Peer reviewed articles

Public Opinion, Turnout and Social Policy

Abstract According to democratic theory, policy responsiveness is a key characteristic of democratic government: citizens’ preferences should affect policy outcomes. Empirically, however, the connection between public opinion and policy is not self-evident and is increasingly challenged. Using an originally constructed dataset with information from 21 OECD countries between 1980 and 2014, our research design allows […] Read more


New publication

The article ‘Voter turnout decline and stratification: Quasi-experimental and comparative evidence of a growing educational gap‘, co-authored by Ruth Dassonneville and Marc Hooghe is now available online. The article is forthcoming in Politics. Abstract Turnout rates are in decline in advanced democracies, but the consequences of this trend for inequalities in participation have not yet […] Read more