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Ingrid van Biezen

Professor of Comparative Politics

Prof.dr. I.C. van Biezen
+31 71 527 3779

Ingrid van Biezen is Professor in Comparative Politics at the Institute of Political Science.

More information about Ingrid van Biezen

Short CV

Ingrid van Biezen is Professor in Comparative Politics. She studied at Leiden University, from which she also received her PhD. She has subsequently worked at the University of Birmingham and has been a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and a research fellow at Yale University and the University of California, Irvine.

Curriculum vitae & publications Ingrid van Biezen (PDF)


Her research interests lie primarily in the field of comparative politics, political parties and party systems, and democratisation and institutional development. Her current research concentrates primarily on the various empirical and normative dimensions of party regulation and its implications for modern party democracy. In this context, she recently directed a large-scale research project Re-conceptualising party democracy, funded by the European Research Council.

More information about the project can be found on www.partylaw.leidenuniv.nl.

PhD supervision

Ingrid van Biezen is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD candidates to send research proposals in the areas of:

  • Comparative politics
  • Political parties and party systems
  • Democracy and democratisation

See more information on PhD positions:

Institute of Political Science: PhD

Professor of Comparative Politics

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Politieke Wetenschap

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 5B05




  • Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy Lid Raad van Toezicht
  • UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) Honorary faculty member
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