Brandon Zicha is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at LUC. His research and teaching interest focus on how information is processed by social and political institutions and used to make collective decisions in modern societies, as well as the careful use and informed understanding of quantitative scientific methods for understanding social issues.
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Brandon Zicha (B.A. Economics, Grinnell College, U.S.A. 2002; M.A., Ph.D Political Science, Binghamton University, U.S.A. 2010) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at LUC. His research and teaching interest focus on how information is processed by social and political institutions and used to make collective decisions in modern societies, as well as the careful use and informed understanding of quantitative scientific methods for understanding social issues. In addition to contributing to the provision of quantitative methods at LUC, he teaches courses that focus on the analysis of how formal political institutions such as constitutional rules and political party organization affect how relevant information is aggregated into policy-making.
- Institutional Analysis of Organizations
- Politics of the Policy Process (Particularly Agenda Setting)
- Policy Representation
- Political Parties
- Constitutional Political Economy
- Quantitative Research Methods and Measurement of Political Positions
- Quantitative Content Analysis of Text
- Philosophy of Social Science
- Institutions of Governance and Development
- Decision-Making Processes
- Public Policy Analysis: Agenda Setting
- Constitutional Design
- Zicha B.C. & Natris J.G. de (2022), Gemeentelijke herindelingen: bezint eer ge begint, Me Judice.
- Zicha B.C. (2021), Hungary’s Progressive Critics Throw Stones, But Live in Glass Houses, Discourse Magazine.
- Natris J.G. de & Zicha B.C. (2021), The golden rule is key: president von der Leyen and Western European leaders are undermining the EU’s stability, The European Conservative.
- Zicha B.C. & Natris J.G. de (2021), Macht en tegenmacht in de coronacrisis, Joop.nl.
- Zicha B.C. & Natris J.G. de (6 May 2020), Maak onze voedselimport kleiner. Nieuwe Oogst.
- Zicha B.C. (23 April 2020), Experts are not enough: liberal arts and sciences, the UC Movement, and the corona crisis. University College Academic Network of the Netherlands Blog [blog entry].
- Joly J., Zicha B.C. & Dandoy R. (2015), Does the government agreement's grip on policy fade over time? An analysis of policy drift in Belgium, Acta Politica 50(3): 297-319.
- Walgrave S., Zicha B.C., Hardy A., Joly J. & Assche T. van (2014), Strong devolution but no increasing issue divergence. Evolving issue priorities of the Belgian political parties (1987-2010). In: Green-Pedersen C., Walgrave S. (Eds.) Agenda Setting, Policies, and Political Systems. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Zicha B.C. & Spanihelova L. (2012), Party responsiveness on EU integration in transition democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, Journal of Common Market Studies 50(5): 764-782.