Ingrid van Biezen

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Ingrid van Biezen (born 1969) is Professor of Comparative Politics at Leiden University. From 2000 to 2009 she was based in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham.[1] She studied for her PhD at Leiden.[1] Her research interests include comparative European politics, political parties and party systems in Europe, democratisation, Southern Europe, and post-communist politics.[1] She is the author of Political Parties in New Democracies: Party Organization in Southern and East-Central Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).[1]

Ingrid van Biezen is currently directing a large comparative research project (Re-conceptualizing democracy) on political parties and democracy through a focus on party law.[2] The project is funded by the European Research Council.[3]


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