Faculty Spotlight

Anil Duman appointed as Head of Department

January 9, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Anil Duman has been appointed as the Head of the Department of Political Science for a two-year term, effective as of January 1, 2023. Congratulations!

New Publication from Daniel Bochsler

January 9, 2023

Mixed electoral systems used to be the odd ones out, but they have become commonplace in democracies around the world, as legislators aim to combine proportional representation with direct elections in local districts. In this new article, Daniel Bochsler identifies the magic balance between district and party seats:


Daniel Bochsler's new article in Democratization

December 22, 2022

Power-sharing in ethnically divided societies relies on group representation. We know surprisingly little about the latter. Daniel Bochsler's new article in Democratization

1. conceptualises group representation,

2. identifies novel violations of the one-person-one-vote principle, and

3. explains the legitimacy crisis of power-sharing democracies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Lebanon.

Andras Bozoki on the rolling transition of Hungary

November 30, 2022

RevDem Managing Editor Michał Matlak discusses with András Bozóki his last book, Rolling Transition and the Role of Intellectuals: Case of Hungary, published this year by Central European University Press. The book tells a compelling story of the role of intellectuals in political and social change that took place in Hungary between 1977-1994.

New Publication from Daniel Bochsler

November 29, 2022
Daniel Bochsler

In this article, just published in West European Politics, Daniel Bochsler and Miriam Hänni ask who benefits from the retrospective vote. They find that a poor economy benefits the established opposition parties, whereas corruption benefits new parties.


"Who benefits from the retrospective vote? Bringing in new parties", forthcoming in West European Politics: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01402382.2022.2145743