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Dr. Christophe Lesschaeve

Christophe Lesschaeve

Postdoctoral researcher

Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Department Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9203

Christophe Lesschaeve joined the University of Luxemburg in October 2017 as a postdoctoral research associate. He earned his PhD in political science in 2016 at the University of Antwerp. In Antwerp he worked on the PartiRep-Project, an Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) funded by the Belgian Science Policy. His research interests focus primarily on representation, issue congruence between voters and political elites, and voter behavior. His doctoral dissertation studied the inequality in opinion congruence between privileged and underprivileged voters in Belgium. His work has been published in journals such as West European Politics, Electoral Studies, and Party Politics. During his PhD, he did a three-month research stay, funded by the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), at the University of Leiden. Christophe has also engaged in projects outside academia that focus on the linkage between voters and political elites. He helped develop the highly successful online voting advice applications (VAA) Stemtest and Test Électoral for the 2014 elections in Belgium. These VAAs are currently being used in high schools to help pupils familiarize with Belgian political parties and their policy positions.

At the University of Luxemburg, he is working on the ERC-funded project titled "Electoral Legacies of War: Political Competition in Postwar Southeast Europe".  In the project, Christophe’s primary focus lies on how voters’ experiences of war and conflict affect their electoral behavior and choices.

Last updated on: Donnerstag, den 28. Januar 2021

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See detailThe Failure of “Yugoslavia’s Last Chance”: Ante Marković and his Reformists in the 1990 Elections
Glaurdic, Josip; Filipovic, Vladimir; Lesschaeve, Christophe

in Nationalities Papers (2022)

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See detailCoronavirus Conspiracy Theories in Southeast Europe: (Non-)Believers, Social Network Bubbles, and the Discourse of Blame
Glaurdic, Josip; Lesschaeve, Christophe; Mochtak, Michal

in Problems of Post-Communism (2022)

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See detailBias in the eye of beholder? 25 years of election monitoring in Europe
Mochtak, Michal; Drnovsky, Adam; Lesschaeve, Christophe

in Democratization (2022), Online

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See detailCoronavirus Pandemic Response and Voter Choice: Evidence from Serbia and Croatia
Glaurdic, Josip; Lesschaeve, Christophe; Mochtak, Michal

in Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2021), 54(4), 197214

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See detailContesting war memories: Parties and voters in contemporary Southeast Europe
Glaurdic, Josip; Lesschaeve, Christophe; Mochtak, Michal

in Party Politics (2021)

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See detailEthnic Bias after Ethnic Conflict: Preferential Voting and the Serb Minority in Croatian Elections
Glaurdic, Josip; Mochtak, Michal; Lesschaeve, Christophe

in Ethnopolitics (2021)

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See detailHealth Versus Wealth During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Saving Lives or Saving the Economy?
Lesschaeve, Christophe; Glaurdic, Josip; Mochtak, Michal

in Public Opinion Quarterly (2021)

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See detailVoting and winning: perceptions of electoral integrity in consolidating democracies
Mochtak, Michal; Lesschaeve, Christophe; Glaurdic, Josip

in Democratization (2021), 28(8), 1423-1441

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See detailConsolidated democracy advantage: political instability and sovereign spreads in the EU
Glaurdic, Josip; Lesschaeve, Christophe; Vizek, Maruška

in Comparative European Politics (2020), 18(3), 437-459

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See detailTalking War: Representation, Veterans and Ideology in Post-War Parliamentary Debates
Mochtak, Michal; Glaurdic, Josip; Lesschaeve, Christophe

in Government and Opposition (2020), Online

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See detailConstituting the List Amid Time of Personalisation of Politics: The Balance of Congruent and Popular Candidates in Belgian Political Parties
Dandoy, Regis; Meulewaeter, Conrad; Lesschaeve, Christophe

in Vandeleene, Audrey; De Winter, Lieven; Baudewyns, Pierre (Eds.) Candidates, Parties and Voters in the Belgian Partitocracy (2019)

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See detailModelling the Legacies of War Violence: Voters, Parties, Communities
Glaurdic, Josip; Lesschaeve, Christophe; Mochtak, Michal

in Anali Hrvatskog politološkog društva: časopis za politologiju (2019), 15(1), 77-101

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See detailIssue Reframing by Parties: The Effect of Issue Salience and Ownership
Lefevere, Jonas; Sevenans, Julie; Walgrave, Stefaan; Lesschaeve, Christophe

in Party Politics (2019), 25(4), 507-519

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See detailThinking alike: two pathways to leadership-candidate opinion congruence
Lesschaeve, Christophe; Van Erkel, Patrick; Meulewaeter, Conrad

in Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (2018), 28(4), 488-515

See detailPolicy and Ideology Volatility During the Campaign
Walgrave, Stefaan; Lesschaeve, Christophe

in Deschouwer, Kris (Ed.) Mind the gap : political participation and representation in Belgium (2018)

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See detailInequality in Party-voter Opinion Congruence: A Matter of Choices Made or Choices Given?
Lesschaeve, Christophe

in Representation (2017), 53(2), 153-166

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See detailHet Effect van Lokale Verkiezingscampagnes Op Politieke Kennis. De Case van de Antwerpse Lokale Verkiezingen
Lefevere, Jonas; Lesschaeve, Christophe

in Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap (2014), 42(1), 7188

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