Filip Kostelka

assistant professor, University of Essex

Filip Kostelka received his PhD from the CEE in 2015. He subsequently held research and teaching positions at the College of Europe, Bruges; University of Montreal; and University of Barcelona. He currently works as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Government at the University of Essex.  His chief research interests lie in political behaviour, party systems, and democratisation. Among other topics, he studies why and when citizens (don't) vote or protest, and how different political and contextual factors (e.g., political regime change, institutional reform etc.) affect citizens' behaviour and attitudes (e.g., democratic satisfaction). His research has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, or West European Politics, and publicised in media outlets such as Le Monde, Radio Canada, France Inter or Euroactiv.

Research interests

Political behaviour, party systems, and democratisation

Research project at the CEE

Gender Gap in Voter turnout
Election Frequency and Voter Turnout
Party System Polarisation in New Democracies

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