Afternoon Session I: Populist voting behaviour    

Monday, 13:30 – 15:15, Conference Hall

Chair: Stijn van Kessel (Queen Mary University, London)


Steven Saxonberg and Tomáš Sirovátka (Masaryk University, Brno)Steven Saxonberg is Professor at the Institute of European Studies and International Relations at  Comenius University in Bratislava and the Institute of Public Policy and Social Work at Masaryk University in Brno. He has published dozens of articles in international journals as well as monographs with such publishers as Cambridge University Press, Palgrave and Routledge. He currently is involved in research projects on the connection between welfare attitudes and support for populism and on the role of emotions in support for populism.

Lukáš Linek and Ondřej Císař (Charles University, Prague)
Lukáš Linek is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on electoral behaviour, political attitudes and party politics. He is an author of several monographs on electoral behaviour and political attitudes. His research was published in journals such as Electoral Studies, Party Politics or Parliamentary Affairs.

Ondřej Císař is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, and is also affiliated with the Institute of Sociology at the Czech Academy of Sciences. He is editor-in-chief of the Czech-language edition of Czech Sociological Review. His research focus is on political mobilisation, social movements and political sociology.

Elie Michel (University of Lucerne)
Elie Michel is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Lucerne. He obtained a PhD from the European University Institute. His research interests include comparative political behaviour, elections, and the specific study of the radical right movement. Particularly, he has looked at how welfare politics influences the electoral success of radical right movements in Western Europe. Currently, he is working on a project about transnational political dynamics in Europe.

Léonie de Jonge (University of Cambridge)
Léonie de Jonge is a PhD Candidate in Politics & International Studies at the University of Cambridge. She holds a BA in International Relations from Cornell College (Iowa, USA) as well as an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research focuses on the variation in the electoral performances of right-wing populist parties in Western Europe. She is particularly interested in the question as to why these parties are more successful in the Netherlands and Flanders (i.e. the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) than in Luxembourg and Wallonia (i.e. the southern, French-speaking part of Belgium).