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dr. A. (Armèn) Hakhverdian

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B10.10
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
  • Profile


    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)


  • Publications


    • Schakel, W., Burgoon, B. M., & Hakhverdian, A. (Accepted/In press). Real But Unequal Representation in Welfare State Reform (conditionally accepted). Politics & Society.


    • Hakhverdian, A., & van der Meer, T. (2018). Spiegel van de samenleving: Politieke vertegenwoordiging en ongelijkheid in Nederland. In R. Andeweg , & M. Leyenaar (Eds.), Alle stemmen tellen!: Een eeuw algemeen kiesrecht (pp. 143-168). (100 jaar kiesrecht). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Schakel, W., & Hakhverdian, A. (2018). Ideological Congruence and Socio-Economic Inequality. European Political Science Review, 10(3), 441-465. [details]
    • van der Meer, T. W. G., Hakhverdian, A., & Aaldering, L. (2018). Het bandwagon effect als Monster van Loch Ness. Mens en Maatschappij, 93(1), 90-92.



    • 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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [details]
    • van der Meer, T., Hakhverdian, A., & Aaldering, L. (2013). De invloed van peilingen op kiezers: het bandwagon effect. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 40(2), 185-191. [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]





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


    • 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).

    Media appearance

    • Hakhverdian, A. (01-06-2019). Dr Kelder en co NPO Radio 1. Dr Kelder en co.
    • Hakhverdian, A. & Bakker, B. N. (21-03-2019). 'Baudet is handig in ruimte tussen VVD en PVV gesprongen' 'Baudet is handig in ruimte tussen VVD en PVV gesprongen'.
    • Hakhverdian, A. (06-03-2019). Den Haag nationaliseert de Provinciale Statenverkiezingen Sargasso. Den Haag nationaliseert de Provinciale Statenverkiezingen.
    • 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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