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André Krouwel (1964) teaches political science and communication at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is founder and co-owner of Kieskompas (Election Compass), a leading developer of Vote Advice Applications across the globe. Krouwel’s research focuses on political parties, elections, voting behaviour, public opinion, populism, Euroscepticism and extremism (versus political moderation). He wrote his PhD on the transformation of political parties in Western Europe. Most important findings are captured in Party Transformations in European democracies at SUNY Press.

Krouwel has published articles and book chapters about online opinion polling, parliamentary and presidential election campaigns, voting behaviour, political parties and social movements. His publications focus in particular on the changing character and role of political parties in European democracies and the rise (and fall) of new political parties and political ‘entrepreneurs’. More recent work also analyses (negative) political attitudes such as political cynicism, EU-rejectionism, political extremism and anti-establishment attitudes of voters across Europe. These studies highlight how populism, extremism and belief in conspiracies is related to political polarisation and how this affects party democracy and government formation. Political transitions also feature in his work, from the political institution-building processes and democratisation in East and Central Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Arab Uprisings.

Krouwel’s interest in finding practical applications for scientific knowledge led to the development of an online party profiling application – Election Compass (Kieskompas). Such Vote Advice Applications allow voters to determine which political party is closest tot their own policy preferences. Used by millions of voters in more than 40 countries, Election Compass projects collect large-N non-probability samples that offer unique opportunities to study the decision-making mechanisms behind party choice.

Research

Teaching

  • Comparative Politics
  • The Governance and Politics of Social Problems
  • Dutch Politics and Qualitative Methods
  • Political Communication (@ University College Amsterdam)
  • Media, Maatschappij en Politiek
  • New Media Challenges
  • Political Participation and Protest
  • Science for Impact (Quantitative Methods)
  • MA thesis supervision Political Science, Communication Science and Journalism

Ancillary activities

Founder and co-owner of Kieskompas B.V. (Election Compass) 

www.kieskompas.nl

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Keywords

  • Political Parties
  • Conspiracy Belief
  • Populism
  • Euroskepticism
  • Extremism
  • Vote Advice Applications
  • Voting behaviour
  • Online polling
  • Public opinion

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voter Social Sciences
voting Social Sciences
Netherlands Social Sciences
election Social Sciences
Politics Medicine & Life Sciences
campaign Social Sciences
democracy Social Sciences
polarization Social Sciences

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Research Output 1993 2019

Beyond the Dichotomous Vote: Can Expressive Ballots Increase Ideological Congruence and Decrease Parliamentary Polarization?

Meijers, M., Ellenbroek, V. & Krouwel, A., 1 Nov 2019, In : Government and Opposition.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
polarization
voter
parliament
parliamentary election
voting

Die politische Landschaft zur Bundestagswahl 2017. Befunde aus zwei Voting Advice Applications und dem Chapel Hill Expert Survey

Thomeczek, P., Jankowski, M. & Krouwel, A. P. M., 29 Sep 2019, (Submitted) Die Bundestagswahl 2017. Analysen der Wahl-, Parteien-, Kommunikations- und Regierungsforschung. Korte, K-R. & Schoofs, J. (eds.). VS Springer, p. 267-291 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

expert survey
parliamentary election
voting
voter

Genuine effects of vote advice applications on party choice: Filtering out factors that affect both the advice obtained and the vote

Kleinnijenhuis, J., van de Pol, J., van Hoof, A. M. J. & Krouwel, A. P. M., 1 May 2019, In : Party Politics. 25, 3, p. 291-302 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

voting
voter
election campaign
neglect
news

Issue framing in online voting advice applications: The effect of left-wing and right-wing headers on reported attitudes

Kamoen, N., van de Pol, J., Krouwel, A., de Vreese, C. & Holleman, B., 21 Feb 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 2, p. 1-16 16 p., e0212555.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Politics
Netherlands
finance
Finance
Experiments

Macronism, Corbynism,....huh? Electoral Strategies of progressive political parties in Europe

Krouwel, A., Kutiyski, Y., Philipp, O. & Schildberg, A., 2019, Berlin: FES Berlin. 44 p.

Research output: Book / ReportReportAcademic

Open Access
File
polarization
economics
voter
centrism
social democratic party

Activities 1998 2018

  • 33 Lecture / Presentation
  • 19 Conference
  • 4 Expert meeting

The Future of Social Democracy in Europe

André Krouwel (Speaker)
23 Nov 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Voters in the European elections 2019

André Krouwel (Speaker)
11 Jul 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

De randen van de politiek: politieke consequenties van ideologische rigiditeit

André Krouwel (Speaker)
30 Aug 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The Impact Agenda for Social Sciences & Humanities 2018

André Krouwel (Chair)
4 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Strategy Debates Political Parties

André Krouwel (Speaker)
16 Feb 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Prizes

De Tegel (categorie Nieuws Multi-Media)

Bas de Vries (Recipient) & André Krouwel (Recipient), 1 Dec 2006

PrizeSocietal

multimedia