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Reinhard Heinisch

Universität Salzburg

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About

Reinhard Heinisch is Professor of Austrian Politics in Comparative European Perspective and Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria. He received his degrees from the Universities of Vienna (B.A. equivalent 1986), Virginia Tech (M.A. 1989), and Michigan State (PhD 1994). Subsequently, he served as Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies with the University of Pittsburgh/Johnstown Campus (1994-2009). He works on comparative populism and party politics with a specialization on Austrian politics. He has courrently co-editing a special issue of Comparative European Politics on Populism and Territoy: His most recent publications are with O. Mazzoleni & C. Holtz-Bacha. Political Populism, a Handbook (Nomos 2017) , “Returning to Europe: Between Europhilia and Euroscepticism in East European Party Politics.” In, The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700. A. S. Klimo et al. (eds.) (Routledge 2017); with O. Mazzoleni. Understanding Populist Organization: The West European Radical Right (Palgrave 2017), and “Collaboration as successful strategy against right-wing populism?” Democratization 2016. Volume 23, Issue 2.

Research Interests

Europe (Central and Eastern), European Politics, European Union, Extremism, Latin America, National Identity, Party Manifestos, Political Competition, Political Parties, Political Violence, Populism, USA, Voting, Party Members, Euroscepticism, Mobilisation, Party Systems, Political Activism, Political Ideology, Public Opinion, Survey Research, Policy-Making

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