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prof. dr. S.L. (Sarah) de Lange


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15578
    1001 NB  Amsterdam
  • S.L.deLange@uva.nl
    T: 0205251269

Biography

Sarah L. de Lange is Professor by special appointment at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2016 she holds the Dr. J.M. Den Uyl chair, a chair established by by the Wiardi Beckman Foundation.

Sarah L. de Lange is is currently working on a project funded by the Open Research Area entitled Sub-National Context and Radical Right Support in Europe. The project examines the way in which contextual factors, such as a neighborhood's social fabric and ethnic diversity, affect the support for radical right-wing populist parties in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. She has previously worked on  two large-scale research projects: Political Conflict in Five European Systems: The Role of Citizens, the Media, and Parties in the Politicisation of Immigration and European Integration funded by a Conflict & Security grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and Newly Governing Parties: Success or Failure? , funded by a Veni grant of the  Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

Sarah L. de Lange has been a Jean Monnet Fellow in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Research at the European University Institute and a visiting scholar at the Goethe University. She holds a PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her dissertation, entitled From Pariah to Power: Explanations for the Government Participation of Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in West European Parliamentary Democracies , was supervised by Cas Mudde and was nominated for the thesis award of the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP), in 2009.

Her main research interests concern parties, party families, and party systems. Her work is broad in geographical scope and examines party politics in a range of East and West European countries. Her publications have appeared in Acta Politica, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Comparative European Politics, Electoral StudiesEthical Perspectives, European Political Studies, Government and Opposition, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Party Politics, Patterns of PrejudicePolitical Studies, and West European Politics and a number of edited volumes. Her latest edited volume, entitled Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe: Into the Mainstream? has just appeared with Routledge.

Functions

  • Co-convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy
  • Member of the Advisory Council of ProDemos
  • Member of the Council for Public Administration (Rob)
  • Member of the editorial board of Acta Politica
  • Member of the executive committee of the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP)

Research interests

  • Coalition formation theories
  • Extremism, populism and radicalism
  • Models of party competition
  • Parties, party families and party systems
  • Qualitative methodology, especially case selection, causality, concept formation, and mixed method research designs

Teaching areas

  • Methodology and statistics
  • Political parties and party systems
  • Populism and radicalism
  • War in Political Theory

Curriculum Vitae

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Dissertation

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2016

  • Akkerman, T., de Lange, S. L., & Rooduijn, M. (2016). Inclusion and mainstreaming?: Radical right-wing populist parties in the new millennium. In T. Akkerman, S. L. de Lange, & M. Rooduijn (Eds.), Radical right-wing populist parties in Western Europe: into the mainstream? (pp. 1-28). (Extremism and democracy). London: Routledge. [details]
  • Akkerman, T., de Lange, S. L., & Rooduijn, M. (2016). Into the mainstream? A comparative analysis of the programmatic profiles of radical right-wing populist parties in Western Europe over time. In T. Akkerman, S. L. de Lange, & M. Rooduijn (Eds.), Radical right-wing populist parties in Western Europe: into the mainstream? (pp. 31-52). (Extremism and democracy). London: Routledge. [details]
  • Rooduijn, M., van der Brug, W., & de Lange, S. L. (2016). Expressing or fuelling discontent? The relationship between populist voting and political discontent. Electoral Studies, 43(1), 32-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2016.04.006 [details]
  • Pellikaan, H., de Lange, S. L., & van der Meer, T. W. G. (2016). The Centre Does Not Hold: Coalition Politics and Party System Change in the Netherlands, 2002–12. Government and Opposition. DOI: 10.1017/gov.2016.20 [details]

2015

  • de Lange, S. L., & Mügge, L. M. (2015). Gender and right-wing populism in the Low Countries: ideological variations across parties and time. Patterns of Prejudice, 49(1-2), 61-80. DOI: 10.1080/0031322X.2015.1014199 [details]
  • de Lange, S. L., & Rooduijn, M. (2015). Contemporary populism, the agrarian and the rural in Central Eastern and Western Europe. In D. Strijker, G. Voerman, & I. Terluin (Eds.), Rural protest groups and populist political parties. (pp. 163-190). Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers. DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-807-0_8 [details]
  • Spierings, N., Zaslove, A., Mügge, L. M., & de Lange, S. L. (2015). Gender and populist radical-right politics: an introduction. Patterns of Prejudice, 49(1-2), 3-15. DOI: 10.1080/0031322X.2015.1023642 [details]

2014

  • Rooduijn, M., de Lange, S. L., & van der Brug, W. (2014). A populist Zeitgeist? Programmatic contagion by populist parties in Western Europe. Party Politics, 20(4), 563-575. DOI: 10.1177/1354068811436065 [details]
  • van Heerden, S., de Lange, S. L., van der Brug, W., & Fennema, M. (2014). The immigration and integration debate in the Netherlands: discursive and programmatic reactions to the rise of anti-immigration parties. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40(1), 119-136. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2013.830881 [details]

2013

  • de Lange, S. L., & Akkerman, T. (2013). Λαϊκιστικά κόμματα στο Βέλγιο: μία περίπτωση ηγεμονικής φιλελεύθερης δημοκρατίας. In C. Mudde, & C. Rovira Kaltwasser (Eds.), Λαϊκισμός στην Ευρώπη και την Αμερική: Απειλή ή διόρθωση για τη δημοκρατία. (pp. 71-98). Athens: Επίκεντρο. [details]

2012

  • Akkerman, T., & de Lange, S. L. (2012). Radical right parties in office: incumbency records and the electoral cost of governing. Government and Opposition, 47(4), 574-596. DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-7053.2012.01375.x [details]
  • Rooduijn, M., de Lange, S. L., & van der Brug, W. (2012). Een populistische tijdgeest? Discursieve reacties op het succes van populistische partijen in West-Europa. Sociologie, 8(1), 152-172. [details]
  • de Lange, S. L. (2012). New alliances: why mainstream parties govern with radical right-wing populist parties. Political Studies, 60(4), 899-918. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2012.00947.x [details]
  • de Lange, S. L., & Akkerman, T. (2012). Populist parties in Belgium: a case of hegemonic liberal democracy? In C. Mudde, & C. R. Kaltwasser (Eds.), Populism in Europe and the Americas: threat or corrective for democracy? (pp. 27-45). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
  • van der Brug, W., Fennema, M., de Lange, S., & Baller, I. (2012). Radical right parties: their voters and their electoral competitors. In J. Rydgren (Ed.), Class politics and the radical right (pp. 52-74). (Routledge studies in extremism and democracy; No. 16). Abingdon: Routledge. [details]

2011

  • de Lange, S. L., & Art, D. (2011). Fortuyn versus Wilders: An agency-based approach to radical right party building. West European Politics, 34(6), 1229-1249. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2011.616662 [details]

2010

  • de Lange, S. L., & Guerra, S. (2010). The league of Polish families between East and West, past and present. In M. Minkenberg (Ed.), Historical legacies and the radical right in post-Cold War Central and Eastern Europe. (pp. 123-155). (Soviet and post-Soviet politics and society; No. 100). Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag. [details]

2009

  • de Lange, S. L., & Guerra, S. (2009). The League of Polish Families between East and West, past and present. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 42(4), 527-549. DOI: 10.1016/j.postcomstud.2009.10.006 [details]
  • van der Brug, W., Fennema, M., van Heerden, S., & de Lange, S. L. (2009). Hoe heeft het integratiedebat zich in Nederland ontwikkeld? Migrantenstudies, 25(3), 198-220. [details] [PDF]

2007

  • de Lange, S. L. (2007). A new winning formula? The programmatic appeal of the radical right. Party Politics, 13(4), 411-435. DOI: 10.1177/1354068807075943 [details]
  • Pellikaan, H., de Lange, S. L., & van der Meer, T. W. G. (2007). Fortuyn's legacy: Party system change in the Netherlands. Comparative European Politics, 5(3), 282-302. [details]

2005

  • de Lange, S. L., & Mudde, C. (2005). Political extremism in Europe. European Political Science, 4, 476-488. [details]
  • Thijssen, P., & de Lange, S. L. (2005). Explaining the differential electoral appeal of the Vlaams Blok in the districts of Antwerp. Ethical Perspectives, 12(2), 231-258. [details]

2003

  • Pellikaan, H., van der Meer, T. W. G., & de Lange, S. L. (2003). The road from a depoliticized to a centrifugal democracy. Acta Politica, 38(1-2), 23-49. [details]

2014

  • de Lange, S., & Hakhverdian, A. (2014). Onderzoeksvaardigheden. In M. Moret, & M. Maussen (Eds.), Academische vaardigheden voor politicologen. - 2e gewijzigde editie. (pp. 90-109). Amsterdam: Bacheloropleiding politicologie, College sociale wetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]
  • van der Brug, W., van der Pas, D., van de Wardt, M., van Klingeren, M., de Vreese, C., de Lange, S., ... Vliegenthart, R. (2014). New lines of conflict: European integration and immigration. In C. K. W. de Dreu (Ed.), Social conflict within and between groups (pp. 151-165). (Current issues in social psychology). London [etc.]: Psychology Press. [details]
  • Kruiter, A. J., & de Lange, S. L. (2014). De toekomst van de gemeenteraad. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 41(2), 143-145. DOI: 10.5553/benm/138900692014041001004 [details]
  • Kruiter, A. J., & de Lange, S. L. (2014). Over kennislacunes en lokale mogelijkheden. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 41(1), 50-52. DOI: 10.5553/benm/138900692014041001008 [details]

2013

  • de Lange, S. L. (2013). Openbaarheid als elfde gebod? B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 40(4), 431-432. DOI: 10.5553/Benm/138900692013040004008 [details]
  • de Lange, S. L. (2013). Vinger aan de polls: peilers, pers en politicologen over opiniepeilingen. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 40(2), 168-170. [details]
  • de Lange, S., & Hakhverdian, A. (2013). Onderzoeksvaardigheden. In M. Maussen, & M. Moret (Eds.), Academische vaardigheden voor politicologen (pp. 89-105). Amsterdam: College Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]

2012

  • Rooduijn, M., de Lange, S. L., & van der Brug, W. (2012). Een populistische tijdgeest? Discursieve reacties op het succes van populistische partijen in West-Europa. In J. Uitermark, M. Oudenampsen, B. van Heerikhuizen, & R. van Reekum (Eds.), 'Power to the people!': een anatomie van het populisme (pp. 174-194). Den Haag: Boom Lemma uitgevers. [details]
  • de Lange, S. L. (2012). Elk nadeel heeft zijn voordeel: paradoxen en utopieën over politiek en sociale media. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 39(3), 320-321. [details]
  • de Lange, S. L. (2012). Radical right-wing populist parties in office: a cross-national comparison. In U. Backes, & P. Moreau (Eds.), The extreme right in Europe: current trends and perspectives (pp. 171-194). (Schriften des Hannah-Arendt-Instituts für Totalitarismusforschung; No. 46). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. [details]
  • de Lange, S. L., van der Brug, W., & Baller, I. (2012). Konkurrenten oder Gegner? Der Aufstieg grüner und radikaler rechtspopulistischer Parteien. In E. Meijers (Ed.), Rechtspopulismus in Europa (pp. 57-76). Wien: Planet Verlag. [details]
  • de Lange, S. (2012). Fortuyn was geen voorloper: de erfenis van Fortuyn in Europees perspectief. In J. Schinkelshoek, & C. Rotteveel Mansveld (Eds.), De erfenis van Fortuyn: de parlementaire en politieke nalatenschap van Pim Fortuyn (pp. 10-12). (Montesquieu-reeks; No. 1). Den Haag: Montesquieu Instituut. [details]
  • de Lange, S. (2012). Politiek en samenleving in het post-Fortuyn tijdperk. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 39(2), 114-128. [details]

2011

  • de Lange, S. L. (2011). De complexe relatie tussen diplomademocratie en populisme. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 38(1), 93-97. [details]
  • de Lange, S. L. (2011). De opkomst van radicaal rechts populistische partijen in West-Europa en haar gevolgen. Christen democratische verkenningen, 2011(lente), 52-60. [details]
  • de Lange, S. L. (2011). Democratic audit: ten geleide. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 38(2), 229-230. [details]
  • de Lange, S. L., & Rooduijn, M. (2011). Een populistische tijdgeest in Nederland? Een inhoudsanalyse van de verkiezingsprogramma's van politieke partijen. In R. Andeweg, & J. Thomassen (Eds.), Democratie doorgelicht: het functioneren van de Nederlandse democratie (pp. 319-334). Leiden: Leiden University Press. [details]
  • de Lange, S. L., van der Brug, W., & Baller, I. (2011). Adversaries or competitors? The rise of green and radical right-wing populist parties. In E. Meijers (Ed.), Populism in Europe (pp. 47-66). Wien: Green European Foundation. [details]
  • de Lange, S. (2011). Radicaal rechts-populistische partijen op het pluche. Openbaar Bestuur, 21(9), 2-6. [details]

2008

  • Geysels, J., de Lange, S., & Fennema, M. (2008). Het cordon sanitaire en het ontluiken der democratie? Res Publica, 50(1), 49-64. [details]

2007

  • de Lange, S. L. (2007). From pariah to power broker: The radical right and government in Western Europe. In P. Delwit, & P. Poirier (Eds.), Extreme droite et pouvoir en Europe. (pp. 21-39). Brussels: Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles. [details]

2003

  • Pellikaan, H., van der Meer, T. W. G., & de Lange, S. L. (2003). De positie van politieke partijen over het vraagstuk van de multiculturele samenleving. In H. Pellikaan, & M. Trappenburg (Eds.), Politiek in de multiculturele samenleving. (pp. 160-187). Amsterdam: Boom. [details]

2014

  • van der Brug, W., Fennema, M., van Heerden, S., & de Lange, S. (2014). Not that different after all: radical right parties and voters in Western Europe. In C. Sandelind (Ed.), European populism and winning the immigration debate (pp. 65-97). Stockholm: ELF/Fores. [details] [PDF]

2012

  • Bartlett, J., Birdwell, J., & de Lange, S. (2012). Populism in Europe: Netherlands. London: Demos. [details] [PDF]

2011

  • de Lange, S. L. (2011). Het populisme en de PVV [Bespreking van: B. Heijne (2011) Moeten wij van elkaar houden? Essay; D. Pels (2011) Het volk bestaat niet: leiderschap en populisme in de mediademocratie; M. Bosma (2010) De schijn-élite van de valse munters: Drees, extreem rechts, de sixties, nuttige idioten, Groep Wilders en ik; M. Fennema (2010) Geert Wilders: tovenaarsleerling]. Jaarboek Parlementaire Geschiedenis, 2011, 224-226. [details]
  • de Lange, S. L. (2011). [Review of: J. van Ostaaijen (2010) Aversion and accommodation: political change and urban regime analysis in Dutch local government: Rotterdam 1998-2008]. e-Extreme, 12(2), 7-8. [details]

2010

  • de Lange, S. L. (2010). [Review of: Ö. Celep (2009) Extreme right-wing parties and democracy: the effects of extreme right-wing parties on the politics of consolidated democracies; N. Price (2008) The resurgence of the far-right in European politics: analysis of the French, Italian, Austrian, and Belgian cases]. e-Extreme, 11(2), 9-10. [details]

2014

  • van Heerden, S. C. (2014). What did you just call me? A study on the demonization of political parties in the Netherlands between 1995 and 2011 [details / files]
  • van de Wardt, M. (2014). The good, the bad, and the ugly: Patterns of issue competition between government, challenger and mainstream opposition parties in Western Europe [details / files]

2013

  • Rooduijn, M. (2013). A populist Zeitgeist? The impact of populism on parties, media and the public in Western Europe [details / files]
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