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Joop van Holsteijn

Professor Political Behaviour and Research Methods

Prof.dr. J.J.M. van Holsteijn
+31 71 527 3954

Joop van Holsteijn (1957) is professor in Political Behaviour and Research Methods. He studied Dutch Language and Literature and Political Science at Leiden University. He teaches on public opinion and political participation, elections and electoral behavior, political psychology and research methods.

His research interests include elections and voting behaviour, public opinion and opinion polling, political cartoons, referendums, and right-wing extremism.

PhD supervision

Joop van Holsteijn is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:

  • elections and electoral behaviour
  • opinion polling and public opinion
  • right-wing extremism

See for more information on PhD positions:

Institute of Political Science: PhD

Professor Political Behaviour and Research Methods

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Politieke Wetenschap

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 5B17



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