I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. I teach courses on European politics, quantitative methods, comparative political parties, ethnic conflict and the European Union.

My research focuses on the interaction of political institutions and political parties in Europe. My 2015 book, The European Union and the Rise of Regionalist Parties, explores how European integration affects regionalist parties and is available at Amazon and University of Michigan Press!

Since 2010, I’ve served as one of the principal investigators for the Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES). CHES collects expert assessments of party positions on a variety of issues, including left-right ideology, European integration, and immigration. The 1999–2019 trend dataset is publicly available at chesdata.eu.

Since Summer 2020, I organized the European Politics Online Workshop first with Catherine de Vries and then with Zeynep Somer-Topcu. You can read more about it at PS in our article “European Politics Online Workshop”. Feel free to sign up for our newsletter.

For a detailed academic history, see my curriculum vitae. For updates on my research, see my blog.

Want to talk about Scottish nationalism, Euroskepticism, or even college hoops? Get in touch or follow me on ![@icon](cloud @sethkjolly.bsky.social.

MLG Watch Book of the Month!

Recently, the Multi-level Governance Watch website (MLGWatch named my new book the MLGWatch book of the month! The announcement can be found at their website. As usual, the book is available for purchase at Amazon today!

The European Union and the Rise of Regionalist Parties

I am thrilled to announce that my book was recently released by University of Michigan Press and is available at Amazon today! The full abstract can also be found at the book page on this site. I will hopefully be writing more about it soon.

Eurosceptic parties and coalition problems in Greece

At the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, Ryan Bakker, Jon Polk and I wrote a post about how Euroscepticism has made for strange bedfellows in European coalitions. In Greece, for instance, the main theme that unites the leftist Syriza and their coalition partner, the right-wing ANEL, is their opposition to the EU. To broaden this beyond Greece, we use the recently released 2014 CHES data. In doing so, we present expert survey data on salience of anti-corruption politics, which is the first time we’ve included these data alongside the ideological and issue position questions in the CHES. Check it out!

Soft Launch

With the launch of my new website (thanks to @tofias over at asocial), I am also dipping a toe into the blogging world. As my main page says, I am mainly interested in European regionalists (think Scottish or Basque nationalists), party politics, and European Union politics. So that’s what I’ll write about here. If you’d rather hear about Kentucky basketball and my eclectic musical taste, follow me on twitter @sethkjolly. At first, the blog will mainly be summaries of my published work and works in progress. We’ll see how it goes from there.

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