Articles by Maurits Meijers

May 12, 2023

🔮 Populist citizens do not reject liberal democracy

Maurits Meijers
Maurits Meijers and Andrej Zaslove address the ‘myth’ that populist beliefs among citizens are harmful for liberal democracy. Using insights from recent research, they argue that highly populist citizens are not more likely than other citizens to reject the principles of liberal democracy
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Maurits Meijers
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Maurits is Visiting Professor (until August 2023) at the Department of Political Science, University of Montreal, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Democracy.

He is also a Visiting Researcher at Montreal's Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship.

Maurits holds a PhD in Political Science (summa cum laude) from the Hertie School in Berlin.

His research focuses on questions pertaining to political representation and the competition between political parties.

His work has been published in academic journals such as European Journal of Political Research, The Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, and Party Politics.

He is also co-initiator of the Populism and Political Parties Expert Survey (POPPA).

In 2019, he received a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the research project 'Credible’ or ‘Capricious’? The Reputational Cost of Party Policy Change.

In 2020, he was awarded an Early Career Award from the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences).

www.mauritsmeijers.eu

He tweets @MauritsMeijers

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