Hanspeter Kriesi
Professor of Political Science
Current member

Hanspeter Kriesi is a part-time professor at the European University Institute in Florence, where he works on the SOLID project. He is also affiliated to the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation. Previously, he held the Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the EUI after he had been a professor of collective political behavior at the University of Amsterdam, and of comparative politics at the Universities of Geneva and Zurich. His wide-ranging research interests include the study of democracy, political communication, political mobilization, opinion formation, electoral behavior and of crisis management in the European Union. 2016 he was invited to the Francqui Chair at the University of Leuven, in 2017 he has received the Mattei-Dogan Prize.


Recent publications

Kriesi, Hanspeter, Jasmine Lorenzini, Bruno Wüest, Silja Häusermann (eds.) 2020. Contention in Times of Crisis. Recession and Political Protest in 30 European Countries. Cambridge U Press.

Kriesi, Hanspeter and Julia Schulte-Cloos 2020. Support for radical parties in western Europe. The role of long-term and short-term dynamics, Electoral Studies, doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2020.102138

Bojar, Abel and Hanspeter Kriesi 2020. Action repertoires in contentious episodes: What determines governments’ and challengers’ action strategies? A cross‐national analysis. European Journal of Political Research, doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12386.

Bremer, Björn, Swen Hutter and Hanspeter Kriesi 2020. Dynamics of protest and electoral politics in the Great Recession, European Journal of Political Research doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12375

Kriesi, Hanspeter 2020. Is there a crisis of democracy in Europe? PVS Politische Vierteljahresschrift, doi.org/10.1007/s11615-020-00231-9

Kriesi, Hanspeter 2020. Populism, pp. 1525-1539 in The Sage Handbook of Political Science, edited by Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Bertrand Badie and Leonardo Morlino, London: Sage.

Snow, David A. Sarah A. Soule, Hanspeter Kriesi and Holly J. McCammon (eds.) 2019, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to social movements, new and expanded edition, New York: Wiley.

Hutter, Swen and Hanspeter Kriesi (eds.) 2019. European party politics in times of crisis, Cambridge U Press.

Bernhard, Laurent, Flavia Fossati, Regula Hänggli and Hanspeter Kriesi 2019. Debating Unemployment Policy. Political Communication and the Labor Market in Western Europe, Cambridge University Press.

Kriesi, Hanspeter, Swen Hutter and Abel Bojar 2019. Contentious Episode Analysis. Mobilization 24, 3: 251-73.

This project is funded with a Synergy Grant by the European Research Council under Grant Agreement n. 810356. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.