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Petr Kopecky

Professor of Comparative Studies Political Parties and Party Systems

Name
Prof.dr. P. Kopecky
Telephone
+31 71 527 3602
E-mail
kopecky@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Short CV

Petr Kopecký is Professor of Political Science and co-editor of the journal 'East European Politics'. He studied Economics at the University of Economics in Prague and Political Science at the University of Manchester. He received his PhD from Leiden University. He was lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg, and the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development in Accra.

Research

His main research interest are political parties and party systems in contemporary democracies. His current research focuses on the relationship between political patronage and the processes of party building and party organizational transformation, and on the politicization of recruitment of appointed elites. His other research interests include comparative (East) European politics, democratisation, comparative political institutions, legislative behavior, civil society.

Professor of Comparative Studies Political Parties and Party Systems

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Politieke Wetenschap

Work address

Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 5B39

Contact

  • Kopecky P. & Cirhan T. (2017), Career backgrounds, professional network and party cohesion The Success of ANO in the Czech Republic, Czech Journal of Political Science 24(2): 116-136.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (2017), Chief editor of East European Politics Member of editorial staff .editorship of journal
  • Kopecky P. & Fagan A. (2017), Introduction. In: Kopecky P., Fagan A. (Eds.) Handbook of East European Politics.: Routledge. 1-6.book chapter
  • Van Biezen I. & Kopecky P. (2017), The Paradox of Party Funding: The Limited Impact of State Subsidies on Party Membership. In: Scarrow S.E., Webb P.D., Poguntke T. (Eds.) Organizing Political Parties: Participation, Representation and Power. Oxford: OUP. 84-105.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Fagan A. (Eds.) (2017), The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics: Routledge.editorship of book
  • Cirhan T. & Kopecky P. (2016), Career backgrounds, professional network and party cohesion. The Success of ANO in the Czech Republic. ECPR General Conference, Prague.conference paper: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (2016), Chief Editor East European Politics Member of editorial staff East European Politics .editorship of journal
  • Kopecky P., Meyer-Sahling J.H., Panizza F., Scherlis G., Schuster C. & Spirova M.S. (2016), Party patronage in contemporary democracies. Results from an expert survey in 22 countries from five regions, European Journal of Political Research 55(2): 416–431.article in journal: refereed
  • Poguntke T., Scarrow S., Webb P., Allern E.H., Aylott N., Van Biezen I., Calossi E., Costa Lobo M., Cross W.P., Deschouwer K., Enyedi Z., Fabre E., Farrell D.M., Gauja A., Pizzimenti E., Kopecky P., Koole R., Kosiara-Pedersen K., Müller W.C., Rahat G., Szczerbiak A., Van Haute, E., Verge & T. (2016), Party rules, party resources and the politics of parliamentary democracies: How parties organize in the 21st century, Party Politics 22(6): 661-678.article in journal: refereed
  • Ghergina S. & Kopecky P. (2016), Politicization of administrative elites in Western Europe: An introduction, Acta Politica 51(4): 407-412.article in journal: refereed
  • Gherghina S. & Kopecky P. (2016), Politicization of Administrative Elites in Western Europe Member of editorial staff Acta Politica 1(51).editorship of journal
  • Fagan A. & Kopecky P. (2015), Editor East European Politics Member of editorial staff East European Politics .editorship of journal
  • Spirova M. & Kopecky P. (2015), Party patronage East and West: is party patronage a post-communist phenomenon? Paper presented at the CES Conference, Paris, 8-10 July 2015. Paris.conference paper: refereed
  • Van Biezen I. & Kopecky P. (2015), Patterns of party funding in European democracies: state subsidies and the party organization. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Montreal, 26-29 August 2015. Montreal.conference paper: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (2015), Political appointments: Politicians’ motivations. Lecture to the 8th ReSPA Annual Conference, Podgorica, 12-13 November 2015 (Lecture).other
  • Van Biezen I.C. & Kopecky P. (2014), The cartel party and the state: Party–state linkages in European democracies, Party Politics 20(2): 170-182.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (2014), Member of editorial staff East European Politics .editorship of journal
  • Spirova M. & Kopecky P. (2014), Patrons or champions? The organizational strategies of ethnic parties. Paper presented at the 2014 ECPR Workshop on Clientelism and Public Policy, Salamanca, April 2014. Salamanca.conference paper: refereed
  • Andeweg R.B., Kopecky P. & Louwerse T.P. (2013), De rol van het parlement in benoemingsprocedures. Den Haag: Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken.report
  • Spirova M.S. & Kopecky P. (2013), Patrons or champions? The organizational strategies of ethnic parties. Council for European Studies Annual Conference, Amsterdam.conference paper: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (21 May 2012), On Patronage and Political Parties in Contemporary Europe (Lecture). Leiden University.other
  • Kopecky P. & Mair P. (2012), Conclusion: Party Patronage in Contemporary Europe. In: Kopecky P., Mair P., Spirova M. (Eds.) Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 357-374.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2012), Give me 'Trafika': Party Patronage in the Czech Republic. In: Kopecky P., Mair P., Spirova M. (Eds.) Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 74-91.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Spirova M. (2012), Measuring party patronage through structured expert interviews. In: Kopecky P., Mair P., Spirova M. (Eds.) Party Patronage and PartyGovernment in European Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 17-30.book chapter
  • Kopecky P., Mair P. & Spirova M. (Eds.) (2012), Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.editorship of book
  • Kopecky P. & Mair P. (2012), Party Patronage as an Organizational Resource. In: Kopecky P., Mair P., Spirova M. (Eds.) Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 3-16.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2011), Clientelism. In: Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser and Leonardo Morlino (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Political Science. London: Sage.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Spirova M. (2011), 'Jobs for the Boys’? Patterns of Party Patronage in Post-Communist Europe, WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS 34(3): 897-921.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. & Spirova M. (2011), Party management and state colonization in post-communist Europe: the European dimension. In: Paul G. Lewis and Radek Markowski (Ed.) Europeanising party politics? Comparative perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 25-43.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2011), Political competition and party patronage: Public appointments in Ghana and South Africa, Political Studies 59(3): 713-732.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (2010), Elections cause political earthquake, Oxford Analytica .other
  • Kopecky P. & Spirova M. (2010), Exploiting the State: Patterns of Party Patronage in the Post-Communist Europe. Edinburgh, UK. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (2009), Give me 'Trafika': party patronage in the Czech Republic. Leiden. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (25 September 2009), Court stops parties playing with law. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Spirova M. (2009), Exploiting the state: party patronage in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Brno, Czech Republic. [other]other
  • Spirova M. & Kopecky P. (2008), Party patronage in post-communist countries: Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Leiden. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. & Spirova M. (2008), Party management and state exploitation in post-communist Europe. Sofia, Bulgaria. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (2008), Does electoral competition constrain rent-seeking within the state? Party patronage in Ghana and South Africa. Boston, USA. [other]other
  • Spirova M., Scherlis G. & Kopecky P. (2008), Party patronage in new democracies: A post-communist pattern?. Boston, USA. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (2008), Party patronage in new democracies: How much? Where and why?. Lisbon, Portugal. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (9 January 2008), Czech Republic: Government could face fateful 2008. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Doorenspleet R. (2008), Against all odds: Deviant cases of democratization, Democratization 15(4): 697-713.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P., Scherlis G. & Spirova M. (2008), Conceptualizing and measuring party patronage. CIDE, Mexico: IPSA committee on concepts & methods.report
  • Kopecky P., Doorenspleet R. & Mudde C.E. (2008), Deviant democracies: Democratization against the odds (special issue of democratization). London: Taylor & Francis.book
  • Kopecky P. & Scherlis G. (2008), Party patronage in contemporary Europe, European Review 16(3): 355-371.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (Ed.) (2008), Political parties and the state in post-communist Europe. Abingdon: Routledge.editorship of book
  • Kopecky P. (2008), Political parties and the state in post-communist Europe: The nature of symbiosis. In: Kopecky P. (Ed.) Political parties and the state in post-communist Europe. Abingdon: Routledge. 1-22.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Spirova M. (2008), Power of the powerless: Parliamentary opposition in Eastern Europe, The Journal of Legislative Studies 14(1/2): 133-159.article in journal: refereed
  • Scherlis G., Kopecky P. & Spirova M. (2007), Party patronage in new democracies: Institutional location and policy sector relevance. Florence. [other]other
  • Scherlis G., Kopecky P. & Spirova M. (2007), Party patronage in new democracies: Preliminary empirical results and analysis. Florence. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (2007), Political parties and patronage in contemporary democracies. Florence. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (2007), Czechs disapprove of US foreign policy, Oxford Analytica .other
  • Kopecky P. (1 October 2007), Anti-american attitudes. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (2007), Party patronage in new democracies: Concepts, measures and the design of empirical inquiry. Chicago. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (30 January 2007), New coalition government sworn. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (30 January 2007), Pattern of weak government continues. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (2007), Building party government: Political parties in the Czech and Slovak Republics. In: Webb P., White S. (Eds.) Party Politics in New Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 119-146.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2007), Civil or uncivil? Civil society’s role in promoting values, norms and rights. In: Kopecky P., Mudde C. (Eds.) CIVICUS Global Survey of the State of Civil Society, Volume 2: Comparative Perspectives. Bloomfield: Kumarian Press. 301-317.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (Ed.) (2007), Political parties and the state in post-communist Europe. Abingdon: Routledge.editorship of book
  • Kopecky P. (2007), Political parties and the state in post-communist Europe: The nature of symbiosis. In: Kopecky P. (Ed.) Political Parties and the State in Post-Communist Europe. Abingdon: Routledge.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2007), Spoils to the winners: Political parties and the state in contemporary Africa. In: Sidiropoulos E. (Ed.) SA Yearbook of International Affairs 2006-07. Pietermaritzburg: Intrepid Printers and South African Institute of International Affairs. 285-293.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2007), Structures of representation. In: White S, Batt J, Lewis P.G. (Eds.) Developments in Central and East European Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 145-160.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2007), The State and the Parties: Public Funding, Public Regulation and Rent-seeking in Contemporary Democracies, Party Politics 13(2): 235-254.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (1 November 2006), Senate, local votes boost Topolanek. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Van Biezen I.C. (2006), Political party development and party regulation: An overview. Den Haag. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. & Doorenspleet R. (2006), Against all odds: Deviant cases of democratization. Leiden. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (11 September 2006), ODS forms minority government. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (5 June 2006), Enemies may be forced into alliance. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Mair P. (2006), Political parties and patronage in contemporary democracies: An introduction. Nikosia, Cyprus. [other]other
  • Kopecky P. (15 April 2006), Greens may be new parliament's kingmaker. Oxford Analytica: 2-2.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (Ed.) (2006), Political parties and the state in post-communist Europe (special issue of the Journal of communist studies and transition politics). Abingdon: Routledge.editorship of book
  • Kopecky P. (2006), Political parties and the state in post-communist Europe: The nature of symbiosis, The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 22(3): 251-273.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (2006), Power to the executive! The changing executive-legislative relations in Eastern Europe. In: Baldwin N.D.J. (Ed.) Executive leadership and legislative assemblies. Abingdon: Routledge. 142-153.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Holsteyn J.J.M. van (2006), The grass is always greener ...: Mass attittudes toward the European Union in the Czech and Slovak republics. In: Rohrschneider R., Whitefield S. (Eds.) Public opinion, party competition and the European Union in post-communist Europe. New York, USA: Palgrave. 105-120.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Holsteyn J.J.M. van (2006), The grass is always greener ... Mass attitudes toward the European Union in the Czech and Slovak Republics. In: Rohrschneider R., Whitefield S. (Eds.) Public opinion, party competition and the European Union in post-communist Europe. Houndmills: Palgrave. 105-120.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2006), The rise of the power monopoly: Political parties in the Czech republic. In: Jungerstam-Mulders S. (Ed.) Post-communist EU member states. Parties and party systems. Aldershot: Ashgate. 125-146.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (12 December 2005), Communist comeback?. Oxford Analytica: 3.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (4 November 2005), Political parties and the State in post-communist Europe: The nature of symbiosis (Lecture). Leiden.other
  • Kopecky P. (6 October 2005), Coalition survives another crisis. Oxford Analytica: 3.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Van Biezen I.C. (31 August 2005), The state and the parties: Public funding, public regulation and party patronage in contemporary democracies (Lecture). Washington DC, USA.other
  • Kopecky P. (18 May 2005), Troubled Coalition Back in Power. Oxford Analytica: 3.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (22 March 2005), Coalition looks set to collapse. Oxford Analytica: 2.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (13 January 2005), Gross should rebuff Skormach challenge. Oxford Analytica: 2.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Mudde C.E. (2005), Euroscepsis: een conceptualisatie. In: Vollaard J.P., Boer B. (Eds.) Euroscepsis in Nederland. Utrecht: Lemma. 15-22.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2005), Member of editorial staff Politologická revue .editorship of journal
  • Kopecky P. (2005), Parliaments in Central and Eastern Europe: Changing legislative institutions, Czech Sociological Review 3(41): 361-373.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (10 November 2004), Double ODS victory worrying for CSSD. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (17 September 2004), The Rise of the Power Monopoly: Political Parties in the Czech Republic (Lecture). University of Helsinki.other
  • Kopecky P. (25 August 2004), Politically adept PM faces tough task. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (29 June 2004), Spidla's departure creates uncertainty. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Mudde C.E. (8 June 2004), CEE populists to gain in EP elections. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (2 April 2004), Public attitudes towards the EU in the Czech and Slovak Republics (Lecture). Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.other
  • Kopecky P. (22 March 2004), Political parties in new democracies (Lecture). SAIIA, Johannesburg.other
  • Kopecky P. (3 March 2004), Spidla faces down CSSD critics again. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (2004), An Akward Newcomer? EU Enlargement and Euroscepticism in the Czech Republic, European Studies 20: 225-245.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (2004), Czech Republic: Entrenching proportional representation. In: Colomer J.M. (Ed.) Handbook of Electoral System Choice. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 347-358.book chapter
  • Van Cranenburgh O.B.R.C. & Kopecky P. (2004), Political Institutions in new Democracies: (Not so) Hidden Majoritarianism in Post-apartheid South Africa, Acta Politica 39(3): 279-296.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (2004), Power to the Executive! The changing executive - Legislative Relations in Eastern Europe, Journal of Legislative Studies 10(2&3): 142-153.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. (2004), Review of: Global Civil Society? Review of: Keane J. (2003) Global Civil Society?, E-Extreme, Electronic Newsletter of the ECPR-SG on Extremism & Democracy 5.book review
  • Kopecky P. (2004), Review of: Poles Together? Emergence and Development of Political Parties in Post-communist Poland Review of: Szczerbiak A. (2004) Poles Together? Emergence and Development of Political Parties in Post-communist Poland, Party Politics 10: 237-239.book review
  • Kopecky P. (16 October 2003), Strengthened government set to last. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (1 July 2003), Against the walls: NGO's, social movements, and collective protest in the post-communist societies (Lecture). Den Haag.other
  • Kopecky P. (25 June 2003), Civil society in the post-communist Central Europe (Lecture). Utrecht.other
  • Kopecky P. (17 June 2003), Czechs vote 'yes'. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (1 April 2003), Weak Spidla-led government survives. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (3 March 2003), Klaus election shows CSSD cracks. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (2003), Civil society, uncivil society, and contentious politics in post-communist Europe. In: Kopecky P., Mudde C.E. (Eds.) Uncivil Society? Contentious Politics in Eastern Europe. London: Routledge. 1-18.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Van Biezen I.C. (2003), On the predominance of state money: Reassessing party financing in new democracies of Southern and Eastern Europe. In: Lewis P.G., Webb P. (Eds.) Pan-European Perspectives on Party Politics. Leiden: Brill. 97-125.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Mair P. (2003), Political parties and government. In: Salih M. (Ed.) African Political Parties: Evolution, Institutionalisation and Governance. London: Pluto Press. 275-292.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Mudde C.E. (2003), Rethinking civil society, Democratization 10(3): 1-14.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. & Ucen P. (2003), Return to Europe? Patterns of euroscepticism among the Czech and Slovak political parties. In: Rupnik J., Zielonka J. (Eds.) The Road to the European Union - Volume I The Czech and Slovak Republics. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 164-179.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. (2003), Review of Cabinets in Eastern Europe Review of: Blondel J., Muller-Rommel F. (2001) Cabinets in Eastern Europe, Slavic Review 62: 144-145.book review
  • Kopecky P. (2003), Review of Civil Society, Constitution and Legitimacy Review of: Arato A. (2000) Civil society, constitution and legitimacy, Political Science Review .book review
  • Kopecky P. (2003), Structures of representation: New parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe. In: White S., Batt J., Lewis P.G. (Eds.) Developments in Central and East European Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 133-152.book chapter
  • Kopecky P. & Mudde C.E. (2003), Uncivil society? Contentious politics in Eastern Europe. London: Routledge.book
  • Kopecky P. (6 December 2002), An awkward newcomer: EU enlargement and euroscepticism in the Czech Republic (Lecture). London, UK.other
  • Kopecky P. (5 November 2002), Civil society and democratization: Evidence from Eastern Europe (Lecture). Den Haag.other
  • Kopecky P. & Van Cranenburgh O.B.R.C. (30 October 2002), Political institutions in new democracies: (Not so) hidden majoritarianism in New South Africa (Lecture). Rotterdam.other
  • Kopecky P. (17 July 2002), New Coalition Government Formed. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (18 June 2002), Social Democrats Win Elections. Oxford Analytica.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. (17 May 2002), Fortuynovo zemetreseni. Lidove noviny.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Mair P. (6 May 2002), Political parties and government (Lecture). Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.other
  • Kopecky P. (2002), Bookreview of Civil Society, Democracy, and Civic Renewal Review of: Fullinwider R.K. (2002) Civil Society, Democracy, and Civic Renewal, Newsletter of the ECPR Group on Extremism and Democracy 3.book review
  • Kopecky P. (2002), Closer to EU membership: Czech Republic in 2001'. Transitions.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Mudde A. (2002), The Two Sides of Euroscepticism: Party Positions on European Integration in East Central Europe, European Union Politics 3(3): 297-326.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. & Van Biezen I.C. (2001), On the predominance of state money: Reassessing party financing in new democracies of Southern and Eastern Europe, Perspectives on European Politics and Society 2(3): 401-429.article in journal: refereed
  • Kopecky P. & Mudde C.E. (14 June 1997), Tschechische "Republikaner": Verbotsforderungen werden lauter. Unerwunschte Parlementarier. Blick nach Rechts: 12-12.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kopecky P. & Mudde C.E. (18 March 1997), Zakaz by pisilil Sladka a oslabil demokracii. Mlada Fronta Dnes.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Taylor&Francis co-editor of a scientific journal

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