Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Photographer: Rebke Klokke

Ms E.J. (Erika) van Elsas


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    CW : Political Communication & Journalism
  • Visiting address
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15791
    1001 NG  Amsterdam
  • e.j.vanelsas@uva.nl

I am PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam/Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam. My dissertation focuses on patterns of realignment among Western European voters in cross-national and longitudinal perspective. In particular, I look at the influence of European integration on the structure of political competition in the Western European EU member states.

 

In 2011, I completed the Research Master Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (cum laude). I also hold a Master's degree in Latin America Studies at the University of Utrecht (2007, cum laude). 

 

Before and during my PhD I have been involved in several research projects:

  • The individual level sources of electoral volatility (with Tom van der Meer, Rozemarijn Lubbe and Wouter van der Brug)
  • Euroscepticism and inequality (with Armen Hakhverdian, Theresa Kuhn and Wouter van der Brug)
  • Ethnic educational inequalities (with Herman van de Werfhorst and Anthony Heath)
  • Transnational solidarity in the EU (with Theresa Kuhn and Hector Solaz)
  • Radical voting in Europe (with Matthijs Rooduijn, Brian Burgoon and Herman van de Werfhorst)

 

2017

  • Rooduijn, M., Burgoon, B. M., van Elsas, E. J., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (2017). Radical Distinction: Support for Radical Left and Radical Right Parties in Europe. European Union Politics. DOI: 10.1177/1465116517718091 

2016

  • 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 Elsas, E. J., Miltenburg, E. M., & van der Meer, T. W. G. (2016). If I recall correctly: An event history analysis of forgetting and recollecting past voting behavior. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 26(3), 253-272. DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2016.1150286  [details] 

2015

  • van Elsas, E. (2015). Political trust as a rational attitude: a comparison of the nature of political trust across different levels of education. Political Studies, 63(5), 1158-1178. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.12148  [details] 
  • van Elsas, E., & van der Brug, W. (2015). The changing relationship between left-right ideology and euroscepticism, 1973-2010. European Union Politics, 16(2), 194-215. DOI: 10.1177/1465116514562918  [details] 
  • van der Meer, T. W. G., van Elsas, E., Lubbe, R., & van der Brug, W. (2015). Are volatile voters erratic, whimsical, or seriously picky? A panel study of 58 waves into the nature of electoral volatility (the Netherlands 2006-2010). Party Politics, 21(1), 100-114. DOI: 10.1177/1354068812472570  [details] 

2014

  • van Elsas, E. J., Lubbe, R., van der Meer, T. W. G., & van der Brug, W. (2014). Vote recall: a panel study on the mechanisms that explain vote recall inconsistency. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 26(1), 18-40. DOI: 10.1093/ijpor/edt031  [details] 
  • van de Werfhorst, H. G., van Elsas, E., & Heath, A. (2014). Origin and destination effects on the educational careers of second-generation minorities. In A. F. Heath, & Y. Brinbaum (Eds.), Unequal attainments: ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries. (pp. 245-272). (Proceedings of the British Academy; No. 196). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [details] 

2013

  • 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] 

2012

  • van der Meer, T., Lubbe, R., van Elsas, E., Elff, M., & van der Brug, W. (2012). Bounded volatility in the Dutch electoral battlefield: a panel study on the structure of changing vote intentions in the Netherlands 2006-2010. Acta Politica, 47(4), 333-355. DOI: 10.1057/ap.2012.5  [details] 
  • van der Meer, T., van Elsas, E., Lubbe, R., & van der Brug, W. (2012). Kieskeurige kiezers: een panelstudie naar de veranderlijkheid van partijvoorkeuren. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij, 39(2), 153-178. [details] 

2014

  • Lessard-Phillips, L., Fleischmann, F., & van Elsas, E. (2014). Ethnic minorities and educational systems in ten Western countries: migration flows, policies and institutional differences. In A. F. Heath, & Y. Brinbaum (Eds.), Unequal attainments: ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries. (pp. 25-61). (Proceedings of the British Academy; No. 196). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [details] 

2012

  • van der Meer, T., Lubbe, R., van Elsas, E., & van der Brug, W. (2012). Los zand of geëmancipeerde burgers? Bewegingen op de Nederlandse kiezersmarkt 2006-2010. Ontwikkelingen in het marktonderzoek: jaarboek MarktOnderzoekAssociatie, 2012(37), 211-227, 244. [details] 
  • van der Meer, T., van Elsas, E., Lubbe, R., & van der Brug, W. (2012). Kieskeurige kiezers: een onderzoek naar de veranderlijkheid van Nederlandse kiezers, 2006-2010. Amsterdam: Departement politicologie Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details] 

Award

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