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. The Netherlands: political developments and data in 2018

    Otjes, S. & Voerman, G., Dec-2019, In : European Journal of Political Research. 58, 1, p. 198-204 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. What is left of the radical right? The economic agenda of the Dutch Freedom Partty 2006-2017

    Otjes, S., 2019, In : Politics of the Low Countries. 1, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. All on the same boat? Voting for pirate parties in comparative perspective

    Otjes, S., Feb-2020, In : Politics. 40, 1, p. 38-53 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. How does turnover affect turnout? Government alternation and voter participation in parliamentary democracies

    Otjes, S. & Willumsen, D. M., Jun-2019, In : Electoral Studies. 59, p. 49-63 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Going Local. Voting for independent local Parties in the Netherlands 1986-2010.

    Otjes, S., 2-Jan-2020, In : Local Government Studies. 46, 1, p. 91-115 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Press / Media
  1. Het Brusselse Game of Thrones is een stuk spannender dan de Haagse kaasstolp

    R. Elshout & Simon Otjes

    07/05/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentAcademic

  2. Met hulp van Farid Azarkan op zoek naar vijf Kamerzetels

    Simon Otjes

    18/04/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

  3. Boze, witte, oudere mannen

    Simon Otjes

    14/02/2017

    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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