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Comparative Research on the role of parties and political institutions in modern advanced democracies. The emphasis is on socio-economic policy-making in a comparative European perspective.


Theories and Approaches in Comparative European Politics (Master)

Bestuur, Politiek en Samenleving (Bachelor, 1)

Comparative Political Research (Bachelor, 2)

Bestuur, Politiek en Samenleving (Bachelor, 3)

Ancillary activities

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Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, PhD, University of Amsterdam


  • JA Political science (General)

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democracy Social Sciences
recession Social Sciences
coding Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
EU policy Social Sciences
causality Social Sciences
Netherlands Social Sciences
constitution Social Sciences

Research Output 1997 2018

La crise a-t-elle érodé le soutien à la démocratie?

Pennings, P. J. M., 26 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsitePopular

Open Access

Comparative research methods

Keman, J. E. & Pennings, P. J. M., 2017, D. Caramani (Ed.). Comparative Politics. 4 ed. Oxford: Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 49-63 15 p.

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

Does immigration hollow out state legitimacy in times of economic crisis?

Pennings, P., 5 Jan 2017, In : European Politics and Society. 18, 4, p. 497-510 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
economic crisis

Wann und wo hat die große Rezession die Unterstützung der Demokratie unterminiert?

Pennings, P., 15 Mar 2017, In : Zeitschrift fur Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft. 11, 1, p. 81-103 23 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
economic crisis

Quantitative data analysis in political science

Pennings, P., 2016, Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science. Keman, H. & Woldendorp, J. (eds.). 2016: Edgar Elgar, p. 281-294 14 p.

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

Activities 1945 2017

  • 8 Lecture / Presentation

Trends in the partisan positions on internationalism and defence in Europe, 1945-2016

Paul Pennings (Speaker)
1 Jun 20172 Jun 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Europa, hoe nu verder?

P.J.M. Pennings (Speaker)
10 Feb 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

The dynamics od corporatist institutions: measurements and linkages. The Dutch miracle in comparative perspective

P.J.M. Pennings (Speaker), N.P. Vergunst (Speaker)
25 May 2000

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Parliamentary control of the executive in 47 democracies

P.J.M. Pennings (Speaker)
14 Apr 2000

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Press / Media

Partijen lijken steeds meer op elkaar

Paul Pennings


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment