Pär Zetterberg is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University. His main research interests lie in the area of comparative politics, with a focus on gender, and include issues such as candidate recruitment, political parties, political representation, electoral quotas, authoritarianism, political violence, and political behavior. His research is published in journals such as American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics.
Keywords: political participation democratization political parties election violence gender comparative politics political representation political attitudes autocratization political selection
PhD in political science 2009
Associate Professor 2014
Pär Zetterberg's research lies within the area of comparative politics and focuses on issues such as political recruitment and political representation in a comparative perspective, electoral quotas, and violence against politicians. Particular attention is paid to the examination of how gender inequalities in politics are produced, reproduced, and overcome. He is also interested in how young people develop their political attitudes and behavior.
Pär Zetterberg's ongoing research projects concern gender and electoral authoritarianism, gender and social media in contentious elections, diversity initiatives within political parties, and gender and political violence. The first three projects are funded by the Swedish Research Council and the last project is funded by Research Council of Norway.
His research has been published, or is forthcoming, in respected journals such as American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Party Politics och Comparative Politics, among others.
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