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dhr. dr. A. (Armèn) Hakhverdian

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Challenges to Democratic Representation
  • Bezoekadres
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Kamernummer: B10.10
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15578
    1001 NB  Amsterdam
    T: 0205254568


I'm an associate professor ('universitair hoofddocent') in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher in the same department and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Leiden (2005) and received my MPhil (2007) and PhD (2010) from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

In 2013 I received a grant from NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) for a research project on the effects of public opinion on political outcomes (see here, in Dutch).

During the 2016-2017 academic year I am a visiting scholar at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

Research Interests

  • Political representation
  • Public opinion
  • Political institutions
  • Inequality


See here.


I regularly contribute to the Dutch political science weblog 'Stuk Rood Vlees'. You can also find me on Twitter (@hakhverdian)



  • van der Meer, T. W. G., Hakhverdian, A., & Aaldering, L. (Accepted/In press). In de etalage: Off the Fence, Onto the Bandwagon? A Large-Scale Survey Experiment on Effect of Real-Life Poll Outcomes on Subsequent Vote Intentions. Mens en Maatschappij, 93(1).


  • Mayne, Q., & Hakhverdian, A. (2017). Ideological Congruence and Citizen Satisfaction: Evidence From 25 Advanced Democracies. Comparative Political Studies, 50(6), 822-849. DOI: 10.1177/0010414016639708  [details] 
  • Hakhverdian, A., & van der Meer, T. W. G. (2017). Spiegel van de samenleving: Politieke vertegenwoordiging en ongelijkheid in Nederland. In R. B. Andeweg , & M. Leyenaar (Eds.), Alle stemmen tellen! Een eeuw algemeen kiesrecht. (100 jaar kiesrecht). Amsterdam University Press (Vossiuspers).
  • van der Meer, T., & Hakhverdian, A. (2017). Political Trust as the Evaluation of Process and Performance: A Cross-National Study of 42 European Countries . Political Studies, 65(1), 81-102. DOI: 10.1177/0032321715607514  [details] 


  • Kuhn, T., van Elsas, E., Hakhverdian, A., & van der Brug, W. (2016). An ever wider gap in an ever closer union: Rising inequalities and euroscepticism in 12 West European democracies, 1975-2009. Socio-Economic Review, 14(1), 27-45. DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwu034  [details] 
  • van Elsas, E. J., Hakhverdian, A., & van der Brug, W. (2016). United against a common foe? The nature and origins of euroscepticism among left-wing and right-wing voters. West European Politics, 39(6), 1181-1204. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2016.1175244  [details] 
  • van der Meer, T. W. G., Hakhverdian, A., & Aaldering, L. (2016). Off the fence, onto the bandwagon? A large-scale survey experiment on effect of real-life poll outcomes on subsequent vote intentions. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 28(1), 46-72. DOI: 10.1093/ijpor/edu041  [details] 


  • Hakhverdian, A., van Elsas, E., van der Brug, W., & Kuhn, T. (2013). Euroscepticism and Education: A Longitudinal Study of Twelve EU Member States, 1973-2010. European Union Politics, 14(3), 552-541.
  • Hakhverdian, A., van Elsas, E., van der Brug, W., & Kuhn, T. (2013). Euroscepticism and education: a longitudinal study of 12 EU member states, 1973-2010. European Union Politics, 14(4), 522-541. DOI: 10.1177/1465116513489779  [details] 
  • de Vries, C. E., Hakhverdian, A., & Lancee, B. (2013). The dynamics of voters’ left/right identification: the role of economic and cultural attitudes. Political Science Research and Methods, 1(2), 223-238. DOI: 10.1017/psrm.2013.4  [details] 


  • Hakhverdian, A. (2012). The causal flow between public opinion and policy: government responsiveness, leadership, or counter movement? West European Politics, 35(6), 1386-1406. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2012.713751  [details] 
  • Hakhverdian, A., & Mayne, Q. (2012). Institutional trust, education, and corruption: a micro-macro interactive approach. The Journal of Politics, 74(3), 739-750. DOI: 10.1017/S0022381612000412  [details] 
  • Hakhverdian, A., van der Brug, W., & de Vries, C. (2012). The emergence of a ‘diploma democracy’? The political education gap in the Netherlands, 1971-2010. Acta Politica, 47(3), 229-247. DOI: 10.1057/ap.2011.27  [details] 


  • Hakhverdian, A., van der Brug, W., & de Vries, C. (2011). Geen bewijs voor toename 'opleidingskloof'. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 38(1), 98-105. [details] 


  • Hakhverdian, A. (2010). Political representation and its mechanisms: a dynamic left-right approach for the United Kingdom, 1976-2006. British Journal of Political Science, 40(4), 835-856. DOI: 10.1017/S000712341000013X  [details] 



  • Hakhverdian, A., & Koop, C. M. M. (2007). Consensus Democracy and Support for Populist Parties in Western Europe. Acta Politica, 42(4), 401-420. DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.ap.5500202 


  • Maussen, M. J. M., & Hakhverdian, A. (2017). Social and political inequality. In P. Van Praag (Ed.), Political Science and Changing Politics (pp. 31-54). Amsterdam University Press (Vossiuspers).


  • 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] 


  • 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] 


  • van der Meer, T. W. G., & Hakhverdian, A. (2015). ‘Peilingen zijn palingen’, tot je eigen partij het goed doet: Een survey-experiment naar de interesse in zetelpeilingen. In A. E. Bronner, & E. al (Eds.), Ontwikkelingen in het marktonderzoek: Jaarboek MarktOnderzoekAssociatie (40 ed.). Spaar en Hout.


  • Hakhverdian, A. (2011). The Causal Flow between Public Opinion and Policy: Government Responsiveness, Leadership, or 'Thermostat'?. Paper presented at ECPR Joint Sessions, St. Gallen, Switzerland, .
  • Hakhverdian, A., & van der Meer, T. W. G. (2011). Does economic inequality structure political competition?. Paper presented at GINI Research Year 1 Conference, .


  • van der Meer, T. W. G., Hakhverdian, A. & Aaldering, L. (2017). Worcester Prize 2017.
  • van Elsas, E., Hakhverdian, A. & van der Brug, W. (2016). The Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize.
  • Hakhverdian, A. (2013). De effecten van publieke opinie (NWO-Veni Grant).


  • Hakhverdian, A. (08-11-2018). De nieuwe identiteit: ik ben wat ik stem. De nieuwe identiteit: ik ben wat ik stem.
  • Hakhverdian, A. (14-03-2014). Debat: kiezers naar stembus lokken [Radio] Radio 1. Debat: kiezers naar stembus lokken.
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