Myth and Reality of the Legitimacy Crisis
Explaining Trends and Cross-National Differences in Established Democracies
Edited by Carolien van Ham, Jacques Thomassen, Kees Aarts, and Rudy Andeweg
Edited by Carolien van Ham, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of New South Wales, Jacques Thomassen, Professor Emeritus of political Science, University of Twente, Kees Aarts, Professor of Political Science, University of Groningen, and Rudy Andeweg, Professor of Political Science, Leiden University
Carolien van Ham is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on legitimacy and political representation, election integrity and democratization. She has published articles in numerous scholarly journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, Democratization, Government and Opposition, West European Politics, and Electoral Studies.
Jacques Thomassen is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Twente and a member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. His publications include Elections and Representative Democracy (OUP, 2014), The Legitimacy of the European Union after Enlargement (OUP, 2009), and The European Voter.
Kees Aarts is Professor of Political Science at the University of Twente and University of Groningen, and Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences at the University of Groningen. His publications include Political Leaders and Democratic Elections (co-edited with Andre Blais and Herman Schmitt, OUP, 2011), and he currently servces as co-editor of Acta Politica.
Rudy Andeweg is Professor of Political Science at Leiden University and a member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research 2015-2018. His publications include Governance and Politics of the Netherlands, fourth edition (co-authored with Galen A. Irwin, Palgrave, 2014), and Puzzles of Government Formation (co-edited with Lieven De Winter and Patrick Dumont, Routledge, 2011).
Kees Aarts, University of Twente.
Rudy Andeweg, Leiden University.
Shaun Bowler, University of California, Riverside.
Peter Esaiasson, University of Gothenburg.
David Farrell, University College Dublin.
Mikael Gilljam, University of Gothenburg.
Marc Hooghe, University of Leuven.
Pedro Magalhães, University of Lisbon.
Mikael Persson, University of Gothenburg and Uppsala University.
Jacques Thomassen, University of Twente.
Peter Van Aelst, University of Antwerp.
Tom van der Meer, University of Amsterdam.
Carolien van Ham, University of New South Wales.