Main research or teaching areas
- Comparative politics
- Political parties and governments
- 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.
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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.