Daniel Bochsler

University of Zurich / Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau





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Daniel Bochsler

Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics [Democratisation]

NCCR Democracy
University of Zurich / Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau

Daniel Bochsler is Assistant Professor of Democratisation at NCCR Democracy at the University of Zurich. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Geneva, and has been for research stays at the Universities of Tartu, Belgrade, at the University of California at Irvine and at the Central European University in Budapest. His main research interests include elections, political parties and direct democracies, with a special focus on post-communist democracies. His monograph “Territory and Electoral Rules in Post-Communist Democracies”  has been published in Palgrave, and his articles have been published, among others, in Democratization, Electoral Studies, Nations and Nationalism, and West European Politics.


Research news

Read our special issue in 'Representation' on Strategic Incentives in Unconventional Electoral Systems (with Julian Bernauer).
CfP: Disenchanted Swiss democracy. Political Switzerland in the 21st Century. Symposium on 23-24 January 2014 (co-organised with Regula Hänggli and Silja Häusermann).
New book out now: Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization (with Hanspeter Kriesi, Sandra Lavenex, Frank Esser, Jörg Matthes, Marc Bühlmann).
Database on sub-national results of national elections in post-communist democracies. One of the largest databases covering district and municipality electoral results.
Calculate Party Nationalisation












  Last update: 20 May 2014