Simon Bornschier Simon Bornschier

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Academic Affiliation
University of Zurich
Methodological Specialization
Everything from comparative-historical to quantitative
Topical Specialization
Party system research from a cleavage perspective
Regional Specialization
Western Europe and Latin America
I am a political sociologist focusing mainly on party systems. Since my PhD, I have been working on the transformation of Western European party systems and the rise of extreme right-wing populist parties. In parallel, I have been studying historical party system formation and evolution in Latin America from the early 20th Century to the so-called "Left Turn". My focus in this research has been to explain differences in substantive representation, including the varying role that populism can play in this process.
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