Main research and teaching areas
- Political parties
- European politics
- Comparative politics
Current research and teaching
My research focuses on the role of political parties in contemporary democracies. I am particularly interested in how citizens participate in politics through parties, and the internal relationship between party members and party leadership.
I am one of the principal investigators of the Chapel Hill Expert Survey on political party positioning, and am also the co-principal investigator of the Swedish Party Membership Survey.
My teaching includes courses on Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Behavior, and the European Union. I regularly supervise student research on related topics at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.
- Darkness on the horizon? Exploring the response to contestation of trade policy in Europe. Norwegian Research Council. (Guri Rosén, Principal Investigator).
- Political Party Member Responses to Organizational Change. Swedish Research Council (VR).
- The Electoral Effects of Ideological Moderation for Mainstream European Political Parties. Riksbankens Jubeliumsfond (RJ).
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Making space: citizens, parties and interest groups in two ideological dimensionsFrida Boräng, Daniel Naurin, Jonathan Polk
(2023) Journal of European Public Policy
Analyzing the Cross-National Comparability of Party Positions on the Socio-Cultural and EU dimensions in EuropeRyan Bakker, Seth Jolly, Jonathan Polk
(2022) Political Science Research and Methods, 10 p.408-418
Chapel Hill Expert Survey trend file, 1999-2019Seth Jolly, Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, et al.
(2022) Electoral Studies, 75
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Contesting Covid: The ideological bases of partisan responses to the Covid-19 pandemicJan Rovny, Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, et al.
(2022) European Journal of Political Research, 61 p.1155-1164
Party Responsiveness to Public Opinion in Young DemocraciesRaimondas Ibenskas, Jonathan Polk
(2021) Political Studies
Congruence and Party Responsiveness in Western Europe in the 21st CenturyRaimondas Ibenskas, Jonathan Polk
(2021) West European Politics
Still Blurry? : Economic Salience, Position, and Voting for Radical Right Parties in Western EuropeJan Rovny, Jonathan Polk
(2020) European Journal of Political Research, 59 p.248-268
Multidimensional Incongruence, Political Disaffection, and Support for Anti-Establishment PartiesRyan Bakker, Seth Jolly, Jonathan Polk
(2020) Journal of European Public Policy, 27 p.292-309
A Break in the Representative Chain : Party Members' Ideological Disagreement with Candidates and Demands for Intra-Party DemocracyAnn-Kristin Kölln, Jonathan Polk
(2019) Nordic Party Members : Linkages in Troubled Times
Parties' Ideological Representation in the Nordic Countries : Comparing Party Voters, Members and CandidatesJonathan Polk, Ann-Kristin Kölln
(2019) Nordic Party Members : Linkages in Troubled Times
New Wine in Old Bottles : Explaining the Dimensional Structure of European Party SystemsJan Rovny, Jonathan Polk
(2019) Party Politics, 25 p.12-24
Welfare Democracies and Multidimensional Party Competition in EuropeJonathan Polk, Jan Rovny
(2018) Welfare Democracies and Party Politics
Electoral infidelity : Why party members cast defecting votesJonathan Polk, Ann-Kristin Kölln
(2018) European Journal of Political Research, 57 p.539-560
Multidimensional Incongruence and Vote Switching in EuropeRyan Bakker, Seth Jolly, Jonathan Polk
(2018) Public Choice, 176 p.267-296
What's Trust Got To Do With It? : The Effects of In-Group and Out-Group Trust on Conventional and Unconventional Political ParticipationMarkus Crepaz, Karen Bodnaruk Jazayeri, Jonathan Polk
(2017) Social Science Quarterly, 98 p.261-281
Emancipated party members : Examining ideological incongruence within political partiesAnn-Kristin Kölln, Jonathan Polk
(2017) Party Politics, 23 p.18-29
Stepping in the Same River Twice : Stability Amidst Change in Eastern European Party CompetitionJan Rovny, Jonathan Polk
(2017) European Journal of Political Research, 56 p.188-198
Explaining the Salience of Anti-Elitism and Reducing Political Corruption for Political Parties in Europe with the 2014 Chapel Hill Expert SurveyJonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Ryan Bakker, Erica Edwards, Liesbet Hooghe, et al.
(2017) Research and Politics, 4 p.1-9
Anti-Elite/Establishment Rhetoric and Party Positioning on European IntegrationJonathan Polk, Jan Rovny
(2017) Chinese Political Science Review, 2 p.356-371
Measuring party positions in Europe : The Chapel Hill expert survey trend file, 1999-2010Ryan Bakker, Catherine de Vries, Erica Edwards, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, et al.
(2015) Party Politics, 21 p.143-152
Trust Matters : the Impact of In-group and Outgroup Trust on Nativism and CivicnessMarkus Crepaz, Jonathan Polk, Ryan Bakker, Shane Singh
(2014) Social Science Quarterly, 95 p.938-959
Anchoring the Experts : Using Vignettes to Compare Party Ideology Across CountriesRyan Bakker, Erica Edwards, Seth Jolly, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, et al.
(2014) Research and Politics, 1 p.1-8
The European Common Space : Extending the Use of Anchoring VignettesRyan Bakker, Seth Jolly, Jonathan Polk, Keith Poole
(2014) Journal of Politics, 76 p.1089-1101
Catch-All or Catch and Release? : The Electoral Consequences of Social Democratic Parties’ March to the Middle in Western EuropeJohannes Karreth, Jonathan Polk, Christopher Allen
(2013) Comparative Political Studies, 46 p.791-822
Complexity in the European Party Space : Exploring Dimensionality with ExpertsRyan Bakker, Seth Jolly, Jonathan Polk
(2012) European Union Politics, 13 p.219-245
Before joining the department in Lund, I was an Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Gothenburg. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in August of 2012, and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg.