mw. dr. S. (Sofie) Marien

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Challenges to Democratic Representation
  • Bezoekadres
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: B9.12
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15578
    1001 NB  Amsterdam



Sofie Marien is Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam. Before joining the Political Science Department at the University of Amsterdam, she was a FWO postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Political Research at the University of Leuven (Belgium). Her research program is focused on the effect of institutions on the development of political trust and the role of political trust within democracies. This research is funded by a competitive VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The results of her research appeared in several prominent international peer-reviewed journals including European Journal of Political Research, European Sociological Review, Electoral Studies and Intelligence. Moreover, she has experience in teaching to large and small groups of students on a broad range of topics including political communication, political sociology, democratic theory and research methods. 


  • Hooghe, M., Oser, J., & Marien, S. (2016). A comparative analysis of ‘good citizenship’: A latent class analysis of adolescents’ citizenship norms in 38 countries. International political science review = Revue internationale de science politique, 37(1), 115-129. DOI: 10.1177/0192512114541562 [details]


  • Marien, S., & Erzeel, S. (2015). De politieke vertegenwoordiging van vrouwen in de Belgische Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers: een historische analyse (1971-2014). Historica, 38(2), 17-22. [details] [PDF]
  • Marien, S., Dassonneville, R., & Hooghe, M. (2015). How second order are local elections? Voting motives and party preferences in Belgian municipal elections. Local Government Studies, 41(6), 898-916. DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2015.1048230 [details]
  • Hooghe, M., Dassonneville, R., & Marien, S. (2015). The impact of education on the development of political trust: results from a five-year panel study among late adolescents and young adults in Belgium. Political Studies, 63(1), 123-141. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.12102 [details]
  • Kern, A., Marien, S., & Hooghe, M. (2015). Economic crisis and levels of political participation in Europe (2002-2010): the role of resources and grievances. West European Politics, 38(3), 465-490. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2014.993152 [details]
  • Van de Walle, S., & Marien, S. (2015). Choice in public health services: a multilevel analysis of perceived primary care doctor choice in 22 countries. Administration & Society. DOI: 10.1177/0095399715581047 [details]


  • Marien, S., Wauters, B., & Schouteden, A. (2014). Voting for Women in Belgium's Flexible List System. Politics & Gender[details]
  • Hooghe, M., & Marien, S. (2014). How to reach Members of Parliament? Citizens and Members of Parliament on the effectiveness of political participation repertoires. Parliamentary Affairs, 67(3), 536-560. DOI: 10.1093/pa/gss057 [details]


  • Marien, S., & Hooghe, M. (2013). Is Anyone Listening? The Perceived Effectiveness of Electoral and Non-Electoral Participation. In P. Esaiasson, & H. M. Narud (Eds.), Between-election democracy: the representative relationship after election day. (pp. 35-51). Colchester: ECPR Press. [details]
  • Hooghe, M., & Marien, S. (2013). A Comparative Analysis of the Relation between Political Trust and Forms of Political Participation in Europe. European Societies, 15(1), 131-152. DOI: 10.1080/14616696.2012.692807 [details]
  • Moor de, J., Marien, S., & Hooghe, M. (2013). "Won't You Be My Number Two?" De invloed van genderquota op het rekruteringsproces van vrouwelijke burgemeesters in het Vlaams Gewest van België (2012). Res Publica, 55(3), 303-320. [details]
  • Oser, J., Hooghe, M., & Marien, S. (2013). Is Online Participation Distinct from Offline Participation? A Latent Class Analysis of Participation Types and Their Stratification. Political Research Quarterly, 66(1), 91-101. DOI: 10.1177/1065912912436695 [details]
  • de Vroome, T., Hooghe, M., & Marien, S. (2013). The Origins of Generalized and Political Trust among Immigrant Minorities and the Majority Population in the Netherlands. European Sociological Review, 29(6), 1336-1350. DOI: 10.1093/esr/jct018 [details]


  • Marien, S. (2012). Why We Should Care About A Crisis In Political Trust. In W. Vermeersch (Ed.), Belgian Society and Politics 2012. The Crisis Comes in Many Guises. (pp. 142-153). Gent: Gerrit Kreveld Foundation. [details]
  • Marien, S., & Christensen, H. S. (2012). Trust and Openness: Prerequisites for Democratic Engagement? In K. N. Demetriou (Ed.), Democracy in Transition. Political Participation in the European Union. (pp. 109-134). New York: Springer. [details]
  • Claes, E., Hooghe, M., & Marien, S. (2012). School Experiences, Classroom Climate and Political Trust. A Two-Year Panel Study among Belgian Late Adolescents on the Impact of School Environment Characteristics on Political Trust. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 24(2), 208-224. DOI: 10.1093/ijpor/edr031 [details]
  • Hooghe, M., Marien, S., & Gschwend, T. (2012). Gathering Counter-Factual Evidence: An Experimental Study on Voters’ Responses to Pre-Electoral Coalitions. In B. Kittel, W. J. Luhan, & R. B. Morton (Eds.), Experimental political science: principles and practices. (pp. 233-248). (Research method series / ECPR, European Consortium for Political Research). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]
  • Hooghe, M., Marien, S., & de Vroome, T. (2012). The Cognitive Basis of Trust. The Relation between Education, Cognitive Ability, and Generalized and Political Trust. Intelligence, 40(6), 604-613. DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2012.08.006 [details]


  • Marien, S. (2011). The Effect of Electoral Outcomes on Political Trust. A Multi-level Analysis of 23 Countries. Electoral Studies, 30(4), 712-726. DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2011.06.015 [details]
  • Marien, S. (2011). Measuring Political Trust Across Time and Space. In M. Hooghe, & S. Zmerli (Eds.), Political Trust. Why Context Matters. (pp. 13-46). Colchester: ECPR Press. [details]
  • Marien, S., & Hooghe, M. (2011). Does Political Trust Matter? An Empirical Investigation into the Relation between Political Trust and Support for Law Compliance. European Journal of Political Research, 50(2), 267-291. [details]
  • Marien, S., & Quintelier, E. (2011). Trends in Party Membership in Europe. Investigation into the Reasons for Declining Party Membership. In E. Van Haute (Ed.), Party Membership in Europe: Exploration into the anthills of party politics. (pp. 34-60). Bruxelles: Les Editions de l' Université de Bruxelles. [details]
  • Hooghe, M., Marien, S., & Pauwels, T. (2011). Where do Distrusting Voters Turn to if There is no Viable Exit or Voice Option? The Impact of Political Trust on Electoral Behaviour in the Belgian Regional Elections of June, 2009. Government and Opposition, 46(2), 245-273. DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-7053.2010.01338.x [details]
  • Quintelier, E., Hooghe, M., & Marien, S. (2011). The Effect of Compulsory Voting on Turnout Stratification Patterns. A Cross-National Analysis. International political science review = Revue internationale de science politique, 32(4), 396-416. DOI: 10.1177/0192512110382016 [details]


  • Marien, S., Hooghe, M., & Quintelier, E. (2010). Inequalities in Non-Institutionalised Forms of Political Participation. A Multi-level Analysis of 25 countries. Political Studies, 58(1), 187-213. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2009.00801.x [details]
  • Marien, S., Hooghe, M., & Quintelier, E. (2010). Unconventional Participation and the Problem of Inequality: a Comparative Analysis. In E. Amnå (Ed.), New Forms of Citizen Participation. Normative Implications. (pp. 131-146). Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag. [details]


  • Dassonneville, R., Hooghe, M., Marien, S., & Pilet, J-B. (2013). De lokale kiezer: het kiesgedrag bij de Belgische gemeenteraadsverkiezingen van oktober 2012. Brussel: ASP Academic & Scientific Publishers. [details]
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