Research

My research is focused on political problems facing Europe today, especially on Euro crisis, since it has been affecting citizens and party systems strongly for years.  The rise of Euroscepticism, political parties in general, non-mainstream parties in particular and changing impact of Europe in voting behaviour have been my main research agenda. In addition to national political parties and elections, I work on European Parliament elections. I also collaborate in European Election Studies (2014).

My PhD dissertation is mainly focused on how political parties position themselves (especially on European integration dimension) in times of economic crisis and how citizens vote in Southern Europe. The rise of Euroscepticism and anti-austerity sentiments in Southern Europe deserve further attention. The similarities (and differences) among these four countries (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) in electoral politics have been the core of the research, while providing further information on national dynamics.

Interests

  • Electoral behaviour
  • Euro crisis
  • European Parliament elections
  • Euroscepticism
  • Non-mainstream political parties
  • Party systems
  • Southern Europe