

Postal Address: Klaus Detterbeck; University of Magdeburg; Institute of Political Science; Zschokkestrasse 32; 39106 Magdeburg


Research Interests: Political parties and Party Systems; Federalism; European Integration; Neo-Institutionalism.

Recent Publications: – Detterbeck, Klaus (2005): Cartel parties in Western Europe?, in: Party Politics Vol. 11, No. 2, 173-191.
– Detterbeck, Klaus & Renzsch, Wolfgang (2003): Multi-level electoral competition: The German case, in: European Urban and Regional Studies, Vol. 10 (3), 257-269.


Dolenec, Danijela (*)

Institution: CIS – ETH

Email: danijela

Research Interests: Democratic consolidation; political parties in post-communist countries EU; Europeanization; new institutionalism; welfare state.

Recent Publications: – Danijela Dolenec ‘Europeanization as a Democratising Force in Post-communist Europe: Croatia in Comparative Perspective’, Croatian Political Science Review, Vol 45, No 5


Dolezal, Martin

Institution: University of Munich/Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science

Postal Address: Dr. Martin Dolezal; Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich; Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science; Oettingenstr. 67; 80538 Munich; Germany.



Research Interests: parties and party systems, elections, parliaments


Eleftheriou, Costas (*)

Institution: University of Athens

Postal Address: Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Themostokleous 6, 10678, Athens, Greece


Research Interests: Party organization; greek politics; greek political parties; radical left parties.

Recent Publications: (2009) “The uneasy ‘symbiosis’. Factionalism and Radical Politics in Synaspismos” paper presented at the 4th Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium, LSE (June 25,26).


Espindola, Roberto

Institution: University of Bradford

Postal Address: Centre for European Studies; University of Bradford; Bradford BD7 1DP; UK


Research Interests: Political parties in new democracies, electoral campaigns, political participation, Latin American politics.

Recent Publications: – ‘Electoral campaigning and the consolidation of democracy in Latin America: The Southern Cone’, in Katrin Voltmer (ed) Political Communication, the Mass Media and the Consolidation of New Democracies, London, Routledge, 2005.
– (With Fabio García) ‘Spain’, in Juliet Lodge (ed) The 2004 Elections to the European Parliament, London, Palgrave Macmillan, April 2005, pp 230-8.
– ‘Professionalised campaigning and political parties in Latin America’, Journal of Political Marketing, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2002, pp. 65-81.
– ‘Political parties and democratization in the Southern Cone of Latin America’, Democratization, Vol. 9, No. 3, Autumn 2002, pp. 109-30.


Evans, Jocelyn

Institution: University of Salford

Postal Address: Humphrey Booth House; The Crescent; Salford; M5 4WT


Research Interests: European political parties; The Extreme Right; Voting behaviour; French Politics; Northern Ireland Politics.

Recent Publications: – R. Andersen and J. Evans (2005) ‘The stability of French political space, 1988-2002’ in French Politics, vol. 3.3, pp. 282-301.
– J. Evans and J. Tonge (2005) ‘The problems of modernising an ethno-religious party: the case of the Ulster Unionist Party inNorthern Ireland’ in Party Politics, vol. 11/3, pp. 319-338.
– J. Evans (2005) ‘The dynamics of social change in Radical Right-wing Populist party support’ in Comparative European Politics, vol. 3/1, pp. 76-101.


Ewbank, Mark (*)

Institution: University of Birmingham



Research Interests: Local parties, party organisations, party systems, local party behaviour.

Recent Publications: – Ewbank, M (2009) Direct Democracy a la mode: Party behaviour in the Landtag of North Rhine Westphalia, 59th PSA Annual Conference.
– Ewbank, M (2009) Crashing the party: the separation of powers in local government and the role of party groups, 59th PSA Annual Conference.

Fabre, Elodie

Institution: Queen’s University Belfast

Postal Address: School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, 25 University Square, Belfast, BT7 1PB


Personal Website:

Research Interests: Comparative European and British politics, political parties, federalism and regionalism

Recent Publications: – Fabre, Elodie (2011) ‘Measuring Party Organization: the Vertical Dimension of the Multilevel Organization of Statewide Parties in Spain and the UK’, Party Politics 17(3): 343-63.

– Libbrecht, Liselotte, Bart Maddens, Wilfried Swenden and Elodie Fabre (2009) ‘Issue Salience in Regional Party Manifestos in Spain’, European Journal of Political Research 48(1): 58-79.

– Fabre, Elodie (2008) ‘Party Organisation in a Multi-level System: Party Organisational Change in Spain and the UK’, Regional and Federal Studies 18(4): 309-29.


Faucher-King, Florence

Institution: Sciences Po, Paris

Postal Address: 98 rue de l’universite; 75007 Paris



Research Interests: Activism in political parties and movements; political culture; party organisations.

Recent Publications: – Florence faucher-King, Changing Parties. An Anthropology of British Political Party Conferences, Palgrave-Macmillan, November 2005.
– Florence Faucher, Les habits verts de la politique, Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 1999, 325p (in French).
– Florence Faucher-King, “Managing Intra-Party Democracy: Comparing the French Socialist and British Labour Party Conferences”, avec Eric Treille, French Politics, 1 (1), 2003, pp. 61-82.


Field, Bonnie N.

Institution: Associate Professor, Bentley University

Postal Address: Department of Global Studies, Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452, USA



Research Interests: Democratization; Political Parties; Political Institutions; Territorial politics, European Politics; Latin American Politics.

Recent Publications: – Bonnie N. Field, editor. 2011. Spain’s ‘Second Transition’? The Socialist Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (New York: Routledge).

– Bonnie N. Field and Peter M. Siavelis. 2011. “Endogenizing Legislative Candidate Selection Procedures in Nascent Democracies: Evidence from Spain and Chile,” Democratization, 18.3 (June), pp. 797-822.

– Bonnie N. Field. 2009. “Minority Government and Legislative Politics in a Multilevel State: Spain under Zapatero,” South European Society & Politics, 14.4 (December), pp. 417-34.

 Folkestad,  Bjarte

Institution: Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies

Postal Address: UNI Rokkan Centre, Nygårdsgaten 5, N-5015Bergen, Norway


Research Interests: Political parties, Euroscepticism, Cleavages, Voting behaviour, Party systems.

Franzmann, Simon

Institution: Universität Potsdam

Postal Address: Universität Potsdam, Lehrstuhl Politik und Regieren in Deutschland und Europa, August-Bebel-Straße 89, 14482 Potsdam, Deutschland



Research Interests: Party Competition; Party System Change; Comparative Political Science.

Recent Publications: (With André Kaiser) Locating Political Parties in Policy Space.
A Reanalysis of Party Manifesto Data. Party Politics March 2006, issue 12.2


Garzia, Diego

Institution: Università degli Studi di Siena

Postal Address: Centre for the Study of Political Change (CIRCaP), Via Mattioli 10, 53100 Siena (SI), Italy



Research Interests: Comparative Political Behavior, Party Identification, Personalization of Politics, Quantitative Research Methods, Voting Advice Applications.

Recent Publications: – Garzia, D. (2011). Changing Parties, Changing Partisans. The Personalization of Partisan Attachments in Western Europe. Political Psychology, article in press.
– Garzia, D. (2011). Can Candidates’ Image Win Elections? A Counterfactual Assessment of Leader Effects in the SecondItalianRepublic. Journal of Political Marketing, article in press.
– Garzia, D. (2011). The Personalization of Politics in Western Democracies. Causes and Consequences on Leader-Follower Relationships. The Leadership Quarterly 22: 697-709.

Gast, Henrik

Institution: University of Regensburg, Germany

Postal Address: University of Regensburg, Institute for Political Science, Universitätsstraße 31, 93047 Regensburg



Research Interests: Intra-party democracy, political leadership in parties

Recent Publications: – Trust in Leadership. Some observations on the process of trust building in the German Bundestag and the German Cabinet, in: Irish Journal of Public Policy (IJPP), Volume 4, 2012, Issue 1.

– Wann und warum wirken Regierungschefs charismatisch? Eine Übertragung der Ergebnisse der interdisziplinären Charisma-Forschung mit arenenspezifischen Differenzierungen, in: Zeitschrift für Politik, 55. Jg., 2008, Heft 2, S. 147-174.

Gauja, Anika

Institution: University of Sydney

Postal Address: Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney


Research Interests: Comparative Party Organisation, Legal Regulation of Parties, Legislative Studies, Australian Politics.

Recent Publications: – Gauja, A. (2009) ‘High Court Review 2007-2008: A Changing Bench, But Business as Usual?’, Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 44(4), pp. 729-744.
– Gauja, A. (2005) ‘The Pitfalls of Participatory Democracy: A Study of the Australian Democrats’ GST’, Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 40(1), pp. 71-85.


Gemenis, Kostas

Institution: University of Twente

Postal Address: Department of Political Science and Research Methods, School of Management and Governance, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Email: k.gemenis [/at]


Research Interests: Political parties and policy positions, Europeanization, environmental politics, methodology.

Recent Publications: – Gemenis, K. and Dinas, E. (2010) Confrontation still? Examining parties’ policy positions in Greece. Comparative European Politics 8: 179-201
– Dinas, E. and Gemenis, K. (2010) Measuring parties’ ideological positions with manifesto data: a critical evaluation of the competing methods. Party Politics 16: 427-450.
– Gemenis, K. (2010) Winning votes and weathering storms: the 2009 European and parliamentary elections in Greece. Representation 46: 353-362.


Gherghina, Sergiu (*)

Institution: University of Leiden

Postal Address: Wassenaarseweg 52, Office 5A51, 2333AK, Leiden, The Netherlands


Research Interests: Party Politics in the CEE countries, Democratization.


Gibson, Rachel

Institution: University of Manchester

Postal Address: School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, Arthur Lewis Building 4.064, Manchester, M13 9PL



Research Interests: Political parties; New ICTs/media; Elections; Far right parties.

Recent Publications: – “Online Participation in the UK: Testing a Contextualised Model of Articles: Internet Effects.” with Wainer Lusoli and Stephen J. Ward. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 8 (1) 2006.
– “Truth and Consequence in Web Campaigning: Is there an Academic Digital Divide?” with Andrea Rommele European Political Science. 4 (3) 2005.


Givens, Terri

Institution: University of Texas at Austin

Postal Address: 1 University Station, A1800; Austin, Texas 78712


Research Interests: Radical Right Parties; Coalition Strategy; Immigration; Comparative Race Politics.

Recent Publications: – Voting Radical Right in Western Europe, 2005, Cambridgue University Press.
– “The Radical Right Gender Gap” Comparative Political Studies, February 2004.


Goodwin, Matthew (*)

Institution: University of Bath

Postal Address: Dept. European Studies & Modern Languages, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY


Research Interests: Political activists, extreme right-wing parties & movements.


Grecu, Razvan (*)

Institution: National School of Political Studies and Public Administration

Postal Address: Str. Povernei nr. 6-8, sector 1, 71124 Bucuresti, Romania



Research Interests: Political parties, rational choice, formal models of party competition, economic voting.

Recent Publications: – ‘Explaining the Vote: Micro-level Analyses and the Problem of Endogeneity’ (with Calvin Mouw), in International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 6, 2007.
– ‘Accession without Integration? The Impact of EU Enlargement on Romanian Party System’, in Paul G. Lewis, Zdenka Mansfeldova (eds) (2006) The European Union and Party Politics in Central and Eastern Europe (London: Palgrave Macmillan), 210-230.

Hansen, Martin Ejnar

Institution: University of Vienna

Postal Address: Department of Methods in the Social Sciences, University of Vienna, Universitaetsstrasse 7, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Research Interests: parliaments, party manifestos, candidate selection, quantitative text analysis, roll call voting

Recent Publications: – Hansen, Martin Ejnar (2008): ‘Back to the Archives? A critique of the Danish part of the manifesto dataset’, Scandinavian Political Studies 31 (2), pp. 201-216
– Klemmensen, Robert, Sara Binzer Hobolt & Martin Ejnar Hansen (2007): ‘Estimating Policy Positions using Political Texts: An Evaluation of the Wordscores Approach’, Electoral Studies 26 (4), pp. 746-755
– Hansen, Martin Ejnar (2007): ‘Party Members and Party Voters: Candidate Selection and Election at the Local Level’, Representation 43 (3), pp. 141-150


Harfst, Philipp

Institution: Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald

Postal Address: Department of Political Science and Communications, Baderstr. 6/7, D – 17489 Greifswald, Germany



Research Interests: Political Institutions and Institutional Change; Electoral Systems; European Political Systems; Political Methodology.

Recent Publications: – “Von der typologischen zur dimensionalen Analyse parlamentarischer Demokratien”. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift 49 (4), pp. 669-694 (with Ferdinand Müller-Rommel und Henrike Schultze).
– “Party Government in Central Eastern European Democracies: A Data Collection (1990-2002)”. In: European Journal of Political Research, 43 (6), pp. 869-893 (with Ferdinand Müller-Rommel und Katja Fettelschoss).


Hartlinski, Maciej

Institution: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Postal Address: Insitute of Political Science, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Szrajbera 11, 10-009 Olsztyn,Poland



Research Interests: Party leadership, selection of party leaders, party organization


Hazan, Reuven Y.

Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Postal Address: Department of Political Science; Hebrew University; 91905 Jerusalem; Israel



Research Interests: Comparative politics; political parties and party systems; electoral systems; legislative studies; candidate selection; Israeli politics.

Recent Publications: – Understanding Electoral Reform (London: Routledge, 2012). Also a Special Issue of West European Politics (Vol. 34, #3, May 2011), co-edited with Monique Leyenaar.
– Democracy within Parties: Candidate Selection Methods and their Political Consequences (Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press, 2010), with Gideon Rahat.
– Israeli Party Politics: New Approaches, New Perspectives. A Special Issue of Party Politics (Vol. 14, #6, November 2008), co-edited with Gideon Rahat.


Heidar, Knut

Institution: University of Oslo

Postal Address: P.O.Box 1097 Blindern; N-0317 Oslo; Norway


Research Interests: Party organization; parties and federalism; West European politics.

Recent Publications: – Heidar, Knut: Norway. Elites on Trial: Westview Press 2001
– Heidar, Knut Martin; Saglie, Jo. A decline of linkage? Intra-party participation in Norway. European Journal of political research 2003;42(6):761-786.
– Heidar, Knut: Party membership and participation. I: Richard Katz and William Crotty, eds. – Handbook on Political Parties, Sage.

Hellmann, Olli

Institution: Durham University

Postal Address: School of Government and International Affairs, Al-Qasimi Building, Elvet Hill Rd, Durham, DH1 3TU, United Kingdom



Research interests: Political party organisation, party systems, informal institutions (corruption, clientelism), East Asian politics

Recent Publications: – 2012. “Outsourcing candidate selection: The fight against clientelism in East Asian parties”, in: Party Politics (published online before print).

– 2011. Political Parties and Electoral Strategy: The Development of Party Organization in East Asia. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.

– 2011. “A historical institutionalist approach to political party organization: The case of South Korea”, in: Government & Opposition 46(4): 464-484.

Hennl, Annika

Institution: Goethe-University Frankfurt

Postal Address: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Robert-Mayer-Straße 5, 60054 Frankfurt am Main


Personal Website:

Research Interests: Political Representation, Political Parties, Comparative Federalism

Recent Publications: – Forthcoming, 2012. Policy Making in Multilevel Systems. Essex: ECPR Press. (with Jan Biela and André Kaiser)

– 2012. “Combining Federalism and Decentralization. Comparative Case Studies on Regional Development Policies in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Ireland.” Comparative Political Studies 45:4, 447-476. (with Jan Biela and André Kaiser)

– 2008. “Ticket-balancing in Mixed-Member Proportional Systems. Comparing Subnational Elections in Germany.” Electoral Studies Vol 27: 2, 321-336. (with André Kaiser)


Hobolt, Sara

Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions

Postal Address: European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE



Research Interests: European Union politics, political behaviour (particularly elections and referendums), public opinion, comparative European politics, and quantitative methods in political science.

Recent Publications: – Hobolt, Sara B. (2012) ‘Citizens satisfaction with democracy in the European Union’,Journal of Common Market Studies , forthcoming.
– Hobolt, Sara B. (2012) ‘Public Opinion and Integration’ in Erik Jones, Anand Menon and Stephen Weatherill (eds) The Oxford Handbook of the European Union, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
– De Vries, Catherine and Sara B. Hobolt (2012) ‘When Dimensions Collide: The Electoral Success of Issue Entrepreneurs’, European Union Politics, forthcoming.


Ikstens, Jānis

Institution: University of Latvia

Postal Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Lomonosova iela 1A, Riga, LV-1019, Latvia


Research Interests: Party finance, party organization, cleavages, voter behaviour, Baltic and Latvian party politics

Recent Publications: – Steven D.Roper and Jānis Ikstens (eds.). Public finance and Post-Communist Party Development. Ashgate, 2008.
– Jānis Ikstens. Patronage as party building tool. In: Žaneta Ozoliņa & Iveta Reinholde (eds.). Laba pārvaldība. Rīga, 2009.


Johansson, Karl Magnus

Institution: Södertörn University College

Postal Address: School of Social Sciences, Södertörn University College, SE-141 89 Huddinge, Sweden



Research Interests: EU, Europeanization, transnational relations, transnational party cooperation, party families, party organization, European centre-right, populist parties, parties in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in the Baltic States.

Recent Publications: – Johansson, Karl Magnus (2008), ‘External Legitimization and Standardization of National Political Parties: The Case of Estonian Social Democracy’, Journal of Baltic Studies 39 (2).
– (With Jonas Tallberg) (2008), ‘Party Politics in the European Council’, Journal of European Public Policy 15 (8)
– (With Tapio Raunio) (2005), ‘Regulating Europarties: Cross-party coalitions capitalizing on incomplete contracts’, Party Politics 11 (5).


Katsourides, Yiannos (*)

Institution: University of Cyprus

Postal Address: 3, G. Christophorou Street, Acropolis, 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus


Research Interests: Origins of Political parties, Party Organization, Parties and Society, Parties and the State, Cleavages, Left-wing Parties, Cyprus party system.


Katz, Richard S.

Institution: Johns Hopkins University

Postal Address: Dept. of Political Science; Johns Hopkins University; 3400 N. Charles Street; Baltimore MD 21218; USA



Keman, Hans

Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Postal Address: Department of Political Science, De Boelelaan 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Research Interests: Party systems – Parties – Democracy Party Government, in particular policy & office seeking behaviour – Social Democracy.

Recent Publications: – ‘Party government formation and policy preferences: an encompassing approach?’ in: A. Weale and J. Bara Eds. Democracy, Parties and Elections (London: Routledge, 2006).
– ‘Competition and coalescence: Social Democracy and Christian Democracy moving into the 21th Century,’ in: Swiss Political Science Review, 12/2 (2006): 95-126.
– ‘The rise of a new political class: emerging new parties and the populist challenge,’ in: epsNET KIOSK PLUS. The NET Journal of Political Science, 5/1 (2007): 75-94.


King, Thomas (*)

Institution: Australian National University

Postal Address: School of Politics and International Relations, Hayden Allen Building (22), ANU Canberra ACT 0200, Australia


Research Interests: Minor parties and their rise fall and disintegration, party coalitions, party structures.


Kintz, Melanie

Institution: Chemnitz University of Technology

Postal Address: English Department, Reichenhainer Str 39/ 204, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany



Research Interests: Political elites, parties, women in politics, east germany, east german parliamentarians, Germany, USA, candidate selection, representation, legislatures, electoral systems, electoral reforms.

Recent Publications: – (2011): “Recruitment to Leadership Positions in the German Bundestag, 1994-2006”, Ph.D. Dissertation, Western Michigan University.
– (2011): “Intersectionality and Bundestag leadership selection”, in: German Politics, 20.3, pp. 410-427.
– (2010): “Die Berufsstruktur der Abgeordneten des 17. Deutschen Bundestages” in: Zeitschrift fuer Parlamentsfragen, 41.3, pp. 491-503.


Kölln, Ann-Kristin (*)

Institution: University of Twente

Postal Address: University of Twente, School of Management and Governance, Department of Political Science and Research Methods, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.



Research Interests: Party-citizen links, party-state relationship, party organization, survey methodology.


Köllner, Patrick

Institution: GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Postal Address: Rothenbaumchaussee 32; 20148 Hamburg; Germany



Research Interests: Political parties and elections in Japan and South Korea; Informal institutions in political systems.

Recent Publications: – ‘From Would-be “Third Force” to Governing Party: The Democratic Party of Japan’, in: Ronald J. Hrebenar and Akira Nakamura (eds.), Parties and Politics in Contemporary Japan: The Post Koizumi Era, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers 2010 (in press).
– (Co-editor with Karsten Grabow): Parteien und ihre Wähler: Gesellschaftliche Konfliktlinien und Wählermobilisierung im internationalen Vergleich, St. Augustin und Berlin: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung 2008
– ‘The LDP at 50: Sources of Dominance and Changes in the Koizumi Era’, in: Social Science Japan Journal 9, 2 (October 2006), pp. 243-258

Konstantinidis, Iannis

Institution: Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia

Postal Address: 156 Egnatia street,; 54006 Thessaloniki; Greece


Research Interests: British Politics; West European Party Systems; Electoral Behaviour; Party Manifestos; Theories of Agenda-Setting.

Recent Publications: ‘Actors or Subjects: How Far Can the Liberal Democrats Control Their Own Fate?’, Representation 42 (2): 139-48.


Koole, Ruud

Institution: Institute of Political Science – Leiden University

Postal Address: PO Box 9555; 2300RB Leiden; The Netherlands


Research Interests: Party Organisation (esp. Candidate Selection; Membership, Internal Party Democracy, Party Finance), Representative Democracy, Political Legitimacy, Dutch Political History.

Recent Publications: Mensenwerk; Herinneringen van een partijvoorzitter, 2001-2007, Amsterdam, 2010.
– (with Peter van Aelst and Joop van Holsteyn),‘Party Members as part-time marketers’, in:  Routledge Handbook of Political Marketing, 2011, 151-163.

Koop, Royce

Institution: Memorial University of Newfoundland

Postal Address: Department of Political Science, Science Building, Room 2028, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, A1B 3X9



Research Interests: Political parties, politics of multi-level states, democratic institutions, online political communication, qualitative research methodology.

Recent Publications: – Koop, Royce, and Harold J. Jansen. 2009. ?Political Blogs and Blogrolls in Canada: Forums for Democratic Deliberation?? Social Science Computer Review. 27:2:155-173.
– Jansen, Harold J., and Royce Koop. 2005. ?Pundits, Ideologues, and Ranters: The British Columbia Election Online.? Canadian Journal of Communication. 30:4:613-632.

Koss, Michael

Institution: University of Potsdam

Postal Address: Chair “Politics and Government in Germany and Europe”; Economics and Social Sciences Faculty; University of Potsdam; August-Bebel-Str. 89; D-14482 Potsdam



Research Interests: Party funding; non-social democratic left parties.

Recent Publications: – The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
– Left Parties in National Governments, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 (with Jonathan Olsen & Dan Hough).

Krook, Mona Lena

Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Postal Address: Department of Political Science; Washington University in St. Louis; Campus Box 1063; One Brookings Drive; St. Louis, MO 63130; U.S.A.



Research Interests: Women and Political Parties, Gender Quotas and Candidate Selection.

Recent Publications: – “Gender Quotas in British Politics: Multiple Approaches and Methods in Feminist Research” (co-authored with Judith Squires). British Politics, forthcoming.
– “Gender Quotas, Norms, and Politics.” Politics and Gender, forthcoming.
– “Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand: Gender Quotas in the Context of Citizenship Models” (co-authored with Joni Lovenduski and Judith Squires). In Women, Quotas, and Politics, ed. Drude Dahlerup. New York: Routledge, forthcoming.


Kulahci, Erol

Institution: Université libre de Bruxelles

Postal Address: 40 Rue Van Campenhout; 1000 Brussels; Belgium



Research Interests: European party federations and EU democratic deficit, Nature and policy-making of European party federations.

Recent Publications: – With Pascal Delwit and Cédric van de Walle (eds.), The Europarties. Organisation and Influence, Brussels, Centre d’étude de la vie politique, 2004, 322p.
– “EU political conditionality and parties in government: human rights and the quest for Turkish transformation”, Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, décembre 2005, Vol.7, No.3, pp.387-402.
– La social-démocratie et le chômage (Social-democracy and unemployment), Brussels, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2008, 208p.

Kyzirakos, Evangelos

Institution: University of Essex

Postal Address: Department of Government, University of Essex, Wivenhow Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ


Research Interests: Party politics, European politics, Comparative politics, law and politics, public policies, political parties  & international relations.

Recent Publications: – Kyzirakos, E.  “Law as Politics? An examination of the interdependence between law and politics in the GermanFederalRepublic”, under review.

– Kyzirakos, E. “Law as Politics or the Birth of a New Type of Political Party?”, under review.

Ladrech, Robert

Institution: Keele University

Postal Address: SPIRE; Keele University; Keele, Staffordshire; ST55BG

Research Interests: European integration and political parties; French political parties; Social democratic parties.

Recent Publications: – Europeanization and Political Parties: A Framework for Analysis, Party Politics, vol 8, no 4, 2002;
– The Europeanization of Interest groups and Political Parties, in The Member States of the European Union, eds. S Bulmer & C Lequesne, Oxford University Press, 2005.

Lefkofridi, Zoe

Institution: Institute for European Integration Research,AustrianAcademy of Sciences

& Institute for Political Science, Universityof Vienna

Postal Address: Institute for European Integration Research (EIF), AustrianAcademy ofSciences, Strohgasse 45, 1030Vienna,Austria



Research Interests: Political parties, democracy, representation, European integration

Recent Publications: – Lefkofridi, Z., Giger, N. and Kissau, K. 2012: Special Issue on „Inequality & Representation in Europe“, Representation – the Journal of Representative Democracy (forthcoming).
– Lefkofridi, Z. and Horvath, K. 2012: Migration Policy Issues and Representation in European Liberal Democracies. Representation (forthcoming).
– Casado-Asensio, J. and Lefkofridi, Z. 2011: Representation in the European Union: Congruence between Citizens and Elites in the European Parliament’s Two-level Setting. Perspectives on European Politics & Society 12 (2): 161-179.

Lewis, Paul

Institution: Open University

Postal Address: Faculty of Social Sciences; Open University; Milton Keynes MK7 6AA



Research Interests: Parties and party systems in central and eastern Europe,; processes of EU enlargement,; Polish politics.

Recent Publications: – EU enlargement and party systems in central Europe, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics vol.21,2 (2005)
– Party states and state parties, in Handbook of Political Parties (ed. R. Katz and W. Crotty), Sage (2005)
– Political parties and the representation of social interests in central Europe, Romanian Journal of Society and Politics (2005).


Lightfoot, Simon

Institution: University of Leeds

Postal Address: Social Sciences Building; School of Politics and International Studies; University of Leeds; Leeds LS2 9JT; UK



Research Interests: Attitudes of social democratic parties to European integration, especially in CEE states; The organisational development of Europarties.

Recent Publications: – Holmes, M and Lightfoot, S. (2011) Limited Influence? The Role of the Party of European Socialists in Shaping Social Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, Government and Opposition, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 32-55.
– Holmes, M. and Lightfoot, S. (2007) The Europeanisation of left political parties: limits to adaptation and consensus. Capital and Class 93, pp. 101-19.
– Lightfoot, S (2005) Europeanising Social Democracy: the rise of the Party of European Socialists? Oxford: Routledge.


Lilliefeldt, Emelie (*)

Institution: Stockholm University, Sodertorn University

Postal Address: Sodertorn University, School of Social Sciences, SE141 89 Huddinge, Sweden



Research Interests: Comparative European politics, political parties, political representation, social science research methods.

Recent Publications: Party and gender in Western Europe revisited: A fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis of gender-balanced parliamentary parties. Party Politics. Prepublished Dec 16, 2010. DOI: 10.1177/1354068810380094


Liñeira, Robert (*)

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Postal Address: Departament de Ciència Política ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Edifici B – Campus de la UAB -; 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) – Barcelona ; Spain


Research Interests: Party systems and party competition; electoral behaviour; electoral systems; multilevel electoral competition.

Recent Publications: Electoral change between general and regional elections: The Catalan and the Scottish case. Paper presented at the ECPR’s General Conference held in Pisa at 2007.

Linhart, Eric

Institution: University of Kiel

Postal Address: Universität Kiel, Institut für Agrarökonomie, D-24098 Kiel



Research Interests: Decision Theory and Game Theory, Electoral Systems, Voting Behaviour, Coalition Building, Interest Groups

Recent Publications:  – Linhart, Eric and Jana Windwehr (2012): The relevance of ministries, portfolios and policy fields for parties in the German Länder [in German language], Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen 43(3): 579-597.

– Shikano, Susumu and Eric Linhart (2010): Coalition-formation as a result of policy and office motivations in the German federal states: An empirical estimate of the weighting parameters of both motivations, Party Politics 16(1): 111-130.

– Linhart, Eric and Susumu Shikano (2009): Ideological signals of German parties in a multi-dimensional space: An estimation of party preferences using the CMP data, German Politics 18(3): 301-322.


Lisi, Marco

Institution: New University of Lisbon, Department of Political Studies

Postal Address: Av. de Berna 26-C, 1069-061Lisbon -Portugal


Research Interests: Political parties, party systems, electoral behaviour, political campaigns, southern Europe.

Recent Publications: – Lisi, Marco. 2011. Os Partidos Políticos emPortugal: continuidade e transformação (Political Parties inPortugal: change and continuity),Coimbra, Almedina.
– Lisi, Marco. 2011. “Campaign effects in a changing environment: the 2006 Italian legislative elections.” Journal of Political Marketing 10 (4):328-49.
– Lisi, Marco. 2010. “Innovation and Adaptation in Contemporary Left-Wing Parties: Lessons from Southern Europe.” Perspectives on European Society and Politics 11 (1):60-79.

Little, Conor (*)

Institution: European University Institute

Postal Address: Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute Badia Fiesolana, Via dei Roccettini 9, I – 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy.



Research Interests: Coalition bargaining, post-incumbency electoral outcomes, parties in government, small parties, Green parties, ministers, political careers.

Recent Publications: – Little, C. 2011. ‘The General Election of 2011 in the Republic of Ireland: All Changed Utterly?’, West European Politics 34 (6): 1304-1313.
– Little, C., Sudulich, M.L. & Wall, M. 2010. ‘Ireland.’ In W. Gagatek, ed. The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament: Country Reports. Florence: European University Institute.

Loomes, Gemma

Institution: University of Birmingham

Postal Address: Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston,
Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK


Research Interests: Comparative European politics; party systems

Recent Publications: – Loomes, G. (2011) Party Strategies in Western Europe. Party Competition and Electoral
outcomes, London: Routledge.

Losada, Rodrigo

Institution: Universidad Sergio Arboleda

Postal Address: Escuela de Política y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Calle 74 No. 14-14, Bogotá, COLOMBIA


Research Interests: Political parties: Their nature, their future, comparative studies. Party systems in Latin America.

Recent Publications: – “Un sistema de partidos bajo tratamiento de choque” (2012).  “Coaliciones que pactan los candidatos a cargos públicos electivos: El caso.

– colombiano” (2011).  Atlas sobre las elecciones presidenciales en Colombia 1974-2002 (2006).

Løvlie, Frode(*)

Institution: Chr. Michelsen Institute and Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen

Postal Address: Chr. Michelsen Institute, P.O.Box 6033, Bedriftssenteret, N-5892 Bergen, Norway



Research Interests: Democratization processes and party politics in the Middle East; the institutionalization of Islamist parties.
Lucardie, Paul

Institution: University of Groningen

Postal Address: UB/DNPP P.O. Box 559 9700 AN Groningen Netherlands


Research Interests: New parties fringe parties extreme parties.

Recent Publications: – ‘Des extrêmes politiques canadiens’, in : Bernadette Rigal-Cellard (ed), Missions extrêmes en Amérique du Nord. Des jésuites à Raël, Bordeaux: Pleine Page éditeur, 315-331.
– ‘Prophets, Purifiers and Prolocutors: towards a theory on the emergence of new parties’, Party Politics, 6: 2 (2000), 175-185.

Luther, Kurt Richard

Institution: Keele University

Postal Address: Keele European Parties Research Unit; School of Politics; Keele University; Keele, Staffs., GB-ST5 5BG



Research Interests: Right-wing radical parties; Austrian parties and party systems; parties and consociational democracy; parties and European integration.

Recent Publications:
– Luther K. R. (2011)’Of goals and own goals: A case study of right-wing populist party strategy for and during incumbency. Party Politics, Vol. 17(4), 453-470.
– Bale Tim, Green-Pedersen C, Krouwel A, Luther KR, Sitter N. (2010) ‘If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them? Explaining Social Democratic Responses to the Challenge from the Populist Radical Right in Western Europe’, Political Studies, Vol. 58(3), 410-426.
– Thomas Poguntke, Nicholas Aylott, Robert Ladrech and Kurt Richard Luther (2007) ‘The Europeanization of national party organizations. A conceptual analysis’, European Journal for Political Research, 46/6, 747-771.
– Thomas Poguntke, Nick Aylott, Elisabeth Carter, Robert Ladrech and Kurt Richard Luther (eds) (2007) The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation, London, Routledge.

Lyubenov, Milen

Institution: University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Postal Address: 125 Tzarigradsko shosse blvd., bl. 4, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


Research Interests: Political parties and party systems; populism; radical right; electoral behaviour.

March, Luke


Postal Address: Politics; 40 George Sq; Edinburgh EH8 9LL



Research Interests: Russian, Moldovan, Soviet and post-Soviet politics with an emphasis on the politics of democratisation (specifically political parties, electoral politics and institution-building), political ideologies, and left-wing and nationalist movements. Currently working both on democratisation in Moldova and the radical left in Europe and Russia.

Recent Publications: – ‘The Contemporary Russian Left after Communism: into the Dustbin of History?’ Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics (forthcoming, December 2006).
– ‘Power and Opposition in the Former Soviet Union: The Communist Parties of Moldova and Russia’, Party Politics, vol. 12, no. 3, 2006, forthcoming, pp. 341-365.
– Luke March and Cas Mudde, ‘The European Radical Left, Decline and Adaptation’ Comparative European Politics, vol. 3, no. 1, 2005, pp. 23-49.

Massetti, Emanuele (*)

Institution: University of Sussex

Postal Address: University of Sussex,; School of Social nad Cultural Studies,; Dep. of Politics and Contemporary European Studies,; Falmer, ; Brighton BN3 9SJ


Research Interests:Regionalist parties in Western Europe.


McDonnell, Duncan

Institution: European University Institute

Postal Address: European University Institute, 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole



Research Interests: Populism, Political Parties, Local Democracy

Recent Publications:  ‘Outsider Parties’ (with James Newell), a special edition of Party Politics, vol. 17, no. 4, July 2011.
– ‘Di lotta e di governo: The Lega Nord and Rifondazione Comunista in Office’, with Daniele Albertazzi and James Newell, Party Politics, Vol. 17, No. 4, July 2011.
– ‘The Lega Nord Back in Government’, with Daniele Albertazzi, West European Politics, Vol. 33, No. 6, December 2010.

Mihaila, Roxana (*)

Institution: University of Sussex

Postal Address: Sussex European Institute, Friston Building, Room 245, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9 SP, UK


Research Interests: EU integration/decision-making  and political parties; comparative European politics; Europeanization, conditionality and democratisation; comparative research methods.

Mudde, Cas

Institution: University of Georgia

Postal Address: Department of International Affairs, University of Georgia, Candler Hall, Athens, GA 30602-1492, USA



Research Interests: Parties and party families, Populist radical right parties, Extremism and democracy, Euroscepticism.

Recent Publications: – Cas Mudde, “Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe”, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
– Cas Mudde, “The Populist Zeitgeist”, Government & Opposition, Vol.39, No.3, 2004, pp.541-563.
– Peter Mair and Cas Mudde, “The Party Family and Its Study”, Annual Review of Political Science, Vol.1, 1998, pp.211-229.

Mueller-Rommel, Ferdinand

Institution: University of Lueneburg, Centre for the Study of Democracy

Postal Address: Scharnhorststr. 1; D-21335 Lueneburg



Research Interests: Political parties and governments in Europe.

Recent Publications: – Party Government in the New Europe (with Hans Keman), Routledge 2012
– Governing New European Democracies (with Jean Blondel and Darina Maldova), Palgrave 2007
– Political Parties in the New Europe (with K.R.Luther), Oxford University Press 2005 (paperback)
– Green Parties in National Governments (with T.Poguntke), Frank Cass/Routledge 2002

Mueller, Wolfgang C.

Institution: University of Vienna

Postal Address: Institut für Staatswissenschaft, Universität Wien, Hohenstaufeng. 9/7, 1010 Wien



Research Interests: Coalition Government & Relevance of the Intra-Party Dimension; Party Organizations; Party Change; Party Competition; Political Institutions; Election Studies.

Recent Publications:– Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Torbjörn Bergman (eds.), Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining: the Democratic Life Cycle in Western Europe. Oxford: University Press, 2008.
– Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Daniel Markham Smith, ‘Parliamentary Control of Coalition Governments.’ Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 13 (2010), pp. 517–535.
– Bernhard Miller and Wolfgang C. Müller, ‘Managing Grand Coalitions: Germany 2005–2009.’ German Politics, Vol. 19 (2010), No. 3, pp. 332–352.
– Ulrich Sieberer, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Maiko Heller, ‘Reforming the Rules of the Parliamentary Game: Measuring and Explaining Changes in Parliamentary Rules in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, 1945–2010.’ West European Politics, Vol. 34 (2011), No. 5, pp. 948–975.

Murray, Rainbow

Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Postal Address: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK



Research Interests: Gender and politics, political parties, French and comparative politics, parliaments, representation, elections.

Recent Publications: -Murray, Rainbow (2010), “Parties, Gender Quotas and Candidate Selection inFrance” (Palgrave).
-Murray, Rainbow, Mona Lena Krook and Katherine Opello (2012), “Why are Gender Quotas Adopted? Parity and Party Pragmatism in France”, Political Research Quarterly.
– Murray, Rainbow (2010), “Second Among Unequals? A Study of Whether France’s “Quota Women” are Up to the Job”, Politics & Gender 6(1): 93-118.


Nenadovic, Maja (*)

Institution: University of Amsterdam

Postal Address: Spuistraat 134; P.C. Hoofthuis room 651; 1012 VB Amsterdam; The Netherlands


Research Interests: Political party regulation, political party assistance, political parties in new democracies, political institutions design in post conflict zones.


Olsson, Amanda

Institution: n/a

Postal Address: Les Sapins, 5 le Clos Ahier; Rue du Froid Vent; St Saviour; Jersey JE2 7LJ; Channel Islands, UK


Research Interests: Campaign finance, election finance, elections.


Paloheimo, Heikki

Institution: University of Tampere

Postal Address: Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Tampere, 33014 Tampere, Finland


Research Interests: Political participation, Political parties in the parliament and in the cabinet.


Pappas, Takis S.

Institution: University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Postal Address: 28 Octovriou 24; 154 52 Paleo Psychiko; Athens, Greece


Research Interests: Party system change; comparative political cleavages; party development and party typologies; charismatic leadership; party system change in Southern and Eastern Europe; the Greek political parties (esp. ND and PASOK) and Greek party system.

Recent Publications: – Shared Culture, Individual Strategy, and Collective Action: The Charismatic Emergence of Slobodan Milosevic”, Journal of Southern Europe and Black Sea Studies 5:2 (May 2005), 191-211.
– “The Transformation of the Greek Party System since 1951”, West European Politics 26:2 (April 2003), 90-114.
– Making Party Democracy in Greece (London: Macmillan/Palgrave, 1999).

Partos, Rebecca (*)

Institution: University of Sussex

Postal Address: Politics and Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9SN, UK



Research Interests: Comparative, British party politics; centre-right, UK Conservative Party; parties and interest groups; parties and policy development; parties and immigration and asylum policy

Recent Publications: – Bale, Tim, Hampshire, James and Partos, Rebecca (2011) Having One’s Cake and Eating It Too: Cameron’s Conservatives and Immigration. Political Quarterly, 82 (3). pp. 398-406.


Pedersen, Karina

Institution: University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science

Postal Address: Østre Farimagsgade 5, Postbox 2099, 1014 København K



Research Interests: Political parties, elections and electoral laws, campaigning, party membership, parties’ application of information and communication technology.

Recent Publications: – Knut Heidar & Karina Pedersen (forthcoming) ‘Party Feminism: Gender Gaps within Nordic Political Parties’. Scandinavian Political Studies.
– Karina Pedersen (2005) ‘The 2005 Danish General Election: A consolidating election’. West European Politics, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 1101-1108.
– Karina Pedersen & Jo Saglie (2005) ‘New Technology in Ageing Parties: Internet Use among Danish and Norwegian Party Members’. Party Politics, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 359-377.


Petithomme, Mathieu (*)

Institution: European University Institute

Postal Address: IUE, Department SPS, Badia Fiesolana Via dei Roccettini, 9 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole, Italia

Research Interests: Political parties, Europeanization, Conflict resolution, international relations.

Recent Publications: – “La despolitización de la política europea y el dilema del déficit democrático”, Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto, n°39/2008, Universidad de Deusto.
– “The Sucesses and Failures of Green Parties: The Joint Effects of Electoral Systems Constraints and Party Strategies in France, Italy, Great-Britain and Germany?”, Central European University Journal of Political Science, Central European University Budapest, vol. 3, n° 1, mars 2008, pp. 93-119 (ISSN 1818-7668).
– “Human Security and the Instrumentalization of Disorder in Angola”, Human Security Journal – Revue de la Sécurité Humaine, The Journal of the Center for Peace and Human Security, CERI/IEP de Paris, vol. 4, juin 2007, pp. 82-96.


Pettitt, Robin T.

Institution: Kingston University – London

Postal Address: School of Social Science; Kingston University; Penrhyn Road; Kingston upon Thames; Surrey KT1 2EE



Research Interests: Party members, intra-party democracy, party conferences, parties and the media.

Recent Publications: – “Challenging the Leadership: the party Conference as a platform for dissenting membership voice in the Labour Party and the Danish Centre-Left”. Scandinavian Political Studies 30(2):229-248 (2007).
– “Rebellion by the seaside: How single member plurality has affected membership dissent at the Labour Party conference”. Representation 42(4):289-301 (2006).
– “Expert Opinion on Electoral Systems: So Which Electoral System is “Best”?”. With Shaun Bowler and David M. Farrell. Journal of Elections, Parties and Public Opinion (JEPOP) 15(1):3-19 (2005).


Pilet, Jean-Benoit

Institution: Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium

Postal Address: Institut d’études européennes Université Libre   de Bruxelles Avenue FD Roosevelt, 39 1050 Brussels Belgium



Research Interests: Political Parties and Electoral Reforms; Electoral Systems; Elections; Party Politics; Candidate Selection; Local Politics; Belgian Politics.

Recent Publications: – Herwig REYNAERT, Kristof STEYVERS, Pascal DELWIT, Jean-Benoit PILET (eds), Revolution or Renovation? Reforming Local Politics inEurope,Bruges, Vanden Broele, 2005, 643 pages.

– Pascal DELWIT, Jean-Benoit PILET, Regional and European Election in Belgium: the Greens still at low tide, Environmental Politics, February 2005, vol. 14, n° 1, pp. 112-117. – Pascal DELWIT, Jean-Benoit PILIET, The Belgian Federal Election, 18 May 2003: A first step towards bipartism ?, Representation, 2004, vol. 41, n°1, pp.33-41.

Pirro, Andrea L. P. (*)

Institution: University of Siena

Postal Address: CIRCaP c/o Universityof Siena, Via Mattioli 10, 53100 Siena, Italy


Research Interests: Radical right parties and politics; populism; Central and Eastern Europe; social and political change in Europe; comparative politics.

Poguntke, Thomas

Institution: Universität Düsseldorf

Postal Address: Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut, Heinrich-Heine-University,Düsseldorf, Universitätsstr. 1;
40225 Düsseldorf, Germany



Research Interests: Comparative parties and party systems, Green parties, presidentialization, German politics.

Recent Publications: – Thomas Poguntke & Paul Webb (eds.) (2005), The Presidentialization of Politics. A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
– Kay Lawson & Thomas Poguntke (eds.) (2004), How Political Parties Respond. Interest Aggregation Revisited, London/New York: Routledge.
– Ferdinand Müller-Rommel & Thomas Poguntke (eds.) (2002), Green Parties in National Governments, London and Portland, OR: Frank Cass (also published as Special Issue of Environmental Politics, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002). Chinese translation published by Shandong University Press 2005.

Polk, Jonathan

Institution: University of Gothenburg

Postal Address: Centre for European Research (CERGU), University of Gothenburg, Box 711, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden


Research Interests: Social democracy, European Union politics, European Parliament elections, dimensionality

Recent Publications: – “Catch-All or Catch and Release? The Electoral Consequences of Social Democratic Parties’ March to the Middle in Western Europe.” (with Johannes Karreth and Christopher Allen). Forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies, 2013.

– “Complexity in the European Party Space: Exploring Dimensionality with Experts.” (with Ryan Bakker and Seth Jolly). European Union Politics 13(2): 219-245. 2012.

Pseja, Pavel

Institution: Department of IR and European Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University

Postal Address: Department of IR and European Studies; Faculty of Social Studies ; Masaryk University; Jostova 10; 602 00 Brno ; Czech Republic



Research Interests: Theory of party systems; party systems in transition; Central European politics.

Recent Publications: – Pšeja, P.: Party System of the Czech Republic. Political Parties and their Development 1989-1998, Brno, CDK 2005, 201 pp. (in Czech)
– Pšeja, P., Balík, S. (eds.): Amalíjat biná’ al-mu’assasát ad-dímuqrátíja: Dirását min al-Džumhúríja ‘t-tšíkíja (Democratic Institutions Building: Experience of the Czech Republic), Brno/Baghdad, CDK/International Republican Institute 2005. (in Arabic)

Rahat, Gideon

Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Postal Address: Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905, Israel


Research Interests: Comparative Politics and Israeli Politics, especially political institutions, political parties, electoral reform, candidate selection, personalization of politics.

Recent Publications: – Hazan, Reuven Y. and Gideon Rahat. 2010. Democracy Within Parties: Candidate Selection Methods and their Political Consequences.OxfordUniversity Press,Oxford.
– Rahat, Gideon. 2008. The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Democracies:Israelin Comparative and Theoretical Perspective.StateUniversityofNew YorkPress,Albany.
– Barnea, Shlomit and Gideon Rahat. 2011. ‘Out with the Old, In with the “New”’ What Constitutes a New Party?” Party Politics, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 303-320.

Rashkova, Ekaterina (*)

Institution: Leiden University

Postal Address: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Pieter de la Court Gebouw, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden, The Netherlands.


Research Interests: Political Parties; Party Systems; Electoral Systems.


Reniu, Josep M.

Institution: University of Barcelona

Postal Address: Dept. Dret Constitucional i Ciència Política; Universitat de Barcelona; Avda. Diagonal, 684; 08034 Barcelona (Spain)



Research Interests: Coalition governments. Multi-level governance. Intraparty politics. Political coalitions.

Recent Publications: – (2004) “Hacia una tipologia de los gobiernos autonómicos en España, 1980-2003″Autonomies. Revista de Derecho Público de Catalunya, nº 30. Pps. 27-56, ISSN: 0213-344x.
– (2004) With Jordi MATAS: “La política de las coaliciones en Cataluña”. Revista Española de Ciencia Política, nº 9. Pps. 83-112 / ISSN: 1575-6548.
– (2002): La formación de gobiernos minoritarios en España, 1977-1996. Madrid, CIS/Siglo XXI. ISBN: 84-7476-332-0
– (2001): “¿Merece la pena coligarse? La formación de gobiernos minoritarios en España, 1977-1996”. Revista Española de Ciencia Política, nº 5. Pps. 111-142. ISSN: 1575-6548.

Riera, Pedro (*)

Institution: Department of Political and Social Sciences. European University Institute

Postal Address: Via dei Roccettini 9, 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole, Italia


Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Political Institutions, Electoral Behaviour.

Recent Publications: – “To Anticipate or not to anticipate? A comparative analysis of opportunistic early elections and incumbents´ economic performance”. Published as Working Paper by FUNCAS in 2010.
– With Marc Rius “Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds and the Assembly of Catalonia Elections 2006”. Enviromental Politics, published in 2009.


Rohlfing, Ingo

Institution: University of Cologne

Postal Address: Department of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Gottfried-Keller-Str. 1, D-50931 Köln


Research Interests: Intraparty politics; ministerial resignation; multiple goal-seeking and legislative behaviour.


Saglie, Jo

Institution: Institute for Social Research, Oslo

Postal Address: PO Box 3233 Elisenberg, N-0208 Oslo, Norway



Research Interests: Party organizations, local politics, elections, Norwegian politics.

Recent Publications: – Karina Pedersen and Jo Saglie (2005): ‘New Technology in Ageing Parties’, Party Politics (11), 3: 359–77.
– Bernhard Hansen and Jo Saglie (2005): ‘Who Should Govern Political Parties? Organizational Values in Norwegian and Danish Political Parties’, Scandinavian Political Studies (28), 1: 1–23.
– Jo Saglie and Knut Heidar (2004): ‘Democracy within Norwegian Political Parties: Complacency or Pressure for Change?’, Party Politics (10), 4: 385–405.


Sandri, Giulia


Postal Address:


Research Interests: Party organization, Italian politics, Belgian politics, regionalism and international relations of regions.


Sauger, Nicolas

Institution: CEVIPOF – Sciences Po (Paris-France)

Postal Address: CEVIPOF; 98 rue de l’Université; F-75007 Paris


Research Interests: Party systems; Right wing parties; Quantitative methods.

Recent Publications: – Le référendum de ratification du Traité constitutionnel du 29 mai 2005 : comprendre le « Non » français [with Annie Laurent], Cahier du CEVIPOF n° 42, 2005, 167p.
– Sur la mutation contemporaine des structures de la compétition partisane en France : les partis de droite face a l’intégration européenne, Politique Européenne, 2005, 16, pp. 103-126.
– The UDF in the 1990s: the Break-up of a Party Confederation, in J. Evans (ed.): The French party system, Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2003, pp. 107-120.


Schumacher, Gijs (*)

Institution: VU University Amsterdam

Postal Address: De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV, Amsterdam



Research Interests: Party politics; welfare state politics; methodology.

Schwediauer, Veronika (*)

Institution: Department of Political Science, University of Vienna

Postal Address: Vienna School of Governance, University of Vienna, Universitätscampus, AAKH, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1, 1090 Wien


Research Interests: Gender Policies in the Political Parties, Women and Political Parties, History of Political Parties in Austria.

Shemer Kunz, Yoav (*)

Institution: University of Strasbourg

Postal Address: University of Strasbourg, 140 route des Romains, 67200 STRASBOURG


Research Interests: Political parties, European parliament, European elections.

Sieberer, Ulrich

Institution: University of Konstanz

Postal Address: Universität Konstanz, Zukunftskolleg, Fach 218, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany


Personal Website:

Research Interests: Institutional change; parliamentary behaviour; party unity; empirical democratic theory

Recent Publications: – Ulrich Sieberer, Wolfgang C. Müller, Maiko I. Heller, 2011, Reforming the rules of the parliamentary game: Measuring and explaining changes in parliamentary rules in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, 1945-2010, West European Politics 34 (5), 948-975.

– Ulrich Sieberer, 2011, The institutional power of Western European Parliaments: A multidimensional analysis, West European Politics 34 (4), 731-754.

– Ulrich Sieberer, 2010, Behavioral Consequences of Mixed Electoral Systems. Deviating Voting Behavior of District and List MPs in the German Bundestag, Electoral Studies 29 (3), 484-496.

Silva Carvalho, Sandra (*)

Institution: CIS/ISCTE

Postal Address: CIS – Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social; Edificio ISCTE; Avenida Forças Armadas; 1649-026 Lisboa


Research Interests: Political parties, accountability, trust, group processes, ethics and responsibility, social representations, social network analysis.

Recent Publications: – With Nunes, J., Jesuino, Costa S., Diego C. and Matias, M. (2007) From Public Accountability ‘in Books’ to Public Accountability in Action: The Case of Portugal. Innovation: European Journal of Social Sciences. To be published.
– With Nunes, J., Jesuino, Costa S., Diego C. and Matias, M. (2003) Public Accountability: The portuguese “landscape”. Oficina nº198. Coimbra: Oficina do CES.

Simmons, Peter (*)

Institution: University of Sussex

Postal Address: Sussex European Institute, Friston Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1, UK


Research Interests: EU democracy promotion, Central and Eastern Europe, political parties.


Spier, Tim (*)

Institution: Heinrich-Heine University

Postal Address: Institute for Party Law and Party Research Heinrich-Heine University; Düsseldorf Universitätsstraße 1, Gebäude 24.91; 40225 Düsseldorf; Germany



Research Interests: Political sociology (especially electoral behaviour and party research) ; Political attitudes (especially authoritarianism, dogmatism, rigidity); Social inequalities (especially impact of deprivation, job insecurity, unemployment, and social ex-clusion on voting behaviour); Comparative political science (especially Western Europe); Quantitative methods (especially survey research and electoral geography).

Recent Publications: – Spier, Tim/ Walter, Franz (2004). “Viel Lärm um nichts? Zu den Erfolgsaussichten einer neuen Linkspartei” (“Much Ado About Nothing? Prospects of the New Party of the Left“). In: Gewerkschaftliche Monatshefte, v. 55, no. 6, pp. 328-337.
– Spier, Tim (2006). “Populismus und Modernisierung” (“Populism and Modernisation”). In: Frank Decker (ed.), “Populismus. Nützliches Korrektiv oder Gefahr für die Demokratie?” (“Populism. Benefical Corrective or Danger for Democracy?”), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 33-58.

Spoerri, Marlene (*)

Institution: University of Amsterdam

Postal Address: Spuistraat 134 Rm. 651; 1012 VB Amsterdam; The Netherlands



Research Interests: Serbia, Western Balkans, democratization, political party assistance.

Spoon, Jae-Jae

Institution: University of North Texas



Research Interests: Green parties, minor parties, French and British politics, representation and electoral systems.

Recent Publications: – Testing the ‘Party Matters’ Thesis: What Explains Compliance with the Kyoto Protocol? (with Christian B. Jensen), Political Studies (2011).
– Thinking locally, acting supranationally: Niche party behaviour in the European Parliament (with Christian B. Jensen), European Journal of Political Research (2010).
– A Vote Against Europe? Explaining Defection at the 1999 and 2004 European Parliament Elections (with Sara B. Hobolt and James R. Tilley), British Journal of Political Science (2009).

Stefanov, Daniel (*)

Institution: Sofia University, Bulgaria

Postal Address: 22 Skobelev str. Russe 7000 Bulgaria



Research Interests: Electoral systems, political parties in Central and Eastern Europe.

Stefuriuc, Irina (*)

Institution: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Postal Address: Vakgroep Politieke Wetenschappen, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussel



Research Interests: Coalition governments; party organization; regional/sub-national party politics.

Recent Publications: – 2005 “Party unity in multi-level systems” (with David Rivás), paper presented at the ECPR Joint Session of Workshops, Granada (14-19 April).
– 2004 “Towards a framework for analysis of Central and Eastern European coalition governments: The nexus between intra-party conflict and inter-party dynamics”, paper presented at the ECPR Joint Session of Workshops, Uppsala (13 – 18 April).
– 2003 “Campaign personalization and personal voting in Romania: A longitudinal analysis, 1995-2002” in The Romanian Journal of Society and Politics no. 2/2003.


Steinack, Katrin

Institution: MonashUniversity; Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne

Email: /


Research Interests: Parliamentary Party Groups, Opposition Parties, Regional Parties, Green Parties, Party Strategies.

Recent Publications: – 2011 (forthcoming) Two patterns of opposition: Party Group Interaction in the Bavarian State Parliament. Journal of Legislative Studies 17 (1). ISSN 1743-9337 (electronic) 1357-2334 (paper). Pre-published version available online at .
– (2007) Opposition im Bayerischen Landtag 1994-1998. Europäische Hochschulschriften, 534. Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 378 pp. ISBN 3-631-55654-3.
– (2007) Auf verlorenem Posten? Eine Untersuchung zu Einflussmöglichkeiten der Opposition im Bayerischen Landtag. Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 38 (2). pp. 89-110. ISSN 0340-1758.


Steven, Martin

Institution: University of Glasgow

Postal Address: Department of Politics, Adam Smith Building 40, Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RT



Research Interests: Social capital; parties; politics and religion; UK and US politics.

Recent Publications: – Steven, M. (2008) ‘Electoral reform and democratic engagement’, Representation, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 277-284.
– Steven, M. (2008) ‘Secessionist politics and religious conservatism: the Scottish National Party and faith-based interests’, Politics, Vol. 28, No.3, pp. 188-196.
– Steven, M. (2007) The 2007 Scottish Parliament Election, (London: Electoral Reform Society).

Stojic, Marko (*)

 Institution: University of Sussex, Sussex European Institute

Postal Address: Friston Building 121, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SP, UK


Research Interests: Western Balkan party politics, Party positions on Europe, Euroscepticism

Recent Publications: – The changing nature of Serbian political parties’ attitudes towards Serbian EU membership, SEI Working Paper No.122, EPERN Working paper No.24.
– Europeand the Serbian Election of May 2008, EPERN Election Briefing Papers No.50.
– Between Europhobia and Europhilia: Party and popular attitudes towards membership of the European Union in Serbia and Croatia, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Vol. 7, No. 3, 312 – 335.

Sundberg, Jan

Institution: Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki

Postal Address: Department of Political Science; 00014 University of Helsinki; Finland


Research Interests: Political parties; Local politics; Ethnic politics.

Recent Publications: – (2003) Parties as Organized Actors. Helsinki: The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.
– (2002) The Electoral System of Finland: Old and Working Well. In Bernard Grofman and Arend Lijphard (eds.) The Evolution of Electoral and Party Systems in the Nordic Countries. New York: Agathon Press.


Svåsand, Lars

Institution: University of Bergen

Postal Address: Christiesgt. 15; N-5007 Bergen; Norway


Research Interests: Party organisations, party systems, parties in new democracies.

Recent Publications: – From dominant to competitive party system: The Zambian experience 1991-2001 (co-authored with Lise Rakner), Party Politics, No. 1, Vol. 10, 2004.
– Political parties in Norway – 40 years later, (co-autored with Knut Heidar), in H.M. Narud and A. Krogstad (eds) 2004: Elections, parties and political representation, Oslo, University Press.


Szczerbiak, Aleks

Institution: University of Sussex

Postal Address: Sussex European Institute; University of Sussex; Falmer; Brighton; BN1 9RG; UK



Research Interests: Central and East European parties and party systems – especially Poland; The impact of European integration on parties and party systems.

Recent Publications: – Poles Together? The Emergence and Development of Political Parties in Post-Communist Poland”, Central European University Press, 2001.
– (With Sean Hanley), ed. Centre-Right Parties in Post-Communist East-Central Europe: Special Issue of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, September 2004.


Taleski, Dane (*)

Institution: Political Science Department, Central European University (CEU)

Postal Address: Political Science Department, Central European University (CEU), Nador u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary


Research Interests: Political parties in post-conflict societies.


Taggart, Paul

Institution: University of Sussex

Postal Address: Sussex European Institute; University of Sussex; Brighton Bn1 9RH; UNITED KINGDOM


Research Interests: Populism; Euroscepticism; European Parliament.

Tarouco, Gabriela

Institution: UFPE – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brasil)

Postal Address: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Departamento de Ciência Política, Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 – Cidade Universitária, Recife – PE – Brasil – CEP: 50670-901



Research Interests: Political Parties, Electoral Governance

Recent Publications: TAROUCO, G. S. “Brazilian Parties According to their Manifestos: Political Identity and Programmatic Emphases”. Brazilian Political Science Review, v. 5, p. 54-76, 2011.

– PAIVA, D. and TAROUCO, G. S. “Voto e identificação partidária: os partidos brasileiros e a preferência dos eleitores”. Opinião Pública, v. 17, p. 426-451, 2011.

– TAROUCO, G. S.  “Institucionalização Partidária no Brasil (1982-2006)”. Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política, v. 4, p. 169-186, 2010.


Tosun, Tanju

Institution: Ege University, Dept. of International Relations

Postal Address: Ege University; Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences; Department of International Relations; Bornova-Izmir; Turkey



Research Interests: Political Parties, Comparative Politics, Voting Behaviour, Election Systems, Turkish Politics.


Turovsky, Rostislav

Institution: Moscow State University

Postal Address: Moscow State University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of Russian Politics, Lomonosovskij prospect, 27, build. 4. 119991, Moscow, Russia



Research Interests: Electoral geography, regional/local elections, comparative studies of party systems.

Recent Publications: – Turovsky, R. 2005. Regional Aspects of National Elections in Russia, in The 1999-2000 National Elections in Russia. Analyses, Documents and Data, edited by V. Gel’man, G. Golosov, E. Meleshkina. Berlin: Edition Sigma, 143-165.
– Turovsky, R.F. 2006. Regional Elections in Russia: a Case of : “Atypical” Democracy, in The Technologies of Politics, edited by B.I. Makarenko. Moscow, CPT, 143-190 (in Russian).
– Turovsky R.F. 2009. Regional Political Regimes in Russia: Towards the Methodology of Their Analysis. Polis, 2, 77-95 (in Russian).


Ucen, Peter


Postal Address: Ceskoslovenskej armady 1020/18; 927 00 Sala; Slovak Republic


Research Interests: Political parties and party systems; Party organization; Party finance; Populism.

Recent Publications: – ‘Centrist Populism in Slovakia from the Perspective of Voters and Supporters’, (with Olga Gyárfášová and Vladimír Krivý) Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs, Spring 2005.
– ‘Centrist Populism as a New Competitive and Mobilization strategy in Slovak Politics’, in: Gyárfášová, Olga and Grigorij Mesežnikov (eds), Party Government in Slovakia: Experience and Perspectives, Bratislava, Institute for Public Affairs, 2004.
– ‘Centrist Populism Parties and the Ingredients of Their Success’ in: Mesežnikov, Grigorij, Olga Gyarfášová, Miroslav Kollár and Tom Nicholson (eds) Slovak Elections 2002. Results, Implications, Context. Bratislava, IVO 2003.
– ‘Decade of Conflict Within Slovak Polity: Party Politics Perspective’, in: Dvoráková, Vladimíra (ed), Success or Failure? Ten Years After, 1999, Prague: Czech Political Science Association and Slovak Political Science Association.


van Biezen, Ingrid

Institution: Leiden University

Postal Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden, The Netherlands



Research Interests: Political parties; comparative politics; democratic theory; democratic transitions and consolidation; Southern Europe; post-communist politics.

Recent Publications: – Political Parties in New Democracies: Party Organization in Southern and East-Central Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
– Political Parties as Public Utilities, Party Politics, 10/6 (2004), pp. 701-722.
– On the Theory and Practice of Party Formation and Adaptation in New Democracies, European Journal of Political Research, 44 (2005), pp. 147-174.

van Haute, Emilie

Institution: Université libre de Bruxelles

Postal Address: Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50 – CP 124, B – 1050Brussels,Belgium



Research Interests: Party organizations, party membership, political participation, elections, Belgium

Recent Publications: – Emilie van Haute (ed.), Party Membership in Europe: Exploration into the anthills of party politics,Brussels, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2011.
– Emilie van Haute, R. Kenneth Carty (2012), “Ideological misfits: A distinctive class of party members”, Party Politics.


van Hauwaert, Steven (*)

Institution: University of Vienna

Postal Address: University of Vienna, Department of Methods in the Social Sciences, Rooseveltplatz 2/414, 1090 Vienna, Austria


Research Interests: Comparative European Politics, Political Parties and Party Systems, Electoral Behaviour and Electoral Institutions, Extremism and Democracy, Belgian Politics.

Van Hecke, Steven

Institution: University of Antwerp

Postal Address: Department of Political Science; Sint-Jacobstraat 2; B-2000 Antwerpen; Belgium.



Research Interests: Transnational Parties; Centre-Right Parties; Political Ideologies

van Kessel, Stijn

Institution: Loughborough University

Postal Address: Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK



Research Interests: Populism, New Parties, Party Competition, Elections, Democracy

Recent Publications: – S. van Kessel (forthcoming, 2013) ‘A matter of supply and demand: the electoral performance of populist parties in three European countries’, accepted for publication in Government and Opposition on 20 April 2012.

– S. van Kessel (2011) ‘Explaining the electoral performance of populist parties: the Netherlands as a case study’, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 12 (1), 68-88.

– T. Bale, S. van Kessel and P. Taggart (2011) ‘Thrown around with abandon? Popular understandings of populism as conveyed by the print media: a UK case study’, Acta Politica, 46 (2), 111-131.

Van Schuur, Wijbrandt

Institution: University of Groningen

Postal Address: Department of Sociology, University of Groningen, Grote Rozenstraat 31, 9712 TG Groningen, The Netherlands.


Research Interests: Decline of political parties; Green parties; political knowledge.

Recent Publications: – Lucardie, P. & Van Schuur, W.H. (forthcoming in 2008). The members of the Dutch GroenLinks. In W. Rüdig (ed.), Green Party Members. Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press.
– Lucardie, A.P.M., Van Schuur, W.H. & Voerman, G. (1999). Verloren illusie, geslaagde fusie? GroenLinks in historisch en politicologisch perspectief (Lost illusion, successful merger? Groenlinks in historical and political science perspective). Leiden: DSWO Press

van Spanje, Joost

Institution: University of Amsterdam

Postal Address: Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam



Research Interests: Legal and political responses to the existence of anti-immigrant parties in Western Europe; legal and political responses to the existence of Communist parties in Western Europe; election campaigns; Dutch politics.

Recent Publications: – Spanje, J. van (2011). Keeping the rascals in. Anti-political-establishment parties and their cost of governing in established democracies. European Journal of Political Research, 50(5), 609-635.
– Spanje, J. van (2011). The wrong and the right. A comparative analysis of ‘anti-immigration’ and ‘far right’ parties in contemporary Western Europe. Government and Opposition, 46(3), 293-320.
– Spanje, J. van, & De Vreese, C. (2011). So what’s wrong with the EU? Motivations underlying the Eurosceptic vote in the 2009 European elections. European Union Politics, 12(3), 405-429.

Vercesi, Michelangelo

Institution: University of Pavia

Postal Address: Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia, Corso Strada Nuova, 65, 27100 – Pavia (Italy)


Personal web site:

Research Interests: Coalition politics, party competition, comparative government

Recent Publications: -Barbieri, Cristina and Michelangelo Vercesi (forthcoming). ‘The Cabinet: A Viable Definition and its Composition in View of a Comparative Analysis.’ Government and Opposition.
-Vercesi, Michelangelo (2012). ‘Le coalizioni di governo e le fasi della politica di coalizione: teorie e riscontri empirici.’ Quaderni di scienza politica 19(2), forthcoming.
-Vercesi, Michelangelo (2012). ‘Cabinets and Decision-Making Processes: Re-Assessing the Literature.’ Journal of Comparative Politics 5(2): 4-27.

Verge, Tània

Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Postal Address: Department of Political and Social Sciences, C/Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27, 08005 – Barcelona (Spain)



Research Interests: Party organization, parties in multi-level contexts, women and political parties, gender quotas and candidate selection, party-interest group relationships.

Recent Publications: – Kenny, Meryl, and Tània Verge (2012). “Decentralization, Political Parties and Women’s Representation: Evidence from Spain and Britain”, Publius: The Journal of Federalism (Published online June 1, 2012, doi: 10.1093/publius/pjs023).
– Verge, Tània (2012). “Party Strategies towards Civil Society in New Democracies: The Spanish Case”, Party Politics 18(1): 45–60.
– Verge, Tània (2012). “Institutionalising Gender Equality in Spain: Incremental Steps from Party to Electoral Gender Quotas”. West European Politics 35(2): 395–414.


Verthé, Tom (*)

Institution: Free University Brussels

Postal Address:  Vakgroep Politieke Wetenschappen Vrije Universiteit Brussel Pleinlaan 2 B-1050 Brussel



Research Interests: Political Parties, Elections, Coalition Theory, Pre-Electoral Coalitions


Voerman, Gerrit

Institution: Documentation Centre Dutch Political Parties, University of Groningen

Postal Address: Postbox 559; 9700 AN Groningen; the Netherlands



Research Interests: Political parties; party organisation; candidate selection; parties’ use of information and communication technology.

Volkens, Andrea

Institution: Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)

Postal Address: Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Germany



Research Interests: Comparative studies of parties, elections and governments.

Recent Publications: – Budge, Ian/Klingemann, Hans-Dieter/Volkens, Andrea/Bara, Judith/Tanenbaum, Eric with Fording, Richard C./Hearl, Derek J./Kim, Hee Min/McDonald, Michael/Mendez, Silvia (2001): Mapping Policy Preferences. Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments 1945-1998, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
– Klingemann, Hans-Dieter/Volkens, Andrea/Bara, Judith/Budge, Ian/Macdonald, Michael (2007): Mapping Policy Preference II: Estimates for Parties, Electors and Governments in Eastern Europe, the European Union and the OECD, 1990-2003, Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Wagner, Markus

Institution: University of Vienna

Postal Address: Department of Methods in the Social Sciences University of Vienna, Rooseveltplatz 2/4, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.



Research Interests: Spatial models of party competition, salience theories of party competition, party policy change, niche parties, Euroscepticism, European Parliament, measuring party positions.

Recent Publications: – “Debating Europe in the French Socialist Party: the 2004 internal referendum on the European Constitution”, French Politics, 6 (3): 257-279 (September 2008).
– “Explaining Group Membership in the European Parliament: the British Conservatives and the Movement for European Reform”, Journal of European Public Policy, 15 (2): 246-262 (February 2008)(with Andreas Maurer and Roderick Parkes).


Wauters, Bram

Institution: Ghent University College.

Postal Address: Campus Schoonmeerssen, Voskenslaan 270, 9000 Gent, Belgium.


Research Interests: Intra-party democracy; party members; elections; representation

Recent Publications: – Divisions within an ethno-regional party: the Volksunie in Belgium”, in: Regional and Federal Studies, vol. 15, no. 3, 2005, pp. 329-352.
-“Explaining the number of preferential votes for women in an Open List-PR system: The 2003 federal elections in Flanders(Belgium)”, in: Acta Politica, vol. 45, no. 4, 2010, pp. 468-490 (with K. Weekers & B. Maddens).
– “Explaining participation in intra-party elections. Evidence from Belgian political parties”, in: Party Politics, vol. 16, no. 2, 2010, pp. 237-259

Webb, Paul

Institution: University of Sussex

Postal Address: Department of Politics & Contemporary European Studies,; SOCCUL,; Brighton BN1 9SJ, UK.


Research Interests: Political parties, representative democracy.

Recent Publications: – The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies (co-edited with Thomas Poguntke, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).
– ‘Political parties and democracy: The ambiguous crisis’ Democratization, 12 (2005) 633-50.
– ‘La “presidenzializzazione” e l’erosione del governo di partito nei sistemi parlamentari: il caso del Regno Unito’, Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, XXXIV: 347-378 (2004).

Willumsen, David. (*)

Institution: European University Institute (EUI)

Postal Address: Via dei Roccettini 9, 50014, Firenze, Italy


Research Interests: Legislative politics; European Union politics and institutions; Electoral systems

Wolinetz, Steven B.

Institution: Memorial University of Newfoundland

Postal Address: Dept of Political Science; Memorial University; St. John’s, NL A1B 3X9; CANADA



Research Interests: Parties and party systems in Western Europe and North America; ; party and party system change; politics in the smaller democracies, especially the Netherlands.

Recent Publications: – “Beyond the Catch-all Party: Approaches to the Study of Parties and Party Organization in Contemporary Democracies,” in Juan Linz, Jose Ramon Montero, and Richard Gunther, eds., The Future of Political Parties (Oxford University Press , 2002), pp. 136-65.
– “Modell Nederland: Social Partnership and Competitive Corporatism in the Netherlands,” in Nancy Bermeo, ed., Unemployment in the New Europe, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 245-70.
– “The Transformation of Western European Party Systems Revisited” West European Politics, (vol. 2, no. 1), January, 1979


Zons, Gregor (*)

Institution: International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) / Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Cologne.

Postal Address: Gottfried-Keller-Str. 1, Postfach 41 10 20, 50 870, Köln, Germany


Research Interests: comparative politics; political economy; party competition and new political parties


Zuber, Christina Isabel

Institution: University of Cologne

Postal Address: University of Cologne; Chair of Comparative Politics; Gottfried-Keller- Str. 1 50931 Cologne; PO Box 411020; Germany



Research Interests: Ethnic and (ethno-)regionalist parties; Party competition

Recent Publications: Understanding the Multinational Game: Toward a Theory of Asymmetrical Federalism. Comparative Political Studies, vol. 44 no. 5, (2011) 546-571.
Beyond Outbidding? Ethnic Party Strategies in Serbia. Party Politics. Published online before print July 25, 2011, doi: 10.1177/1354068811410368.


Zulianello, Mattia (*)

Institution: Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane

Postal Address: Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Firenze, Italy


Research Interests: Party Competition; Methodology; Extremism; Comparative Government.





Written by ECPR Standing Group on Political Parties

April 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm