Kris Deschouwer is an Belgium authority on the Belgium politics and Belgium elections. He is often contacted by the Dutch and Belgium media to give his opinion and analysis about the current...
Kris Deschouwer is an Belgium authority on the Belgium politics and Belgium elections. He is often contacted by the Dutch and Belgium media to give his opinion and analysis about the current political events.
Kris Deschouwer obtained a Master's (licentiaat) in Sociology and in Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1981) and a PhD in Political Science (1987) at the same university. He has been teaching political science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel since 1988. He has been a research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (1999), associate professor at the Department of Comparative Politics of the University of Bergen (1987-1993) and holder of the Chaire d'Honneur de la ville de Lausanne at the Université de Lausanne (2004). He is often asked by the Belgium media for his opinion and expertise on the current political events.
In Brussels he teaches a general introduction to political science, comparative politics, Belgian politics and parties and elections. Kris Deschouwer has (co-) authored six books, (co-)edited seven books or journal volumes and published over 70 scientific articles and chapters on a variety of topics such as political parties, elections, comparative federalism and consociational democracy. His current research focuses on the consequences of institutional complexity for political actors and for political parties in particular. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, and has been editor of Res Publica and the Journal of Regional and Federal Studies. Since 2003 he has been co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research.