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Main research or teaching areas

  1. Comparative politics
  2. Political parties and governments
  3. Political behavior and political psychology

Current research and teaching

My research focuses mainly on political parties and coalition politics in Western European parliamentary democracies, focusing on topics such as coalition formation, portfolio allocation, cabinet reshuffles, policy-making in multiparty governments, and legislative behavior. I also do research on political behavior/political psychology, focusing mainly on explaining protest activity, radicalization and affective polarization. Other topics I focus on in my research are state capacity, corruption and foreign policy-making.

I teach comparative politics, political psychology and research methods.

Curriculum Vitae

Before joining the department in Lund (2011), I was a junior professor at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). I received my Ph.D. from Uppsala University (2003), and I have held post-doctoral fellowships at the European University Institute, and the University of Twente.

I am a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, and I am currently co-editor of the journal Research & Politics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science


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