Dr. Maurits J. Meijers

I am an Assistant Professor for Comparative Politics at the Department of Political Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

My research focuses broadly on political representation and the competition between political parties. Specifically, I am interested in representation and party competition in European Union politics as well as in questions concerning the quality of representation and democracy. My work has been published in the Journal of PoliticsJournal of European Public Policy, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Party Politics and Politics & Governance.

In 2019,  I received a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the research project “‘Credible’ or ‘Capricious’? The Reputational Cost of Party Policy Change”. The project will start late 2019 / early 2020. More information can be found here.

I am also the initiator and a Principal Investigator of the Populism and Political Parties Expert Survey (POPPA). More information can be found on www.poppa-data.eu. Furthermore, I am an editor of the European Journal of Political Research’s Political Data Yearbook since March 2019.

I hold an MA European Studies from KU Leuven (Belgium) and an MSc European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). In 2016, I completed my PhD in Political Science with a summa cum laude at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

My current CV can be found here.