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Stijn van Kessel

Queen Mary University of London

Stijn’s main research interests are populism, Euroscepticism and pro-EU activism, and the discourse, voters, and electoral performance of populist parties in Europe. He is joint convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy, joint editor of the Routledge Extremism & Democracy book series, and joint editor of the journal Politics. He is also the author of the monograph Populist Parties in Europe: Agents of Discontent (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and published articles in journals including European Journal of Political Research, Government and Opposition, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, and Journal of Political Ideologies.


Methodologicalcase studies; interviews
Topicalcomparative politics; parties; politics of European integration