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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  Amsterdam
    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., & 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. [details]
  • 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. (2009). Capturing government policy on the left-right scale: evidence from the United Kingdom, 1956-2006. Political Studies, 57(4), 720-745. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2008.00763.x [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 [details]


  • 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]


  • Hakhverdian, A., & van der Meer, T. W. G. (2011). Does economic inequality structure political competition? In GINI Research Year 1 Conference. [details]


  • 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, . [details]


  • van Elsas, E. J. (2017). Opposing a different Europe: The nature and origins of Euroscepticism among left-wing and right-wing citizens in Western Europe [details / files]

Media optreden

  • Hakhverdian, Armèn (14-03-2014): Debat: kiezers naar stembus lokken [Radio] Radio 1. Debat: kiezers naar stembus lokken.


  • van Elsas, Erika, Hakhverdian, A. & van der Brug, W. (2016): The Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize.
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