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Maurits replaces Andreas Bågenholm, whose editorial term has come to an end, and he will be working alongside Thomas Mustillo, Purdue College of Liberal Arts, and Alistair Clark, Newcastle University.
Maurits J. Meijers is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the Department of Political Science, Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focuses broadly on political representation and the competition between political parties. Specifically, he is interested in representation and party competition in European Union politics as well as in questions concerning the quality of representation and democracy. He is the initiator and a Principal Investigator of the Populism and Political Parties Expert Survey (POPPA).
Key publications include Contagious Euroscepticism: The impact of Eurosceptic support on mainstream party positions on European integration in Party Politics, 2015 and, with Christian Rauh Has Eurosceptic mobilization become more contagious? Comparing the 2009 and 2014 EP Election campaigns in The Netherlands and France in Politics and Governance, 4(1), 2016.
Speaking to ECPR on the occasion of his appointment, Maurits told us: 'I’m honoured to join the Political Data Yearbook team. Its yearly country analyses are an invaluable resource for researchers, students, practitioners and journalists alike. In the next few years I hope to broaden our reach to all of those audiences. In close cooperation with my co-editors, I moreover aim to explore opportunities to broaden PDY’s territorial scope to include other regions of the world.'