dr. S.P. (Simon) Otjes

Researcher

dr. S.P. (Simon) Otjes
E-mail:
s.p.otjes rug.nl

Research

Postal address:
Netherlands

Research interests

Currently, I work as researcher the Documentation Centre Dutch Political Parties (DNPP) of Groningen University. My research focuses on the patterns that structure conflict and cooperation between political actors: these include ideological lines of conflict which divide political parties, the dimensions that structure public opinion and the patterns in parliamentary voting. At the DNPP, I also examine developments in European and Dutch party politics. My work combines academic publications with participating in the public debate.

 

Earlier I worked as post-doctoral researcher at the Institute Public Administration of Leiden University, as an electoral researcher for the headquarters of the Dutch Greens and Bureau de Helling, the thinktank of the Dutch Green Party and as a PhD-researcher at the Institute of Political Science of Leiden University. I defended my thesis in 2012. It focused on the effect of the entry of new parties into the political arena on existing parties and the party system. My research concerned the reactions of parties in both the parliamentary and electoral arena. Before starting the PhD-program I studied Political Science and Philosophy of the Social Sciences at Leiden University.

 

My academic interest spans a broad range of subjects and includes comparative politics, political parties, party systems, party positions, parliamentary behaviour, interest groups, voting behaviour and political science methodology.

Publications
  1. Hoeveel zetels moet de Tweede Kamer hebben?

    Otjes, S., 26-Oct-2020, In : De Hofvijver. 112, 10

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

  2. Getting Party Activists on Local Lists: How Dutch Local Party Branches Perform Their Recruitment Function

    Otjes, S., Boogers, M. & Voerman, G., 2020, In : Politics of the Low Countries. 2, 2, p. 148-168

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Introduction: Parties at the Grassroots: Local Party Branches in the Low Countries

    Wauters, B., Otjes, S. & van Haute, E., 2020, In : Politics of the Low Countries. 2, 2, p. 109-124 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. De SGP-kiezer: wel radicaal en rechts maar niet radicaalrechts populistisch

    Otjes, S. & Krouwel, A., 2020, Theocratie en populisme: Staatkundig gereformeerden en de stem van het volk. de Jager, K. (ed.). Apeldoorn: Labarum Academic, p. 179-201 23 p. (Biblebelt Studies ; no. 5).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  5. Close to Home. Local Ties and Voting Radical Right in Europe

    Otjes, S., 19-Feb-2020, In : European Political Science. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewAcademic

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Press / Media
  1. Met hulp van Farid Azarkan op zoek naar vijf Kamerzetels

    Simon Otjes

    18/04/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

  2. Boze, witte, oudere mannen

    Simon Otjes

    14/02/2017

    1 Media contribution

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  3. Opkomst verkiezingen: beter wordt het niet

    Simon Otjes

    25/05/2016

    1 Media contribution

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Activities
  1. Conference Council of European Studies

    Simon Otjes (Invited speaker), T. Louwerse (Invited speaker) & A. Timmermans (Invited speaker)

    8-Jun-201610-Jun-2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  2. ECPR General Conference

    Simon Otjes (Invited speaker), T. Louwerse (Invited speaker) & A. Timmermans (Invited speaker)

    7-Sep-201610-Sep-2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  3. ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments

    Simon Otjes (Invited speaker)

    30-Jun-20162-Jul-2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

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